Trans-SEC is a five years (2013/2017) research project described as “Innovating Strategies to safeguard Food Security using Technology and Knowledge Transfer: A people-centred Approach”. Trans-SEC project is financially supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and co-financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Trans-SEC project is implemented in Morogoro and Dodoma regions, specifically in Changarawe and Ilakala villages in Kilosa district and in Ilolo and Idifu villages in Chamwino district with the aim to improve the food supply for the most-vulnerable poor rural population in Tanzania.
To enhance the Tanzanian food security situation, Trans-SEC project is pursuing five central objectives which correspond to the following specific outcomes:
1. Establishment of a sustainable multidisciplinary German-African R&D&I Network;
2. In-depth analysis of the present Tanzanian food systems, its failures and advantages;
3. Identification of successful innovations and/or upgrading strategies along the food value chain for increasing food security;
4. Testing the implementation feasibility of upgrading strategies among food value chain components under site-specific conditions through action research; and
5. Determining the explanatory power and transferability of the Trans-SEC results to other areas in Tanzania.1,184 views