Manager, Africa Rising West Africa and East / Southern Africa
Tel: +234 0700800IITA, +1 201 6336094 , Ext. 2293
Station: Nigeria (Ibadan)
Prior to joining IITA, she worked in various capacities in IPM projects for Germany Technical Cooperation (GTZ). During her posting in Malawi (1992-2002) as advisor to the Department of Agricultural Research and Technical Services, she collaborated closely with IITA, ICIPE and ICRISAT within the joint bio-control and fi eld research programs. After the enactment of the Malawi Pesticides Bill, the project she was leading actively supported the establishment of the Pesticides Control Board, of which she became its advisor. She was also an active member of the FAO-led IPM Task Force in Malawi. Since 2002, she was with Bioversity International at the headquarters in Rome, Italy as t he coordinator of the Global Facilitation Unit for Underutilized Species (GFU). She started her career as a research assistant at the University of Honenheim in Germany from December 1983 to May 1986.