Our team carries out research on the beneficial impacts of plant and fungal diversity on human lives, primarily in Least Developed Countries (LDCs), where nutritional, income, health and biodiversity conservation issues associated with plants and fungi are of paramount importance.
We provide a bridge between applied science and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Our research looks at global plant and fungal diversity to identify, conserve and restore priority indigenous plants and their uses for humanity: food security, human health and livelihoods.
We support local communities in partnership with external organisations worldwide by revealing the potential of neglected and underutilised native species through the conservation and use of seed collections.
With our expertise and knowledge of plant and fungal diversity, we support national institutions to help tackle challenges such as climate change and environmental sustainability. Our projects enable bio economic benefits for local communities.
We share our knowledge with global communities and partners through policy development, conservation and sustainable use programmes.