The Baoquality Project


Quality improvement and more efficient utilization of products derived from the baobab tree (Adansonia digitata L.) to enhance food security and nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa

The project aims to contribute to the improvement of the quality and safety of food products made from baobab in Malawi, Kenya and Sudan, as well as to improved local processing technologies and increased resource efficiency in the production process. The project will develop a method for on-site quality assessment of baobab products, develop and help to implement technological measures for retaining baobab quality along the production process, study the scope for a stronger involvement of producer associations in value chains, and investigate innovation, new product development and formalization in the baobab processing sector. A focus of the project is to generate and co-create knowledge and locally adapted technologies and solutions with stakeholders from the academic and baobab processing sectors in the study region, thereby contributing to building and developing local capacity in the African partner institutions and the baobab processing sector at large.

Project management

Prof Dietrich Darr (Projektleiter)

Kathrin Meinhold (Project Koordinator)


2019 – 2022



German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)