I joined the Integrated Crop Management team in Switzerland in September 2016. As an ICM Advisor for CABI I work directly with farmers and partner organizations to facilitate the development and implementation of sustainable agricultural practices.
I have a background in agriculture and integrated pest management and have more recently been involved in wider rural livelihoods programmes which have an emphasis on building resilience and promoting effective community participation in development decision-making. This has included participatory analysis of food production constraints and design and implementation of associated technical and social solutions.
Before joining CABI, I worked with a variety of international non-governmental organizations and institutes, including field-based posts in Africa and Asia.
CABI’s Swiss centre carries out applied scientific research and undertakes consultancy projects. Located in Delémont in the Canton of Jura, it is the home base for experts and students from several different countries where they research and apply their knowledge.
Pests and diseases often limit how much smallholder famers can produce. They affect crops both pre and post-harvest by reducing their value or making them unsafe for human consumption. Farmers try to reduce losses through a range of techniques, some of which have human or environmental health impacts. This project aims to understand and report on current crop protection practices and identify the most effective, safe and innovative options to integrate into GIZs programmes in 14 countries.
Start: 11/07/17 -End: 30/04/18