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Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment
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Joseph Mulema Senior Scientist, Research

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


PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology; MSc in Crop Science; BSc in Agriculture

I have more than eight years experience of working in both developed and developing countries on a range of projects, mainly in plant health. I have spent the last four years working with various stakeholders in Uganda and Zambia to establish all inclusive plant health systems through the Plantwise Initiative. My role as the Plantwise Regional Support Manager, Africa are many but I spefically support country coordinators and stakeholders in countries to implement the Plantwise initiative.

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Addressing scale insect threats in Kenya

In Kenya, scale insect pests are damaging native trees and crops and, consequently, causing yield losses of up-to 91%. Smallholders’ awareness of the threats posed by these insects is low because they are small and cryptic, whilst local entomologists cannot easily identify them. Pesticides are therefore...
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Ecological intensification of smallholder farms in Kenya

There is limited knowledge on the agronomic potential of biodiversity-based ecosystem services such as natural pest control and pollination in smallholder systems. To sustainably intensify production, there is an urgent need to develop safe, sustainable and affordable methods to reduce pest burdens whilst...