SPEAKERS

Day 1: PROCESSING, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND MARKET ACCESS

 

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Prof. Agnes W. Mwang'ombe

UoN

Opening Keynote Speech

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Prof. Hamadi I. Boga

PS, MoA

Official Conference Opening

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Prof. Jasper K. Imungi

Independent

Processing And Value Addition

 

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Elijah Mwangi

UoN

Utilization of Cassava Root and By-products As Animal Feed in Taita in Taita Taveta and Kilifi counties. 

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Dr. Francis Wayua

KALRO

Climate-Smart Technologies for Post Harvest Loss and Waste Reduction in Cassava Value Chain in Kenya.

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James Ndambuki

KALRO

Cassava Utilization and Processing in Kenya Review

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Amos Tirra

UoN

Does Marketing Organization Exacerbate Crop Production? Analysis of the Cassava Marketing Value Chain at the Kenyan Coast

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Christine Okoth

Self Help Africa

Cassava Commercialization: Smallholder Opportunities, Lessons Learnt, Challenges and Homegrown Solutions

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Samuel Mwathi

UoN

Postharvest Handling Practices And Utilisation Of Cassava Leaves In Taita Taveta And Kilifi Counties


Day 2: BEST PRACTICE DISSEMINATION, LEARNING AND SCALING UP

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Dr. Lusike Wasilwa

KALRO

Keynote Speech

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Dr. M. Ferguson

IITA

Virus Elimination In Landraces And Elite Cassava Clones And Maintenance Of Clean Stock

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Lynette Kavangi

JKUAT

Stability Analysis For Biomass And Fresh Root Yield Among Cassava Genotypes Evaluated Within Three Diverse Environments In Western Kenya

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Calvin Okungu

Self Help Africa

Cassava Production: Lessons from SHA Kenya Cassava Value Chain Project

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Stephen Magige

MEDA

Experiences/Lessons on Developing Cassava Seed System

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Elizabeth Imbo

Self Help Africa

Nutrition And Gender Mainstreaming In Agriculture

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Paul Kuria

KALRO

Viral Genome Methylation As An Epigenetic Defense Against Cassava Mosaic Geminiviruses

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Rose Kamau

MoA

Farmer Knowledge And Management Practices Of Cassava Arthropod Pests In Coastal Kenya

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Dr. Ruth Amata

KALRO

Performance Of Cassava Genotypes Grown In The Semi Arid Region Of Kiboko In Makueni County


Day 3: INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGIES

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Geoffrey Nyamota

Bountifield Int.

Keynote Speech

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Juma Mohamed

MoA

Closing Remarks

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Dr. B. Kivuva

KALRO

Importance Of An Effective Clean Cassava Seed Delivery System In Cassava Value Chain In Kenya

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Clarice B. Kionge

SHA

Cassava Communique

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Anthony Livoi

UoN

Adoption Of Tissue Culture Technology As A way To Manage Cassava Diseases And Increase Access To Healthy Planting Materials

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Christine Mutoni

UoN/KALRO

Genetic Diversity And Viral Disease Determination Among Cassava Cultivars In Lamu County

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Faizo Kasule

Makerere Uni.

Coupling Community Phytosanitation With Effective Isolation Distance From Surrounding Potential Sources Of Viral Infection To Combat Major Cassava Diseases In Eastern Uganda

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Florence Munguti

KEPHIS

Adopting A Quick, Direct And Accurate On-Field Diagnostic Tool Based On Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (Lamp) In Support Of Cassava Seed Certification

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John Ndung'u

KALRO

Micro Propagation Of Cassava (Manihot Esculenta Crantz) For Clean Seed Availability To Kisumu, Busia And Lamu Counties Of Kenya

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Patrick Kidasi

UoN

Efficacy Of Minisett Technology On Growth And Development Of Common Cassava Varieties Grown At The Kenyan Coast

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Reuben Ruttoh

KALRO

Review Of Status Of Cassava Postharvest Handling In Busia County

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Richard Njue

KALRO

Performance Evaluation of a Cassava Solar Dryer in Busia County

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Kenneth Monjero

KALRO

Primary & High School Learners Empowerment On Cassava Value Chain

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Emmanuel Muniu

Renman Africa Ltd.

Cassava Processing Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs 

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Winnie Onyango

Plant Village Nuru

PlantVillage Nuru: An AI-powered mobile app that diagnoses cassava diseases offline