Alice Muchugi speaks on Warbugia urgandesis
Alice Muchugi from the World Agroforestry Centre was recently interviewed by Kenya Broadcasting Cooperation on the different uses of Warbugia urgandesis. This medicinal tree has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Demand for its bark means the tree has been domesticated for on-farm production. However, there are some concerns that this may limit genetic variation within the species which could threaten its future survival. The World Agroforestry Centre is investigating the variation between on-farm stands of Warburgia urgandesis and populations in natural forests in order to guide germplasm collection for future conservation and domestication strategies.