Green Resources Innovations for Livelihood Improvement (GRILI) is a collaborative project supported by the Danish Development Agency (DANIDA) through Danida fellowship Center and led by Dr. Faith Philemon Mabiki from the Department of Chemistry and Physics. Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in collaboration with researchers at Nelson Mandela African Institute of science and Technology Tanzania, Institute of Traditional Medicine (MUHAS), The National Institute for Medical Research, Mzumbe University, and the University of Copenhagen is carrying out the research project.
It is using two plant species, Synadenium glaucescens and Commiphora swynnertonii, as model plants for adding value and up-scaling technologies. It is carried out in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania and Manyara region where Synadenium glaucescens, and Commiphora swynnertonii are found in plenty and highly utilized as source of traditional medicine.
Its main objective is to catalyse the socio-economic development and poverty reduction through training, research and expansion of market opportunities of value added Green Resource Products (GRPs) with pharmacological value for livelihood improvement.
Project activities are implemented in four (4) work packages.