Banla Modom

It was at secondary school that Modom BANLA decided to study science. Once his decision was made, he became excited about Agricultural science since his family spent week ends in the field planting. At High School of Agriculture (ESA), University of Lomé, Modom obtained his first degree in Agricultural engineering and his Master’s degree in Agricultural Resources and Environment Engineering.

He was a member of a research team working as a groundnut breeder in the National Research Institute of his country (Togo). Due to the absence of active plant breeding program in Togo, he intends starting a groundnut breeding program, to do a combining ability study of cultivated groundnut. He was searching for a university to enroll for his PhD studies when a friend suggested the prestigious program of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana to him. Currently a PhD student in Plant Breeding WACCI, he believes that a PhD would not only increase his knowledge and capacity, but would also allow him to make an impact in the agricultural sector in Togo.It was at secondary school that Modom BANLA decided to study science. Once his decision was made, he became excited about Agricultural science since his family spent week ends in the field planting. At High School of Agriculture (ESA), University of Lomé, Modom obtained his first degree in Agricultural engineering and his Master’s degree in Agricultural Resources and Environment Engineering.

He was a member of a research team working as a groundnut breeder in the National Research Institute of his country (Togo). Due to the absence of active plant breeding program in Togo, he intends starting a groundnut breeding program, to do a combining ability study of cultivated groundnut. He was searching for a university to enroll for his PhD studies when a friend suggested the prestigious program of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana to him. Currently a PhD student in Plant Breeding WACCI, he believes that a PhD would not only increase his knowledge and capacity, but would also allow him to make an impact in the agricultural sector in Togo.