Twelve German, Ethiopian and Madagascan research and development organizations have worked together since 2015 under the coordination of the Center for Development Research at the University of Bonn to diversify agriculture for a more balanced nutrition through fruits and vegetables in multi-storey cropping systems. Multi-story cropping means to grow tall trees together with low-growing crops. The trees protect against soil erosion and depending on the species used, the wood can serve as a source of income or the fruits of the trees diversify the diet.
The NutriHAF-Africa project, which also involves 28 students, is investigating suitable types of fruit and vegetables in order to integrate them into existing agricultural production areas in Ethiopia and Madagascar in an environmentally friendly manner. The aim is to sustainably improve the (micro) nutrient supply of the local population. The research project is funded with a total of 1,126,785 Euros by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
Information System for Agriculture and Food Research (FISA). Fruits and vegetables in multi-level production systems: diversification of agriculture for a balanced diet (NutriHAF-Africa), available via https://fisaonline.de/en/find-projects/
ZEF – Center for Development Research University of Bonn: NutriHAF-Africa – Diversifying agriculture for balanced nutrition through fruits and vegetables in multi-storey cropping systems, available via https://www.zef.de/projects/project-details.html?project=44&contact=1767&cHash=a2a1f682b1ccbffdf063d0601119166d