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African Natural Products Network

In the face of rapid population growth, loss of agricultural lands, and insufficient human capacity, RISE-AFNNET works to develop Africa’s rich biodiversity into a natural products industry of social and economic significance. Building on an already active research network of 10 member countries called NAPRECA, RISE-AFNNET expands existing research programs and formalizes educational activities in such natural products (NP) fields as engineering, biochemistry, environmental science, pharmacology, economic development and nutrition. Students work on NP research projects in the context of poverty alleviation, gender equity, and Millennium Development Goals.
Academic Director and Secretariat
Prof. John David Kabasa
Project Manager
Prof. Stevens Kisaka
Prof. Robinson Mdegela
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania