General HORTINLEA
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Category: General HORTINLEA, SP 2, SP 4, SP 7, SP 9, SP 10, SP 12, PhD & Master theses

Master Thesis opportunities


HORTINLEA offers a number of Master positions in different research areas. Please see the details in this table.
(Only master thesis topics highlighted in black are currently available.)

Please note that the Project HORTINLEA does not have any funds, master thesis scholarships and travel allowances to Kenya. We refer to common funding opportunities for German students (such as within the framework of DAAD scholarships).

Upon application, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the current travel information and warnings of the German Federal Foreign Office with regard to Kenya and you agree that the applicant has the sole responsibility for related organization and logistics. In case of interest, please send an email to project co-ordinator Mr. Zoltan Ferenczi and submit a short application including:

  1. A short letter of motivation with the expected time frame including an explanation and plans related to financing your master thesis research,
  2. One pager outlining the topic of interest.

Subsequently, your application will be evaluated based on the information you provided. Thank you.

See the Master thesis topics.

 

 

 
Sub-project SP2 SP4 SP7
Supervisor Dr. Lucy Murungi Dr. Arnold Opiyo, Egerton University, Dr. Bernhard Trierweiler, MRI, Dr. Julius Maina Mathara, JKUAT Dr. Gülay Caglar, Humboldt University
Master thesis topic 1 "Efficacy of selected biocontrols against damping-off disease in African nightshade and Ethiopian kale" "Effects of Econet on yield and nutritive quality of inter-cropped Crotolaria and Solanum scabrum" “Eating customs in urban and peri-urban Nairobi: Identifying structural and institutional patterns”
Master thesis topic 2 "Effects of local preservation methods on nutritional quality of traditional leafy vegetables" “Eating customs in rural Kenya: Identifying structural and institutional patterns”
Master thesis topic 3 “Development of a lactic acid bacterial fermentation for cowpea leafy vegetables and effect on nutrient quality”
Master thesis topic 4 „Analysis of fungal populations associated with African horticultural crops such as nightshade, cow peas and amaranth”
Master thesis topic 5 "Effect of postharvest treatments (direct-electric current, UV-B, UV-C, heat treatment) on the composition of characteristic health promoting compounds, shelf-life and storability of Amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus), Solanum scabrum Mill, Brassica spp."
Master thesis topic 6 "Effect of postharvest treatments (direct-electric current, UV-B, UV-C, heat treatment) on microorganism decay and storability of Amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus), Solanum scabrum Mill, Brassica spp."
Master thesis topic 7 "Effect of harvest time on the composition of characteristic health promoting compounds, shelf-life and storability of Amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus), Solanum scabrum Mill, Brassica spp."
 

 

 

 
Sub-project SP9 SP10 SP12
Supervisor Dr. Arnold Opiyo, Egerton University / Dr. Sindu Workneh Kebede, HUB Dr. Gülay Caglar, HUB Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bokelmann, HUB / Dr. Anja Fasse, LUH
Master thesis topic 1 Determinants of poverty in vegetable farmers in Kenya   “The role of women’s cooperatives for women’s participation in ALV value chains. The case of Kenya” "The contribution of value chain analysis to the promotion of gender equality, sustainability and poverty reduction. The cases of Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania"
Master thesis topic 2 Assessing vulnerability to poverty of vegetable producers and consumers in Kenya   “The role of women’s cooperatives for women’s participation in ALV value chains. The case of Tanzania”
Master thesis topic 3 Analysis of shocks faced by vegetable farmers and their coping strategies “Marketing African Leafy Vegetables in urban and peri-urban Nairobi: Identifying facilitating and impeding factors for women”
Master thesis topic 4 “Marketing African Leafy Vegetables in rural Kenya: Identifying facilitating and impeding factors for women”