The Institute works to apply the most effective technologies and product development expertise for the improvement of food security crops. Efforts are aimed at improving traits or characteristics of the target crops that will lead to significant increases in productivity or nutritional value. Examples include disease resistance, drought tolerance, or vitamin content.

Core Team: Nigel Taylor and Andrew Kiggundu

Team: Getu Duguma, Narayanan Narayanan, Bala Venkata, Peter Raymond, Scott Shore, and Jill Kuehnert

Collaborators: Anton Bua, Titus Alicai, Simon Gichuki, Douglas Miano, Chiedozie Egesi, Ihuoma Okwuonu, Dimuth Siritunga, Leena Tripathi, and Mike Grusak.

Administrative: Dana Benedicktus

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