Proyecto Mezquite, born in January 2019, has secured funds for six projects so far.

Funds from our research come from GCRF (UK Research and Innovation), the British Council (Newton Institutional LInks), the Science and Technology Council of Durango, Mexico, The Mexican National Forest Commission, and Capabilities in Academic-Policy Engagement (CAPE), UK.


GCRF, Networking grant: 1 Jan – 31 Jul 2019

Sustainable and holistic use of mezquite to improve quality of life in developing countries Project description  With this project we aim to begin building a new multinational, interdisciplinary, and inter-sectorial research team, that in future [...]

British Council, UK-INAPI, Mexico 17th Feb 2020- 16th Feb 2021

Mezquite: a means to improving sustainable social, cultural and economic welfare in arid and semi-arid zones of Sinaloa and Mexico. Project description   This project seeks to consolidate and strengthen mezquite knowledge, transfer information between [...]

GCRF, Research grant 1st Aug 2019 – 31 Jul 2020

Studying the use of mezquite to improve welfare of communities in arid and semi-arid zones of the world Project description In this project we are identifying, comparing and investigating nutritional and anti-nutritional properties of mezquite [...]

AHRC, Cultures and Histories of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition – Jan 2020, 1st March 2021- 31st July 2022

Arid ethno-forestry food systems: a wellbeing alternative for communities living in drylands of the world. Project description   The University of Nottingham has partnered with bio-scientists, engineers, government institutions, non-governmental organisations and forestry commissions to [...]

Capabilities in Academic-Policy Engagement (CAPE) – funded Charity Fellowship scheme, 1st April 2023- 31st March 2024

Informing policy of the benefits of supporting small rural communities through international trade and small cooperative organisation: A case study exploring Social Business Network and Etico strategies. Project description The University of Nottingham has partnered [...]