Samodimo Ngwako


Samodimo Ngwako

Associate Professor and Dean, Research and Graduate Studies

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Research and Graduate Studies

Private Bag 0027, Gaborone
+267 3650100

Academic Qualifications
PhD Biological Science, University of Birmingham, 2003
MSc Conservation and Utilization of Plant Genetic resource, University of Birmingham, 1997
BSc Agriculture), University of Botswana/Botswana College of Agriculture, 1995

Research Interests
Genetic Improvement of indigenous plants
Cultivation and value addition of emerging crops
Application of biotechnology in crop improvement
Biotic and abiotic stresses

CSB323 Plant Breeding, CSP604 Genetic Improvement of Plants, CSP605 Plant Biotechnology, CSP603 Cropping Systems, CSD213 Seed Technology and Tree Improvement

Cultivation, value addition and marketing of climate smart emerging crops to improve food security, Water Use Efficiency and Grain Quality of Crops under Water Deficit Conditions; Making use of wild legumes to improve arable and livestock farming; Increasing community awareness and utilization of indigenous grains to improve nutrition security and livelihoods; Breeding for resistance.

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