Dr Victoria Woolley spent time in both Tanzania and Malawi, for project meetings, fieldwork, updates, and to provide training to students at NM-AIST on molecular techniques such as PCR and DNA barcoding that will enable them to identify difficult insects more efficiently.

One valuable aspect of the project's collaborative nature is that there are many opportunities for all partners to learn from each other. Peer-to-peer knowledge sharing is helping different partners troubleshoot their respective experiments.


NM-AIST scientists, including Prisila Mkenda and Baltazar Ndakidemi, learn about molecular laboratory techniques relevant to pest management. Credit: V Woolley