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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Expanded Plantings and Documentation of Native Fruits and Nuts at the Agriculture University of Tirana

Location: National Germplasm Resources

Project Number: 1245-21000-272-04
Project Type: Grant

Start Date: Aug 15, 2011
End Date: Aug 14, 2016

Objective:
To fund a benefit-sharing project in Albania for providing access to U.S. scientists to their plant genetic resources. To fund the Floristic expertise and Translator components of the joint U.S.-Albania plant exploration in Albania for temperate and subtropical, cultivated and wild, fruits and nuts scheduled for September 2011.

Approach:
Funds will be used to expand the collection of fruits and nuts in the plantings of the Agriculture University of Tirana to include germplasm collected during the 2011 Joint U.S. – Albania Plant Exploration for Fruits and Nuts. Also supported is the documentation of this and other native germplasm in botanical and conservation databases in Albania.

Last Modified: 10/1/2014
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