Elohor Mercy Diebiru-Ojo, Dr. (PhD, Plant Breeding and Genetics)
Vegetative Seed Manager
Elohor Diebiru-Ojo is the Vegetative Seed Production Expert at IITA GoSeed. Her specialization is in cassava breeding and genetics. Mercy coordinates the breeding and field production activities of the vegetative crops at IITA GoSeed ensuring quality seed production and delivery, establishing partnerships with key stakeholders, and .
Elohor Mercy Diebiru-Ojo gained her PhD degree in Plant breeding and Genetics from the University of Ghana under the WACCI scholarship. Her Masters and bachelor’s degrees were obtained from the University of Ibadan and Delta state University respectively in Nigeria.
Elohor has worked extensively on cassava from plant conservation via tissue culture and cryopreservation techniques during her position as a research fellow and research supervisor at the Genetic Resources Centre of IITA. She has also worked as an International Trials Manager with the BASICS seed systems project at IITA until April 2018 where she garnered additional experiences in the cassava seed value chain. She is actively involved in the breeding activities of the Cassava breeding unit of IITA. Due to her remarkable research work, she became a Norman Borlaug LEAP fellow, having an aspect of her research work carried out at Cornell University as a visiting scientist.