Rothamsted International
African Fellows Programme


Achille Assogbadjo, Universite d'Abomey-Calavi, Benin

After his Fellowship, Achille was granted a Vavilov Frankel Fellowship to continue investigations on baobab in other West African countries.

The purpose is to develop strategies for better use of the species for the benefit of local people. His institute has been included as part of a European Union project grant (£2M) that will develop a four year agroforestry programme on baobab for West Africa.


Nompumelelo Matole ("Mpumi")

The genetic variation that Achille documented among and between populations of Benin baobabs will provide information that ensures sampling strategies are conserved on farms, in the wild and in gene banks.

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