Research projects in Sub-Saharan Africa
The Institute for Horticultural Production Systems coordinates the Junior Fellows program in the Natural Resources framework of Volkswagen Foundation´s Africa Initiative. Ten postdoctoral fellows from seven African countries were selected and awarded a research grant for their projects. All organizational aspects with respect to the project budget and joint workshops will be coordinated by Prof. Hartmut Stützel from the Vegetable Systems Modeling Section of the IGPS.
The call “Resources, their Dynamics and Sustainability – Capacity Development in Comparative and Integrated Approaches” within the Africa Initiative embraces projects in the field of natural and biological resources which are independently developed and implemented by the African postdoctoral scientists. The program includes the selection of a mentor who provides advice and introduces the young scientists to international scientific networks. In addition, a German postdoctoral counterpart can be selected to participate in the project.
This website introduces the junior fellows and their projects and provides information on current events in the scope of the Africa Initiative.