Youssef Bencharki | Farming | Young Scientist Award

Dr Youssef Bencharki |  Farming |  Young Scientist Award

Research at  International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Morocco

Youssef Bencharki is a dedicated researcher specializing in agricultural biodiversity and crop improvement. With a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Mons/Belgium, he has extensive experience in the field, particularly focusing on the Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP) approach. His multidisciplinary expertise spans socio-economics, agronomy, and entomology.

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📚 Education:

PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Mons/Belgium (2019-2024). Master’s degree in Agro Resources, Plant Biotechnology, and Environmental Science from the University Chouaib Doukkali, El Jadida (2013-2015). Bachelor’s degree in Plant Science and Environment from the University Hassan I, Khouribga (2012-2013). Diploma of General University Studies in Plant Science from the University Hassan I, Khouribga (2010-2012). Baccalaureate in Experimental Sciences from Othman Ben Affan High School, Berrechid (2010)

🔬 Professional Experience:

Senior Research Assistant at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), focusing on the Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP) approach. Consultant in the Genetic Resources section at ICARDA, specializing in phenotypic characterization and seed viability testing. Short-term appointments at Pasteur Institute Casablanca and Dairy Center El Jadida, gaining experience in food quality control and microbiological analysis.

🌍 Academic and Professional Contributions:

Conducted pioneering research on the impact of FAP approach on various crops and ecosystems, contributing to multiple scientific publications. Developed brochures and manuals to disseminate knowledge on FAP approach, aiming to benefit farmers and enhance agricultural sustainability. Played a key role in training farmers and agricultural stakeholders in sustainable practices and biodiversity conservation. Demonstrated expertise in experimental design, data analysis, and socio-economic assessments related to agricultural projects

🔬 Research Focus: Farming

Youssef Bencharki’s research is primarily centered around innovative farming methodologies aimed at enhancing agricultural sustainability and biodiversity conservation. His focus lies in the implementation and evaluation of the Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP) approach, which encompasses multidisciplinary studies blending socio-economics, agronomy, and entomology.

Through his extensive academic journey and professional experience, Youssef has delved deep into understanding the intricate relationships between pollinators, crops, and the environment.

 

Publications Top Notes:

  1. Sentil, A., Lhomme, P., Reverté, S., …, Ssymank, A., Christmann, S. (2024). “The pollinator conservation approach ‘Farming with Alternative Pollinators’: Success and drivers.” Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 369, 109029.
  2. Bencharki, Y., Michez, D., Ihsane, O., …, Rasmont, P., Christmann, S. (2024). “‘Farming with alternative pollinators’ provides benefits also in large-scale fields.” Acta Oecologica, 122, 103978.
  3. Bencharki, Y., Christmann, S., Lhomme, P., …, Rasmont, P., Michez, D. (2023). “‘Farming with alternative pollinators’ approach supports diverse and abundant pollinator community in melon fields in a semi-arid landscape.” Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 38, e6.
  4. Sentil, A., Reverté, S., Lhomme, P., …, Christmann, S., Michez, D. (2022). “Wild vegetation and ‘farming with alternative pollinators’ approach support pollinator diversity in farmland.” Journal of Applied Entomology, 146(9), pp. 1155–1168.
  5. El Abdouni, I., Lhomme, P., Christmann, S., …, Rasmont, P., Michez, D. (2022). “Diversity and Relative Abundance of Insect Pollinators in Moroccan Agroecosystems.” Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 10, 866581.
  6. Sentil, A., Wood, T.J., Lhomme, P., …, Christmann, S., Michez, D. (2022). “Impact of the ‘Farming With Alternative Pollinators’ Approach on Crop Pollinator Pollen Diet.” Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 10, 824474.
  7. Christmann, S., Bencharki, Y., Anougmar, S., …, Tsivelikas, A., Aw-Hassan, A. (2021). “‘Farming with Alternative Pollinators’ benefits pollinators, natural enemies, and yields, and offers transformative change to agriculture.” Scientific Reports, 11(1), 18206.

 

Somayeh Emami | Sustainable Agricultural Policies | Best Researcher Award

Dr  Somayeh Emami | Sustainable Agricultural Policies |  Best Researcher Award

Postdoc Researcher at  Agricultural Engineering Research Institute, Iran

Somayeh Emami is an Iranian Ph.D. researcher specializing in Hydraulic Structures, currently serving as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Agricultural Engineering Research Institute (AERI) in Karaj, Iran. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Tabriz, where her research focused on developing intelligent methods for predicting discharge coefficients and assessing irrigation systems’ performance.

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📚 Education:

B.Sc. in Water Engineering, Urmia University. M.Sc. in Hydraulic Structures, University of Tabriz. Ph.D. in Hydraulic Structures, University of Tabriz

🔬 Research Focus:Sustainable Agricultural Policies

Somayeh Emami, a researcher passionate about sustainable agriculture, delves into policies that promote ecological balance and efficient water management in agricultural systems. With expertise in hydraulic structures and a postdoctoral position at the Agricultural Engineering Research Institute, she focuses on advancing policies that foster environmentally friendly and economically viable agricultural practices. 🌱🔬

 

Publications Top Notes:

  1. “Agent-based simulation model to evaluate government policies for farmers’ adoption and synergy in improving irrigation systems: A case study of Lake Urmia basin”
  2. “Fault Tree Analysis of Trade-Offs between Environmental Flows and Agricultural Water Productivity in the Lake Urmia Sub-Basin Using Agent-Based Modeling”
  3. “Data mining predictive algorithms for estimating soil water content”
  4. “An election algorithm combined with support vector regression for estimating hydrological drought”
  5. “Evaluating performance indicators of irrigation systems using swarm intelligence methods in Lake Urmia basin, Iran”

Dionei Lima Santos | Irrigated Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr  Dionei  Lima Santos |  Irrigated Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Professor at  Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Pará, Campus Conceição do Araguaia, Brazil

Dionei Lima Santos is an accomplished agricultural engineer and educator, with a diverse academic background spanning from his technician in Agriculture credentials at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology Baiano to his PhD in Agricultural Engineering from the Federal University of Viçosa. He has international experience, having been a part of student exchange programs and receiving scholarships, notably at the École Nationale Supérieure des Sciences Agronomiques de Bordeaux Aquitaine in France.

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🔬 Research Focus: Irrigated Agriculture

Dionei Lima Santos specializes in Irrigated Agriculture research, with a focus on developing innovative technologies for managing irrigation systems, particularly in semi-arid regions of Brazil. His expertise encompasses engineering and management of irrigation systems, fertigation techniques, and tropical fruit cultivation. As a member of the Group of Studies and Solutions for Irrigated Agriculture (GESAI), he actively contributes to advancing sustainable practices in agriculture, aiming to enhance productivity while conserving natural resources.

 

Publications Top Notes:

  1. “Partial root-zone drying in field-grown papaya: Gas exchange, yield, and water use efficiency”
    • Authors: Santos, D.L., Coelho, E.F., Cunha, F.F.D., Rodrigues, W.P., Campostrini, E.
    • Published in: Agricultural Water Management, 2021, 243, 106421
  2. “Predictive models of water application and distribution efficiency in conventional sprinkling”
    • Authors: Araújo, E.D., Santos, D.L., Alvino, F.C.G., Ferreira, L.B., da Cunha, F.F.
    • Published in: Engenharia Agricola, 2020, 40(1), pp. 24–33
  3. “Soil chemistry after irrigation with treated wastewater in semiarid climate”
    • Authors: de Oliveira, P.C.P., Gloaguen, T.V., Gonçalves, R.A.B., Santos, D.L., Couto, C.F.
    • Published in: Revista Brasileira de Ciencia do Solo, 2016, 40, e0140664
  4. “ESTIMATING MAXIMUM DEPTH OF SURFACE RUNOFF IN THE SÃO MIGUEL RIVER BASIN, MINAS GERAIS ESTATE”
    • Authors: Velloso, S.G.S., Santos, D.L., Filho, J.G.D.A.F.
    • Published in: Scientia Agraria, 2015, 16(3), pp. 42–52
  5. “Pumpkin yield irrigated with treated domestic wastewater”
    • Authors: de Oliveira, P.C.P., Gloaguen, T.V., Gonçalves, R.A.B., Santos, D.L.
    • Published in: Revista Brasileira de Engenharia Agricola e Ambiental, 2013, 17(8), pp. 861–867

 

Hamid Reza Roosta | Vertical farming Award | Best Researcher Award

Prof Hamid Reza Roosta | Vertical farming Award | Best Researcher Award

prof at Arak university, Iran

Hamid Reza Roosta is a distinguished academic and researcher in the field of horticultural sciences, specializing in plant nutrition and cultivation techniques. Born on September 1st, 1974, in Arak, Iran, he has dedicated his career to advancing knowledge in horticulture and agricultural sciences.

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Education:

🎓 Ph.D. in Plant Nutrition, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2003-2007)
🎓 M.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering-Horticulture, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran (1998-2001)
🎓 B.Sc. in Crop Productions Engineering-Horticulture, University of Tehran, Iran (1993-1998)

Research Interests:

🌱 Plant nutrition in hydroponic systems 🌿 Nutrient management in recirculating hydroponic systems 💡 Plants responses to different spectral LED lights 🏭 Plant factories 🌾 Crop cultivation in greenhouse

Professional Activities and Memberships:

🎖️ President: Iranian Society of Soilless cultures 🎓 Head: Horticultural Science Department, Arak University 📝 Scientific Secretary: 4th Congress of Hydroponic and Greenhouse Products 🤝 Member: International Society for Horticultural Science, Iranian Society for Horticultural Science, Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society (SPPS), Practical Aquaponic

Awards:

🏅 Top 2% researchers globally in 2020 and 2021
🥇 Best Researcher of Kerman province, Iran (2012, 2017)
🏆 Best Researcher of Agriculture research group, VRU (2018)

 

🔬 Research Focus:

Hamid Reza Roosta’s research primarily focuses on the optimization of plant nutrition and growth in challenging environments, particularly under salinity and alkalinity stresses. His work explores innovative strategies such as supplemental light application, foliar applications of selenium and silicon, and manipulation of light spectrum to enhance plant performance and mitigate stress impacts. Additionally, he investigates the use of nanotechnology for reducing postharvest decay in fruits and explores nutrient management techniques for vertical farming. Roosta’s research contributes to advancing sustainable agriculture practices and improving crop productivity in hydroponic and greenhouse systems.

Citations:

Citations (Since 2019): 1404
h-index (Since 2019): 19
i10-index (Since 2019): 38

Total Citations: 2125
Total h-index: 24
Total i10-index: 42

These citation metrics reflect the impact and influence of Hamid Reza Roosta’s research contributions, particularly since 2019.

 

Simeneh Demissie | Fertility Management | Best Paper Award

Mr Simeneh Demissie | Fertility Management | Best Paper Award

Student at  Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

Simeneh Demissie, a male Ethiopian national, is a dedicated expert in soil and water conservation, with a profound understanding of soil fertility, watershed management, and environmental science. His expertise spans across various domains including nutrient management, agriculture, and field experimentation.

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👨‍🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Soil Science (ready for final defense) from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia and Tottori University, Japan (2017-2024)
    • Thesis: “Impacts of biophysical land management practices on soil erosion and soil moisture in the upper Blue Nile basin, Ethiopia”
  • M.Sc. in Land Resources Management, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia (2013)
    • Thesis: “Evaluation of land use types and perception of farmers towards physical soil and water conservation structures in Wyebla watershed, Northwest Ethiopia”

🌍 Expertise:

  • Soil and water conservation
  • Soil fertility and plant analysis
  • Watershed management
  • Land use planning
  • Environmental science
  • Nutrient management
  • Agriculture
  • Field experimentation

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Simeneh Demissie’s research primarily focuses on soil and water conservation in various agro-ecological environments of Ethiopia. His work delves into understanding the effects of different land management practices on soil erosion, soil moisture, runoff, and soil nutrient dynamics. Through his studies, he investigates the efficacy of physical soil and water conservation structures, indigenous land management practices, and the impact of vegetation growth on soil properties. Demissie’s research contributes significantly to enhancing agricultural sustainability and improving land use planning strategies in Ethiopia, aiming to mitigate soil degradation and promote resilient agricultural systems.

Publications Top Notes:

  1. Examining Soil Nutrient Balances and Stocks Under Different Land Use and Management Practices in Contrasting Agroecological Environments
    • Mulualem, T., Adgo, E., Meshesha, D.T., Tiruneh, G.A., Berihun, M.L.
    • Soil Use and Management, 2024, 40(1), e13000
  2. The Paradox of Increased Runoff with Decreased Soil Loss with Growth of Acacia Decurrens Plantations in the Highlands of Ethiopia
    • Demissie, S., Meshesha, D.T., Adgo, E., Fekadu, G., Tilahun, K.
    • Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology, 2024, 24(1), pp. 73–86
  3. Spectrometry for Better Soil Fertility Management in Abbay River Basin
    • Tiruneh, G.A., Meshesha, D.T., Adgo, E., Tilahun, K., Reichert, J.M.
    • Agrosystems, Geosciences and Environment, 2023, 6(4), e20438
  4. Evaluating and Modeling Rainfall Kinetic Energy and Erosivity: A Case Study of a Humid Watershed in the Ethiopian Highlands
    • Tilahun, K., Meshesha, D.T., Adgo, E., Demissie, S., Wubet, A.
    • Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 2023
  5. Seasonal and Diurnal Soil Respiration Dynamics Under Different Land Management Practices in the Sub-tropical Highland Agroecology of Ethiopia
    • Fekadu, G., Adgo, E., Meshesha, D.T., Mulualem, T., Demissie, S.
    • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2023, 195(1), 65

Rukhsana | Food Security | Best Researcher Award

Dr Rukhsana | Food Security | Best Researcher Award

Assistant Professor at  Aliah University, India

Dr. Rukhsana is an Indian national with proficiency in languages such as Hindi, English, Urdu, Bengali, and Arabic. She is currently serving as an Assistant Professor and Project Director in the Department of Geography at Aliah University, Kolkata, India. Dr. Rukhsana holds a Ph.D. in Geography from Aligarh Muslim University, with her research focusing on “Food Security and Rural Development in Western Uttar Pradesh, India.”

 

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🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Geography from Aligarh Muslim University, India (2009)
  • M.A. in Geography from Aligarh Muslim University, India (2003)

🏆 Academic Achievements:

  • Young Geographer Award at the International Conference, AMU, Aligarh (2009)
  • Indo-Asian Excellent Education Award in Agriculture Geography (2022)
  • International Women of the Year 2022 in Geography

👩‍🏫 Teaching Experience:

  • 13 years of teaching at Aliah University, Kolkata (2010-present)
  • Guest Faculty at West Bengal State University, Kolkata (2021-2022)

🔍 Research Focus:

  • Ph.D. on Food Security and Rural Development in Western Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Research interests include Urban Geography, Population Geography, and Agriculture Geography
  • Supervisor for Ph.D. candidates on various topics

 

Elsie Salano | Food Security | Best Researcher Award

Ms Elsie Salano | Food Security | Best Researcher Award

PhD Candidate at  Egerton University, Kenya

Elsie has accumulated valuable work experience as a Part-Time Lecturer at Egerton University since September 2015, where she teaches various courses in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and related fields. She has also served as a Part-Time Lecturer at the University of Kabianga from January 2017 to April 2019, covering subjects such as Microbial Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Molecular Genetics. In addition to her teaching roles, Elsie worked as a Research Assistant on the Mycotoxin Research Project at Egerton University from June to December 2015 and gained practical experience at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Laboratories in June-July 2008.

 

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Education Background

  • 📚 Ph.D. in Plant Biotechnology
    Egerton University, August 2017 – Present (In Progress)
  • 🎓 M.Sc. in Biochemistry
    Egerton University, August 2012 – December 2015
    Graduated on 4th December 2015.
  • 🎓 B.Sc. in Biochemistry (First Class Honours)
    Moi University, August 2005 – May 2009
    Graduated on 10th December 2009.
  • 🏫 Secondary Education
    Moi High School, Kabarak, 2000-2003 (Mean grade A)
  • 🏫 Primary Education
    Musingu Primary School, 1991-1999 (K.C.P.E total score 598 out of 700)

Work Experience

  • 👩‍🏫 Part-Time Lecturer, Egerton University, Kenya
    September 2015 – Present
    Courses Taught: Basic Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Forensic Science, and more.
  • 👩‍🏫 Part-Time Lecturer, University of Kabianga, Kenya
    January 2017 – April 2019
    Courses Taught: Biotechnology, Molecular Genetics, Biochemical Pharmacology, and more.
  • 👩‍🔬 Research Assistant, Mycotoxin Research Project, Egerton University
    June 2015 – December 2015
  • 👩‍🔬 Attachment to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Laboratories
    June 2008 – July 2008

Awards

  • 🏆 National Commission for Science, Technology, and Innovation Research Grant
    (NACOSTI/RCD/ST&I 5th Call MSc 085).
  • 🎓 Best Student in the Biochemistry Class
    Moi University, 2009.

🔍 Research Focus:

Elsie Nyangweso Salano’s research primarily centers on the impact of mycotoxins, particularly aflatoxins, in agricultural products. Her recent publication (2023) delves into the differential accumulation of aflatoxins in peanut accessions when challenged by Aspergillus flavus, offering insights for aflatoxin mitigation. In a 2018 study, she collaborated on assessing the perennial and seasonal contamination of maize by aflatoxins in eastern Kenya. Salano’s contributions extend to exploring the diversity of putatively toxigenic Aspergillus species in maize and soil samples, emphasizing the importance of understanding and addressing aflatoxicosis hotspots. Her work showcases a dedication to agricultural sustainability and food safety. 🌾👩‍🔬

 

Publications Top Notes:
  1. 🥜 “Peanut (Arachis hypogea) accessions differentially accumulate aflatoxins upon challenge by Aspergillus flavus: Implications for aflatoxin mitigation”
    Authors: Salano, E.N.; Mulwa, R.M.; Obonyo, M.A.
    Journal: Journal of Agriculture and Food Research, 2024, 15, 100923Abstract: This study investigates the differential accumulation of aflatoxins in peanut accessions when exposed to Aspergillus flavus, offering crucial insights for effective aflatoxin mitigation strategies.
  2. 🌽 “Perennial and seasonal contamination of maize by aflatoxins in eastern Kenya”
    Authors: Obonyo, M.A.; Salano, E.N.
    Journal: International Journal of Food Contamination, 2018, 5(1), pp. 1–5, 6Abstract: Addressing the perennial and seasonal contamination of maize by aflatoxins in eastern Kenya, this research by Obonyo and Salano sheds light on the challenges and potential solutions for enhancing food safety in the region.

 

Noemie David-Rogeat | Food Security | Best Researcher Award

Ms Noemie David-Rogeat |  Food Security |  Best Researcher Award

PhD Student at  University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Noémie David-Rogeat is a highly motivated PhD student with a focus on agricultural and food security, having completed her doctoral studies at the University of Nottingham and NIAB from 2019 to 2023. During her PhD, she demonstrated strong management skills by hosting two students over an 8-week period. Noémie is adept at knowledge dissemination, as evident from her presentations to various audiences and the successful organization of a month-long research trip to Tanzania.

 

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🎓 Education:

Ph.D. in Agricultural & Food Security, University of Nottingham & NIAB (2019-2023) Developed strong management skills while hosting 2 students for 8 weeks Organized a successful month-long research trip to Tanzania. MSc in Biotechnology & Biological Sciences, Imperial College London (2018-2019) Attained a distinction in a literature review on genetic improvement of the photosynthetic system. Erasmus Year at KTH (2017-2018) Adapted to new teaching methods and actively participated in student associations. Bachelor in Life Sciences, EPFL (2015-2018) Vice-president of the student association, tutored algebra, attended diverse lectures

🏆 Awards:

  • Winner of the David Miller Award 2023
  • Recipient of a £1500 travel grant
  • Finalist in the 3 Minute Thesis competition

👩‍🔬 Work Experience:

Intern at Rothamsted Research (Jan 2022 – Mar 2022) Explored innovative ways of presenting data and facilitated collaborations. Tutor at EPFL (Jan 2016 – May 2016) Guided first-year students in algebra, organized weekly summaries for better understanding

💻 Skills:

  • Coding proficiency in C++, Java, and R
  • Fluent in French (mother tongue)
  • Expertise in Microsoft Word package
  • Strong communication and presentation skills

🔍 Research Focus:

Noémie David-Rogeat is a dedicated researcher specializing in agricultural and food security 🌾. Her diverse research contributions include investigating the interactive impacts of drought and heatwave on African eggplants, highlighted in the paper with DOI: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2024.105670 🌿. Additionally, her work delves into the effects of heat and salinity stress on the African eggplant cultivar F1 Djamba, showcased in the publication with DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2024.1323665 🍆. Noémie’s interest extends to biostimulants’ potential in enhancing stress tolerance in Solanum crops, explored in the review paper with DOI: 10.9734/IJPSS/2023/v35i183411 🌱. She has also contributed to the field of food digestion engineering in a book chapter (DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-822714-5.00010-3) 📘.

 

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Joseph Kalonga | Soil health | Best Researcher Award

Mr Joseph Kalonga | Soil health | Best Researcher Award

Assistant Lecturer at  University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dr. Ernest E. Mbega (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha, Tanzania. Dr. Mbega holds a Ph.D. and is actively involved in academic and research activities.

 

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Education and Training:

  1. 2015 – 2017:
    • Master’s degree in Life Science (Sustainable Agriculture)
    • Institution: Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Arusha, Tanzania
    • Class: Upper Second (GPA 4.2)
  2. 2009 – 2012:
    • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (General)
    • Institution: Soikoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania
    • Class: Upper Second (GPA 3.8)
  3. 2007 – 2008:
    • Provisional Diploma in General Agriculture
    • Institution: Ministry of Agriculture Training Institute (MATI) Uyole Mbeya
    • Class: First Class (GPA 3.8)
  4. 2004 – 2006:
    • Advanced Secondary Education
    • Institution: JKT High School, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    • Division: III
  5. 2000 – 2003:
    • Secondary Education Level
    • Institution: Mwangaza Secondary School, Katavi, Tanzania
    • Division: II
  6. 1993 – 1999:
    • Primary Education Level
    • Institution: Kashato Primary School, Katavi, Tanzania
    • Evaluation: N/A

This educational background showcases a progression from primary education through advanced studies, culminating in a Master’s degree with a focus on sustainable agriculture. The consistently high GPA reflects a strong academic performance throughout Joseph Salvatory Kalonga’s educational journey.

Work Experience:

Joseph Salvatory Kalonga’s professional work experience is as follows:

  1. 2019 – To date:
    • Position: Assistant Lecturer
    • Institution: University of Dar es Salaam
  2. 2013 – 2019:
    • Position: Agricultural Tutor
    • Institution: Ministry of Agriculture Training Institute (MATI), Uyole Mbeya
  3. 2012 – 2013:
    • Position: Agronomist
    • Company: Technoseve Tanzania

This work history reflects a diverse range of roles, from hands-on experience as an Agronomist in the private sector to educational roles as an Agricultural Tutor and Assistant Lecturer. It suggests a well-rounded professional background that combines practical expertise with a commitment to educating others in the field of agriculture.

Honour and awards:

In 2015, Joseph Salvatory Kalonga was recognized for his outstanding contributions as he received the prestigious “Best Worker of the Year” award at the Ministry of Agriculture Training Institute in Uyole Mbeya. 🏆 This honor not only highlights his exceptional dedication and exemplary work ethic but also underscores his significant impact in the field of agriculture education and training. Joseph’s commitment to excellence, as acknowledged by this award, further solidifies his reputation as a standout professional in the agricultural sector. 🌾👏

 

Research Focus:

Joseph Salvatory Kalonga is an accomplished researcher with a primary focus on agricultural sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa. His publication, “Household food insecurity and gender inequity,” explores the intersection of food security and maternal mental health among female farmers in rural Tanzania. 🌾 In another significant work, “Potential of legume diversification,” Kalonga, alongside colleagues, delves into the role of legumes in soil fertility management, offering insights for resource-poor farmers. 🌱 His collaborative efforts extend to understanding plant health, as seen in “Major Signs and Symptoms Caused by Biotic and Abiotic Agents,” contributing valuable knowledge to tropical agriculture. 🌍 Joseph’s research underscores a commitment to addressing critical issues in agriculture and environmental science.

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Dilmar Baretta | Organic Farming | SustainableAg Leadership Award

Prof Dr Dilmar Baretta | Organic Farming | SustainableAg Leadership Award

Rector at  UDESC – Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Brazil

Prof. Dilmar Baretta, PhD, is a distinguished academic and researcher known for his expertise in [mention the field of expertise, e.g., Chemistry, Physics, etc.]. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree and has contributed significantly to the field through his research and publications.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

📊 Author Metrics:

  • 📝 123 Documents
  • 📖 1,746 Citations by 1,289 Documents
  • 📈 h-index: 25

🔍 Research Highlights:

  • 🌐 Global fine-resolution data on springtail abundance and community structure.
  • 🌱 Globally invariant metabolism but density-diversity mismatch in springtails.
  • 🌾 Relationship between enchytraeids diversity and soybean productivity in no-till systems.
  • 🏞️ Influence of subtropical landscape configuration on ground-dwelling beetles.
  • 🦠 Soil microbial carbon and activity across land use and geographic gradients.

 

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

🌍 Prof. Dilmar Baretta, PhD, specializes in ecological dynamics and environmental interactions. His research navigates the intricate realms of biodiversity, spanning from “Global fine-resolution data on springtail abundance” to uncovering the “density-diversity mismatch in springtails” in different ecosystems. 🐜 His expertise extends to understanding the interplay between enchytraeids diversity and soybean productivity, delving into the impact of subtropical landscape configuration on the ecomorphological traits of ground-dwelling beetles, and exploring soil microbial carbon dynamics across varied land use and geographic gradients. 🌱 Baretta’s work stands at the intersection of ecology, agriculture, and environmental science, contributing significantly to our understanding of Earth’s interconnected systems. #Ecology #Biodiversity #EnvironmentalScience

 

Publications Top Notes:
  1. Title:Global fine-resolution data on springtail abundance and community structure
    Journal: Scientific Data, 2024
  2. Title:Globally invariant metabolism but density-diversity mismatch in springtails
    Journal: Nature Communications, 2023
  3. Title:Is there a relationship between enchytraeids diversity and community with soybean productivity…”
    Journal: Annals of Applied Biology, 2023
  4. Title:How does the subtropical landscape configuration influence the ecomorphological traits…”
    Journal: Applied Soil Ecology, 2023
  5. Title:Soil microbial carbon and activity along with land use and geographic gradients
    Journal: Soil Science Society of America Journal, 2023