Mamiro Empowers Tanzania's Rural Women
Posted: March 31, 2016
Dr. Delphina Mamiro arrived at the Dept. of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology (PPEM) in 2004 and by 2007 had earned a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology with a Mushroom Science specialization. Returning to her native country of Tanzania, she became a lecturer in 2008 at Sokoine University of Agriculture and in addition to writing began her three-fold impact to improve the lives of rural Tanzanian women through teaching, research, and outreach programs:
- teaching plant pathology and mycology classes;
- researching collaboratively through IPM CRSP East Africa, iAGRI and Feed the Future, including an iAGRI research project w/PPEM alumna Anna Testen, M.S., 2012;
- training rural women to develop oyster mushrooms and improve vegetable seed production, and thus to become self-employed and able to generate income for their families.
YouTube interview with Delphina Mamiro (segment 9:54-11:55)
Drs. Carolee Bull, Gretchen Kuldau, and John Pecchia are currently pursuing the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Mamiro on research.