Training course on Value Chain Research on Neglected and Underutilized Species of Plants
Neglected and underutilized plant species (NUS) include hundreds of locally domesticated and wild species which are rich in nutrients and adapted to low-input agriculture. Such local and traditional foods contribute to dietary diversity and play a key role in supporting rural livelihoods.
The overall aim of the training course is to improve the quality and effectiveness of applied research on value chains of priority NUS crops in West Africa. Specifically, the course aims to increase young scientists’ understanding and awareness of methods for conducting research on the value chain on NUS crops from seeds and genetic resources to the consumer, “farm-to-fork”.
24-28 September 2012
Deadline for applications:
5 August 2012
- Bioversity International
- The Plant Genetic Resources Research Institute, Ghana
- Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)
Eligible candidates should be nationals of and living in Benin, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria or Senegal. Please send your applications to this email. They should contain application form, including an abstract/research note of not more than 400 words and a curriculum vitae.
Source: Bioversity International
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