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Commission Européenne (CORDIS) 2006

INDIGENOVEG Networking to promote the sustainable production and marketing of indigenous vegetables through urban and peri-urban agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa

Indigenous Vegetables Urban Peri-Urban

CORDIS (Service Communautaire d’Information sur la Recherche et le Développement) Commission Européenne

Titre : INDIGENOVEG Networking to promote the sustainable production and marketing of indigenous vegetables through urban and peri-urban agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa

Région : Afrique

Code du projet : 15101 FP6-INCO

Durée : From 2006-01-01 to 2008-06-30

Descriptif
Indigenous vegetables (IV) play an important role in the African diet, economy & environment. However, they have not featured significantly in the research agendas of international or local organisations, which have tended to focus on improved exotic varieties. IndigenoVeg aims to create a network of leading EU & African researchers to promote production of IV varieties in urban & peri-urban agriculture (UPA).
The objectives are to : * Co-ordinate & link existing research efforts on IVs & UPA by creating a forum where partners can share information on current progress, disseminate best practice, obtain feedback from their peers & refine & strengthen their on-going activities ; * Develop relevant, targeted, research proposals ; * Disseminate the outcomes of 1&2.
These objectives will be achieved by : * a)Literature review on IV production in UPA ; * b)Small-scale surveys on marketing & production constraints of IVs in urban areas ; * c) Organising thematic meetings on sustainable production practices of IVs in UPA (A.3.2.2), marketing option for IVs (A.3.2.4), & developing policy for the promotion of UPA & IV production in UPA (A.3.2.5) ; * d) A final meeting to integrate the findings of IndigenoVeg & develop future proposals will be organized ; * e) A website will be established and maintained & a conference organised to disseminate & engage with a wider audience of EU & African scientists & policy makers.

Participants au projet
Coordinateur : BANGOR UNIVERSITY
Participants : AGRICULTURE RESEARCH COUNCIL South Africa ; ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITÄT FREIBURG Germany ; AVRDC-THE WORLD VEGETABLE CENTER, REGIONAL CENTER FOR AFRICA Tanzania ; CENTRE NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE Côte d’Ivoire ; CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Spain ; INSTITUT NATIONAL DES RECHERCHES AGRICOLES DU BENIN Benin ; INSTITUT SENEGALAIS DE RECHERCHES AGRICOLES Senegal ; JUSTUS LIEBIG UNIVERSITAET GIESSEN Germany ; MASENO UNIVERSITY Kenya ; NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION Uganda ; RAINMAN LANDCARE FOUNDATION South Africa ; RHODES UNIVERSITY South Africa ; UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN Denmark

Budget
Coût total : EUR 849 929
Contribution UE : EUR 849 929

Présentation : Commission Européenne

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