Our Projects


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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

14/05/2018:
We have added several new projects to the "Projects" section of our website.
01/05/2018:
Recently, Misgana Mitiku, a Kirkhouse Trust funded MSc student from Hawassa University and the Southern Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) has successfully passed his MSc research studies. more...
30/04/2018:
As of 19th April 2018, the Trust suspended its Training Grant scheme for applicants who do not already have an existing funding relationship with the Trust. Please click here for further information.
03/04/2018:
The Trust has a new privacy notice, which can be found here.
05/03/2018:
Two new equipment manuals have been added to the website. Please click here to view the full list of available documents.