Focusing on African nightshade, amaranth, spider plant and Ethiopian kale, the HORTINLEA project aims to boost the potential of traditional African vegetables to improve nutrition and increase farmer incomes. A group of young researchers is looking into ways to share the knowledge and know-how collected by the project with farmers, other researchers, and policymakers.
Roselyne Houeto has joined WorldVeg West and Central Africa – Coastal and Humid Regions in Benin as an Administrative Assistant. She holds a Master’s Degree in English Language from the National University of Abomey-Calavi. Roselyne previously worked as a Secretary for AfricaRice Benin-Cotonou Station on the Policy, Innovation Systems, and Impact Assessment program (2012-2016), and as an Administrative Assistant at the Benin Ministry of Health (2006-2001).
Komla Azoma is the new Training and Outreach Assistant at WorldVeg West and Central Africa – Coastal and Humid Regions in Benin.
A lack of diversity in the diet is a major cause of malnutrition in rural farming communities in Tanzania. Traditional vegetables can bridge the nutritional gap.
With solar dryers, farmers can avoid postharvest losses, add value to their vegetable crops, and provide consumers with nutritious food that can be stored and consumed throughout the year.