NaviNut Project


NaviNut: Promoting women’s innovation in child-feeding in Benin & Kenya

The project NaviNut “Enhancing women’s agency in navigating changing food environments to improve child nutrition in African drylands” (Sept 2021–Oct 2023) takes a transdisciplinary research approach: co-creating knowledge across different scientific disciplines and societal stakeholders.

The German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL) coordinates the work together with the Center for Research and Development in Drylands (CRDD, member of Prolinnova–Kenya); the University of Parakou (host organisation of Prolinnova–Benin) and the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin; the Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development (TICH) and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Kenya; and South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences in Germany. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food & Agriculture (BMEL).

Contact Details

For more information, please email:


Brigitte Kaufmann, DITSL, NaviNut Project Coordinator -

Ann Waters-Bayer, Agrecol Association (Prolinnova Northern Focal Point) -