A mid term review (MTR) of the Darwin Initiative Project titled Africulture Centre (14-050) was commissioned and took place in January 2007. The Africulture Centre Project was led by GardenAfrica in partnership with Umthathi, in collaboration with of a number of United Kingdom and Republic of South Africa based organisations. The MTR was conducted by Fonda Lewis of the Institute of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Edinburgh Centre for Tropical Forests (ECTF). The main aim of the MTR was to assess progress, achievements and future direction of the Africulture Centre Initiative against the logframe. The MTR also included a follow up on issues raised in the review of interim and annual reports, recommendations on follow up activities as well as lessons learned that will inform the overall execution and achievements of the Darwin Initiative.