Dr. Mohamed T. Lahai


Dr. Mohamed T. Lahai received his B. Sc. in Agriculture in 1984 and M. Sc. in Crop Science in 1989 from the University of Sierra Leone and PhD in Crop Physiology in 2005 from Njala University, Sierra Leone. He teaches crop production, crop physiology and agricultural statistics courses and his research interests include stress physiology, plant nutrition and on-farm research. He is also a Principal Research Fellow at the Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI) where he is involved in both on-farm and on-station research on improving farmers’ productivity of rice, cassava, sweet potato, yam, groundnut, soybean and cowpea. He collaborates with International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), International Centre for Research in Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and International Potato Centre (CIP) in the development of high yielding crop varieties, tolerant/resistant to major pests and diseases in Sierra Leone. He has attended several conferences on sustainable agricultural development in Africa and has over 20 publications in journals, conference proceedings and as book chapters.