UK - Natural Resources Institute
Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich (www.nri.org)
The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) is a specialist institute of the University of Greenwich. Established more than 100 years ago, NRI provides research, consultancy, training and advisory services to underpin sustainable development, economic growth and poverty reduction. The institute has a programme of work focused on post-harvest aspects of tropical root and tuber crops in which research and development activities have been undertaken in Africa, Asia and South America.
NRI will lead the project.
MAIN CONTACT - Project Director: Andrew Westby firstname.lastname@example.org
Ghana - Food Research Institute
The Food Research Institute (FRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research conducts market-oriented applied research in the area of food science and technology and provides technical services and products to the food industry in Ghana. FRI is the lead institution for post-harvest research and development in Ghana, and is the first institute in West Africa to receive accreditation to ISO 17025.
Principle scientific contact: Dr Nanam Tay Dziedzoave email@example.com
Nigeria - Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
FUNAAB is one of the three universities of agriculture established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in January 1988. FUNAAB provides teaching, research and extension services including consultancy, training and advisory services to ensure sustainable agricultural development, income generation and poverty alleviation in Nigeria. They have a programme of work focused on pre- and post- harvest issues on tropical commodities such as cassava, yam and sweet potato as well as other foods, and in other industrial and livestock sectors in Nigeria. Specific skills that FUNAAB will bring to the project include: post-harvest technology, processing, food quality and safety, value chain assessment and enterprise development, all with specific emphasis on tropical root and tuber crops.
Principle scientific contact: Lateef Sanni firstname.lastname@example.org
Tanzania - Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre
TFNC has long experience of working in post-harvest technologies of cassava since 1994. Earlier the organisation in collaboration with NRI, trained and disseminated the low-cost fresh cassava storage technology which assisted farmers and traders selling fresh cassava that could store fresh for a minimum of seven days.
The Centre is a semi-autonomous government institution under the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, established by Tanzania Food and Nutrition Act Number 24 of 1973. TFNC is recognised for generating and coordinating intiatives that enable Tanzania to become a well-nourished nation. It aims to provide expert guidance to actors at various levels through research, advocacy, education and training, for the provision of quality nutrition services to the Tanzania community in the prevention and control of all forms of malnutrition.
MAIN CONTACT: Grace Mahende email@example.com
Uganda - Africa Innovations Institute
AFRII bring extensive cassava production and post-harvest, marketing and livelihoods experience. The team in AFRII were responsible for extensive research on cassava improvement in the country. Further, they were responsible for the control of cassava mosaic disease pandemic which devastated the crop in Uganda and the neighbouring countries during the 1990s.
The organisation operates through a well articulated vision, mission and strategy and programmes developed through a participatory and consultative process all aimed at achievement of the millennium development goals and the goals of NEPAD.
MAIN CONTACT: Francis Alacho firstname.lastname@example.org
Malawi - Chancellor College, University of Malawi
Chancellor College, University of Malawi (http://www.chanco.unima.mw/)
Chancellor college under the University of Malawi has been involved in collaborative research and outreach work on cassava for over 20 years with funding from various funding agencies.
The college aims to advance knowledge and to promote wisdom and understanding by engaging in teaching, research, consultancy, outreach and by making provision for the dissemination, promotion and preservation of learning responsive to the needs of Malawi and the world.
MAIN CONTACT: Vito Sandifolo email@example.com