DADA network: energy efficient stoves

October 25, 2017

DadaZanzibar Clay Stove

Come and cook with DADA

August 14, 2017

Visit us and experience Zanzibar cooking culture in Matemwe hands-on!
Come and Cook with us!

Guided and supervised by women from Matemwe village, you can join the Dada cooperatives and get active! You can learn to cook a traditional Zanzibar sauce based on tomato, cassava leaves and freshly grated coconut, or prepare baobab fruits growing on magnificent trees on the Matemwe ridge and turn them into delicious and healthy baobab jam.  Additionally, you can make date balls (coconut or baobab), or banana crisps.
After cooking and packaging you can take home your own products.
One group at a time should not exceed 6 people.
Cooking time: 11 am to 2 pm
Visits and participation by appointment only.
+255 (0) 777 466 304

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welcome to the jungle …

August 26, 2016

It’s a permaculture jungle out there …
Dada in Matemwe, Zanzibar.
Fatma, Dada’s site-manageress, boils water on a solar cooker. (SK-14)


ukili beach-hats

August 17, 2016

Good morning from Dada Zanzibar –
In the making: Bi Zena’s beautiful ukili hats


TODAY at DADA: soap cleaning&packaging

August 9, 2016


This rich soap gently cleans and nourishes all skin types with a concoction of olive, sunflower, macadamia, coconut and sweet almond oil. Natural eucalyptus essential oil, fresh organic neem leaves and salt from the Zanzibar coasts uplift and protect the skin while coffee beans have a stimulating effect.


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This creamy soap gently cleans and remoisturizes all skin types with vitamin E rich sunflower and sweet almond oil. The combination of cinnamon powder and natural sea sand with exfoliating and uplifting natural clove and natural cinnamon essential oil have a revitalizing effect on tired skin.

today: Baobab Mustard

July 26, 2016

Baobab mustard is mild, fruity with a lemonly touch- an exciting combination of the whole seeds of brown Indian mustard, vinegar and fresh baobab fruit pulp.
The mustard seeds are carefully ground and immediately mixed with the cidre vinegar to preserve their naturally sharp flavour and high content of unsaturated oil and protein.
Enjoy with meat, sausages or on sandwiches.

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Below are some vital facts about Baobab fruit powder
▪    10 x the antitoxidant level of oranges
▪    6 x more Vitamin C than oranges
▪    6 x more antitoxidants than cranberries, blueberries and blackberries
▪    6 x more potassium than a banana
▪    2 x more antitoxidants than goji berries
▪    More iron than read meat
▪    More magnesium than spinach
▪    More than twice the calcium level of milk
▪    Valuable aid in the prevention and treatment of gastric and IBS disorders
▪    Effective in treating osteoporosis, varicose veins and haemorrhoids
▪    Beneficial to anaemics, anorexics, smokers and athletes.
▪    Excellent ingredient in diets for diabetics (notably type II Diabetes).
▪    Displays antioxidant capacity by fighting against the formation of free radicals
▪    Ideal in pre-biotic formulations, and stimulates the intestinal micro flora.
▪    Great complement in diets for celiac diseases.
▪    Good for vegans and vegetarians.
▪    Antiviral properties.
▪    Energy Booster.
▪    Gluten free and ready-to-mix.

today: Roasted Peanuts – honey coated and spiced

July 25, 2016

These delicious peanuts are grown by small scale farmers in Zanzibar. The nuts are carefully freed from the husk, selected and roasted.
Finally, they are coated in a mix of organic honey, Pemba sea salt and island spices.
Enjoy as snack or with a drink at sundown.

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Dada today: rejuvenating Bath Salt with eucalyptus and seaweed

July 25, 2016

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Jam Session 2016

April 26, 2016


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Kazi, kazi!

April 6, 2016

Kazi, kazi!
31st of March: 12440729_1179248238766059_2332977778387072717_oFirst day of improving the Dada production site.