Yao Saraka Didier Martial
Côte d'Ivoire 2021
Yao Saraka is studying the domestication of Shea in Côte d'Ivoire. His aim is to model climate data to make the exploitation of Shea farms more profitable by increasing their resilience to climate change through the use of regeneration techniques and the associated cultivation of suitable plant varieties. He also hopes to broaden his knowledge of fruit tree hybridisation in order to successfully crossbreed and create hybrid Shea species that are better adapted to climate change.
Yao would like to improve his scientific skills to develop extensive knowledge of biotechnologies such as haploidisation, somatic hybridisation, transgenesis and induced mutagenesis of Shea to accelerate its genetic improvement.
Field of Research
Plant breeding and genetics

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