Our Current Students
Sodedji Frejus Ariel Kpedetin
Fréjus is particularly interested in harnessing the power of both modern and conventional breeding tools to reduce the huge yield loss associated with pod borer infestation in cowpea. His Ph.D. research will provide a road map to develop demand-led cowpea varieties with resistance to insect pests, for the benefit of African communities, which heavily depend on cowpea for their protein intake. Fréjus seeks to develop his capacities to become an outstanding plant scientist capable of propelling Africa transformation through the development of end users preferred technologies, and research publications to increase Africa’s share in the global knowledge development.
Sylvia Wairimu Maina
Sylvia is working on local medicinal plants used by traditional healers in treating goat plague disease. Through screening she will determine the presence of naturally produced compounds with inhibitory activity against the virus.
Her research is projected towards:-
- Promoting agriculture sustainability by minimizing production losses from animal disease
- Demonstrating significance of medicinal plants and documentation of traditional knowledge
Her research will possibly permit identification of lead compounds whose beneficial effects can be optimized and side effects minimized.
Tchicaya Loemba Aldé Belgard
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
The objective of the study is to know the nutritional intake of OFSP on the population of Korhogo and suggest a specific diet for children (less than six months). Our research will provide recovery food for malnourished children.