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Conservation of Biodiversity in Traditional West African Vegetable Species


Ref: 15003
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Einir Young
Lead Institution: Bangor University - CAZS
Host Country Institutions: INRAB - Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Benin, IER - Institut d'Economie Rurale, Mali
Start Date: 2006-05-01
End Date: 2009-10-31
Funding: £245,454.00
Website: http://www.cazs.bangor.ac.uk/ccstudio/Research/cazsproject_Darwin1.php
Status: Completed
Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries: Benin, Mali
Purpose: Improved conservation & sustainable use of biodiversity in Mali & Benin by cataloguing indigenous vegetable (IV) species, domesticating selected species & promoting their value to producers & consumers.
Outputs: 1 Catalogue of IV biodiversity richness, uses & threats produced. 2 Seed banks established. 3 Selected highly used & threatened IV species domesticated 4 Dissemination material & training for different stakeholders delivered 5 Training & country-to-country expertise exchange delivered