Worldveg seedkit distribution of traditional vegetables in East Africa

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This dataset provides information about 42 thousand seed kits for home gardens containing over 183 thousand vegetable seed samples from 2013 to 2017, which were distributed to smallholder farmers in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda by World Vegetable Center and its partners.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Stoiova T, van Zonneveld M, Roothaert R, Schreinemachers P (2019): Database of vegetable seed kit distribution in East Africa v1. World Vegetable Center. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.taibif.tw/resource?r=worldveg_seedkit_distribution_east_africa&v=1.0


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The publisher and rights holder of this work is World Vegetable Center. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: b5d15a8b-0500-4d8b-b156-9da14da494cc.  World Vegetable Center publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility.


Germplasm; Seed sample; Seed pack; Seed kit; Seed supply; Traditional African vegetables; Neglected and underutilized species; Specimen; Seed sample; Seed pack; Seed kit; Germplasm


Maarten van Zonneveld
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Genebank manager
World Vegetable Center
P.O. Box 42, Shanhua, Tainan, Taiwan 74199
74151 Shanhua
+886 0900 620 553

Geographic Coverage

Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda

Bounding Coordinates South West [-12, 28.5], North East [6, 42.5]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Species Abelmoschus esculentus (Okra), Amaranthus cruentus (Amaranth), Amaranthus dubius (Amaranth), Amaranthus hypochondriacus (Amaranth), Amaranthus tricolor (Amaranth), Brassica carinata (Ethiopian kale), Capsicum annuum (Sweet pepper), Cleome gynandra (Spider plant), Corchorus olitorius (Jute mallow), Crotalaria brevidens (Sun hemp), Cucurbita moschata (Pumpkin), Glycine max (Grain soybean), Moringa oleifera (Moringa), Solanum aethiopicum (Ethiopian eggplant), Solanum anguivi (Ethiopian eggplant), Solanum lycopersicum (Tomato), Solanum scabrum (Ethiopian eggplant), Solanum spp. (Ethiopian eggplant), Solanum villosum (Leafy nightshade), Vigna unguiculata (Grain cowpea)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2013-01-01 / 2017-01-01

Project Data

No Description available

Title Digitizing national vegetable databases to improve food and nutritional security in Eastern Africa
Identifier BID-AF2017-0310-SMA
Funding Publication of this dataset was funded by the European Union. GBIF and the BID programme supported the publication of this data with special thanks to Melissa Liu from Taibif and Marie Grosjean from the GBIF Secretariat. Seed kit distribution was supported by Australian AID, Helen Keller International, HORTCRISP (Innovation Lab), USAID, OIKOS, CABI, CGIAR Humidtropics, Southwood Lutheran church, Project Concern International, and the Sustainable Forum Alliance Francais for their support in seed kit distribution. Funding for WorldVeg’ s general research activities is provided by core donors: Republic of China (Taiwan), UK aid from UK government, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany, Thailand, Philippines, Korea, and Japan.

The personnel involved in the project:

Ralph Roothaert
  • Distributor
Tsvetelina Stoiova
  • Distributor
Pepijn Schreinemachers
  • Author

Sampling Methods

These were one-time distributions of seed kits to farmers.

Study Extent Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda

Method step description:

  1. Accessions and breeding lines, which were selected for the vegetable seed kits were tested under local conditions for yield, disease resistance, and consumer preference. The distributed lines were open-pollinated so that farmers could save seed. Seed kits were distributed in combination with capacity development in vegetable growing and seed saving.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers b5d15a8b-0500-4d8b-b156-9da14da494cc