Global Engagement in Action

June 9, 2012
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Cocoa plant farmer, microscopic view of bacteria and a lemur.

Highlights from the Canada-Africa Research Exchange Grants (CAREG) pilot program (2010–2012).

The eight projects highlighted include:

  • Fighting loss of water and sedimentation in Algeria
  • Developing new biocontrols to fight brown rot in cocoa plants in Cameroon
  • Exploring at producing affordable biodiesals in Ghana
  • Enhancing maternal child health in Kenya
  • Protecting biodiversity against climate change in Madagascar
  • Sharing knowledge of climate change among farmers in Ghana
  • Pursuing jatropha oil as a sustainable biofuel in Mali
  • Transforming lignocellulose materials into biodegradable packaging in Morocco

The aim of the program is to strengthen international partnerships and bring together emerging networks among academic researchers from Canada and Africa.

With the support of

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Tagged:  Global connections, Research and innovation

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