Links to Root and Tuber Crop Projects
There are a number of related projects that involve several partner organisations of the ISTRC.
Tropical Roots (EUACP) www.nri.org/projects/tropicalroots
With a duration of 36 months this EU ACP Science and Technology project seeks to strengthen the science and technology capacity of early career scientists in ACP countries to undertake research on tropical root and tuber crops to support socio-economic development.
The International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation, established in 1919. Its objectives are:
- to promote the study of biological sciences
- to initiate, facilitate and coordinate research and other scientific activities necessitating international, interdisciplinary cooperation
- to ensure the discussion and dissemination of the results of cooperative research, particularly in connection with IUBS scientific programmes
- to support the organisation of international conferences and assist in the publication of their reports.
Gratitude (Gains from Losses of Roots and Tuber Crops), led by the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich UK, and in collaboration with 15 other organisations, will help find solutions that will reduce waste from post-harvest losses of root and tuber crops and turn unavoidable waste into something of value.
Cassava : Adding Value for Africa (C:AVA)
Cassava : Adding Value for Africa (C:AVA) www.cava.nri.org
This project will develop value chains for High Quality Cassava Flour (HQCF) in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria and Malawi to improve the livelihoods and incomes of small-holder households as direct beneficiaries including women and disadvantaged groups. It will promote the use of HQCF as a versatile raw material for which diverse markets exist. The project is led by the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich, working closely with: University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria; Food Research Institute, Ghana; Tanzania Food and Nutrition, Tanzania; Africa Innovations Institute, Uganda; and Chancellor College, University of Malawi and a range of other partners.