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We are seeking to boost the productivity of important legume crops in Africa via the application of marker-assisted breeding. Our strategy is to support scientists in the target countries by providing research grants, laboratories, screen houses, advice, training, equipment and supplies to enable them to use molecular biology tools to support crop improvement. We are also exploring the potential resilience to climate change of underutilised legume species in India and in African countries.

Funding is generally restricted to public sector agricultural research organisations and higher education institutions in target countries.




Dr Francis Kusi has been appointed as the Director of CSIR-SARI at the University of Ghana. Dr Kusi was a former KT PI and is currently a mentor to the project at CSIR-SARI.  Congratulations Dr Kusi!

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Congratulations to Dr Salim Lamini who has officially graduated with a PhD in Plant Biology from the Legon Campus, University of Ghana! Well done Dr Lamini!

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KT would like to wish Antony the best of luck as he leaves us to start a new job! Antony has been with KT for nearly 14 years working as our IT officer and as Project Administrator for the charity's Stress Tolerant Orphan Legume (STOL) projects.



We are very happy to welcome Dr Travis Parker as a member of KT's team of consultants! Dr Parker will provide scientific advice and guidance to the projects of the African Bean Consortium.

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In the spirit of better late than never, we would like to congratulate Ms Julienne Dieu-Donné on being awarded her MSc in 2021 by the University of Maroua!  Her thesis is titled " Test de pureté génétique de quelques lignées de niébé (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp), pour la resistance au Striga gesnerioides (Willd.) dans la region de l’extreme-nord Cameroun".  Well done to Julienne!

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The latest newsletter (Paul Gepts Edition) has just been published to commemorate Professor Gepts' time as a consultant on the African Bean Consortium projects. We wish Professor Gepts a happy retirement!

Main consortia

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African Bean Consortium (ABC)

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West African Cowpea Consortium (WACC)

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Stress Tolerant Orphan Legumes (STOL)

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