Increasing fruit and vegetable intake of low-income populations in Vietnam and Nigeria through food system innovations (2018-2021) BMGF
Overall Principle Investigator of the reseach programme, in collaboration with CIAT, Bioversity International, IFPRI and University of Ibandan (Nigeria) and National Nutrition Institute (NIN), Hanoi Medical School and Rikolto (Vietnam). The project is acrried out inrial, peri-urban and urban areas and consists of 3 interelated demand-side interventions addressing accessibility, affordabilityand acceptability of fruits and vegetables.
Food systems for healthier diets, Flagship research programme within CRP A4NH, CGIAR (2017 – present)
Flagship Leader responsible for the coordination of the research programme carried out in 4 focus countries (Ethiopia, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Vietnam) in collaboration with 5 CGIAR institutes.
Improved nutrition through staple food crops in Sub-Saharan Africa (INSTAPA) (2008 – 2013) EU FP7
Overall coordinator of the research programme comprising 7 workpackages. Co-supervisor of a randomized controlled trial studying the effect of daily consumption of biofortified yellow cassava on vitamin A status and immune function of Kenyan school children in one of the workpackages.
FONIO (2007-2012) EU-FP6
Leader of nutrition workpackage on upgrading quality and competitiveness of fonio for improved livelihoods in West-Africa
TELFUN (2007 - 2010) INREF – Wageningen University
Leader of nutrition workpackage on tailoring food sciences to endogenous patterns of local food suply for future nutrition in India, Equador and Ghana.