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Darwin Initiative Research Exercise on Community Tree Seeds in Botswana

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Main Project
Project leader:
Dr Hugh Pritchard
Host institutions:
International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI), INRAB - Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Benin, Min of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, Botswana, Centre National de Semences Forestieres - CNSF, Institut National de Recherche Agronomique - CNRA, Forestry Research Centre - FRC - Ethiopia, Forestry Research Institute of Ghana - FORIG, Kenya Forest Research Institute - KEFRI, Forestry Research Institute of Malawi - FRIM, IER - Institut d'Economie Rurale, Mali, Institute National de Recherche Agronomiques - INRAN, Reforestation Project, Tanzania Tree Seed Agency - TTSA, Min of Environment and Forest Resources - Togo, National Forest Authority Tree Seed Centre
Start date:
UK institutions:
RBG Kew - Wakehurst Place
Finish date:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Project description

Note: the descriptions presented for projects approved before 2008 have been extracted from technical descriptions in project documents and were not originally intended for publication.


To enhance the role and capacity of institutes in the conservation and sustainable use of native tree seeds of community value


Training/planning workshop in the UK, 2 regional workshops in Africa and final workshop. In-country research investigation on tree seed conservation techniques. Conduct back-up research and data management (UK). Web-site and publications.


Increased research base for listed species.Increased capability of institutes' staff to undertake and promote / disseminate seed research Increased dialogue between institutes on all aspects relating to tree seeds and conservation targets.

Project documents

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2. [pdf icon] 2nd annual report 2nd annual report 12001 84.05 KB
3. [pdf icon] final report final report 12001 109.51 KB
4. [pdf icon] 1st half year report 1st half year report 12001 27.14 KB
5. [pdf icon] 2nd half year report 2nd half year report 12001 33.41 KB
6. [pdf icon] 3rd half year report 3rd half year report 12001 24.14 KB
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