Journal articles, policy briefs and book chapters


1.       Abukutsa-Onyango, Mary; Mwai, Gideon; Andika, Darius (2017): African Indigenous Vegetables. Supply chain in urban and peri-urban agriculture of Nairobi and Kisumu Counties in Kenya. 1. Auflage. Saarbrücken: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.

2.       Ambuko, Jane; Wanjiru, F.; Chemining’wa, G. N.; Owino, W. O.; Mwachoni, Eliakim (2017): Preservation of Postharvest Quality of Leafy Amaranth (Amaranthus spp. ) Vegetables Using Evaporative Cooling. In Journal of Food Quality 2017 (4), pp. 1–6. DOI: 10.1155/2017/5303156.

3.       Baldermann, S.; Blagojević, L.; Frede, K.; Klopsch, R.; Neugart, S.; Neumann, A. et al. (2016): Are Neglected Plants the Food for the Future? In Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 35 (2), pp. 106–119. DOI: 10.1080/07352689.2016.1201399.

4.       Bokelmann, W.; Ferenczi, Z.; Gevorgyan, E. (2016): Improving food and nutritional security in East Africa through African indigenous vegetables: a case study of the horticultural innovation system in Kenya. In Acta Hortic. (1132), pp. 89–96. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1132.12.

5.    Brückner, Meike & Caglar, Gülay (2016): Understanding Meal Cultures — Improving the Consumption of African Indigenous Vegetables: Insights from Sociology and Anthropology of Food. In African Journal of Horticultural Science (Vol. 9), pp. 53–61.

6.       Brückner, Meike; Aswani, Ann: Promoting Consumption of African Indigenous Vegetables in Kenya. The Role of Gendered Knowledge and Perception. Policy Brief. Edited by African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) (HORTINLEA Policy Brief 001/2017).

7.    Brückner, Meike; Brettin, Suse (2017): Meal Sovereignty: Empirical Insights on an Innovative Perspective. International Colloquium: The Future of Food and Challenges for Agriculture in the 21st Century: Debates about who, how and with what social, economic and ecological implications we will feed the world. Alava, Spain.

8.    Dinssa, F. F.; Hanson, P.; Dubois, T.; Tenkouano, A.; Stoilova, T.; Hughes, J.d'A.; Keatinge, J.D.H. (2016): AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center’s women-oriented improvement and development strategy for traditional African vegetables in sub-Saharan Africa. In Europ.J.Hortic.Sci. 81 (2), pp. 91–105. DOI: 10.17660/eJHS.2016/81.2.3.

9.    Dinssa, F.F., O. Mbwambo, J. Macharia, A. Aloyce and O. Shilla (2015): Protocols for Fruit, Leaf and Bulb Type Vegetable Cultivar Testing. Publication 15-793. 19 p. AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center. Shanhua, Taiwan.

10.   Franz, Charles M. A. P.; Huch, Melanie; Mathara, Julius Maina; Abriouel, Hikmate; Benomar, Nabil; Reid, Gregor et al. (2014): African fermented foods and probiotics. In International Journal of Food Microbiology 190, pp. 84–96. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2014.08.033.

11.  Gido, Eric O.; Ayuya, Oscar I.; Owuor, George; Bokelmann, Wolfgang (2016): Consumer's Choice of Retail Outlets for African Indigenous Vegetables: Empirical Evidence Among Rural and Urban Households in Kenya. In Cogent Food & Agriculture 2 (1), p. 1248523. DOI: 10.1080/23311932.2016.1248523.

12.  Gido, Eric Obedy; Ayuya, Oscar Ingasia; Owuor, George; Bokelmann, Wolfgang (2017): Consumer Acceptance of Leafy African Indigenous Vegetables: Comparison Between Rural and Urban Dwellers. In International Journal of Vegetable Science, pp. 1–16. DOI: 10.1080/19315260.2017.1293758.

13.  Gido, Eric Obedy; Ayuya, Oscar Ingasia; Owuor, George; Bokelmann, Wolfgang (2017): Consumption Intensity of Leafy African Indigenous Vegetables: Towards Enhancing Nutritional Security in Rural and Urban Dwellers in Kenya. In Agric Econ 5 (1), p. 336. DOI: 10.1186/s40100-017-0082-0.

14.   Gogo E., B. Trierweiler, A.M. Opiyo, L. Frommherz, M. Frechen, C. Ulrichs and S. Huyskens-Keil (2016): Reducing Postharvest Losses using Modified Atmosphere Packaging Bags for African Nightshade (Solanum scabrum Mill.) Leaves. I International Symposium on Poverty, Hidden Hunger and Horticulture & VI International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply chains in the Transitional Economics. Cairns, Australia.

15.   Gogo, E. O.; Förster, N.; Dannehl, D.; Frommherz, L.; Trierweiler, B.; Opiyo, A. M. et al. (2018): Postharvest UV-C application to improve health promoting secondary plant compound pattern in vegetable amaranth. In Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies 45, pp. 426–437. DOI: 10.1016/j.ifset.2018.01.002.

16.  Gogo, E. O.; Opiyo, A. M.; Hassenberg, K.; Ulrichs, Ch; Huyskens-Keil, S. (2017): Postharvest UV-C Treatment for Extending Shelf Life and Improving Nutritional Quality of African Indigenous Leafy Vegetables. In Postharvest Biology and Technology 129, pp. 107–117. DOI: 10.1016/j.postharvbio.2017.03.019.

17.  Gogo, E. O.; Opiyo, A. M.; Ulrichs, Ch.; Huyskens-Keil, S. (2017): Nutritional and Economic Postharvest Loss Analysis of African Indigenous Leafy Vegetables Along the Supply Chain in Kenya. In Postharvest Biology and Technology 130, pp. 39–47. DOI: 10.1016/j.postharvbio.2017.04.007.

18.  Gogo, Elisha Otieno; Huyskens-Keil, Susanne; Krimlowski, Anja; Ulrichs, Christian; Schmidt, Uwe; Opiyo, Arnold; Dannehl, Dennis (2016): Impact of direct-electric-current on growth and bioactive compounds of African nightshade (Solanum scabrum Mill.) plants. Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality, Vol 89 (2016), p.49-55. DOI: 10.5073/JABFQ.2016.089.007.

19.   Gogo, Elisha Otieno; Opiyo, Arnold; Ulrichs, Christian; Huyskens-Keil, Susanne (2018): Loss of African Indigenous Leafy Vegetables along the Supply Chain. In International Journal of Vegetable Science 24 (4), pp. 361–382. DOI: 10.1080/19315260.2017.1421595.

20.  Gogo, Elisha; Opiyo, Arnold; Ulrichs, Christian; Huyskens-Keil, Susanne (2016): Postharvest Treatments of African Leafy Vegetables for Food Security in Kenia: A Review, pp. 31–40.

21.   Homeister, Hanna; Faße, Anja; Grote, Ulrike: Die Bedeutung von privaten Lebensmittelstandards in den Supermarktwertschöpfungsketten in Kenia am Beispiel von traditionellem Blattgemüse. In : Aktuelle Forschung in der Gartenbauökonomie Nachhaltigkeit und Regionalität – Chancen und Herausforderungen für den Gartenbau, Thünen Report 44, pp. 41–57.

22.  Juma, Patrick; Losenge, Turoop; Murungi, Lucy K.; Meyhöfer, Rainer (2017): Management of Damping Off Disease and Enhancement of African Nightshade (Solanum Scabrum) Growth Through the Use of Bacillus Subtilis and Trichoderma Asperellum. In Asian Journal of Natural & Applied Sciences Vol. 6(2).

23.   Kebede, S. W.; Bokelmann, W. (2016): Sustainable production of indigenous vegetables for food security. Evidence from HORTINLEA survey in Kenya. In Acta Hortic. (1132), pp. 121–126. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1132.16.

24.   Kebede, S. W.; Bokelmann, W. (2017): African Indigenous Vegetables and their Production Practices: Evidence from the HORTINLEA Survey in Kenya. In Agrotechnology 6, p. 170.

25.  Khatri Karki, Sabina; Anja Fasse, Ulrike Grote (2016): The Role of Standards in Domestic Food Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review Article. In African Journal of Horticultural Science (Vol 9), pp. 41–53.

26.  Kipngeno, Peter; Losenge, Turoop; Maina, Naomi; Kahangi, Esther; Juma, Patrick (2015): Efficacy of Bacillus subtilis and Trichoderma asperellum against Pythium aphanidermatum in tomatoes. In Biological Control 90, pp. 92–95. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2015.05.017.

27.  Kirigia, Dinah; Kasili, Remmy; Mibus-Schoppe, Heiko (2017): African Leafy Vegetables Pre-Harvest and Post-Harvest Constrains and Technologies for Losses Reduction Along the Field to Consumer Chain. In African Journal of Horticultural Science (12), pp. 51–60.

28.   Kirigia, Dinah; Winkelmann, Traud; Kasili, Remmy; Mibus, Heiko (2018): Development stage, storage temperature and storage duration influence phytonutrient content in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp.). In Heliyon 4 (6), e00656. DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e00656.

29.   Krause, Henning; Faße, Anja; Grote, Ulrike: The impact of specializing in African indigenous vegetable production on food security among Kenyan vegetable producers. In : Aktuelle Forschung in der Gartenbauökonomie Nachhaltigkeit und Regionalität – Chancen und Herausforderungen für den Gartenbau, vol. 44, pp. 21–39.

30.  Kupke, Franziska; Herz, Corinna; Hanschen, Franziska S.; Platz, Stefanie; Odongo, Grace A.; Helmig, Simone et al. (2016): Cytotoxic and Genotoxic Potential of Food-Borne Nitriles in a Liver in Vitro Model. In Scientific reports 6, p. 37631. DOI: 10.1038/srep37631.

31.   Kurgat, Barnabas K.; Ngenoh, Evans; Bett, Hillary K.; Stöber, Silke; Mwonga, Samuel; Lotze-Campen, Hermann; Rosenstock, Todd S. (2018): Drivers of sustainable intensification in Kenyan rural and peri-urban vegetable production. In International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 4 (29), pp. 1–14. DOI: 10.1080/14735903.2018.1499842.

32.   Kurgat, Barnabas K.; Stöber, Silke; Mwonga, Samuel; Lotze-Campen, Hermann; Rosenstock, Todd S. (2018): Livelihood and climate trade-offs in Kenyan peri-urban vegetable production. In Agricultural Systems 160, pp. 79–86. DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2017.10.003.

33.   Laibuni, Nancy Munyiva; Neubert, Susanne; Bokelmann, Wolfgang; Gevorgyan, Emil; Losenge, Turoop (2016): CHARACTERIZING ORGANISATIONAL LINKAGES IN THE AFRICAN INDIGENOUS VEGETABLE VALUE CHAINS IN KENYA. 5th International Conference of AAAE. Addis Ababa.

34.  Menssen, Max; Linde, Marcus; Otunga Omondi, Emmanuel; Abukutsa-Onyango, Mary; Dinssa, Fekadu Fufa; Winkelmann, Traud (2017): Genetic and Morphological Diversity of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) Entries from East Africa. In Scientia Horticulturae 226, pp. 268–276. DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2017.08.003.

35.   Moraza, Caroline; Stöber, Silke; Ferenczi, Zoltán; Bokelmann, Wolfgang (2018): Remembering Forgotten Crops - Developing New Value Chains. In Rural 21 (21/01/18), pp. 40–43.

36.  Mureithi D.M., Fiaboe K.K.M., Ekesi S., Meyhöfer R. (2016): Important Arthropod Pests on Leafy Amaranth (Amaranthus viridis, A. tricolor and A. blitum) and Broad-Leafed African Nightshade (Solanum scabrum) With a Special Focus on Host-Plant Ranges. In African Journal of Horticultural Sciences (AJHS) (accepted).

37.  Musotsi, A.A; Abukutsa-Onyango, M.; Makokha, A. (2017): Changing Food Consumption Habits: A Case of African Indigenous Vegetables for Food and Nutrition Security in Kakamega County, Western Kenya. In African Journal of Horticultural Science (12), pp. 30–39.

38.  Mweke, A.; Ulrichs, Ch.; Maniania, K.; Ekesi, S. (2016): Integration of Entomopathogenic Fungi as Biopesticide for the Management of Cowpea Aphid (Aphis Craccivora Koch). In African Journal of Horticultural Sciences (AJHS) (9), pp. 14–31.

39.   Mweke, Allan; Ulrichs, Christian; Nana, Paulin; Akutse, Komivi Senyo; Fiaboe, Komi Kouma Mokpokpo; Maniania, Nguya Kalemba; Ekesi, Sunday (2018): Evaluation of the Entomopathogenic Fungi Metarhizium anisopliae, Beauveria bassiana and Isaria sp. for the Management of Aphis craccivora (Hemiptera: Aphididdae). In Journal of economic entomology. DOI: 10.1093/jee/toy135.

40.  Mworia J.K., Murungi L.K., Turoop L., Meyhöfer R. (2017): Plant Nutrition Impacts Host Selection in Red Spider Mites: A Mini-Review. In African Journal of Horticultural Sciences (AJHS) (accepted).

41.  Neugart, Susanne; Baldermann, Susanne; Ngwene, Benard; Wesonga, John; Schreiner, Monika (2017): Indigenous Leafy Vegetables of Eastern Africa — A Source of Extraordinary Secondary Plant Metabolites. In Food Research International. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodres.2017.02.014.

42.   Ngenoh, E.; W. Bokelmann, H. K. Bett and Sindu Kebede (2016): Role of High-Valued Market Participation On Poverty Reduction Among African Leafy Vegetable Farmers In Kenya. In African Journal of Horticultural Science (Vol 10), pp. 14–20.

43.   Ngenoh, Evans; Kebede, Sindu; Bett, Hillary; Bokelmann, Wolfgang (2018): Coping with Shocks and Determinants among Indigenous Vegetable Smallholder Farmers in Kenya. In Agricultural Sciences 09(07), pp. 804–823.

44.   Ngwene, Benard; Neugart, Susanne; Baldermann, Susanne; Ravi, Beena; Schreiner, Monika (2017): Intercropping Induces Changes in Specific Secondary Metabolite Concentration in Ethiopian Kale (Brassica carinata) and African Nightshade (Solanum scabrum) under Controlled Conditions. In Frontiers in plant science 8, p. 1700. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01700.

45.   Noorani, A.; Nono-Womdim, R.; Padulosi, S.; Ngwene, B. (2016): Interventions for mainstreaming underutilized crop species in developing regions. In Acta Hortic. (1128), pp. 21–28. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1128.4.

46.  Odongo, Grace Akinyi; Schlotz, Nina; Herz, Corinna; Hanschen, Franziska S.; Baldermann, Susanne; Neugart, Susanne et al. (2017): The role of plant processing for the cancer preventive potential of Ethiopian kale (Brassica carinata). In Food & Nutrition Research 61 (1), p. 1271527. DOI: 10.1080/16546628.2017.1271527.

47.   Oguntoyinbo, Folarin A.; Cho, Gyu-Sung; Trierweiler, Bernhard; Kabisch, Jan; Rösch, Niels; Neve, Horst et al. (2016): Fermentation of African kale (Brassica carinata) using L. plantarum BFE 5092 and L. fermentum BFE 6620 starter strains. In International Journal of Food Microbiology 238, pp. 103–112. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2016.08.030.

48.   Oguntoyinbo, Folarin A.; Fusco, Vincenzina; Cho, Gyu-Sung; Kabisch, Jan; Neve, Horst; Bockelmann, Wilhelm et al. (2016): Produce from Africa’s Gardens. Potential for Leafy Vegetable and Fruit Fermentations. In Frontiers in Microbiology 7, p. 981. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00981.

49.  Omondi, Emmanuel O.; Debener, Thomas; Linde, Marcus; Abukutsa-Onyango, Mary; Dinssa, Fekadu F.; Winkelmann, Traud; Havey, M. (2017): Mating Biology, Nuclear DNA Content and Genetic Diversity in Spider Plant (Cleome gynandra) Germplasm from Various African Countries. In Plant Breed 136 (4), pp. 578–589. DOI: 10.1111/pbr.12485.

50.  Omondi, Emmanuel O.; Debener, Thomas; Linde, Marcus; Abukutsa-Onyango, Mary; Dinssa, Fekadu F.; Winkelmann, Traud (2016): Molecular Markers for Genetic Diversity Studies in African Leafy Vegetables. In ABB 07 (03), pp. 188–197. DOI: 10.4236/abb.2016.73017.

51.  Omondi, Emmanuel O.; Engels, Christof; Nambafu, Godfrey; Schreiner, Monika; Neugart, Susanne; Abukutsa-Onyango, Mary; Winkelmann, Traud (2017): Nutritional Compound Analysis and Morphological Characterization of Spider Plant (Cleome gynandra) - an African Indigenous Leafy Vegetable. In Food research international (Ottawa, Ont.) 100 (Pt 1), pp. 284–295. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodres.2017.06.050.

52.   Ronoh, Regina; Ekhuya, Noella A.; Linde, Marcus; Winkelmann, Traud; Abukutsa-Onyango, Mary; Dinssa, Fekadu Fufa; Debener, Thomas (2018): African nightshades: genetic, biochemical and metabolite diversity of an underutilised indigenous leafy vegetable and its potential for plant breeding. In The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology 93 (2), pp. 113–121. DOI: 10.1080/14620316.2017.1358112.

53.   Ronoh, Regina; Linde, Marcus; Winkelmann, Traud; Abukutsa-Onyango, Mary; Dinssa, Fekadu Fufa; Debener, Thomas (2018): Development of next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based SSRs in African nightshades: Tools for analyzing genetic diversity for conservation and breeding. In Scientia Horticulturae 235, pp. 152–159. DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2018.03.003.

54.   Schröter, David; Baldermann, Susanne; Schreiner, Monika; Witzel, Katja; Maul, Ronald; Rohn, Sascha; Neugart, Susanne (2017): Natural diversity of hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives, flavonoid glycosides, carotenoids and chlorophylls in leaves of six different amaranth species. In Food Chemistry. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.11.043.

55.   Schulz, Anna Maria; Claudia Frie, Doris Meißner und Ralf Steffen (2016): System capacity building. Einsatz von Adobe Connect in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit. In: Pfau, Wolfgang et. al. (eds.): Teaching Trends 2016. Digitalisierung in der Hochschule: Mehr Vielfalt in der Lehre. Münster: Waxmann Verlag.

56.  Shilla, O.; Abukutsa-Onyango, M. O.; Dinssa, F. F.; Winkelmann, T. (2016): Seed Dormacy, Viability and Germination of Cleome gynandra (L.) Briq.: A Review. In African Journal of Horticultural Science (10), pp. 42–52. 

57.   Stöber, Silke (2017): Kommunikation zwischen Wissenschaft und Praxis als Standbein der Nachhaltigkeitsforschung. Projektbeispiel zukunftsfähige Nahrungssysteme. In Walter Leal Filho (Ed.): Innovation in der Nachhaltigkeitsforschung: Ein Beitrag zur Umsetzung der UNO Nachhaltigkeitsziele. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 247–263. Available online at

58.   Stöber, Silke; Chepkoech, Winifred; Neubert, Susanne; Kurgat, Barnabas; Bett, Hillary; Lotze-Campen, Hermann (2017): Adaptation Pathways for African Indigenous Vegetables’ Value Chains. In Walter Leal Filho, Simane Belay, Jokasha Kalangu, Wuta Menas, Pantaleo Munishi, Kumbirai Musiyiwa (Eds.): Climate Change Adaptation in Africa: Fostering Resilience and Capacity to Adapt. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 413–433. Available online at

59.   Stöber, Silke; Gevorgyan, Emil (2014): Forschungsprinzipien für zukunftsfähige Nahrungsmittelsysteme. In Jahresbericht SLE, pp. 5–13.

60.  Vollmer, Maren; Schröter, David; Esders, Selma; Neugart, Susanne; Farquharson, Freda M.; Duncan, Sylvia H. et al. (2017): Chlorogenic Acid Versus Amaranth's Caffeoylisocitric Acid – Gut Microbial Degradation of Caffeic Acid Derivatives. In Food research international (Ottawa, Ont.) 100 (Pt 3), pp. 375–384. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodres.2017.06.013.

61.  Wafula, E. N.; Franz, Charles M. A. P.; Huch, Melanie; Rohn, Sascha; Maina Mathara, J.; Trierweiler, Bernhard (2016): Fermentation of African Indigenous Leafy Vegetables to Lower Post-harvest Losses, Maintain Quality and Increase Product Safety. In African Journal of Horticultural Science (9), pp. 1–13.

62.   Wafula, Eliud N.; Brinks, Erik; Becker, Biserka; Huch, Melanie; Trierweiler, Bernhard; Mathara, Julius M. et al. (2017): Draft Genome Sequence of Lactobacillus fermentum BFE 6620, a Potential Starter Culture for African Vegetable Foods, Isolated from Fermented Cassava. In Genome announcements 5 (33). DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00801-17.

63.  Zehring, Jenny; Reim, Valeria; Schröter, David; Neugart, Susanne; Schreiner, Monika; Rohn, Sascha; Maul, Ronald (2015): Identification of Novel Saponins in Vegetable Amaranth and Characterization of Their Haemolytic Activity. In Food Research International 78, pp. 361–368. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodres.2015.09.010.