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Conserve Seeds from Arid and Semi-Arid areas of Tunisia


Ref: 6058
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Professor Monique Simmonds
Lead Institution: RBG Kew - Jodrell
Host Country Institutions: University of Tunis, Institut des Regions Arides, Ecole Superieure d'Agriculture, Industries Pharmaceutiques de Tunisia
Start Date: 1997-04-01
End Date: 2001-12-31
Funding: £105,594.00
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Status: Completed_noFR
Regions: North Africa
Countries: Tunisia
Purpose: To conserve ethnobotanical information and seeds from medicinal plants and assess their economic potential.
Outputs: training in databases, horticulture, phytochemistry & seed collection; training guides on seed collection and ethnobotany; scientific papers; 3 PhDs; seed collection and herbarium samples; ethnobotany database; Darwin Section in Botanical Garden of Monastir.