Dr. Heslon Gabriel Rugalema to guide Eastern and Southern Africa operations for the World Vegetable Center.
Sognigbe N’Danikou joined WorldVeg on 8 April 2019 as a Scientist – Traditional Vegetables Conservation and Utilization. He is based at WorldVeg Eastern and Southern Africa in Arusha, Tanzania. Sognigbe received his PhD in Plant Genetic Resources and Crop Protection from the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin. Specialized in plant genetic resources management and participatory crop breeding, he brings 11 years of research and development experience in sustainable use and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. Sognigbe’s background encompasses the management of genetic diversity in farming systems, including African traditional vegetables, and the use of multidisciplinary approaches to understand the biophysical (seed technology and crop physiology) and social drivers for in-situ and ex-situ conservation of agrobiodiversity to support smallholders’ livelihood systems and food and nutrition security.
Join the students at Emmanuel Primary School in Tanzania on a tasty journey to add diversity and nutrition to their diets with vegetables.
On 21-22 July 2017, the Tanzania Official Seed Certification Institute (TOSCI) held its annual board meeting at WorldVeg Eastern and Southern Africa in Arusha, Tanzania -- and learned more about WorldVeg research in breeding and crop management.
ATONU has been in operation in Tanzania for a decade, mainly promoting raising local chickens in Singida, Songwe, Morogoro, Dodoma, Mbeya and Njombe. Considering the potential of vegetables to improve household nutrition and income, ATONU has decided to integrate vegetables into its poultry farming system. -- MORE --
Thibault Nordey joined the WorldVeg Eastern and Southern Africa team on 1 March 2017 for a two-year secondment from CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development).
Young VINESA farmers learn enhanced crop management practices, how to diversify production, and ways to improve value chain effectiveness to increase their market returns. --MORE--