With projects and partnerships going on all over the world it is difficult to know how to describe the breadth of the advice and support provided.
Aside from professional science collaborations and fieldwork, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew plays a significant role as a training agency for many different countries; helping less developed countries to build their capacity for a more sustainable future, and providing direct training in seed collection; controlling the trade in illegal imports; and horticultural skills. The time taken by Kew staff in helping countries like South Africa, Montserrat and Madagascar - to name but three - will make a real difference to their future.
Individuals on the staff assist international charities to raise funds, and in particular, the Director and his wife often host occasions that boost awareness or raise cash for international organisations, such as the African Bore Hole Project.
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