Research training, Training, Global plant strategy
The establishment of a Centre of Excellence for cryo-banking for sub-Saharan Africa. The development and embedding of ‘generic technologies’ for ex situ collection, storage and utilisation of plant species producing recalcitrant seeds
Recalcitrant-seeded species in cryo-storage (conserved) and utilisable through propagation and ‘extension’ activities.
Staff and students (particularly from Africa) trained in cryo-biology (both on 6 week honours and post-graduate courses).
Cryo-preservation technologies refined, through research and made available.
Long term ex situ species conservation strategies developed and implemented.