Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE) - Prior to 2012

Chickens as a possible reservoir for urinary tract infections in humans

About 60% all of human infections in the world are caused by zoonotic pathogens transmitted typically by direct contact to animals or through faecally contaminated foods. Smallholder farmers in rural…
Total grant
331,512

Using PES to Secure Livelihoods and Environmental Services in Coffee Agro forests

Nearly half of the world’s 25 million coffee farmers are smallholder farmers who depend on coffee production as their main source of income. They often produce coffee in shade systems, i.e. coffee…
Total grant
221,587

Epidemiology of avian influenza in Vietnam - the role of ducks and survival of virus in water

The broad objective was to study the epidemiology of avian influenza (AI) in Vietnam – following the ongoing outbreak of AI in many provinces of the country. The project primarily focused on the role…
Total grant
1,147,095

Watermelons for life: The potential of indigenous African genetic resources

Genetic resources of indigenous plant species are important for crop and diet diversity. Watermelon originates from Africa, and indigenous genetic resources have potential both as a source of protein…
Total grant
5,619,188

Integrated disease and nutrient management in intensive rice production systems in Vietnam

The project involves a multidisciplinary systems approach to improve rice production and quality in the Mekong River Delta of Vietnam. The work is arranged in seven different work packages (WPs). WP1…
Total grant
10,000,000

Health systems: Nutritional interventions to high-risk groups in low-income countries

The aim of the project is to improve nutrition and health among vulnerable groups, such as women and children, and patients with HIV and tuberculosis (TB), by developing and testing nutritional…
Total grant
9,503,362

Enhancement of research capacity to control and manage bacterial plant diseases in Eastern Africa

Project LIFE- 731: The primary objective is to strengthen the capacity of partner institutions in Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique to conduct research on control and management of bacterial diseases of…
Total grant
5,400,483

Forest Management for Timber and Non-Timber Products in the Tropical Lowlands of Bolivia (FOMABO)

The project will be finalised by mid 2011. Its objective has been to contribute to the development of training and research capacity supporting a sustainable forest management and planning in Bolivia.…
Total grant
9,373,704

Capability Building for Research and Development in Traditional Fermented Processing in West Africa

The project aims through research, education, training, and other forms of logistical support to build capability in selected institutions in West Africa to contribute to national development by…
Total grant
7,715,885

Metal Accumulation and Food Safety in waste water-fed Aquatic Production Systems in Cambodia and Vietnam

Untreated wastewater is used for irrigation of aquatic food production systems in areas surrounding the major cities in Southeast Asia. This has given rise to a concern that toxic metals could…
Total grant
2,427,648

Improvement of the nutritional value of cassava: high storage protein, no toxins

The overall aim is to improve the general health status of rural and poor populations in tropical and sub-tropical regions where cassava is the main tuber crop. The cassava tuber is rich in starch but…
No country specified
Total grant
4,000,079

Hunting for the benefit of Joint Forest Management and Locally-based Monitoring in Tanzania

This project investigates the outcome of Joint Forest Management (JFM) and Locally-based Monitoring (LBM) in two locations in the Udzungwa Mountains of the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot in…
Total grant
2,760,273