The audio is an interview with prominent Ghanaian researcher, Dr Joe Berchie who works at CSIR Crops Research Institute based in Kumasi, Ghana. A crop physiologist, Dr Berchie has been conducting research on underutilised crops such as cowpea and bambara groundnut for more than 10 years and there are a number of active projects ongoing at CSIR involving bambara groundnut.
A detailed write up of this interview and the transcript can be found here.
For more information about CSIR, Ghana and the research activities click here.
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Bambara Gronudnut video by Foodskey (Part 1)
Dr Sean Mayes talking about Bambara groundnut research at University of Nottingham Sutton Bonington campus using the control environment glasshouses (FutureCrop).
Bambara Gronudnut video by Foodskey (Part 2)
Dr Sean Mayes and Presidor Kendabie (PhD student) focusing on the harvest of Bambara groundnut, and other Bambara groundnut research activities at University of Nottingham Sutton Bonington. An important issue that needs to be addressed is the effect of photoperiod on pod setting, and hence yield.
University of Nottingham at the Chelsea Flower Show, 2013
Bambara groundnut makes an appearance at the gold-awarded University of Nottingham stand at the Chelsea Flower Show 2013 in London, UK. The stand had a heavy emphasis on food security, including showcasing Crops For the Future and included our own Dr. Sean Mayes and his spouse, Dr Katie Mayes
Crossing in Bambara groundnut
PhD student Presidor Kendabie (University of Nottingham Sutton Bonington campus, UK) explains the challenges of performing crossing in Bambara groundnut.
Bambara Nut ‘Home Made’ Video
An interesting video on how to handle bambara groundnut seeds at home (often referred to simply as bambara bean), from washing and sorting the beans to cooking tips. Used with permission from Fausta Apambire
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria
Staff at the Genetic Resource Center at IITA, headed by Dr Michael Abberton talking about their current efforts to collect and characterise Bambara groundnut, as well as current projects on Bambara groundnut. Visit the official website of the Genetic Resource Center of IITA to learn more
University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale, Ghana.
The video is has 3 main parts:
0:00 – 1:45 Dr George Nyarko talks about Bambara groundnut research at UDS from production to socioeconomics.
1:46 – 11:40 Students with projects on Bambara groundnuts talk about their work
12:18 onward shows scenes from Tamale market
For more info, visit the University of Developmental Studies official website
Bogor Agricultural University (Institut Pertanian Bogor, IPB), Bogor, Indonesia
Prof Dr Satriyas and her colleagues introduce their work on Bambara Groundnut crop improvement . Bambara groundnut has been grown successfully in Indonesia where it is referred to as “Kacang Bogor” (kacang means nut in Indonesian and Malay languages, and Bogor is a province in Indonesia). In Indonesia, immature bambara groundnut seeds are fried and sold as snacks in many markets. For more info, visit the website of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
Songkhla Farm Crops Research Centre, Department of Agriculture, Thailand
Dr Jira Suwanprasert, a bambara groundnut researcher since 1988, takes us to his bambara groundnut fields and explains his role in bambara groundnut research and its importance for Thailand.
Malaysia Agriculture, Horticulture & Agrotourism Show (MAHA 2014)
This video was used to promote BamYIELD, a Crops For the Future (CFF) programme aimed at breeding improved bambara groundnut varieties for food security and local needs. This video also showcases snippets from other videos to showcase the bambara groundnut research community (BamNetwork), and partners of CFF.
The following videos are by Crops For the Future (CFF), a member of BamNetwork. CFF is the world’s first and only research centre dedicated to research on underutilised crops, complementing the research on major crops at CG centres, universities and research centres. On 26th of September 2015, CFF will launch its global headquarters in Malaysia, next to the campus of the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC). For more info on CFF, visit http://www.cropsforthefuture.org/