SASSA-SAI - improving the production efficiency of African Eggplant for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa
The 'Sustainable agriculture for sub-Saharan Africa - Solanum aethiopicum improvement' project (SASSA-SAI) aims to improve the production of the African eggplant, Solanum aethiopicum, an important indigenous African crop.
SASSA-SAI is a project between four African partner organisations and NIAB in the UK.
We are grateful to our peers in selecting this project and to our funders for supporting us. Our project is a Global Challenges Research Fund - BBSRC SASSA grant.
- The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) - A £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK government in late 2015 to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries.
- The UKRI - Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government. BBSRC invests in world-class bioscience research and training on behalf of the UK public.
- BBSRC Business Magazine (Winter 2018) - pages 16-17 - Bioscience research tackling global challenges
- Sustainable Agriculture for sub-Saharan African (SASSA) - BBSRC press release (29 August 2018)
- Project meeting - Mukono, Uganda, 30-31 July 2018