Gladys Mosomtai (Kenya)
Research project: Epidemiology of coffee pathosystem in the smallholder context on the Aberdare range, Kenya: modelling the impact of agro-ecological factors for coffee pest and disease dynamic prediction.
Research goals: The research will focus on understanding the dynamics of coffee pests and diseases and their distribution across different agro-ecological zones at farm level and upscaling it to regional level to inform best practices to alleviate farmers from further loses.
Host project and funding: Increasing Murang’a Union farmers’ income by improving their coffee’s quality and productivity and by establishing quality recognition signs project, funded by Agence Française de Développement (AFD).
Bio: Gladys holds a BSc in Environmental Planning and Management from Kenyatta University, Kenya, and an MSc in Geospatial Information Systems and Remote Sensing from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, both in Kenya. She is a member of International Geospatial Society and Geographic Information Knowledge Network.
Supervisors: Dr Regis Babin (Cirad/icipe), and Dr Tobias Landmann (icipe).