News from Kenya/Tanzania: SLE participants visit World Vegetable Center in Arusha, Tanzania

The SLE participants conducting the overseas project "Circular knowledge exchange for food and nutrition security - establishing sustainable mechanisms for knowledge exchange and dissemination for African indigenous vegetables in Kenya and Tanzania" visited the World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) facilities in Arusha.

On site, the the team conducted interviews with experts from WorldVeg, visited demonstration plots, and conducted a focus group discussion with farmers. The visit culminated in a half-day-long workshop to present and discuss the study concept with experts from WorldVeg, dem International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) und der Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and technology (JKUAT).

 

For further Information on the visit, check the articles on the websites of HORTINLEA of World Vegetable Center under the following Hyperlinks:

Article on HORTINLEAs' website

Article on World Vegetable Centers' website

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Participants of the workshop am World Vegetable Center in Arusha.
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At World Vegetable Center in Arusha, Hassan explains different growing varieties of vegetables to the participants.
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A look at the future - Young scientists present their research.
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Part of the team with employees of the center, visiting demonstration plots.
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The key question of this focus discussion group with farmer groups was: what criterias must innovation meet in order to be of interest for farmers?
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