Year: 2020

Member, CGIAR System Board

Chair, CGIAR System Board

A growing number of smallholders in southern Zimbabwe adopt provitamin-A maize after collective learning and knowledge transfer initiative.

Maize Breeder

Maize Molecular Breeder

Unprecedented adoption of agricultural technologies wards off negative impacts of COVID-19 in northwestern India.


An expansive new review seeks out the key drivers of climate-resilient crop adoption to mobilize decades of scientific and development research towards the eradication of hunger by 2030.


As the world becomes increasingly digital, the international agricultural research-for-development sector needs to keep up.

In the media

Source: SciDev.Net (3 Nov 2020)

Wheat blast is a serious threat to wheat production and can lead to yield losses of up to 100 percent.

Administrative Coordinator

Maize Seed Systems Specialist - Southern Africa
In the media

Source: Financial Express (30 Oct 2020)

Setting benchmarks for carbon sequestered or abated through farming and roping in companies to commercialize carbon credits can help agricultural income grow.


Improving global coordination of crop modeling efforts.

Head of the Legal Department