Ascochyta blight, also known as chickpea blight, which is caused by the fungal pathogen,
Didymella rabiei, is an important disease affecting chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) in many countries. We
studied the genetic diversity and population structure of...
Dr. Seid Ahmed Kemal is a member of ICARDA’s legume breeding team which develops high yielding and disease-resistant food legumes. He also researches the epidemiology of food legume diseases and supervises graduate students. Dr. Seid Ahmed Kemal has a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and a M.Sc. in crop protection from Haramaya University, Ethiopia.