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Title:The automated bread factory
Author:Coulson, A.C.
Periodical:Eastern Africa Law Review
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:grain processing
development cooperation
Abstract:The major grain milling companies in Tanzania were nationalised in 1967, and early in 1968 the National Milling Corporation was set up to manage them. The suggestion that NMC should extend its operations from milling wheat to baking that same wheat into bread was formally proposed to the NMC Board in February 1969. By August 1969 the Tanzanian Government approached the Government of the Netherlands to get aid for the proposed bakery, but that government did not take to the project, It was the Canadian International Development Agency that produced the financial arrangements for the project. The project was criticized in late 1972 by the Tanzania Investment Bank. By April 1975 the bakery was still not operational, its costs had reached at least T/Shs. 17, 134,000/-, and the project was being quoted in Dar es Salaam as an example of inappropriate technology. What was wrong with this bakery? Was there an alternative? Should there have been any new bakery? They who has benefited? Summing up, tab.