Daniel Mwangi Mureithi
Research project: Development of integrated pest management strategies for important pests of leafy amaranth and African nightshades in Kenya.
Daniel Mwangi Mureithi is a DRIP PhD Scholar supervised by Dr Komi Fiaboe (icipe), and Dr Rainer Meyhöfer (Leibniz University, Germany). For his PhD research Daniel is developing integrated pest management (IPM) strategies for important pests of leafy amaranth and African nightshades in Kenya. Daniel is studying pest population dynamics and pest/disease infestation/infection pathways to help develop IPM strategies for small-scale vegetable farmers. He is registered for a PhD at Leibniz University and is supported by a scholarship from the Federal Ministry for Education and Research - Germany (BMBF) and GIZ under the HORTINLEA/AIV-IPM project. Daniel is a member of the Horticultural Association of Kenya.
Daniel completed his undergraduate studies in BSc Horticulture at Maseno University, Kenya and obtained a MSc in International Horticulture majoring in Phytopathology and Entomology from Leibniz University.