This project is implemented in two countries: Ethiopia and Madagascar. The intervention site in Ethiopia is Yayu Coffee Forest Biosphere Reserve. The project includes, research and capacity building project explores and integrates appropriate fruit and vegetable crops into multi-storey cropping systems to increase nutrition security, diversify and intensify agriculture and thus to reduce pressure on natural habitats in biodiversity hotspots. Different publication and manuscripts are prepared by conducting socio economic survey that focusing on a gender-sensitive participatory action research the project ensures that the needs and preferences of poor male and female smallholders are considered and thus increase the adoption potential.

The agricultural activities include 6 horticulture crop demonstration and food panellist test by local communities and preparation of Ethiopian recipe from trail crops.

54 M.Sc. students are invited for research on Horticulture and food science

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