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Amos Emitati Alakonya

Scientist and Head of the Seed Health Unit

Amos Alakonya is head of CIMMYT’s Seed Health Unit. Through rigorous laboratory seed testing and field inspections of seed nurseries, he works to ensure that seed received and distributed by CIMMYT scientists is free from pests and diseases. His team also provides quarantine support to CIMMYT stations during disease outbreaks to minimize losses from emerging diseases.