The Kirkhouse Trust is a small charity registered in Scotland with its main admin office in Oxfordshire. It's current funding focus is "agricultural crop improvement research for the developing world"
Kirkhouse Trust’s activities are geared to strengthening and promoting research skills in the developing world, primarily through funding research projects. It operates by supporting the use of modern molecular methods in Africa and India for the improvement of legume crops. It provides equipment, consumables, training and funding to selected agricultural scientists.
The Trust is currently working with plant breeders in seven West African countries to improve cowpea and in three East African Countries to improve common bean using marker assisted selection. [The Trust also supports a number of legume crop improvement projects outside its main research programmes. ]
Kirkhouse Trust aims to:
- Provide support for research in Africa and India for projects which aim to produce improved varieties of grain legumes.
- Provide support for schemes which link research projects with the training of scientists to strengthen and promote research skills in the developing world.
- Provide support, principally to African and Indian scientists, through scholarships, fellowships, training courses and attendance at international conferences.
Established: September 2000
Board members: 4
Full time staff: 7
Part time staff: 3
Phone number: 01865845053
Address: Unit 15, Mead Road, Oxford Industrial Estate, Yarnton, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1QUView charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website