International Centre for Underutilized Crops (ICUC)

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History

1992, Southampton (UK), with the assistance of Commonwealth Secretariat - Commonwealth Science Council (CSC), Department for International Development (DFID) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Ceased to exist on merger with Global Facilitation Unit for Underutilized Species (GFU), to become Crops For the Future (CFF), Dec 2008.

Aims

Promote development and commercialization of underutilized crops and species; encourage domestication of wild plant species having the potential to increase the diversity of plants used by mankind for the production of food, medicines and as raw materials for industry.

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Activities

Provides expertise and acts as a collaborative institute for tropical, sub-tropical and temperate crop development. Works in close collaboration with national partners for sustainable technology development for products and marketing of underutilized crops. Conducts research on processing and marketing and value chains of underutilized crops and on underutilized crops as risk buffer for sustainable development. Coordinates Underutilized Tropical Fruits in Asia Network (UTFANET). Convenes symposia.

Structure

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 8 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 14 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Fundamental Sciences
    • Material
  • Plant Life
    • Plants
  • Geography
    • Wild
  • Amenities
    • Food
  • Health Care
    • Pharmacy
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Crops
  • Economics
    • Resource Utilization
  • Harmony
    • Diversity

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

F4600

Last News Received

1. Jun 2008
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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