Project Information

PI nameLydiah Maruti Waswa
Project titleEducation and Training for Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition in East Africa (EaTSANE)
PartnersEgerton University, Kenya; University of Hohenheim, Stuutgart, Germany; Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany; Makere University, Kampala, Uganda; KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands; and Mango Tree Education Enterprise LTD, Kampala,
Collaborators
  • Dr. Thomas Hilger
  • Dr. Irmgard Jordan
  • Prof. Johnny Mugisha
  • Dr. Remco Mur
  • Prof. Samuel Mwonga
Grant amountKES 8,000,000.00
Project StatusOngoing
Project LocationTeso South Sub-County, Busia County, Kenya
Project description Nutrition sensitive agriculture and diverse diets have been identified as strategies for improving nutrition. Little is known about the inter-linkages between consumption and production strategies and the required pre-conditions and incentives for farmers to engage in diversified crop production. EaTSANE applies an integrated approach for innovation and capacity strengthening to facilitate systemic change in the food system. It aims at implementing sustainable farming practices and improved diets of households in through diversified production and diets in the food system, using a participatory action learning approach. Specific objectives are (i) identifying and promoting improved farming practices for healthier soils and production of diverse, nutritious crops (ii) improving access of value chain actors to inputs and services, their links and reducing food losses through improved handling and processing practices (iii) enhancing consumers’ food culture, resulting in healthier diets and more equitable distribution of food in the household. practices approach will complement the data collection. The researchers team together with 144 farm households around four demonstration plots and will co-create knowledge on the use of conservation agriculture practices for a diverse crop production, improved soil fertility, required conditions for farmers to engage in diversified production. The households‘ food culture using the trial of improved practices approach will complement the data collection. Findings from the studies will build the basis for policy dialogue and to knowledge sharing activities on a national level with a particular focus on women and youth. Learning modules on sustainable farming practices and diversified diets will be developed and implemented with schools, young farmer clubs, education experts and national curriculum development centers.
Project Start01/08/2018
Project End31/08/2021
Expected outputsLearning modules on sustainable farming practices and diversified diets will be developed and implemented with schools, young farmer clubs, education experts and national curriculum development centers.