NRI Cassava Programme

PhD students at NRI and their project titles

Thomas Adadu Omachi
Microfinance as an Appendage Source in Financing the Agricultural Sector in Nigeria: A Case Study of Nigeria’s Cassava Middle Belt Region (North Central)

Gerald Akachi Otti
To identify CBSD-resistant cassava germplasm and genes

Jackie Atim
Whitefly resistance genes in wild cassava, Latin American and African genotypes.

Peter Beine
An economic assessment of the impact of improved cassava varieties and cassava seed delivery system on household production and welfare in Uganda

Lora Forsythe
The impact of staple crop value chain participation on the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Nigeria and Malawi

Saptarshi Ghosh
Understanding the mechanism and role of Wolbachia invasion in cassava whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) in SSA

Sumesh Kakkunnath
Identification and characterisation of cassava genes conferring resistance to cassava brown streak virus.

Siji Kavil
Understanding how insects thrive on cyanogenic cassava plants

Tadeo Kaweesi
Cassava utilization interference using dehydration and symbiont genes

Habibu Mugerwa
Molecular characterisation of cassava-colonising populations of the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci

Annet Namuddu
Cassava-utilisation interference using detoxification genes

Erica Zonese Ngwensang
Understanding the mechanism and genes in cassava varieties resistant to CMD

Joachim Nwezeobi
Transcriptomic and genomic studies of African cassava whitefly

Barbara Ofori-Kyere
An Inquiry into the Current and Future Impacts of Climate Change on Ghanaian Crop Farmers and the Possibilities for Adaptation: A Case Study of two Districts in Ghana