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Edith Mugehu

Country of origin: Zimbabwe Currently in: Zimbabwe, Masvingo General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background


2017 Master Agricultural Sciences
2013 Undergraduate Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

Molecular-based disease diagnosis in sugarcane Phenotypic and molecular evaluation of sugarcane germplasm Sugarcane variety selection and release Molecular physiology in sugarcane

Research Keywords: 
sugarcane breeding
Molecular characterization
Plant Breeding and Genetics
plant biotechnology

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
– Undertaking trials on sugarcane variety performance and release – Molecular and Morphological characterisation of sugarcane genetic resources – Selection of superior genotypes as parents pending crosses – Curation of the gene bank – Sugarcane variety stability trials – Mentoring undergraduate and diploma level students – Coordination of sugarcane production road shows and course trainings

Workshop and Conference Attended

2017 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Sugar Industry Seminar

Presentation given

Genetic diversity among fifty sugarcane varieties from the Zimbabwe Sugar Industry using molecular and morphological markers
Event: Zimbabwe Sugar Industry Seminar
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Oct 2016
Zimbabwe Sugar Industry Research Award
Research award to carry out research for Masters thesis.
May 2018
TechWomen Program
Five week Mentorship and training opportunity in the United states of America as a woman involved in STEM fields from a scientifically and technologically lagging country.