Addressing Gender in Agricultural Value Chains: Research and Practice of African Indigenous Vegetables in Kenya

PhD Workshop Berlin,24.11.2017 Invalidenstr. 42, Room 1231 Even though AIVs (African Indigenous Vegetables) are an integral part of the Kenyan diet and meal culture, their potential for food sovereignty and sustainable...[more]

Category: SP 10, SP 7


Upcoming Events

16-18 OctoberNairobi, Kenya. Symposium on Climate Change and Droughts Resilience in Africa 16-19 October Accra, Ghana. Communication for Development Training. FAO) with the technical collaboration of the Council for Scientific...[more]


Discussion of Study Findings on Knowledge Exchange for AIVs

On October 19th, 2017, the final presentation and discussion of findings of the SLE study “Improving Food and Nutrition Security: Sustainable Mechanisms for Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination for African Indigenous Vegetables...[more]


Young Professionals From HORTINLEA Visit WorldVeg to Study Traditional African Vegetables

Under leadership of Dr Emil Gevorgyan, SP 13 coordinator and a WorldVeg alumnus, a team of eight young professionals working in an international development cooperation from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin visited WorldVeg’s...[more]

Category: General HORTINLEA, SP 13


Lost and Found: Qualitative Field Research

From the beginning, it felt like a great opportunity to travel to Kenya and investigate smallholders’ role from a value chain perspective. I was long considering whether smallholders can obtain their ‚autonomous’ operations in...[more]

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


Starting Early - How Does School Gardening of AIVs affect Students’ Nutritional Knowledge and Attitudes?

Food insecurity and malnutrition is a major issue in Kenya. In 2011 33% of children in Kenya were anemic and 42% of school children suffered from iron deficiency. However, children learn quickly about nutrition and how activity...[more]

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


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]

Category: SP 13, General HORTINLEA

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