Trust Kasambala
Malawi 2019
The high levels of poverty among smallholder farmers in the villages Trust Kasambala visited for field research during her first job created in her the passion to help solve their problems. She knew from her biology specialization that for such farmers, if rains failed there would be no food, if soil fertility declined crop yields would go down, and if pests and diseases attacked the crops disaster could strike.
Kasambala’s focus on sustainable pest control is underpinned by her awareness of what she terms as “the big focus on increasing yields through plant breeding, improving soil fertility, and making the whole process resilient, increasing farmers’ vulnerability.
Field of Research
Crop protection and pest management

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