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Project Consortium

EaTSANE consists of a multidisciplinary team of academic and private sector partners. The expertise of the partners covers natural (e.g. soil-crop interactions, nutrition), economic (e.g. local economic development) and social sciences (e.g. education, governance, gender) and extensive experience in carrying out inter-/transdisciplinary research.


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 University of Hohenheim, Germany


Institute for Agricultural Science in the Tropics (Hans-Ruthenberg-Institute)

The Hans-Ruthenberg-Institute unites essential fields of tropical agriculture such as agro-ecology, crop and animal sciences. It focuses on tropical agricultural research and education and has profound empirical and theoretical knowledge of the whole spectra of tropical agriculture with an emphasis on the development of innovative research and analytical approaches. The institute is responsible for the scientific lead of EaTSANE and contributing to WP2 and WP3.

Involved persons are Georg Cadisch, Thomas Hilger and Sahrah Fischer.

Institute of Biological Chemistry and Nutrition

For many years, the Institute of Biological Chemistry and Nutrition has been active in Sub-Saharan countries, dedicated to assess and improve the nutritional status of vulnerable groups, e.g. in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana. As nutritionist, Christine Lambert is engaged in participative research projects to overcome malnutrition in a sustainable way, being responsible for supervision of master students in WP3 of EaTSANE.

​Involved person is Christine Lambert.

Research Center for Global Food Security and Ecosystems

The Research Center for Global Food Security and Ecosystems (GFE) fosters trans-disciplinary research on sustainable agricultural production systems within their biophysical and socioeconomic settings. A particular focus is on applied research to strengthen the capacity of stakeholders for interdisciplinary research and engagement. The role of GFE in EaTSANE is project management and facilitation of the policy dialogue in WP4.

​Involved persons are Carolin Callenius and Thomas Pircher.

Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

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Center for International Development and Environmental Research (ZEU)

​The Center for International Development and Environmental Research (ZEU) works in an interdisciplinary manner and relies on the expertise of Justus Liebig University Giessen researchers coming from various scientific fields. ZEU has a rich experience in applied developmental and environmental research on an international scale. The project team from ZEU is responsible for the research on gender dynamics in agri-food value chains and food culture for nutrition in WP3 and contributing to WP2 and WP4.

Involved persons are Irmgard Jordan and Gracia Glas de Temel

KIT Royal Tropical Institute, The Netherlands


Sustainable Economic Development

​​The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) is an independent applied knowledge institute, working on key areas where it can make a difference: healthcare, gender, agriculture and food and nutrition security. KIT Sustainable Economic Development and Gender is an international team with the knowledge and expertise to inform and advice on sustainable local economic development and gender, focusing on agricultural innovation, land governance and food value chains, gender and rights analysis and integration, capacity development and action research. In EaTSANE, KIT is conducting transdisciplinary/participatory and gender-sensitive research on gender and nutrition-sensitive value chains and gender aspects in WP2.

Involved persons are Verena Bitzer and Mona Dhamankar.

Mango Tree Education Enterprise LTD, Uganda
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Mango Tree Education Enterprise LTD co-creates and designs Social Behaviour Change Communication tools on many relevant societal issues in Africa. Among the core expertise areas of Mango Tree are good agronomic practices, gender awareness and promoting joint decision making as well as nutrition and mother and child care. Mango Tree applies a human-centred design approach and produces materials for all media and technologies. In EaTSANE Mango Tree is facilitating the co-creation in WP4 and integrating the findings and demands from WP1-3. Moreover, Mango Tree will develop and design training materials and perform training of trainers.

Involved persons are Ineke Aquarius, Ingrid Sinnige and Dianah Bwengye.


School of Agricultural Sciences

The School of Agricultural Sciences (SAS) conducts applied research ranging from soil and water conservation, agronomy, agricultural economics and agribusiness, and extension and innovation studies. SAS Faculty has experience in participatory/action research and stakeholder engagement, development, demonstration and promotion of agricultural technologies/interventions, and assessment of the social and economic appropriateness of the interventions. They have implemented various interdisciplinary and multilateral research projects in partnership with local and international organisations. In EaTSANE the team SAS is contributing multiple activities to WPs 1-3.

Involved persons are Johnny Mugisha, Jeninah Karungi-Tumutegyereize and Margaret Kabahenda.


Department of Human Nutrition

Egerton University is a premier agricultural public university in Kenya that offers a wide range of programs at diploma, undergraduate and post-graduate levels with students drawn from national and regional platforms. The university engages in a wide range of multi-disciplinary research projects undertaken through local and international partnerships and linkages.The Department of Human Nutrition conducts interdisciplinary and participatory research projects in collaboration with both local and international institutions. In EaTSANE, the Department of Human Nutrition will be responsible for coordinating the research activities on gender dynamics in agri-food value chains and food culture for nutrition, hence contributing to WP2 and WP3.

Involved person is Lydiah Waswa.

Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils

The Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils is one of four departments in the Faculty of Agriculture. Team has established itself as regional leader in agricultural training, research, innovation and outreach. They host the regional African Center of Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture and Agribusiness Management, whose goal is to strengthen training and research in postgraduate training. The Crops, Horticulture and Soils Department is a regional leader in research in many fields of agriculture including animal breeding, crop production and breeding, agribusiness management and agri-enterprise development. The department is responsible for research activities on cropping systems interventions, soil fertility management, contributing to WP1 and WP2.

​Involved person is Samuel M. Mwonga.

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