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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences - Gender And Globalisation


Well-being, Ecology, Gender and cOmmunity Innovative Training Network


- Call for applications -


On behalf of the WEGO-ITN, The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam is pleased to announce the recruitment of 15 Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSCA) PhD positions (Early Stage Researchers).

WEGO-ITN’s consortium is made up of scholar-activists working on feminist political ecology from ten institutions in five European Union countries: Germany, Italy, Sweden, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom and eight institutions from six countries for training and secondments: Australia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Uruguay and USA.


WEGO-ITN is calling for applications: 



For further informations: 



Corresponding E-mail adress for applicants: itnwego@gmail.com





Hortinlea is an interdisciplinary research project addressing food security in East Africa, particularly in Kenya. 18 East African and German universities and research institutes work collaboratively to produce and distribute knowledge in order to increase horticultural production and consumption, especially of indigenous vegetables. The overall goal is to improve the livelihood and nutritional situation of the rural and urban poor.


Gender Order

Gender Order: Embedding gender in horticulture value chains to close or reduce the productivity gap

This crosscutting subproject intends to empirically understand the gender dynamics in the horticultural value chain. It will investigate the changes within gender arrangements, in the division of labour and in productivity (productivity gap), that take place when a shift from a subsistence economy to a more market and partly export oriented production system takes place. Considering the important role of women in agriculture and horticulture with their overall contribution to food security, this project regards gender analysis and learning as important for understanding the complex interrelationship between food production, resources management and social relations.



Meal Culture(s)

The Meal Culture(s) subproject aims at understanding the cultural, social and gendered embeddedness of food security by investigating food habits and meal cultures. The underlying argument is that it is important to take account of people’s preferences and habits concerning food and nutrition in order to identify barriers to sustainable food security. Moreover, it is important to put nutritional habits and meal cultures in relation to social and gendered power hierarchies and socio-ecological problems. Ultimately, the objective is to broaden the concepts of food systems and value chains and thereby to significantly contribute to the improvement of the livelihood situation of rural and urban poor in Kenya. Read more about "Meal Cultures"