Nadia Karelle Toukem (Cameroon)

Nadia Karelle Toukem

Research project: Optimization of integrated pests and pollinators management (IPPM) strategies in avocado-cucurbit production systems in East Africa.

Research goals: This project aims to improve knowledge of the factors that impact on the efficiency of pollination and Integrated Pest Management services in Avocado – Cucurbit production systems and further optimize their integration to improve quantity and quality of crop yields, honey and other bee derived products that are free from pesticide residues, and safe for both domestic and export markets. 

Host project and funding: Integrated pest and pollinators management (IPPM) to enhance productivity of avocado and cucurbits among smallholder growers in East Africa, a project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Supervisors: Dr. Brian Isabirye, Dr. Sevgan Subramanian, Dr. Fathiya Khamis, Dr. Elfatih M. Abdel-Rahman, Dr. Michael Lattorff (icipe).

Bio: Nadia earned a BSc in Animal biology from the University of Dschang, Cameroon and an MSc in Zoology from the University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon. She is a member of the African Association of Insects Scientists.