Timothy Krupnik has worked in agricultural research for development in Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Caribbean. At CIMMYT, he leads a multi-disciplinary research team implementing a portfolio of projects focused on the principles of sustainable and ecological intensification in smallholder farming systems in South and South East Asia. This team addresses key knowledge gaps and develops practical tools and supporting systems to raise farmers’ productivity and resilience in the context the region’s biophysical, economic, and sociocultural diversity.
Krupnik holds a PhD in Environmental Studies with emphasis in Agroecology and an MSc in International Agricultural development, both from the University of California. He maintains a commitment to clear and concise science communication. In addition to over 50 peer-reviewed papers, books and policy briefs, Krupnik has developed numerous extension materials, including 13 farmer educational videos translated into six languages with more than 335,000 farmer and millions of television viewers.