Start of WP1 field activities in Kenya

First scoping visits to Kilifi as well as Kitui county in Kenya marked the beginning of the field activities for work package 1 (sustainable use of baobab resources, domestication).  These visits demonstrated that the fruiting season at the coast is currently taking place and, therefore, research activities to map the trees and assess their morphological intra-specific diversity are currently being planned in detail. Unfortunately in the Kitui area no fruits could be observed at this stage so the sampling activities have been postponed to April 2017.


From left to right: Baobab fruits collected by member of project partner Wild Living Resources, Kilifi county; project members’ visit to Kitui county (Katja Kehlenbeck from HSRW, Mary Mwangi from KEFRI, and Fredah Rimberia from JKUAT); (Kenya, Sep 2016)