Project Partners

  1. LEAD AND PARTNER INSTITUTIONS

LEAD INSTITUTION

Name and type of HE institution
e.g. university (public or private), college, research institute, medical institution)

University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
Type of HE Institution (Public University)

Project coordinator (name, title & position)

Dr. A. R. Popoola, Senior Lecturer, Deputy Dean, College of Plant Science and Crop Production & Associate Scientist, Biotechnology Centre, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.

Co-ordinator’s email

docakinpopoola@yahoo.com; Popoolaar@unaab.edu.ng

Department or faculty

Crop Protection

Address (Full details including country)

Department of Crop Protection, College of Plant Science and Crop Production, University of Agriculture, PMB 2240, Alabata Road, Abeokuta, Ogun State.  Nigeria.
www.unaab.edu.ng

Phone number (include codes)
(mobile)

Country code             city code                  phone number
(+) 234                                                      08030629408

Fax (include codes)

Country code             city code                  phone number

PARTNER INSTITUTION

Name and type of HE institution
e.g. university (public or private), college, research institute, medical institution)

Name:- Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.
Type:- Public University.

Project coordinator (name, title & position)

Mrs. P.D. Kaledzi, Lecturer, Department of Horticulture, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.

Co-ordinator’s email

padzikal@yahoo.com

Department or faculty

Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.

Address (Full details including country)

Mrs. P.D. Kaledzi, Lecturer, Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
Tel: (+) 233-244581083  
Fax:  (+) 233-51-60137
Website: www.knust.edu.gh

Phone number (include codes)

Country code              phone number   
(+) 233                       244581083

Fax (include codes)

Country code             city code                 phone number                
(+) 233                             51                        60137

2.  TEAM MEMBERS
Core Project Personnel, Position and Responsibilities

  1. Dr. Akin Rasheed Popoola (ARP), Plant Pathologist/Biotechnologist, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.  Principal Investigator.  Conceptualizes the project, designs experiments, directs the research; organises the training sessions;  coordinates the collection of soil samples in Nigeria and Ghana; coordinates the collection of tomato germplasms in Nigeria, Ghana and overseas; works with a male trainee researcher in Nigeria on morphological and molecular characterisation of strains of RsFol; works with a female trainee researcher on Identification of resistant loci, development of primers and molecular screening of tomato germplasms for resistance to strains of Rs and races of Fol; works with Mrs. Kaledzi and other breeders on breeding scheme for production of tomato lines with combined resistance to Rs and Fol; supervises marker-assisted selection of tomato lines with combined resistance to Rs and Fol; supervises farmers’ participatory evaluation of tomato lines for resistance to wilt pathogens in wilt-endemic areas of Nigeria and Ghana.
    Contact Information:- docakinpopoola@yahoo.com; +2348030629408
  2. Prof. David K. Ojo (DKO), Plant Breeder/Geneticist, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.  Co-investigator.  Co-organises Training 3; designs breeding experiment and works with Mrs. Kaledzi; participates in farmers’ participatory evaluation of resistant lines.
  3. Dr. J.V.K. Afun (JVKA), Head of Department, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana. Co-investigator.  Coordinates the project at KNUST, Ghana; co-organises the training sessions; supervises the collection of soil samples in Ghana; supervises the collection of tomato germplasms in Ghana; works with Mrs. Kaledzi on breeding scheme for production of tomato lines with combined resistance to Rs and Fol; supervises farmers’ participatory evaluation of tomato lines for resistance to wilt pathogens in wilt-endemic areas of Ghana.
  4. Mr. E.A. Fadare (EAF), Programme Manager, Ekiti State Agricultural Development Authority, Ikole-Ekiti.  Provides link with the tomato growers in Ekiti State; provides background information on previous effort at solving the problems; advices on acceptability of new technology by farmers.
  5. Dr. (Mrs) D. A.  Adegbite (DAA). Liaise with radio and television stations at both Federal and State levels to telecast video tapes on improved agricultural biotechnology aimed at eradicating tomato wilts in southwest Nigeria.
  6. Mrs. Patience D. Kaledzi (PDK), a Ghanaian and lecturer in the Department of Horticulture, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.  Provides link with female tomato growers in Ghana.  Organises information dissemination of research findings among farmers in Ghana.  She is also a breeder.  She will actively participate in research component of Training 3 i.e. breeding scheme for production of tomato lines with combined resistance to Rs and Fol.

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