African Orphan Crops Consortium
The African Orphan Crops Consortium (AOCC) is an international effort to improve the nutrition, productivity and climatic adaptability of some of Africa's most important food crops, helping to decrease the malnutrition and stunting rife among the continent's rural children.
Mars, Incorporated is a founding member of the AOCC. Learn how they are Unlocking the Potential of Orphan Crops in Africa.
News and Updates
- In June 2015, LGC and the African Orphan Crop Consortium (AOCC) expanded their partnership, using LGC’s proprietary genomic technologies to accelerate crop breeding for members of the AOCC. Read more.
- An Ambitious Genome Sequencing Project Is Tackling Africa's Nutrition Crisis
- Forgotten Crops May Hold Key to Nutritional Security
- UC Davis helps fight stunting in Africa with orphan crops