Eastern and Southern Africa

Postharvest specialist Ngoni Nenguwo demonstrates a ZECC: zero energy cooling chamber

Farmers check out the onion trials.

World Vegetable Center
Eastern and Southern Africa
Duluti, PO Box 10 Arusha
Tanzania
T: +255 (27) 255-3102/3093
F: +255 (27) 255-3125

All Africa email:
info-africa(at)worldveg.org

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Overview

The Center’s African regional program began in 1992 in Arusha, northern Tanzania. Today the World Vegetable Center has professional research and development staff working across Africa on important vegetable crops such as tomato, pepper, onion and cabbage, as well as a range of African traditional vegetables, and partners with more than 40 national institutions and many international organizations.

The Center operates two regional bases on the continent: in Tanzania for Eastern and Southern Africa, and in Mali for West and Central Africa. There is a liaison office in Cameroon to reach into sub-Saharan Africa with improved vegetable varieties and production technologies.

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The vegetable sector in sub-Saharan Africa is severely underdeveloped and vegetable consumption is extremely low. In Africa’s diverse agroclimatic zones, there is enormous potential for smallholder farmers to produce numerous vegetable crops for domestic and international markets.

Vegetables are often the most important source of cash income for smallholder farmers, and indigenous vegetables provide an important source of nutrition, particularly for poor people. New varieties and improved management methods have been developed and extended through training programs for research and extension workers and smallholder farmers.

EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA UPDATE

Global Action Plan for Agricultural Diversification

The Global Action Plan for Agricultural Diversification (GAPAD) is an initiative to support the Sustainable Development Agenda (Agenda 2030) adopted by the United Nations in September 2015. At a recent roundtable forum in Nairobi, 40 participants from 14 countries met to begin developing a global action plan for agricultural diversification, which will contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero hunger.

Growing and cooking vegetables with VINESA!

Join the students at Emmanuel Primary School in Tanzania on a tasty journey to add diversity and nutrition to their diets with vegetables.

Producing seed and peppers

Through his work with the VINESA project, Joshua Elisa Palangyo, a young farmer in Tanzania, produces beautiful sweet peppers -- and the pepper seed, so other farmers can join in his success.

  • Building a zero energy cooling chamber

ZECCs: Keeping it cool!

With some bricks and a little sand, vegetables can be kept cool without refrigeration.

STAFF

Sophia Bongole, Project Site Coordinator – Tanzania
sophia.bongole@worldveg.org

Fekadu Fufu Dinssa, Vegetable Breeder
fekadu.dinssa(at)worldveg.org

Thomas Dubois, Regional Director
thomas.dubois(at)worldveg.org

Roman Fortunatus, Postharvest Scientist
roman.fortunatus(at)worldveg.org

Andreas Gramzow, Agribusiness/Marketing Specialist
andreas.gramzow(at)worldveg.org

Philipo Joseph, Research Assistant, Postharvest & Socioeconomics
philipo.joseph(at)worldveg.org

Radegunda Kessy, Research Associate, Agribusiness And Socioeconomics
radegunda.kessy(at)worldveg.org

Nadine Kwazi, Regional Coordinator
nadine.kwazi(at)worldveg.org

Alaik Laizer, Field Officer – Agribusiness
alaik.laizer(at)worldveg.org

Upendo Loth Laiser, Secretary
upendo.laiser(at)worldveg.org

Bernard Lwesya, IT Support Engineer
bernard.lwesya(at)worldveg.org

John Macharia, ACIAR VINESA Project Manager
john.macharia(at)worldveg.org

James Leonard Magumba, Assistant Accountant
james.magumba(at)worldveg.org

Raphael Mallogo, Research Assistant – Plant Protection
raphael.mallogo(at)worldveg.org

Roseline Marealle, Research Assistant, Postharvest
roseline.marealle(at)worldveg.org

Mary Matovolwa, Research Assistant – Plant Breeding
mary.matovolwa(at)worldveg.org

Omary Ijumaa Mbwambo, Research Associate, Farm Operations
omary.mbwambo(at)worldveg.org

Baraka Eliah Mchala, Procurement Assistant
baraka.mchala(at)worldveg.org

Hassan Mndiga, Senior Training Assistant (Seconded Staff From Horti Tengeru)
hassan.mndiga(at)worldveg.org

Inviolate Dominick Mrema, Field Officer
involate.mosha(at)worldveg.org

Martha Aminiel Munisi, Seed Attendant
martha.munisi(at)worldveg.org

Salome Mushi Research Assistant – Plant Breeding
salome.mushi(at)worldveg.org

Ngoni Nenguwo, Postharvest Specialist
ngoni.nenguwo(at)worldveg.org

Justus Ochieng, Postdoctoral Scientist — Agricultural Economist
justus.ochieng(at)worldveg.org

Ralph Roothaert, Project Manager: Homegarden Scaling in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
ralph.roothaert(at)worldveg.org

David Sarakikya, Senior Finance Officer
david.sarakikya(at)worldveg.org

Nemayan Stephen, VINESA Project Administrative Assistant
nemayan.stephen(at)worldveg.org

Tsvetelina Stoilova, Scientist – Genetic Resources
tsvetelina.stoilova(at)worldveg.org

Never Zekeya, Research Assistant – Entomology
never.zekeya(at)worldveg.org

Alphonse Aggrey, Driver
Aneth Joseph Kaaya, Staff Canteen Supervisor
Adam Exsuper Lyimo,, Driver
Gilbert Mushi, Driver
Roghathe Akyoo Ndetiyo, Housekeeping Assistant
Paul Anael Sawe, Gardener
John George Tarimo, Electrical Assistant

James Mutebi, Project Site Coordinator (Homegarden Scaling)
james.mutebi(at)worldveg.org

Sylvia Namazzi, Research Associate and Coordinator for Action Site (Humidtropics)
sylvia.namazzi(at)worldveg.org

Charles O. Onyango, Site Project Coordinator
charles.onyango(at)worldveg.org