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United Nations University - Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA)
Title: United Nations University - Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA)
URL: http://unu.edu/about/unu-system/inra
Creator: United Nations University / Institute for Natural Ressources in Africa
Abstract: UNU-INRA undertakes research, education and information-sharing activities that
* advance food security by challenging African scientists to collaborate with UNU-INRA to: (a) develop new knowledge and validate/disseminate the indigenous knowledge of African farmers, herders and forest dwellers, (b) add value to Africa's primary products through applied science and technology and (c) focus on education and training of young scientists in cutting-edge science.
* Link natural resource knowledge to policy formulation, problem-solving, and long-term planning processes.
* Emphasize the critical role played by African women in the conservation and management of natural resources.
Currently, UNU-INRA's activities focus on four main thematic areas:(1) Climate, water, land, (2) Biodiversity, medicinal plants, (3) Innovations, socio-economics, policy, and (4) Capacity building [according to site editor's information]
Keywords: Africa; Agronomy; Food supply security; Universities; Natural resources
Countries: Africa. General Resources
Subject areas: Education & Academia ยป Higher Education & Research Institutions
Location of the site's editor: Ghana
Resource type: Universities and Departments;
International and supranational Organisations
Language: English
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