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Since 2002 Trust research grants have been provided to universities and national agricultural institutions in West Africa, East Africa and India. Please click on the markers in the map above or visit our "Projects" page for further information.

Success Stories

  • Molecular biology and pathology labs have been established in Africa in conjunction with research projects.
  • Resistance to the parasitic weed Striga gesneroides has been successfully introduced into several varieties of cowpea now being distributed to farmers in Burkina Faso and Nigeria.

What We Do

The Kirkhouse Trust is a charity which funds agricultural research projects linked to the training of scientists.
All projects supported by the Trust focus on crop improvement research using modern molecular methods, such as marker assisted selection. The Trust focuses its support on improving locally important legume crops such as cowpea, and common bean.

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Latest News & Events

29/11/2017:
The seventh issue of the KT Newsletter; "Kirkhouse Times" is now available for download from this page. more...
03/11/2017:
We have updated the "Projects" section of our website to include the French bean project at Embu, Kenya.
11/08/2017:
We have updated the "Projects" section of our website, and added a new page containing information about our seed dissemination projects.
26/05/2017:
Three new equipment manuals have been added to the website. Please click here to view the full list of available documents.
28/04/2017:
A new quarterly seed dissemination report template is available. All seed dissemination project PI's should read this page for further information.