WHAT WE DO
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!
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.
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!