partial funding from the European Commission through
the University of Wales at Bangor, COVOL has begun a
comprehensive ecological, botanical and socioeconomic
study of indigenous management of woodland biodiversity
within the Shea Project area.
the EC-funded INCO
project, COVOL joins 15 counterpart institutions
in Africa and in Europe in collaborative research on
the shea-butter tree. Working directly in partnership
with local farmers, COVOL is conducting the first applied
research to date on the nilotica subspecies.
gained under the Applied Research Component is proudly
'plowed back' into the community in the form of local-language
publications and public forum meetings, for the long-term
conservation of indigenous technical knowledge on local