Empowering a new cadre of African crop scientists

To drive breakthrough scientific innovations for achieving food and nutrition security, better health outcomes, economic growth and environmental sustainability.

JR BioTek Vision

Our Vision

To unlock Africa’s potential to sustainably feed its rapidly growing population (and the rest of the world) by equipping African scientists with the right knowledge, skills and networks to accelerate the development of climate-resilient and farmer- and consumer-preferred African crops in an inclusive, timely and eco-friendly manner.

Our Approach

Our grassroots bottom-up approach ensures that we address the chronic scientific limitations hampering scientific creativity, innovations and breakthrough solutions developed by African scientists.

JR BioTek Approach

Our Programs

R&T Program

Reach & Teach Science in Africa

A capacity building initiative equipping African ag-scientists with hands-on experience to advance crop science research for Africa’s sustainable development. 

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Bio-innovation for Africa Project Co-Creation

JR Bio-Venture Creation Project

Empowering African scientists to co-create concepts that deliver projects and initiatives aimed at solving some of the most pressing challenges faced on the continent.

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African Bioscience Mentoring Scheme

African PhD Scholars Mentoring Program

Providing high-quality mentoring to support high-achieving and highly motivated PhD students (crop agricultural research) in African universities.

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JR BioTek Alumni

JR Biotek Alumni Network

A powerful network of dedicated researchers based across 100+ research institutions in over 19 African countries. Our alumni are conducting important research aimed at bringing millions of Africans out of hunger and extreme poverty.

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Your Donations are Appreciated

Thank you for supporting our work and mission to train Africa’s present and future scientists and bioscience industry leaders. Your generous donation will help us to continue to provide high-quality bioscience education, crop research-based laboratory training and mentorship programs aimed at preparing Africa’s next generation of ag-scientists to contribute to food and nutrition security and climate change mitigation in African countries. We appreciate your generous donation.