The International Programmes office coordinates Rothamsted’s international research collaborations. Where we have relationships in countries that involve multiple organisations across several disciplines we will typically establish a ‘centre’ to act as a coordinating mechanism under which to manage and leverage activities. Where relationships are with individual organisations or restricted to one or two Rothamsted research groups a simpler institute-institute agreement will normally suffice as a governance mechanism.
We currently have collaborations in the following countries:
We have a long history of collaboration in China involving many of China’s leading research organisations.
We are currently consolidating our collaborations in India through activities such as the Indo-UK Centre for the Improvement of Nitrogen use Efficiency in Wheat (INEW).
We have a long history of successful collaboration in Brazil and have recently consolidated our interactions with Embrapa under the banner of the ASA.
We are working towards establishing a centre with partners in Kenya and towards expanding our research activities in East Africa, particularly in the areas of Chemical ecology, soil science and crop nutrition.
We are working towards:
• establishing a centre with partners in Kenya, and
• expanding our research activities in East Africa, particularly in the areas of Chemical ecology, soil science and crop nutrition.