Call for training in Research Design and Data Analysis with focus on underutilized crops research. Accra, Ghana

The International Foundation for Science (IFS), Bioversity International, RUFORUM, and the Plant Genetic Resources Institute, Ghana, will conduct a training workshop on Research Design and Data Analysis with focus on underutilized crops research. The course will be held in Accra, Ghana on 25-29th July, 2011. Young scientists from Benin, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal are […]

An idea for adaptation to climate changes in villages adjoining the Teesta River at Lalmonirhat district, Bangladesh

By Fardous Mohammad Safiul Azam River bank erosion is one of the common phenomenons in the northern part of Bangladesh, which includes Rangpur, Lalmonirhat, Gaibandha, Nilphamari and Kurigram districts. The villagers, (whose life mainly depends on agriculture) living beside the Teesta river that runs through in Lalmonirhat district, are one of the direct victims of […]

Monkey kola: in need of domestication of the rich underutilized indigenous fruits of Southeast Nigeria

By J. U. Ogbu, E. C. Umeokechukwu and B.A. Essien A report on a research study conducted to assess the nutrional contents of the Nigerian Monkey Cola spp which belongs to the family Sterculiaceae. This study was conducted to answer the missing information about this highly known yet underutilised species. Read the full article.

Workshop on Experimental Design and Data Analysis with focus on underutilized crops research

A training event  that will be conducted  by the International Foundation for science (IFS), Bioversity International, RUFORUM and other partners between August 23 and 27th, 2010. The course will be held in Entebbe, Uganda. Candidates only from the following countries will be considered: Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Ethiopia and Mozambique. Applications from people working on inter-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder […]

International Workshop on Statistical and Spatial Analysis of Diversity Data: Towards a Better Understanding and Use of Underutilized Plant and Tree Genetic Resources’. Bamako, Mali

The objective of the Workshop is to strengthen the capacity of young scientists to use statistical, GIS and modeling techniques for analysis of diversity data on underutilized plants and tree genetic resources. The knowledge to analyse plant morphological/molecular diversity, distribution and relationships with the environment will be provided by using modern state-of-the-art tools. Practical exercises […]