I recently completed my PhD at the University of Guelph in Canada, specializing in crop plant physiology, specifically nitrogen metabolism in maize. My previous research group also conducted work concerning smallholder cropping systems in Nepal, which captured my interest – I was able to conduct a couple of side experiments with finger millet, a very important Nepali crop.
Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to be awarded an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Canadian government to come work with N2Africa for 2 years. I’ll be conducting a focused study of the non-nitrogen benefits which occur when rotating cereals with legumes in Sub-Saharan Africa. These benefits can include pest and weed reduction, soil improvements, and many other interesting effects. Most importantly, I’m looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible