Enset is the staple food source for ~20 million people in Ethiopia. Working as part of a collaborative team, I’m aiming to use state of the art modelling and genomic approaches to understand the diversity of Enset landraces in cultivation as well as explore wild crop relatives. We hope to unravel the secrets of this remarkable drought-resistant crop to support sustainability and livelihoods in East Africa. This project involves extensive fieldwork in Southern Ethiopia and ultimately aims to produce a multifunctional baseline resource for present and future enset cultivation.
- PhD. Queen Mary, University of London, 2017
- BSc (Hons) University of Exeter, 2011
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