Professional qualifications: BSc in Agriculture (researched on Cassava mosaic disease), MSc in crop sciences (researched on bean agronomy and management of fungal root rots) and currently undertaking a PhD study on "Agro-ecological intensification of banana production systems currently under the stress of banana bacterial wilt.
Host pathogen interactions
Describe past or present professional activities relevant to bananas:
Over the past seven years I have been involved in research on: the epidemiology and management of Xanthomonas wilt of banana (XW); Musa germplasm diversity collection, characterisation and evaluation in east and central African region. I am also involved in studies to map the risk of XW in the region and other banana growing areas of Africa, XW impacts on land use and key ecosystem services and agro-ecological intensification strategies for improving banana systems.