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Malawian grad students present at APRES

Several master’s degree students from Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources attended the 49th annual American Peanut Research and Education Society meeting recently in Albuquerque, N.M., with Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab support.

The Malawian student researchers presented their findings in agronomy, engineering and food science disciplines to meeting attendees. Aggrey Gama, a Malawian food scientist working toward a doctorate at the University of Georgia with PMIL support, also presented at the meeting.

Last year, several graduate students from Ghana presented at the APRES meeting held in Clearwater, Fla.

“This was a great experience both for myself and the students. We met other scientists in the area, as well as exploring emerging issues in peanut science,” said Agnes Mwangwela, the dean of Food Science and Technology at LUANAR.


Malawian group at APRESFrom left to right: Lydia Mkandawire (MSc, Agronomy); Chikondi Magombo (MSc, Food Science and Technology); Monica Chimbaza (MSc, Ag Engineering); Tiwonge Longwe (MSc., Food Science and Technology); Dean Agnes Mwangwela; Clara Kasakula (MSc, Food Science and Technology); and Aggrey Gama (PhD, Food Science)
Magomba at APRESMalawian master's student Chikondi Magomba presents a poster at the American Peanut Research and Education Society meeting in Albuquerque, N.M. in July.
Kasakula at APRESClara Kasakula, a food science master's student from Malawi, talks with Tim Brenneman, a plant pathologist and co-PI on PMIL's value chain project in Haiti.
Gama at APRESAggrey Gama, a PhD student from Malawi studying at the University of Georgia, presents a poster at the American Peanut Research and Education Society meeting in Albuquerque, N.M. in July.