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Diversifying agriculture for balanced nutrition through fruits and vegetables in multi-storey cropping systems

NutriHAF in cooperation with smallholder farmer in Ethiopia and Madagascar aims to find and introduce adequate varieties of fruits and vegetables that can help to improve the nutritional situation of the local population. Providing new sources of food and income can also help to reduce the pressure on natural resources and prevent resource.

Goals of the research project:

  • the reduction of malnutrition in Ethiopia and Madagascar
  • conservation of biodiversity and natural resources
  • creating awareness for the importance of a varied diet through capacity building among farmers, consumers, politicians and extension services

The IZNE examines in this framework possibilities and options of need-orientated good practice workshops on topics as „food quality and food safety“ as well as "sustainable production processes and processing methods“ for the target group.  

Project duration: 01.05.2015 -30.04.2018

Funding:  Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMLE), Germany

Project Lead: Center for Development Research (ZEF)


Responsible at HBRS

Dr. Martin Hamer (IZNE)
Tel.: +49 2241 865 774


Members of the Research Consortium

ZEF - Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (Center for Development Research)       

GlobalHort  - The Global Horticulture Initiative

KoGa - Kompetenzzentrum Gartenbau    

FRC - Forestry Research Center from the Ethiopia Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR)                

CGS - Center for Gender Studies at the Addis Ababa University

FOFIFA  - Centre National de la Recherche Appliquée au Développement Rural

FANRPAN - Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network

ASARECA - Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa

WHH – Welthungerhilfe (Madagaskar)

ECFF - Environment and Coffee Forest Forum

AVRDC  - The World Vegetable Center

Horticulture Innovation Lab

IZNE – International Centre for Sustainable Development at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein Sieg

UoA - University of Antananarivo


Further Information

press release ZEF