PROTA stands for Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. It is an international documentation programme on the 7,000 useful plants of Tropical Africa.
PROTA synthesizes dispersed information, makes it readily available in various forms and stimulates its use for extension, education, research, development and governance.
PROTA contributes to greater awareness and sustainable use of the world heritage of African useful plants, with due respect for traditional knowledge and intellectual property rights.
PROTA is registered as a not-for-profit Foundation in the Netherlands and as an international NGO in Kenya: one programme, two legal entities.