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The University of Southampton
Centre for Underutilised Crops


The CUC prioritises high quality interdisciplinary research into underutilised crops contributing to poverty alleviation in an environmentally-sustainable way.

Some of our current and previous targets are:

Some specific projects are listed below with weblinks:

ESPA-assets - research on ecosystem services (ES) for poverty alleviation at the forest-agricultural interface, integrating and developing cutting edge modelling and risk management tools

Underutilised Legume Genomics - Using Next Generation Sequencing to aid in the study, development and use of underutilised legumes for the future

SUPERGEN - The use of food waste instead of crop biomass for bioenergy

Water pump in Malawi
Water pump in Malawi
Variation in seeds
Variation in legume seeds
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