The seaweed center is a project in close association with seaweed
farm establishments in Paje beach village, an area renowned for its
seaweed processing. The manufacturing site for its seaweed products
is located 1 hour drive from Stone Town.
Seaweed farming initiatives have resulted in the production of soaps, creams and treatment scrubs infused with seaweed ingredients such as Lang Lang. These products are sold to visitors and the local community alike, while having also gained modest distribution across many East African hotel establishments. Zanzibars seaweed products are also exported to many foreign countries for further processing as well as for use in medicine, cosmetics, and in the preservation of food.
You can experience the amazing life of seaweed farming women, as well as the facilities and the capacity building that seaweed farming provides. This is one of many pioneering projects working with women farmers across the region, made possible by Farm Africas Maendeleo Agricultural Enterprise Fund.