The ACP Science and Technology Programme, with the financial support of the European Union, has co-financed a new biochar project which will be coordinated by the University of Udine (Italy).
The project is called "ENERGY, HEALTH, AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS FROM BIOCHAR USE: BUILDING CAPACITIES IN ACP COUNTRIES. Biochar Plus" involves eight partners from seven countries and three distinguished international institutions as associated partners: UNIDO (Austria), African Union (Ethiopia), and Cornell University (USA). ACP countries include African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States.
The main scope of the work includes:
The Biochar Plus Team would know if there are other Institutions/Projects/Associations already operating in Africa who are interested in organizing a summer school (dedicated to University students with International teachers) or a training course, a stakeholders meeting, and/or meetings with policy makers with the goal of strengthening biochar research and its production chain in Africa.
For more detailed information on this project, please download the project write up or see the website at: https://sites.google.com/site/biocharplusproject/home.