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04.10.2017 17:33 Age: 68 days

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 in Kenya and Tanzania” will take place at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in the Assembly Hall of the African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD).

The study was commissioned by the international interdisciplinary research project HORTINLEA. It has been conducted during the past four months by an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Centre for Rural Development (SLE) of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in Kenya, Tanzania and Germany. It is located at the nexus of research-policy-practice and aims at contributing to the development of inclusive and sustainable knowledge exchange and dissemination mechanisms. Based on the comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of African Indigenous Vegetables, the study applies a knowledge network approach and combines several dissemination strategies to analyse feasibility, accessibility as well as the benefits of horticultural innovations.

The presentation will highlight the following questions: What are key findings of the study? What are conclusions and recommendations for key stakeholders - such as the HORTINLEA project - for developing sustainable knowledge exchange and dissemination mechanisms towards more effective support of small-scale farmers? The date of the presentation is subject to the political situation in Kenya and might be changed at short notice if necessary. In case you are interested in taking part in the event, please send a mail to emil.gevorgyan@remove-this.agrar.hu-berlin.de beforehand.