Ms Rukarwa Runyararo J. is a Zimbabwean working as a research associate in sweetpotato tissue culture at Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK). She can be contacted at the Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Makerere University P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, email: email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: +256712635071. She is a holder of BSc Agriculture (Crop Science) from University of Zimbabwe and MSc Crop Science from Makerere University majoring in Plant Biotechnology. Ms Rukarwa has worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Zimbabwe, a demonstrator at Makerere University and also did internship at RUFORUM Secretariat for 6 months. She is intending to pursue her studies in sweetpotato weevil resistance using the Bt gene.