VicRes Clusters

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#Cluster TitleCluster Description
1Ethnobotany and Indigenous Knowledge Ethnobotany is one of the five clusters funded by VicRes. Currently there are 22 funded projects in the Ethnobotany cluster. Ethnobotany has a potential of leading into new discoveries and value addition of products that can help improve livelihoods . . .
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2Fisheries and Aquaculture TechnologiesAquaculture research in the region is still characterized by paucity of information and knowledge gaps. To successfully address gaps in its development, the cluster needs to provide objective information and undertake informed analysis of scenarios a . . .
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3Natural Resource Management and PlanningThe research projects are focused on improving understanding of the humandevelopment activities interaction, conservation and value addition to natural resources products and services. The key issues being addressed are promotion of non-consumptive u . . .
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4Indigenous & Local-Knowledge ClusterUnder this cluster research activities are focused on conservation of sacred habitats and cultural diversity, the links between belief systems and cultural practices, value addition of handcrafts and the effect of witchcraft on development. This c . . .
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5Land Use Options/Alternative TechnologiesMost research projects under this cluster focus on the land use in the Lake Victoria and the basin. Changes in land use is a key driver of many environmental changes, thus there is a close link between land use, environment and natural resources. . . .
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6Pollution and Heavy MetalsTo be inserted . . .
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7Innovation ProjectsTo be inserted . . .
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