Eastern and Southern Africa2018-06-26T09:54:04+00:00
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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
T: +255 (27) 255-3102/3093
F: +255 (27) 255-3125

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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 three regional bases in Africa: in Tanzania for Eastern and Southern Africa, in Mali for West and Central Africa – Dry Regions (established 2014), and in Benin for West and Central Africa – Coastal and Humid Regions (2017). There is a liaison office in Cameroon to reach into sub-Saharan Africa with improved vegetable varieties and production technologies.


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.


Another crop of fresh talent

The WorldVeg Best Practice Hub (BPH) in Madiira Farm, Tanzania trained a new group of farmers to take on the challenges of finding and meeting local market demand for fresh produce.


Email address
Nordey, ThibaultAgronomist – Modelingthibault.nordey(at)worldveg.org
Nimpagaritse, Devote Agronomist/Postharvest Specialistdevote.nimpagaritse(at)worldveg.org
Kwazi, NadineExecutive Assistantnadine.kwazi(at)worldveg.org
Ernest, ZablonField Officerzablon.ernest(at)worldveg.org
Laizer, AlaikField Officer - Agribusinessalaik.laizer(at)worldveg.org
Stoilova, TsvetelinaGenetic Resources Scientisttsvetelina.stoilova(at)worldveg.org
Lwesya, BernardInformation Technology Supportbernard.lwesya(at)worldveg.org
Ochieng, JustusPost-Doctoral Scientist – Agricultural Economicsjustus.ochieng(at)worldveg.org
Mchala, BarakaProcurement Assistantbaraka.mchala(at)worldveg.org
Stephen, NemayanProject Administrative Assistant – VINESAnemayan.stephen(at)worldveg.org
Roothaert, RalphProject Managerralph.roothaert(at)worldveg.org
Mvungi, Henry Project Marketing Officerhenry.mvungi(at)worldveg.org
Dubois, ThomasRegional Director – East & Southern Africathomas.dubois(at)worldveg.org
Mosha, InviolateResearch Assistantinviolate.mosha(at)worldveg.org
Mary, MatovolwaResearch Assistantmary.matovolwa(at)worldveg.org
Mwambela, Never Research Assistantnever.mwambela(at)worldveg.org
Salome, MushiResearch Assistantsalome.mushi(at)worldveg.org
Mallogo, RaphaelResearch Assistant – Plant Protectionraphael.mallogo(at)worldveg.org
Mbwambo, OmaryResearch Internomary.mbwambo(at)worldveg.org
Laiser, UpendoSecretaryupendo.laiser(at)worldveg.org
Munisi, MarthaSeed Attendantmartha.munisi(at)worldveg.org
Sarakikya, DavidSenior Finance Officerdavid.sarakikya(at)worldveg.org
Onyango, CharlesSite Project Coordinator - Kenyacharles.onyango(at)worldveg.org
Mndiga, Hassan Training & Outreach Coordinator (Seconded Staff from Horti Tengeru)hassan.mndiga(at)worldveg.org
Dinssa, FekaduVegetable Breederfekadu.dinssa(at)worldveg.org
Aggrey, AlphonseDriver
Kaaya, Aneth JosephStaff Canteen Supervisor
Lyimo, Adam ExsuperDriver
Mushi, Gilbert Driver
Ndetiyo, Roghathe Akyoo Housekeeping Assistant
Sawe, Paul Anael Gardener
Tarimo, John GeorgeElectrical Assistant