Underutilized Tropical Fruits of Asia Network (UTFANET)

Summary
The Underutilised Tropical Fruits in Asia Network was founded in 1995 as a programme of ICUC with nine member countries (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam). Its objective was to be an effective network to facilitate collaborative partnerships among countries in the region for biodiversity conservation, efficient use of genetic resources, expertise, and technologies and to assist the respective national governments in developing appropriate policies for promoting tropical fruits. Funding from ICUC, the UK National Lottery Charities Board and the Philippine Council for Agriculture Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) provided the resources for research on jackfruit, pummelo and mangosteen development.

Organization
ICUC

Group
Networks

File type
Web Page

Topic
AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING

Keywords
policy, underutilized species

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Underutilized Tropical Fruits of Asia Network (UTFANET) external link


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