Borlaug LEAP Fellows will present their perspectives from a book they are editing, The Future of African Agriculture: Perspectives from the Next Generation of African Scientists. The book is showcasing the opportunities for Africa’s future in the midst of on-going challenges through current research and from the viewpoint of young African scientists. Seven former Fellows, now serving as editors on the book, will present current research in the context of the book. Through presentation and panel discussion, the speakers will cover the three main book topics, “Africa Rising – small farmers feeding the continent”, “Biotechnological advancement as a tool to enhance agricultural productivity in Africa” and “Opportunities and challenges in Africa’s agriculture in 2050 and beyond". After two brief presentations, the Fellows will engage with the audience in a panel discussion. Speakers will represent both academic and government research institutes in seven different African countries (Togo, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Mali).
The event will be held at PES 3001 (Plant and Environmental Science Bldg.), University of California, Davis on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm.
Presenters and Panel:
Dr. Senorpe Asem-Hiablie, Ghana. Post-doctoral Researcher, USDA-ARS
Dr. Dawd Gashu, Ethiopia. Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Addis Ababa University
Mr. Kwevitoukoui Hounkpati, Togo. PhD Candidate, Entomology, University of Georgia
Mr. Mustafa Jibrin, Nigeria. PhD Candidate, Plant Pathology, University of Florida-Gainesville
Dr. Assoumane Maiga, Mali. Professor Advisor, Ministry of Education, Mali
Dr. Mariam Mtunguja, Tanzania. Senior Research Officer, Mikocheni Ag. Research Inst. (MARI)
Ms. Bernice Waweru, Kenya. Research Scientist, Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Org. (KALRO)