funded PhD Scholarships in Plan Breeding for Students of
Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi or South Sudan in South
of KwaZulu – Natal, Pietermaritzburg/ South Africa
Centre for Crop Improvement
Please see website below
Beneficiaries:grants are open to students of Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi or South Sudan.
African Centre for Crop Improvement is based on the Pietermaritzburg
campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.
Phase I, the ACCI
was funded by the Rockefeller foundation.
In Phase II, the funds
come from the PASS (Programme for Africa's Seed Systems program in
AGRA, (Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa:
Phase III, existing students will complete their degrees and 17 new
students will be training, with the objective of training plant
breeders to fill gaps in plant breeding capacity in selected
of the objectives of AGRA is to train numerous plant breeders in
Africa, working on developing and releasing new and improved
cultivars of adapted food crops.
aim of African Centre for Crop Improvement is
to train African
plant breeders in Eastern and Southern Africa, on African crops, to
breed better crops using conventional and molecular breeding tools.
focus is on the breeding of African and African grown Crops
(cereals, roots and tubers and pulses) for increased drought
tolerance and improved food security for the poor in Africa
Centre for Crop Improvement at the University of KwaZulu – Natal,
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa offers this prestigious
to young African scientists who are keen to make Plant
involves 1 years of academic studies at the University of KwaZulu –
Natal and 3 years of field research in the student home countries,
at their home institution.
qualify for ACCI
, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:
under 40 years of age
a MSc in either P Breeding , Plant Genetics, Plant
Pathology, Crop Science or Horticultural Science or equivalent
a position in their home country as an agricultural research
scientist in a national agricultural research institution or NGO, or
as a University lecturer.
in African Centre for Crop Improvement crop focus:
breed the following crops:
sorghum, pearl millet, finger millet, rice, and maize.
Cassava, sweet potato.
dry beans, cowpea, groundnuts.
unique crop mix, durum wheat, barley and teff are alternative
research crops for this country only.
from African countries where their research can be expected to lead
e.g. Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.from
one of the following countries: Ethiopia,
Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi or South Sudan.
Breeders from West Africa should apply to the West African Centre
for Crop Improvement (WACCI) at firstname.lastname@example.org,
where a parallel centre has been established at the University of
Ghana, Lagon. Their goals, objectives and operations are very
similar to those of the African Centre for Crop Improvement. Their focus countries are initially
Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger, Mali and Nigeria.
Scholarships Application Method:
informal enquires, please contact
African Centre for Crop Improvement
University of KwaZulu-Natal
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
more Information ACCI Phd Scholarships in Plant
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