Research Projects
Ernährungssicherheit im ländlichen Sambia (FOSEZA)

Food Security in rural Zambia (FOSEZA)

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Led by:  Dr. Etti Winter
Team:  Dr. Etti Winter, Dr. Steven Gronau
Year:  2016
Funding:  Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL); project executing agency: Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE)
Duration:  01.11.2016 – 31.12.2020
Is Finished:  yes
© Steven Gronau
DescriptionFood Security in rural Zambia (FOSEZA): Integrating Traditional Fruit and Vegetable Crops in Smallholder Agroforestry Systems
Project goals

The FOSEZA project aims to diversify agroforestry  systems. This is to be achieved by integrating traditional  fruit trees and vegetable plants into agricultural cultivation systems:

  • Diversification of agricultural production systems to promote a balanced diet
  • Combination of agroforestry and aquaculture
  • Investigation of the nutritional situation and development of sustainable diets
  • Establishment of agricultural demonstration fields and a tree nursery
  • Introduction of participatory approaches to knowledge transfer and improvement of food distribution within households
  • Capacity building: summer schools, training courses, workshops, bachelor, master and doctoral theses and provision of scientific laboratory and agricultural equipment
Implementing organisations and partners
  • Leibniz University Hannover (Coordinator)
  • Technical Universty Munich (TUM)
  • Zambia Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI)
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock (Sambia)
  • University of Zambia (UNZA)
  • Copperbelt University (CBU)

Project team

The team consists of around 20 employees, six of whom are doctoral students. Several bachelor and master students are also involved.
Project locationZambia (Mantapala in the Luapula Province and ZARI Research Station in Mansa)
Duration and project budgetAlmost one million euro over three years
Funding AgencyFederal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL); project executing agency: Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE)
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