Analyses of the genetic structure and diversity in the three crops as well as flower and seed biology provide us with the scientific basis to reach this aim. Accordingly, specific varieties will be selected in order to meet the demands of the farmers with regards to tolerance to biotic and abiotic stress, productivity, nutritional and organoleptic value as well as postharvest quality. In addition, timely and sustainable seed availability, and affordability and accessibility of the improved varieties are imperative.
Emmanuel Omondi Otunga is a PhD student in SP6. He wrote a Blog Story telling about his impressions of working within HORTINLEA.
- Prof. Dr. Mary O. Abukutsa-Onyango, Department Horticulture, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
- Fekadu F. Dinssa, The World Vegetable Center, Regional Center for Africa
- Prof. Dr. Thomas Debener, Dr. Marcus Linde, Institute for Plant Genetics, Leibnitz Universität Hannover
- Prof. Dr. Traud Winkelmann, Institute of Horticultural Production Systems, Leibnitz Universität Hannover
- Noella Ekhuya, PhD student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
- Emmanuel Omondi Otunga, Regina Chemutai Rono, PhD students at Leibnitz Universität Hannover and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
- Universities and research institutions
- Extension services
- Farmer organisations
This subproject, being located upstream in the value chain, may have beneficial and stimulating effects on all the subprojects downstream.