NRI Cassava Programme

NRI staff and their expertise in cassava

Louise Abayomi
Processing, storage, product development, quality assurance, supply chain management, food safety, waste products

Sarah Arnold
Insect pest and behaviour related to cassava

Aurelie Bechoff
Processing, storage, physico-chemical analyses including texture, sensory analysis

Ben Bennett
Marketing, International trade, value chains, economics

Sophie Bouvaine
Plant Molecular Biology/Virology, Crop pests and diseases

John Colvin
Epidemiology, Integrated Pest & Disease Management, Conventional & Transgenic Crop Resistances, Systematics; Project Management

Claire Coote
Marketing and socio-economics

Lora Forsythe
Gender and monitoring and evaluation

Richard Gibson
Seed systems, viruses, breeding

Maruthi Gowda
Crop pests and diseases, molecular biology and biotechnological applications for crop improvement

Andrew Graffham
Industrial processing, microbiology, food safety, trade and standards

Rebecca Grimsley
Bioassay methods for cassava whitefly

Maaike Hartog
Monitoring and evaluation

Rory Hillocks
Integrated crop management, IPM, disease epidemiology, production for market

Ulrich Kleih
Value chain analyses, market studies

Ravinder Kumar
Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact

Hanneke Lam
Market economics

Richard Lamboll
Climate change and social development

John Linton
Commercialisation of cassava products

Kirsty Malpas
Insectary and glasshouse work

Andrew Marchant
Agricultural engineering

Adrienne Martin
Monitoring and Evaluation, communication, promotion and dissemination, gender

Diego Naziri
Value Chains, economics

Valerie Nelson
Monitoring and evaluation

Ola Ogunyinka
Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact assessment

Gideon Onumah
Finance and market economics

Corinne Rumney
Food quality assessment

Sue Seal
Molecular diagnostics for viruses of root and tuber crops, generation of healthy planting material and quarantine implications

Tanya Stathers
Climate change and postharvest losses

Gillian Summers
Communication, promotion and dissemination

Keith Tomlins
Root and Tuber Crops Programme Leader. President of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops. Processing, storage, consumer acceptance, food safety, waste products.

Andrew Westby
Food technology, processing, microbiology, value chains

Kolawole Adebayo, NRI Visiting Professor
Socio-economics and monitoring and evaluation

Paa-Nii Johnson, NRI Visiting Professor
Food processing and technology

Lateef Sanni, NRI Visiting Professor
Food science and technology

William Otim-Nape, NRI Visiting Professor
Agricultural innovation systems

Nanam Dziedzoave, NRI Visiting Fellow
Food production and quality management