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


Collaborating for Knowledge Exchange Towards Food and Nutrition Security - The HORTINLEA Master’s Thesis Programme

After almost six months running, the HORTINLEA Master’s Thesis Programme has reached its halftime for the cycle of 2016/17. The programme started in September 2016 to accompany 13 Master students during the process of writing...[more]

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


HORTINLEA Annual Meeting 2016

Which disciplinary research results could realistically promote farmers producing African Indigenous Vegetables (AIVs)? How to sew scientific findings together to create an interdisciplinary strategy with holistic solutions? How...[more]

Category: General HORTINLEA, SP 1, SP 2, SP 3, SP 4, SP 5, SP 6, SP 7, SP 8, SP 9


Gender Analysis alone is not enough

Dr. Ann Kingiri is a researcher at the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) in Kenya and the Open University, UK. Her broad expertise includes Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy analysis, environmental policy...[more]

Category: General HORTINLEA, SP 7, SP 13


HORTINLEA in Tanzania: PhD student Oshingi Shilla talks about his research in Arusha, Tanzania

Much of HORTINLEA’s efforts to promote the production and consumption of AIVs are concentrated on Kenya. In Kenya consortium members are distributed over seven research institutions—each with more linkages to farmers and...[more]

Category: SP 6


Organic Agriculture: The Better Alternative

Organic agriculture in Kenya has grown measurably in the past years. It includes all agricultural systems that promote the environmentally, socially and economically sound production of food and fibres. Almost all Kenyans have...[more]

Category: General HORTINLEA, SP 13, SP 8

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