Kwame Ogero

Kwame is a Regional Research Associate at the International Potato Center (CIP) with a focus on enhancing farmers’ access to quality planting material for sweetpotato. He is involved in efforts geared towards developing sustainable seed systems for sweetpotato in Tanzania. His research is focusing on developing crop-specific models and decision support systems for understanding and managing seed degeneration in sweetpotato. This includes identifying scenarios whereby on-farm management, resistant varieties, and seed replacement management strategies would be most optimal. Kwame is also interested in understanding epidemiology of sweetpotato viruses and how it will vary under different climate change scenarios. He serves on the Committee of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops - Africa Branch (ISTRC – AB) as the East Africa Representative. Before joining CIP, Kwame worked at the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) AfriCenter as a Program Assistant and Liaison Officer for the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB), Kenya Chapter. He holds a MSc. degree in Agronomy from Kenyatta University and a BSc. Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Nairobi, both in Nairobi, Kenya. In addition, he is a PhD student at Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Wageningen, Netherlands.

 

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