Marc Ghislain

Biotechnologist at the International Potato Center (CIP)

Biotechnologist at the International Potato Center (CIP)

Marc Ghislain

Biography

Dr Marc Ghislain is a senior biotechnologist at the International Potato Center (CIP) and the leader of one of the six research programs. He chairs the institutional biosafety committee and is a member of the intellectual property committee. His educational background includes agronomy and plant molecular biology.

He works in Kenya to develop transgenic potatoes with late blight resistance, sweet potatoes with virus disease and weevil resistance. He also contributes to the application of genomics tools for sweet potato breeding. He is the author of over 55 publications.

Articles

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Marc Ghislain Bappa Se and Nestor Ngouambe discuss opportunities for farmers’ organisations to harness data-driven agriculture to facilitate market access for smallholder farmers in Cameroon. Taking the PIDMA project as an example, they argue that supporting farmers’ organisations’ capacity to capitalise on data is crucial for farmers to efficiently and effectively tap into the ‘data value chain’ sphere.

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