HORTINLEA Master students at the TROPENTAG 2017, Bonn

The TROPENTAG 2017, a renewed international conference for students in tropical agriculture and related areas, took place from September 19th to 22nd in Bonn, Germany. This year’s topic, “Future agriculture: Social-ecological...[more]

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


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


Getting the Word Out in Science - How to Become More Visible as a Young Researcher

PhD student Nancy Laibuni received a prize for her presentation on "Characterizing organisational linkages in the African indigenous vegetable value chains in Kenya". ©Nancy Laibuni

Getting noticed as a young researcher in science can be difficult, especially for women. To develop skills and a network to participate in academic discourse thus need to be on the mind of every young researcher. A good...[more]

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


Discovering Monitoring and Evaluation Strategies for Food Security in Kenya

My master thesis on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of food security strategies in Kenya, within the framework of the HORTINLEA Master's Thesis Programme, took me on a two months’ journey through Kenya. During this time, I...[more]

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

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