Citizen’s Science approach to climate smart and nutrition sensitive seed value chains for food and nutrition security in Uganda and Ethiopia

Summary

This project aims to out-scale citizen’s science approaches in testing genetic resources from national gene bank and international collections, for climate change adaptation, and nutrition suitability among communities in Uganda and Ethiopia. A citizen’s science approach engages citizens in the collection and analysis of data. The project will build on existing projects that are already utilizing these and other participatory methodologies to identify, test, select and disseminate climate smart varieties of selected crops from national gene banks and international collections to cater for farmers’ needs and their specific geographical locations, climate related challenges, and nutrition needs. The project aims to build capacity in national plant genetic resources systems and enhance collaborative partnerships and private sector engagement in the dissemination of climate smart nutritionally dense varieties.

Details

Project number

W 08.260.307

Main applicant

Dr. P. Gildemacher

Affiliated with

Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen

Duration

01/10/2017 to 30/09/2020