Ezenwaka Lydia Chidimma

Lydia Ezenwaka is a Research Officer in the biotechnology programme at National Root Crops Research InstituteUmudikeAbia stateNigeria. Her research activities are targeted at using biotechnology tools for the genetic improvement of cassava.She had her first degree in Plant Science and Biotechnology. She successfully accomplished a project research work as an undergraduate which was published in international journal.
She later pursued a Master of Science degree in Plant Breeding and Genetics. She is presently undergoing a PhD studies in Plant Breeding and Genetics at WACCIUniversity of Ghana which is being funded by Next Generation Cassava breeding project. Her PhD research will focus on allele mining and breeding for cassava green mite. She is also involved in the Gender Responsive Cassava Breeding Initiative with Hale Tufan of Cornell University. As a breedershe enjoys developing improved cultivars that will benefit farming systemsreduce poverty andor the footprint left by agriculture. She considers herself a flexible personadaptable and able to work comfortably within a multidisciplinary team.