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Since 2002 Trust research grants have been provided to universities and national agricultural institutions in West Africa, East Africa and India. Please click on the markers in the map above or visit our projects page for further information.

Success Stories

  • Molecular biology and pathology labs have been established in Africa in conjunction with research projects.
  • Resistance to the parasitic weed Striga gesneroides has been successfully introduced into several varieties of cowpea now being distributed to farmers in Burkina Faso and Nigeria.

What We Do

The Kirkhouse Trust is a charity which funds agricultural research projects linked to the training of scientists.
All projects supported by the Trust focus on crop improvement research using modern molecular methods, such as marker assisted selection. The Trust focuses its support on improving locally important legume crops such as cowpea, and common bean.

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Latest News & Events

24/03/2017:
The Safety Data Sheets for Ammonium Acetate, Chloroform-Isoamyl Alcohol 24-1, FTA Purification Reagent, and Lactic Acid have been updated. Please click here to view the full list of available documents.
24/02/2017:
Three new battery backup equipment manuals have been added to the website. Please click here to view the full list of available documents.
07/02/2017:
The Dixons ST1528 Autoclave equipment manual has been added to the website. Please click here to view the full list of available documents.
03/02/2017:
The sixth issue of the KT Newsletter; "Kirkhouse Times" is now available for download from this page. If you have already signed up to our mailing list, a copy will be automatically mailed to you. If you have not yet signed up, you can do so by clicking here, and submitting the short online form.
28/10/2016:
Five new equipment and consumables manuals have been added to the website (one centrifuge, one thermal cycler and three DNA ladders). Please click here to view the full list of available documents.