1. FELISTUS PATIENCE CHIPUNGU, a Malawian National is a Root and Tuber Crops research scientist who worked with the Department of Agricultural Research Services in the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water development for 22 years.

Among her successes, Felistus released sweetpotato, cassava and potato varieties in Malawi which are currently in use by the farming community and contributing considerably to the food and nutrition basket as well as household incomes.

Felistus is a 2009 AWARD fellow, and a two time AGRA grantee on sweetpotato breeding in Malawi. Currently Felistus is the Project Manager and Sweetpotato Crop Management Specialist for a CIP-SSA, Integrating Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato Project in Zambia funded by USAID through International Potato Center, based in Chipata, Zambia.