Dr. Lusike A. Wasilwa
Director of Crop Systems
KALRO Secretariat

Kenya

Lusike Wasilwa holds a post-doctorate in Plant Pathology from Rutgers University, New Jersey, PhD in Plant Science and a MSc in Horticulture from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and, a BSc degree in Agriculture from University of Eastern Africa, Baraton. She is the Director of Crops Systems of Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization where she provides leadership in integrated staple, horticulture and industrial crops product value chains for increased commercialisation and competitiveness. Dr Wasilwa advocates commercialization of underutilized and indigenous fruits, use of precision agriculture for increased production and productivity with special emphasis in reduction of losses attributed to pests and diseases, pre-and-postharvest losses, and advancing best production practices.