By Kathryn Ingerslew
CIUDAD OBREGON, Mexico —
Salome Munissi, a researcher at the Food Security Research Institute in northern
Tanzania is attending the Borlaug 100 to facilitate international collaboration and gain insight into wheat disease management.
Munissi hopes to learn how to attain rust resistant wheat varieties suitable for Tanzania. She also wants to learn how to accurately analyze and improve the new lines of wheat, as well as the uses of durum wheat to make pasta and bread.
Munissi studied nemotodology in Belgium before taking a position with the Ministry of Agriculture in Tanzania where she has worked for 27 years. She’s conducted research at the Food Security Research Institute in northern Tanzania for the past four years.