Timothy J. Krupnik leads a portfolio of applied research projects across South and Southeast Asia that deliver evidence-based knowledge and activities to improve the sustainability and resilience of smallholder farming systems. With expertise spanning systems agronomy, socio-ecological systems analysis, climate services, scale-appropriate mechanization, science communication and extension, he prioritizes integrative, interdisciplinary and multi-scale research.
Krupnik is personally committed to translating research into development outcomes. Much work involves coordinating research and extension institutes, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector to develop high-performing science teams and partnerships that accelerate impact in farmers’ fields. Prior to joining CIMMYT, he conducted research and consulted for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, AfricaRice, the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization, and NGOs in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean.