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Plant Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation Training in West Africa


Ref: 6100
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Nigel Maxted
Lead Institution: University of Birmingham
Host Country Institutions: MoEA - Cote d'Ivoire, MoEF - MINEF - Cameroon, MoEA - Benin
Start Date: 1997-08-01
End Date: 2000-03-31
Funding: £148,200.00
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Status: Completed
Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries: Benin, Cameroon
Purpose: To provide 90 Darwin Fellows from West African countries with the skills and experience necessary for them to order, collect, conserve and utilise their native botanical diversity.
Outputs: 30 trainees from West Africa trained for 3 weeks in each of the following - 1) taxonomy, ecogeography, conservation strategies, characterisation and evaluation, sustainable utilisation; 2) formulation and application of ex-situ conservation strategies, seed collection, field gene banks, botanic garden and in vitro conservation; 3) formulation and application of in situ conservation strategies, genetic reserve and on-farm conservation. Training materials

Related Projects: Plant Conservation and Sustained Utilisation Training in Southern Africa, Plant Biodiversity Conservation in Eastern Europe

Documents:
Title: 6-100 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]