Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Using plant science to improve lives
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri is a not-for-profit research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. Scientists at the Danforth Center are engaged in research which will contribute to feeding the hungry, improving human health and preserving and renewing the environment. Thirty percent of our work is dedicated to improving staple crops relied on by people living in the developing world.
Specifically, research is targeted toward increasing crop yields, reducing the need for water and fertilizers, and increasing resistance to drought and disease. Other projects seek to increase the amounts of vitamins, minerals and proteins in crops.
FELCOS Umbria is an association of Local Authorities aiming at promoting sustainable human development through decentralized cooperation. Decentralized cooperation is a effective instrument to support the development processes and to create partnership between South and North of the world.