Project

Census, ecology and creation of communal gardens of medicinal plants and ecotourism

Duration
01 July 2016 → 31 December 2020
Funding
Federal funding: VLIR-UOS
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
 
Project description

The objective of this project is to identify, study the ecology of medicinal plants and create a large central garden, pilot and 4 small community gardens in surrounding villages. This will make it possible to train locally a Master, two graduates, three graduates and traditional healers for the production of ecological publications and management of ecosystems. This will strengthen the research and teaching capacity in ethnobotany in the DRC through collaboration between Flemish and Congolese universities.