Dr. Snapp is the Associate Director of Global Change Science and is both a Professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences and Chair of specializations in Ecological Food and Farming Systems (EFFS) and Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems at Michigan State University. She has pioneered improved soil management, including multipurpose crops with integrated nutrient management. Dr. Snapp is possibly best known for being the ‘mother’ of the mother and baby trial design, as a means to support participatory research, communication and innovation.
- International agricultural system design
- Climate change
- Drivers of soil processes in tropical Africa
- Resilient cropping system design
- Biologically-based soil management
- Nutrient efficiency
- Soil function
Dr. Snapp coordinates the Sub-Saharan Learning Lab. The majority of this team’s research takes place in Malawi. Additional research is starting up in Tanzania, supported by SIIL, and is also on-going in Ghana, Mali, and Zambia. Visit Dr. Snapp’s Learning Lab to discover more about Africa RISING, Mother Trials, weather stations, and LUANAR (Lilongwe University of Agriculture & Natural Resources).