Baking with sorghum for value addition training for smallholder farmers in Tanzania using offgrid Cookswell charcoal ovens.

We were very happy to be hosted by the Selian Agricultural Research Center and ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) for a second round of training smallholder farmers extension officers on value addition to sorghum. Namely, baking delicious bread, scones and cakes in the Cookswell Energy Saving Jikos medium 4 level charcoal oven.

We also roasted two goat legs and potatoes to show alternative uses of the oven in the villages of Northern Tanzania. Each oven included a packet of 200 tree seeds as well for each extension officer to use to plant a future source of charcoal in their villages.

Loading the ovens for the training 

Introduction to the ovens by the one and only Cookswell Mom! (red apron)

a 1:2 sorghum wheat flour mix

various smallholder value addition ingredients 

Baking training underway

every one loves a baked potato! 

last batch of cookies

the paparazzi in action! 

getting ready for the competition. 

muffins and a baked egg 

the beautiful drive back from Arusha

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