Sally Mallowa, a final year PhD candidate at Iowa State University who received her BS Horticulture and MSc Horticulture (Crop Protection) from Egerton University Kenya is the receipient of the 2015 award with her proposal "Strengthening knowledge of cassava virus diseases: improving field diagnosis, and development of an undergraduate-level teaching resource on cassava brown streak disease in East Africa.” In collaboration with various colleagues, she will organize a training workshop on cassava virus disease field diagnostics at Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), Root and Tuber Crops Program, Kakamega - Kenya (Michael Akhwale, Hannington Obiero, Sandra Ruong’o). Moreover, a teaching resouce will be developed and then tested at Kenyatta (Nicolas Korir), Chuka (Grace Abucheli and Nairobi (Douglas Miano) Universities in Kenya, and Makerere University (Shahasi Yusuf) in Uganda
In 2013, two awards were given to deserving applicants. The first award was provided to Dr. Louise-Marie C. Dandurand, University of Idaho, for her proposal, “Plant disease identification and management strategies for smallholder farms in Haiti.” The second award was provided to Dr. Fulya Baysal-Gurel, The Ohio State University, for a plant disease diagnostic workshop in Kyrgyzstan.
The 2012 awardees were Angela T Alleyne, The University of the West Indies and colleague Dr. Paul Vincelli, University of Kentucky for their proposal "DNA based detection of plant pathogens" to be conducted in the West Indies.
In 2011 two different awards were given to deserving efforts. One award was provided to Charles W. Barnes, Pontifica Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador for a short course titled, “Tropical Forest Pathology Course: Fungal Diseases in the Yasuní Rainforest." The other award was provided to Paul Vincelli, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky in Lexington, for a workshop entitled “DNA-Based Detection of Plant pathogens" conducted in Nicaragua with participants from the Nicaraguan Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA), Nicaraguan Agricultural University (UNA), and the Ministry of Agriculture.
The 2010 Global Experience Award winner is Richard Lee, research leader/research plant pathologist, USDA-ARS, National Clonal Germplasm Repository for Citrus & Dates, Riverside, CA, for a workshop on detection and control strategies of invasive diseases of citrus in the Caribbean Basin to be conducted at the University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica.
The 2009 Global Experience Award winners are Karen Garrett and Lorena Gomez, Kansas State University; Antonio Gandarillas, Fundación PROINPA; and Jorge Cusicanqui Giles, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés for their proposal “A workshop in Bolivia on statistics in plant disease epidemiology and agriculture” ($4,000 award). Additionally, Paula Agudelo, Clemson University, and Marco Arevalo, Universidad Rafael Landivar, received a $3,000 award for their proposal “Plant parasitic nematode identification workshop,” to be conducted in Guatemala.
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