Queen of African Indigenous Vegetables visits researchers in Freiburg and Karlsruhe

Prof Mary Abukutsa thanks researchers from SPs 4 and 5 – they believe that some African indigenous vegetables could potentially play a role in cancer prevention. From August 7th to 8th a research team led by Prof Mary...[more]


Getting the Word Out in Science - How to Become More Visible as a Young Researcher

PhD student Nancy Laibuni received a prize for her presentation on "Characterizing organisational linkages in the African indigenous vegetable value chains in Kenya". ©Nancy Laibuni

Getting noticed as a young researcher in science can be difficult, especially for women. To develop skills and a network to participate in academic discourse thus need to be on the mind of every young researcher. A good...[more]


Discovering Monitoring and Evaluation Strategies for Food Security in Kenya

My master thesis on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of food security strategies in Kenya, within the framework of the HORTINLEA Master's Thesis Programme, took me on a two months’ journey through Kenya. During this time, I...[more]

Category: SP 13, General HORTINLEA, PhD & Master theses


Closing the knowledge gap between research, policy and practice

What are the results achieved thus far in the HORTINLEA project? How can the various results from the HORTINLEA project and its sub-projects (SPs) be disseminated and used after ending in July 2018? How can the knowledge gap...[more]

Category: General HORTINLEA


Studying Underutilised Vegetables in Tanzania

In mid-March 2017, together with another student from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), I started a two-week field work trip under the wing of the HORTINLEA Master’s Thesis Programme. We travelled to Kilimanjaro and...[more]

Category: General HORTINLEA, SP 13, PhD & Master theses


Two Months in Kenya

When I landed in Kenya on February 24th, 2017, it was the first time I was touching Kenyan soil but also my first time in an African country. This huge continent, so rich culturally speaking, was a mystery to me. Having the...[more]

Category: SP 13, General HORTINLEA, PhD & Master theses


Embracing Participatory Research for AIVs

How can African indigenous vegetables (AIVs) be more present in Kenyans’ diets? Why do farmers grow AIVs and why not? Which role does gender play in production, marketing and consumption of AIVs? These were guiding questions at...[more]

Category: General HORTINLEA, SP 7, SP 10, PhD & Master theses

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