carried out

NUS identified:

Integrated soil fertility management strategies

Agri-livestock integrated management

Traditional Knowledge

Post-harvest management strategies to avoid mycotoxin contamination

  1. Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI)

  2. The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST)

  3. World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

  • Land recovery

  • Use of cover crops

  • Management of high fluoride levels

  • Assessment of NUS – lablab varieties and their resistance to drought

  • The three partners operate together in 4 FFRUs across the country, specifically in the Arusha and Kilimanjaro regions.


  1. Macadamia nuts (Macadamia integrifolia and M. tetraphylla)

  2. Cocoa tree (Theobroma cacao)

  3. Lab Lab Bean (Dolichos lablab L)

  4. Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana)



  1. Phenotypic diversity of Cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) of farming systems in major growing areas in Tanzania.

  2. Evaluation of Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet Accessions for Enhanced Drought Tolerance and Improved Yield in Small-holder Farming Systems of Tanzania


A series of Surveys have been deployed to Tanzanian ​farmers to trace a general characterization of the farming systems in the project study areas and to draw a general overview of the current level of adoption of sustainable soil management practices. TARI, NM-AIST and ICRAF have focused their activity on Land Recovery and intercropping.



The general objective of this Task is to improve the sustainability and productivity of local agricultural systems through sustainable soil management practices tested in pilot demonstration trials within the study areas.

In Tanzania, TARI and NM-AIST are conducting trials to investigate respectively: 

  1. The effect of the Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) on crop yields 

  2. The impact of agricultural practices such as fertilization on the bioavailability of fluoride in the soil. 

Livestock feeding is an essential component for the completion of the human food chain. Considering the lack of sufficient feed resources available for this productive sector, it is fundamental to redesign and carry out within the FFRUs an integrated research of both livestock and agricultural productions embedding of suggestions coming from traditional knowledge (harvesting of cereals and grazing). For these reasons, a series of surveys has been conducted in the FFRUs to investigate if a new “Integrated Agricultural Approach” could be possible within the SI framework.

In order to identify and enhance a range of best practices used by farmers on Indigenous Traditional Knowledge (ITK) and in order to allow comparisons and connections among different African countries, as a first step, a farmer survey was conducted in the project study areas. In this sub-task a validation of indigenous knowledge practices on crop protection with farmers in experimentation trials is foreseen.



  • Performance evaluation of solar-assisted heat pump dryer and its influence on reducing fungal load in maize and groundnut grains.


  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of different botanical plants to control storage pests of selected crops grown in Northern Tanzania

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Arusha Region 

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