Trans-SEC - Innovating pro-poor Strategies to safeguard Food Security

The project aims at improving the performance of traditional food value chains in Tanzania by identifying and further developing upgrading strategies along different food chains. The work hereby focuses on analysing policies and institutions which influence food value chain development, innovation processes and up-scaling of the developed strategies.

Project Lead:
Raoul Herrmann

Financing:
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

Time Frame:
2013 - 2018 / ongoing

Co-operation Partner:
ZALF (Leibniz Zentrum für Agrarlandwirtschaftsforschung)

Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Morogoro, Tanzania

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Institut für Umweltökonomik und Welthandel, Leibniz Universität Hannover / Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Project description

Promising upgrading strategies along different food value chains in Tanzania will be identified and further developed in a participatory manner and further adoption and up-scaling potentials and obstacles analysed.

The project involves about 60 researchers from German and Tanzanian academic institutions, national research and extension services, NGOs and the Private Sector incorporating various disciplines (agricultural engineering, soil, crop and livestock sciences, nutritional sciences, sociology and socio-economics).

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) work focuses on analysing policies and institutions that influence food value chain development, innovation processes and up-scaling of the developed strategies. The research project will focus on two regions in Tanzania, the semi-humid Morogoro and semi-arid Dodomo region.

Publications

Project Coordination

Sonja Packschies

Current Publications

Migration ist nicht die Mutter aller Probleme

Schraven, Benjamin
Externe Publikationen of 24 September 2018

Can EU move beyond ‘squabbling over boats’?

Schöfberger, Irene / Niels Keijzer
The Current Column of 24 September 2018

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