Kenyan genetist Davis Gimode originally wanted to become an engineer. A professor inspired him to consider a different field and that led him to UGA’s Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics, where he is working with world renowned scientists while completing a doctorate.
For master’s student Munsanda Ngulube, the solution to her home country’s low crop productivity starts at the source: the soil itself. With support from the Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab, Ngulube is studying Integrated Soil Fertility Management at the University of Zambia.
A key step in producing a safe peanut crop comes after the nuts are out of the ground, when farmers spread them out to dry. PMIL supported master’s student Monica Chimbaza analyzed traditional drying methods in Malawi to see which works best to prevent aflatoxin contamination.
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