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Collaborations: CONNECTED Pump Prime Funding Awards Phase Two

Following the second phase of its pump-prime-funded (PPF) programme, the CONNECTED Virus Network is pleased to present an overview of the 11 funded research projects now being undertaken, or shortly to start work.

CONNECTED Pump Prime Funded Research Projects Phase TwoThe projects will be carried out in 11 countries:

  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Mali
  • Nigeria
  • Peru
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • UK
  • USA
  • Zimbabwe

focusing on the following crops

  • Bean
  • Cabbage
  • Cassava
  • Cocoa
  • Cucurbit
  • Groundnut
  • Maize
  • Pepper
  • Tomato
  • Yam

The following 24 institutions will be involved in undertaking the research projects:

  • African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Science, University of Ghana
  • Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe
  • Centre National de Recherche Agronomique, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe
  • East-West Seed, Thailand
  • Fera Science, UK
  • ICRAF (World Agroforestry Center), Cote d’Ivoire
  • International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Kenya
  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria
  • International Potato Center, Peru
  • Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria
  • Makerere University, Uganda
  • Mars Cocoa, USA
  • Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya
  • National Crops Resources Research Institute, Uganda
  • Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK
  • Newcastle University, UK
  • The James Hutton Institute, UK
  • University of Aberdeen, UK
  • University of Cambridge, UK
  • University of Ghana, Soil and Irrigation Research Centre, Ghana
  • University of the West of England, UK
  • World Vegetable Center, Mali

More details about each of the projects and the people involved will be published shortly.

To read more about the nine projects that formed the first phase of the CONNECTED PPF programme, use this link.