Dr Michael Chipeta

Dr Michael  Chipeta

Malawi

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Crop and Soil Sciences

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Work and Research

I am a lecturer in Plant Breeding at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Malawi. I also manage a Bambara groundnut breeding program which focuses on selection and development of high yielding, nutritionally rich and stable varieties for improved food and nutrition security in Malawi. Previously I worked with Agriculture Research and Extension Trust where I co-developed three flue cured tobacco varieties to be released in 2019 for cultivation in Malawi. In addition, during my Ph.D. study, I developed and identified cassava varieties resistant to cassava brown streak disease and varieties that are early maturing in Malawi.

Fields Of Expertise

Plant Breeding and Agronomy
Plant genetic engineering