Welcome to JR Biotek Foundation
We are dedicated to building excellent scientific capacity by supporting Africa’s next generation of ag-scientists to drive breakthrough research and innovation aimed at ending hunger and malnutrition in African countries as soon as possible.
To unlock Africa’s potential to sustainably feed its rapidly growing population (and the rest of the world) by applying cutting-edge plant bio-technologies to develop resilient farmer and consumer-preferred crop varieties that are adaptable to the rapidly changing climate and agro-ecological systems.
We utilise a grassroot approach to bridge the scientific knowledge, skills and resource gaps that are hampering agricultural research and innovation, particularly in African universities where the next generation of scientists, innovations and leaders are produced.
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.
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.
African PhD Scholars Mentoring Program
Providing high-quality mentoring to support high-achieving and highly motivated PhD students (crop agricultural research) in African universities.
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.
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.