Students' Research

Name Thesis Title Cohort Home Country
Dr. Priscilla Adofo Combining ability and heterotic groupings of intermediate maturing tropical Maize (Zea mays) inbreds and hybrid performance under Low- and high- soil nitrogen environments. Cohort 4 Ghana
Dr. Nofou Ouedraogo Breeding to improve post-flowering drought tolerance into local sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L) Moench] cultivars in Burkina Faso Cohort 4 Burkina Faso
Dr. Maureen Fonji Nkoumki Genetic analysis of biological nitrogen fixation efficiency of cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.] in low phosphorus soils. Cohort 4 Cameroon
Dr. Mahamadou Salifou Genetic studies of cowpea varieties [Vigna unguiculata (L.)WALP] for resistance to Striga gesnerioides [Wild.] Vatke in Niger Cohort 4 Niger
Dr. Ibitoye Olubunmi Dorcas Genetic analysis of inheritance of resistance to bacterial blight disease in cowpea Cohort 4 Nigeria
Massaoudou Hamidou Combining ability for yield and resistance to Midge (Stenodiplosis sorghicola) (Coquillett) of landrace-derived sorghums in Niger. Cohort 5 Niger
Diebiru Mercy Elohor Induction and genetic analysis of flowering time/production for the development of rapid breeding cycle of cassava (Manihot esculenta crantz) Cohort 5 Nigeria
Sanogo Ousmane Effectiveness of early generation selection for drought related traits in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) Cohort 5 Mali
Anyaoha Christian Okechukwu Genetic improvement of Nigerian upland rice landraces (Oryza sativa) for yield under drought stress at the reproductive stage. Cohort 5 Nigeria
Zara Soutonnoma Nikiema Genetic improvement of Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench for resistance to Colletotrichum sublineolum (P.) Henn (sorghum anthracnose) in Burkina Faso Cohort 5 Burkina Faso
Bissah Matilda Ntowa Identification of Quantitative Trait Loci (QTLs) tolerant to salinity in rice (Oryza sativa) from traditional African donor and improvement of some popular varieties in Ghana. Cohort 5 Ghana
Abebrese Samuel Oppong Hybrid rice development in Ghana Cohort 5 Ghana
Afuape Solomon Olufemi Genetic studies on the inheritance of high dry matter and sweetpotato virus disease (SPVD) in orange-fleshed sweetpotato genetic background Cohort 5 Nigeria
Afolayan Gloria Introgression of quantitative trait loci for striga resistance into sorghum varieties adapted in Nigeria through marker assisted backcrossing Cohort 6 Nigeria
Doumbia Ibrahima Zan Development of cowpea lines resistant to thrips Cohort 6 Mali

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