Session: He will present on the status of the small food processing sector in rural of Tanzania, a case of Arusha Region, and the role of SIDO in establishment and growth of small food processing units. He will describe challenges faced in rural areas and some available players in the area.
Biographical information: Stephano Yahanes Leyan is the Regional Technical Officer for SIDO Arusha. He has an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Mount Meru University, a BSc. in Engineering ffrom the University of Dar es Salaam, and has taken short courses in food processing technology and small & medium enterprises management. His twelve years in the SMEs sector providing training on food processing and other technical skills has been in support of establishment and growth of small & medium enterprises, providing technical advisory & consultation services, technology research and dissemination.