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Lucy Karanja Content Manager

T: +254 20 2271000

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CABI, Canary Bird, 673 Limuru Road, Muthaiga, PO Box 633-00621, Nairobi, Kenya

I have over 10 years' experience in providing technical support on the development of fungal pathogens as microbial control agents of agricultural pests and aquatic weeds. My experience ranges from surveys for potentially useful organisms, designing laboratory experiments, mass production, application and field evaluation. My role also involves data management and maintenance of fungal collection and their database.


I have also been involved in research on the role of handling practices and marketing systems on microbial contamination, aflatoxicosis, and rural development for the last three years, where I have acquired extensive experience on detection and management of aflatoxins in crops, using modern technology.

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Expanding our Direct2Farm project

Agriculture is extremely important in developing countries, employing around 40% of the workforce. In India, it contributes almost 20% of its GDP. Fears abound that the population will grow quicker than farmers can grow food. Helping them to grow more crops and lose less to pests and diseases means giving...
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mNutrition: Addressing hidden hunger through mobile messaging

One in three people in the developing world suffer from ‘hidden hunger’, or micronutrient deficiency, due to a lack of information on proper nutrition. This is a major cause of illness, poor growth, reduced productivity and impaired cognitive development. To help combat the problem, CABI and its partners in...
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Africa soil health

Poor soil fertility is a key constraint to improving farm productivity and livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa. It is now widely recognized that increased fertilizer use, integrated with other soil fertility management practises is the way forward. The Africa Soil Health Consortium (ASHC) brings together...
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Scaling up interactive ICT to increase agricultural innovation in Tanzania

Despite Tanzania’s immense agricultural potential, farm productivity is hindered by inadequate knowledge and customary practices on farm management. The project Upscaling Technologies in Agriculture through Knowledge Extension (UPTAKE) targets small-scale farmers through geographical mobile and radio...