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The following links are various scientific articles and webpages that may be of benefit to students and scientists:

  • AATF: The African Agricultural Technology Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates and promotes public / private partnerships for the access and delivery of appropriate agricultural technologies for sustainable use by smallholder farmers in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) through innovative partnerships and effective stewardship along the entire value chain.

  • AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture): AGORA is a program to provide free or low cost access to major scientific journals in agriculture and related biological, environmental and social sciences to public institutions in developing countries. The AGORA program was set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) together with major publishers. AGORA is a digital library collection of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences journals. Institutions wishing to use AGORA must register with FAO. Access to AGORA is password controlled, and upon successful completion of the registration process, your institution's library will receive a password that can be used by all students, faculty and/or staff at your institution.
    You can e-mail AGORA at for further information, and to find out about eligibility.

  • AgDevCo: A not-for-profit distribution agricultural development company operating in sub-Saharan Africa. Acting as principal, it invests "social venture capital" to create commercially viable agribusiness investment opportunities, bringing them to the point where they can attract private investment from domestic and overseas investors. The Trust's Trustee; Daniel Hulls is the CEO of AgDevCo.

  • AGRA: The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa works to achieve a food secure and prosperous Africa through the promotion of rapid, sustainable agricultural growth based on smallholder farmers.

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: A charity which has to date, committed more than US$2 billion to agricultural development efforts, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The foundation invests in key strategic areas to help address the challenges and local realities faced by farming families in the developing world.

  • British Council: A charity which aims to improve relationships and understanding between different cultures throughout the world. It helps support people from different parts of the world to work on community based projects, aiding understanding and learning through first hand experiences.

  • CIAT: The International Center for Tropical Agriculture significantly contributes to major global initiatives that seek to reduce rural poverty, strengthen food security, improve human health and nutrition, and sustainably manage natural resources throughout the developing world.

  • Cornell University: The University is involved with agricultural research in Africa, and the Trust has collaborated with Cornell to run a training course in Ghana and has accommodated a scientist funded by the Trust for a sabbatical.

  • Edina Trust: The 'sister' charity of the Kirkhouse Trust. The charity provides small grants to aid education in science (primarily for schools) within various parts of the UK.

  • University of Embu: An institution in South Central Kenya. The Trust has supported French bean research and PhD students at this institute.

  • Gatsby Charitable Foundation: This charity is an endowed grant-making Trust and gives money to other charitable causes. It focuses on plant science and eduction within the science and engineering disciplines.

  • Office Of The Scottish Charity Register (OSCR): The Kirkhouse Trust is a charity registered under OSCR. OSCR is an organisation set up to regluate charities and ensure that the Trustees are aware of their statutory responsibilities with regard to spending public money effectively.

  • Rockefeller University: Based in New York, the Rockefeller University is an institution which focuses its research on biomedical research. Originally funded by John D. Rockefeller in 1901 it has previously been headed by Sir Paul Nurse, who is also one of the Kirkhouse Trust's Trustees.

  • UC Davis: The University of California, Davis frequently accommodates students sponsored by the Trust for training. Trust consultant Dr Paul Gepts is based at the University and Trust sponsored students usually get to work within Paul's labs.

  • University of Edinburgh: Professor Adrian Bird is based here as a Professor of Genetics. He is one of the four Trustees associated with the Kirkhouse Trust.

  • University of Virginia: The University frequently accommodates students sponsored by the Trust for training. Trust consultant Dr Mike Timko is based at the University and Trust sponsored students usually get to work within Mike's labs.

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