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The project will address research and development issues through nine PhD and six MSc studies at the African Universities and supported by Danish researchers from Aarhus University and University of Copenhagen.

In the project, production elements of organic value chains will be studied with respect to how farmers’ best respond to and collaborate with the demands of the intermediaries and markets. There will be focus on the:   integration of livestock, product quality-soil relationship and product quality-pest management relationship for the export market, high end domestic market and the tourism sector in the three african countries.

Project concept and principles

  • Value chains approach to research and innovation
  • Integration of scientific disciplines and projects
  • Participatory/action research
  • Research in agro-ecology and agricultural productivity
  • Research in value-chain development and governance
  • Research training, capacity building and knowledge synthesis 

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Figure 1: Illustration of the project concept and design

Component 1 and 2 represent the core activities of the project – the PhD and MSc studies, and Component 3 and 4 consist of the supporting elements such as capacity building, knowledge synthesis and dissemination through training courses, workshops and consultations.


The project is a collaboration between Makere University (Uganda), University of Nairobi (Kenya), Sokoine University (Tanzania), and Aarhus University and University of Copenhagen (Denmark). The national organic organizations from the three countries NOGAMU, KOAN and TOAM are also project participants. The project is coordinated by ICROFS.