Craig Yencho

Name:
Craig Yencho
Organization:
NC State University
Functions:
Dr. Yencho’s research interests include the genetic mapping of important traits in potato and sweetpotato; the development of value-added and bio-based products including fries, chips, and natural colorants from both crops; the development of ornamental sweetpotatoes for the ornamental and floricultural industries; and farmer participatory breeding and international agriculture, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa.
Nationality:
United States
Gender:
Male
Languages:
English, Spanish
Locations:
Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania
Social Media:
Keywords:
Sweetpotato, potato, genetics, marker-assisted breeding, farmer-participatory breeding,
Areas of Expertise:
Breeding | Data, information, communication and knowledge management | Food science and technology | Project management | Seed systems | Training and capacity development
Education Qualifications :

Bachelors

  • Field of specialization: Bioscience
  • Year: 1982
  • College: Pennsylvania State University

Masters

  • Field of specialization: Entomology
  • Year: 1985
  • College: Washington State University

PhD

  • Field of specialization: Entomology, Plant Breeding (Minor)
  • Year: 1993
  • College: Cornell University

Publications and Other Works

‘NASPOT 12 O’ and ‘NASPOT 13 O’ Sweetpotato

Robert Mwanga, Gerald kyalo, Gorrettie N. Ssemakula, Charles Niringiye, Benard Yada, Milton A. Otema, Joweria Namakula, Agnes Alajo, Benjamin Kigozi, Rose N.M. Makumbi, Anna-Marie Ball, Wolfgang J. Grüneberg, Jan W. Low, Craig Yencho

PARTICIPATORY BREEDING AND OFFICIAL VARIETY RELEASE

Robert Mwanga, Charles Niringiye, Agnes Alajo, Isaac Mpembe, Benjamin Kigozi, Eriya Marandu, Tumwegamire Silver, Richard Gibson, Craig Yencho , Jun 25, 2010

PRES26_SSEMAKULA_UGANDA

Gorrettie Ssemakula, Charles Niringiye, Milton Anyanga, Benard Yada, Craig Yencho, Robert Mwanga

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