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Duncan Chacha Scientist

T: +254 20 7224462


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

My main role at CABI is as an Entomolgist but I have previously spent 11 years working as a Lab and Field Technician for various projects. Some of thise include classic control of cypress and pine aphids, integrated pest management (IPM) in coffee, management of vegetable viruses, and the promotion of quality vegetable seed for small scale farmers. I am now focused on coordinating workshops and conference activities.

Project image: Controlling Japanese knotweed in Great Britain

Promoting good seed in East Africa

African Indigenous Vegetables (AIVs) are key to food security and income generation in Africa and are increasing in demand. In this project, not only did CABI’s project team promote their consumption and generate more demand, it also built awareness of the vegetables and seeds, improved access to them and...
Project image: Controlling Japanese knotweed in Great Britain

Managing Maize lethal necrosis disease in eastern and central Africa

Maize lethal necrosis disease (MLND) negatively affects maize crops and their seeds and is threatening food and economic security in East and Central Africa. This project researched solutions to minimize or eliminate the risks and effects of the disease in the region. Through use of various channels to reach...