Bridging agriculture and environment: Southern African crop-wild-relative regional network


Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia
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Ref: 26-023

Status: Current

Round:
25
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
University of Birmingham, "Southern African Developing Community (SADC) Plant Genetic Resources Centre (SPGRC), Lusaka, Zambia.", "Malawi Plant Genetic Resources Centre (MPGRC), Chitedze Research Station, Lilongwe, Malawi", "National Plant Genetic Resources Centre (NPGRC), Tropical Pesticides Research Institute (TPRI), Arusha, Tanzania", Zambia Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI)
Start Date:
01-04-19
End Date:
31-03-22
Funding:
£477,004.00
Regions:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Biomes:
Savanna
Production:
Agricultural conservation
Threats To Biodiversity:
Land use change
Broad Approches:
Benefit sharing, Sustainable use, In situ, Species conservation
Specific Tools:
Nbsap, Global plant strategy, Monitoring, Research, Research training
Countries:
Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia
Conventions:
CBD
Project Summary:
This project will support food security and poverty reduction in Southern Africa improving the management of crop-wild relatives. Valuable traits within crop wild relatives (CWR) are needed to enhance present and future food security for 130 million poor people in southern Africa. Yet CWR are poorly conserved, are threatened, barely accessible to breeders, and generate few benefits for farmers. The project will establish strategic partnerships/networks of protected areas for CWR conservation and use; design mechanisms to enhance the benefits farmers from conserving CWR; increase access to germplasm, and build gendered capacity, underpinning southern-African food security and poverty reduction.


Documents:
Title: 26-023 App (edited)
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2019-09-26 00:00:00

Title: 26-023 HYR1 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2020-08-25 00:00:00

Title: 26-023 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-25 00:00:00

Title: 26-023 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-25 00:00:00

Title: 26-023 HYR2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00