We’ve been taking a look back at all Team ReDEAL have accomplished during the COVID-19 restrictions so that we can learn from the highs and lows of pandemic research. From field work to lab work and everything in between, virtual meetings and video calls, we’ve had to adapt in every aspect of this project. Over the next few weeks, we will be uploading posts about the research work that has continued to go on despite the world almost grounding to a halt.
In April 2019 the BBSRC announced the award of £7.2 million to eight projects in the theme of Agri-Systems Research to Enhance Livelihoods in Developing Countries, as part of the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). Over £1 million of that was awarded to this project: “Restoring African degraded landscapes with plant biodiversity and livestock management” (BB/S014934/1) with Prof Mariana Rufino, of Lancaster University, as the Principle Investigator. The projects runs for two years and involves collaboration with several partner organisations in Kenya (CIFOR, University of Kabianga, ILRI) and Manchester University in the UK.