Research project: Understanding agronomic and phytochemical properties of Brachiaria for use in the control of cereal stemborer under different climate change scenarios
Duncan is an ARPPIS PhD Scholar supervised by Prof. Zeyaur Khan (icipe). Duncan’s research interests include plant-environment interactions and their exploitation in pest management. His PhD research project seeks to utilize the genetic variation that exists in Brachiaria to select cultivars with improved resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, and also for their suitability to release phtyochemicals for the management of stem borers in the push-pull system. Duncan is currently supported by a scholarship from DAAD.
Duncan holds a BSc in Biological Sciences and a MSc in Agronomy from Egerton University, Kenya.