Sally Mallowa is a final year PhD candidate in Alison Robertson’s Lab. She is the 2015 recipient of the APS – Office of International programs, Global Experience Award in the amount of $4,000, in support of her multi-national extension and teaching proposal
The goal of this proposal is to strengthen the knowledge of farmers and students on cassava virus diseases in East Africa. In collaboration with various colleagues, she will organize a training workshop on cassava virus disease field diagnostics at Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), Root and Tuber Crops Program, Kakamega - Kenya (Michael Akhwale, Hannington Obiero, Sandra Ruong’o). Moreover, an undergraduate-level teaching resource on cassava brown streak disease will be developed and then tested at Kenyatta (Nicolas Korir), Chuka (Grace Abucheli and Nairobi (Douglas Miano) Universities in Kenya, and Makerere University (Shahasi Yusuf) in Uganda
The International Institute of tropical agriculture IITA – Tanzania, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Iowa State University will assist with technical support, manuscript writing costs and provide matching funds in addition to those provided by APS-OIP.