Welcome to
JR Biotek Foundation

We are a charitable (501c3) organisation established to train, upskill and empower Africa’s emerging agricultural research scientists to develop and lead high-impact research projects tailored to effectively address food and nutrition insecurity in African countries.

JR BioTek Vision

Our Vision

To strengthen agricultural research capacity in African nations by equipping present and future scientists with the right skillset, tools and avenues to establish powerful networks and collaborations for advancing innovative research projects aimed at achieving food and nutrition security in Africa.

Our Approach

We bridge the gaps between theoretical and practical knowledge in modern biosciences by listening and understanding the research needs of African researchers and co-developing high-quality content for research training that gives them the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence to produce excellent and highly impactful research outcomes that address local needs.

JR BioTek Approach

Our Programs

R&T Program

Reach & Teach Science in Africa

A capacity building initiative developed to reach, teach and provide Africa-based agricultural researchers with the right skills and opportunities to develop and lead high-impact research that addresses food and nutrition insecurity in African countries.

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Bio-innovation for Africa Project Co-Creation

Bio-innovation for Africa Project Co-Creation

An entrepreneurship-focused initiative that challenges African early-career researchers to co-create concepts that deliver projects and initiatives aimed at solving some of the most pressing challenges faced on the continent, especially food and nutrition insecurity.

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African Bioscience Mentoring Scheme

African Bioscience Mentoring Scheme

An initiative designed to provide high-quality peer-to-peer 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 group of dedicated and highly skilled agricultural researchers based in over 100 Universities and research institutes in 30+ African countries. Our alumni are outstanding scientists and ECRs 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 means a lot to us! It will help us develop and provide quality bioscience education, scientific laboratory training, and research career development opportunities to students, teachers and early-career scientists in Africa. Thank you so much once again for your kind support.