Program Director: Dr. David G. Cummins

Assistant Program Director: Dr. Keith Ingram

Host: University of Georgia, Griffin GA USA

Target Countries: Belize, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Jamaica, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Senegal, and Thailand


  • Consumer values
  • Information/training/impact
  • Processor values
  • Producer values


  • Low yields because of unadapted varieties and lack of cultivar resistance to diseases, insects, and drought
  • Health hazards and economic losses due to mycotoxin contamination
  • Yield losses due to infestations of weeds, insects, diseases, and nematodes
  • Food supplies inadequate and lack of appropriate food technologies to exploit a relatively well adapted peanut crop that is not generally considered a primary food source
  • Economic and sociological problems preventing efficient production and utilization
  • Physiological and soil microbiological barriers to high yields
  • Resource management (agronomic, engineering, economic, and sociological) situations preventing efficient production and utilization
  • Inadequate numbers of trained researchers and support personnel; Lack of adequate equipment to conduct research; Information is not available to beneficiaries for support of production and utilization efforts

Research Projects

Project Lead Scientist Institution
Appropriate Technology for Storage and Utilization of Peanut (GA-FT-TP) Larry Beuchat University of Georgia (UGA)
Disease-resistant peanut varieties for semi-arid environments (TX-BCP-S-BF-N) Olin Smith Texas A & M University (TAMU)
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Optimum Food Utility of Peanut in SAT Africa (AAM-FT-S) Bharat Singh Alabama A & M University (AAMU)
IPM strategies for peanut insects in SAT Africa (GA-IM-BF) Robert Lynch University of Georgia (UGA)
Management of anthropods on peanut in Southeast Asia (NCS-IM-TP) Rick Brandenburg North Carolina State University (NCSU)
Mycotoxin management in Peanut by Prevention of Contamination and Monitoring (TX-MM-S) Robert Pettit Texas A & M University (TAMU)
Peanut varietal improvement for Thailand and the Philippines (NCS-BCP-TP) Thomas Isleib North Carolina State University (NCSU)
Peanut viruses: etiology, epidemiology, and nature of resistance (GA-PV-N) James Demski University of Georgia (UGA)
Postharvest handling systems for the small peanut producer (GA-PH-CAR) Manjeet Chinnan University of Georgia (UGA)