Tag Agronomy

Innovation Platforms

Innovations Platforms Description: Agricultural innovation often requires coordinated efforts across a wide range of actors, from farmers to input suppliers, from traders to transporters, from extension agents to researchers. Innovation Platforms (IPs) aim to provide space for collaboration by creating a… Continue Reading →

Doubled Up Legumes

Doubled Up Legumes Description: Intercropping, a common practice in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), is when different crops are cultivated at the same time and in the same space. Smallholder farmers intercrop to diversify income sources, reduce risks from crop failure, and… Continue Reading →

Sustainable/Ecological Weed Management

Sustainable/Ecological Weed Management Description Crop loss to resource competition with weeds is considerable in sub-Saharan African smallholder systems.  Yet, many weeding recommendations for farmers are based on on-farm experiments that do not account for realistic smallholder agroecological conditions and/or socioeconomic… Continue Reading →

Multipurpose Legumes for Soil Rehabilitation

Multipurpose Legumes for Soil Rehabilitation Description In Malawi there is a growing body of evidence that soil organic matter rehabilitation is urgently needed – yet widely promoted approaches such as agroforestry, conservation agriculture and livestock integration all face major challenges…. Continue Reading →

Timothy Silberg

Timothy Silberg Timothy Silberg is pursuing a Doctoral Degree from MSU in the Department of Community Sustainability with a specialization in Ecological Food and Farming Systems. He completed his undergraduate studies at The Pennsylvania State University in Agricultural Sciences and his master’s… Continue Reading →

Daniel Kane

Daniel Kane Dan Kane is a soil scientist and agroecologist whose research interests include soil carbon cycles, cover crops, perennial cropping systems, and the impacts of climate change on agriculture. As an undergraduate he studied ecology and evolutionary biology at… Continue Reading →

Dr. Chiwimbo Gwenambira

Dr. Chiwimbo Gwenambira Dr. Chiwimbo Gwenambira is a graduate scholar from Zimbabwe, studying Crop and Soil Sciences at Michigan State University. Agriculture has always been at the core of her world, having had a passion for the field from a… Continue Reading →

Princess Adjei-Frimpong

Princess Adjei-Frimpong Princess Adjei-Frimpong is a PhD BHEARD Scholar in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, where she majors in Crop and Soil Sciences. Her overall research falls in the area of sustainable agriculture with focus on cropping systems and… Continue Reading →

Erin Anders

Erin Anders Erin Anders is a PhD student in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University (MSU). She graduated magna cum laude in 2014 from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in Agroecology… Continue Reading →

Dr. Regis Chikowo

Dr. Regis Chikowo Regis Chikowo is a soil scientist by training, with BSc and MPhil Degrees from the University of Zimbabwe and a PhD from Wageningen University. He has over the past several years carried out basic and applied research on nutrient management on… Continue Reading →

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