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Kristin Marie Lassen

Kristin Marie Lassen

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I am a PhD student at Forest & Landscape Denmark since October 2010. The title of my research is "Pollination strategies to increase productivity", and the two species concerned are Parkia biglobosa (African locust bean) and Vitellaria paradoxa (Shea). I am conducting fieldwork in Burkina Faso in cooperation with the local research institution on forests seeds, CNSF (Centre National de Semences Forestières).

Both species are popular fruit trees, and the goal of the research is to increase the fruit production through a greater knowledge of their pollination systems.

Furthermore, I will investigate whether the production can be optimised qualitatively (i.e. sweeter Parkia fruits and Shea nuts with a higher oil content).

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