Brendan Brown aims to bridge the gap between the biophysical and social sciences, translating agronomic interventions into real world impact for rural communities. His work focuses on the creative co-development of innovation pathways that build enabling environments to facilitate the adaption and implementation of potentially beneficial technologies. He currently focuses on researching pathways to facilitate the sustainable intensification of agriculture in the Eastern Gangetic Plains. Based in Kathmandu, he works across a portfolio of projects in South Asia including SRFSI, CSISA and ‘Roadmaps for sustainable intensification’ (ACIAR-funded).
Brown has an Honors degree in Soil Science and a PhD that developed participatory impact pathways for sustainable intensification across Eastern and Southern Africa. Prior to joining CIMMYT, he worked with the FAO in Ghana and the ACIAR on projects across Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia.