Rikolto East Africa in partnership with Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) is supporting the implementation of a project that aims at Expanding Pulses Market in and from Tanzania. This project is private sector driven and is piloted in Manyara region for two years (2018-2019). The project is done under the name of Tanzania Pulses Network (TPN) with a major focus of diversifying pulses market to high quality and value adding markets possibly EU and other potential niche markets.
Under this context Belgian DGD funding was attributed to support among other activities research on weevil prevention and combat methods as well as on the potential of organic production of pulses. The funding runs until end 2019 and does not cover fundamental research given the large project cycles and budgets linked to fundamental research and the need to obtain immediately implementable results