Dr. Alison Nord

Alison Nord

Dr. Alison Nord received her PhD in Crop and Soil Sciences in the Snapp lab at Michigan State University, focusing on sustainable intensification of maize-legume cropping systems in Tanzania. She is currently a Post Doc in the lab working on several projects including analyzing the Africa RISING Mother Trial and Panel data to identify sustainable agricultural practices for smallholder farming systems in Malawi. She is also involved in a project identifying site-specific practices to improve soil and water conservation in dryland agriculture of West Africa utilizing the LandPKS app to provide open-source data for farmers and extension. Before joining the Snapp lab she was a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania where she worked as a Sustainable Agriculture Extension Officer for two years in a small rural village in the Dodoma region. Alison received her B.S. degree from the University of Vermont in Environmental Science with a concentration in Agriculture and the Environment and a minor in Food Systems.

Areas of Expertise: Agroecology, Agronomy, and Soil Science