BSSS Member Dr Abdul Rahman contacted the office to request assistance for one of his colleagues. Can you help?
My colleague, Dr Idriss Baggie (email@example.com) is a soil scientist and Senior Research Officer at Rokupr Agricultural Research Centre, Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute. Idriss is interested in developing a research proposal (ENHANCING FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY IN SIERRA LEONE (AND LIBERIA) related to the general theme of sustainable intensification of agricultural systems in sub-Saharan Africa.
The focus would be on lowland rice and Digitaria exilis as the ‘orphan crop’. The challenges would be addressed under the themes:
- Soil Health;
- Integrated soil fertility management;
- Water management – SMART Valley approach; and
- Integrated pest and crop disease management approach.
The major requirement for funding from the UK government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is that the proposal should be led by a Principal Investigator based in the UK, and the participation of Co-Investigators in Africa.
Dr. Baggie is keen to work with a Principal Investigator to develop the proposal.