Who We Are

NextGen Cassava brings together breeders, data scientists, and gender specialists
to deliver improved cassava varieties to the people who need them most.

Project Management

Chiedozie Egesi, Project Lead

IITA/Cornell University

Ronnie Coffman, Principal Investigator

Cornell University

Robert Kawuki, Breeding Implementation Lead (NARS)


Ismail Rabbi, Research/Breeding Optimization Field Lead


Hale Tufan, Survey Division Lead

Cornell University

Canaan Boyer, Project Manager

Cornell University

Peter Kulakow, Breeding Implementation Lead (CG)


Jean-Luc Jannink, Research/Breeding Optimization Lead

Cornell University

Breeding Team

Research Team

Survey Team