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A new issue of KT's newsletter has been published. We dedicate this issue to our KT alumni! We are very proud to have funded 49 PhD and 58 MSc degrees to this date.



KT would like to wish Cynthia the best of luck as she leaves us! Cynthia has been with KT for 6.5 years working as Science Project Officer, latest for the charity's African Cowpea Programme (ACP). 

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The Kirkhouse Trust (KT) is pleased to announce the publication of  a peer-reviewed manuscript reviewing two decades of research activities funded by KT. This publication  “The Kirkhouse Trust: Successes and Challenges in Twenty Years of Supporting Independent, Contemporary Grain Legume Breeding Projects in India and African Countries” is available at the link below. This article belongs to the plant journal Special Issue Food Security: Successes and Struggles of Impact-Focused Crop Improvement Projects.

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The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and Save the Children have published a book of case studies illustrating systems solutions for climate change. The Kirkhouse Trust SCIO contributed one of these: "Food security and resilience using a small-scale funding model". To read this publication please follow the link below.

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Thank you to everyone who attended the second Annual meeting for the Combined KT projects which was held in Arusha, Tanzania on 17th - 21st June 2024! Meeting presentations and agenda will follow shortly.

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Prof. (Dr.) B. R. Choudhary 

(2nd April 1961 – 12th June 2024)

With deep sorrow the Kirkhouse Trust (KT) announces the sudden passing of Prof. (Dr.) B. R. Choudhary, the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of the Agriculture University, Jodhpur, on the 12th June 2023. Dr. Choudhary served this university for over 29 years in different capacities. He always placed his responsibilities and colleagues before himself, and a rare quality to find.

Dr. Choudhary was a strong supporter of KT’s Stress Tolerant Orphan Legume (STOL) programme in India and we are going to miss him each day of our work. On behalf of the STOL team, we wish to express our great sadness and shock on hearing of Dr. Choudhary passing.

Our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy. Our thoughts are with his family in these challenging times.

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