OUR TEAM

The Toothpick Project is only possible through the help of each player. Between scientists, the board of directors, and nonprofit partners, a biocontrol-solution for Striga can exist.  

Board of Directors

These are all of the members of the board for the Toothpick Company, the pilot project of the Toothpick Project. 

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CLAIRE SANDS BAKER

Co-founder, director

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DR. DAVID SANDS

Co-founder, board member, chief scientist

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FLORENCE OYOSI

Co-founder, board member, co-founder of Liberty Initiators Network

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JOSEPHINE THOME

Board chair, Kenya program manager for Welthungerhilfe

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DR. PETER LUETH

Board member

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WINIFRED NICHOLS

Board member

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MATHIAS MOGGE

Board member, Secretary General of Welthungerhilfe

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NEWTON KISALA CHAMWAMA

General Manager

DORCAS KEMBOI

Agribusiness Advisor

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EDELQUINN 

SAMBOROR

Administration and Finance

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SHARON NGAI

Intern (student at Bukura Agricultural College)

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NYONGESA FELIX

Intern (student at Bukura Agricultural College)

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THE SCIENTISTS
 
Dr. Leonard Afouda

University of Parakou, Benin

Dr. Christopher Suh

Institute of Agriculture Research for Development, Cameroon

Dr. Daouda Kone

Universite Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Cote d'Ivoire

Dr. Nelson Opoku

Ag. Head at the Department of Biotech at the University of Development Studies, Ghana

Henry Sila Nzioki

KALRO at Katumani, Kenya

Dr. Katile Seriba

Institut d'Economie Rurale, Mali

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Dr. Afiniki Zarafi
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Institute for Ag. Research, Ahmadu Bellow Research, Nigeria

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Dr. Suha Hashim
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Natural Resources and Desertification Research Institute, National Center for Research, Khartoum, Sudan

Frenk Mulamila Rueben

Tanzania Agriculture Research Institute​, Ilonga

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Dr. Julius Sserumaga
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NARO- Kampala, Uganda

Dr. Juliet Akello

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Zambia

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Dr. Admire Shayanowako
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University of KwaZulu-Natal, African Centre for Crop Improvement, Zimbabwe

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Dr. Yemisrach Melke
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Ethiopia Biotechnology Institute, Ethiopia

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Dr. Randa Hassan Elsalah Osman
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Natural Resources and Desertification Research, National Center for Research, Sudan