Cassava Breeder / Pathologist
Tel: +255 22 2700092
Dr Kanju obtained his Ph.D. in Plant Breeding from the University of Free State, South Africa. He was by then employed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, Tanzania. His research background includes cassava and sweet potato improvement especially developing new varieties that combine resistance to major biotic and abiotic stresses along with end-user-preferred characteristics.
He has been supervising several projects in East and Southern Africa in collaboration with NARS in Burundi, DR Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.