Modern approaches to breeding traditional crops
About the department
Founded in 1970, the Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC) is the oldest and largest university in Benin. The Laboratory of Genetics, Horticulture, and Seed Science at UAC is part of the School of Plant Sciences. It was established to support research and teaching focused on horticulture and seed science.
The lab building was constructed and furnished exclusively using funds raised by students and staff. It is adjacent to about 1 acre of experimental fields that are used to showcase agronomic practices and provide hands-on training to students and community members.
Impact on development
The Laboratory of Genetics, Horticulture, and Seed Science is working with local farmers to develop drought resistant crops and provide more reliable income in the agriculture sector.
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Why Seeding Labs?
UAC is seeking support to better equip its Laboratory of Genetics, Horticulture, and Seed Science, a research and education unit devoted to using the tools of modern science to strengthen agriculture in Benin.
Did you know?
The UAC shipment is Seeding Labs’ first to Benin.