Research Hub of Plant Science and Genetic Resources in East Africa for Next-generation Crops
Founded in 1914, Institute of Plant Science and Resources (IPSR) at Okayama University is leading wild-wide researches focusing on Genetic Resources and Plant Stress Science. Along Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science, IPSR aims in developing a Research Hub in East Africa, to promote international collaboration for next-generation crops that overcome climate change and infertile lands.
- Research projects for developing high-yield crops that tolerate environmental stresses like drought, salinity, limited soil nutrient, and diseases in Kenya and Uganda.
- Workshops, lectures and exchange programs for promoting international scientific collaboration in Plant Stress Science.
- Programs for students and young researchers, such as Africa Day and Internship in Kenya, in which graduate students have opportunities to present their works and communicate in English.