New Use Agriculture and Natural Plant Products 

 NUANPP at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey focuses on the development of new crops, the identification of new bioactive compounds, new uses of plants and plant products, and the botanical standardization of phytomedicines


This program seeks to bring together botany, ethnobotany, environmental science horticulture, agronomy, genetics, chemistry, food science, medicinal chemistry into a single unique program to develop new crop production, processing, product standardization, to identify new bioactive compounds that are of potential health or commercial interest.

with our international partners we are able to develop women’s programs to provide means for sustainable economic development

The Women Of Nsongwe was directed, filmed and edited by Rutgers Center for Digital Film-making student Jean-Paul Issacs in Zambia, Africa. Narrated by rural women in southern Zambia, this short film features the USAID funded research of Professor Jim Simon and his African based NGO ASNAPP-Zambia team, providing women farmers with the means to economic independence.

Our program is currently working formally in over five different African countries providing technical support and expertise in plant improvement, germplasm evaluation, chemistry, quality control and the introduction of new technologies.