The project ‘Productivity and Growth in Organic Value Chains (ProGrOV) was launched in January 2011 and is funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
ProGrOV focuses on improving productivity and growth in existing organic value chains in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania through research addressing development of agro-ecological methods, governance and management of organic value-chains, and capacity development in participatory and interdisciplinary approaches.
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.
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.