Kiprotich Wesly Cheruiyot | Dryland Farming | Best Researcher Award

Dr Kiprotich Wesly Cheruiyot | Dryland Farming |  Best Researcher Award

Tutorial Fellow at  Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Wesly Cheruiyot Kiprotich is a Kenyan agroecologist and educator dedicated to sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation. Born on June 11, 1989, Kiprotich holds a Ph.D. in Agroecology from Lanzhou University, China, focusing on the impacts of biomass returning to soil on maize productivity. His academic journey also includes a Master’s degree in Ecology from the same institution, where he researched the effects of maize stover return and different mulches on soil quality and crop productivity.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

👨‍🎓 Education Background:

Ph.D. in Agroecology from Lanzhou University, China, 2018-2023. MSc. in Ecology from Lanzhou University, China, 2015-2018. Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya, 2010-2013

💼 Work Experience:

Part-time consultant at Dave Impact and Vital Extra Learning Consultancy, specializing in Integrated Water Resource Management and Climate Smart Agriculture. Assistant Lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, responsible for departmental data analysis, teaching, and supervising research.

🏆 Achievements:

Conducted extensive training sessions on ecosystem conservation, rainwater harvesting, and data analysis, impacting hundreds of farmers, students, and professionals. Successfully secured funding for joint research projects and contributed to patent approval for innovative agricultural techniques. Actively involved in professional bodies such as the Horticultural Association of Kenya.


🔍 Research Focus: Dryland Farming

Wesly Cheruiyot is a Kenyan researcher specializing in dryland farming. With a dedicated focus on sustainable agriculture, he is committed to addressing the challenges and opportunities in arid and semi-arid regions. Through his work at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Wesly aims to develop innovative solutions for enhancing crop productivity, soil conservation, and water management in dryland environments. His research endeavors are geared towards promoting food security and livelihood improvement in these challenging agricultural landscapes.


KALA K U | AI in Agriculture | Outstanding Scientist Award

Dr KALA  K U | AI in Agriculture | Outstanding Scientist Award


Dr. Kala K U is a dedicated and experienced college professor and researcher specializing in computer science and artificial intelligence. With a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Pondicherry University, India, and over four years of teaching experience, Dr. Kala has made significant contributions to the field of deep learning and machine learning.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓


PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, Pondicherry University, India (2017-2021). Master of Computer Applications, University of Calicut, Kerala, India (2009-2012). Bachelor of Information Technology, University of Calicut, Kerala, India (2005-2008)

Research Contributions:

Proposed a 2D-GRU model for individual attention to every context. Developed DTW based 2D-GRU model for solving temporal pattern matching problem. Introduced Multi-Gated GRU (M-GRU) model for modeling the effect of each category of contexts individually. Proposed a Two Phase-Attention mechanism for incorporating user intentions. Utilized bidirectional training approach for considering both past and future contexts.

Awards and Achievements:

Best Researcher Award, Global Awards on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (AIR2022). Best Presenter Award, International Conference on Emerging Smart Computing and Informatics (ICESCI 2020)


Assistant Professor, University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Guru Nanak University, Telangana, India. Assistant Professor, School of Computer Applications, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India. Junior Research Fellow, Department of Computer Science, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India. Assistant Professor on Contract, Department of Computer Applications, Sree Keralavarma College, Thrissur, Kerala, India. Assistant Professor, Department of Master of Computer Applications, Institute of Management and Technology, Thrissur, Kerala, India.

Research Focus: AI in Agriculture

Specializes in AI in Agriculture, focusing on developing advanced algorithms and deep learning models for analyzing agricultural data to enhance crop yield, disease detection, and pest management.


Publications Top Notes:

  1. Deep Learning Model of Sequential Image Classifier for Crop Disease Detection in Plantain Tree Cultivation
    • Authors: Nandhini, M.; Kala, K. U.; Thangadarshini, M.; Madhusudhana Verma, S.
    • Published in: Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 2022, 197, 106915
  2. ILeHCSA: An Internet of Things Enabled Smart Home Automation Scheme with Speech Enabled Controlling Options Using Machine Learning Strategy
    • Authors: Robert, N. R.; Anija Starry, B.; Samuel, F. J.; Kumar, M. S.; Edison, M.
    • Published in: International Journal of Advanced Technology and Engineering Exploration, 2021, 8(85), pp. 1695–1704
    • [Open access]
  3. Performance Analysis of Pre-Processing Techniques in Plantain Tree Disease Classification with Convolutional Neural Network
    • Authors: Nandhini, M.; Kala, K. U.; Thangadarshini, M.; Verma, S. M.
    • Published in: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Trends in Electronics and Informatics, ICOEI 2021, 2021, pp. 870–874, 9452863
  4. Early Diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease Using Machine Learning Algorithms with Least Parameters by RFE and Feature Importance Techniques
    • Authors: Kavitha, K.; Kala, K.
    • Published in: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 2021, 1292, pp. 167–177
  5. Applicability of Deep Learning Techniques for Crop Protection in Plantain Tree Cultivation
    • Authors: Nandhini, M.; Thangadarshini, M.; Kala, K. U.; Madhusudhanaverma, S.
    • Published in: Indian Journal of Computer Science and Engineering, 2021, 12(1), pp. 1–9
    • [Open access]

Getahun Haile | agro-forestry | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr  Getahun Haile |  agro-forestry | Best Researcher Award

Dilla University, Ethiopia

Getahun Haile Atlabachew is an Ethiopian academic and researcher specializing in Plant Biology and Biodiversity Management. Born on May 10, 1975, in Ethiopia, he has made significant contributions to the field of natural resources management, particularly in agro-forestry and sustainable agriculture.


Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Academic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Plant Biology and Biodiversity Management (2017) from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. His doctoral thesis focused on “Plant Diversity, Soil Quality, and Crop Productivity in Smallholder Agricultural Landscapes, Central Ethiopia.” He published three articles from his Ph.D. dissertation in peer-reviewed journals.
  • MSc in Tropical Land Resources Management (2007) from Mekele University, Ethiopia, with a thesis on the effects of cutting size and season of planting on the vegetative propagation of Boswellia papyrifera.
  • BSc in General Forestry (2001) from Debebu University, Wedo Genet College of Forestry, Ethiopia.

Work Experience:

  • Instructor at Shire Endesilasie TVET College, Tigray, Ethiopia (2001-2007).
  • Lecturer at Dilla University, Ethiopia (2007-2012).
  • Ph.D. candidate at Addis Ababa University (2012-2017).
  • Assistant Professor at Dilla University since 2017, actively involved in teaching and supervising graduate students in agro-forestry and natural resources management.

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Dr. Getahun Haile Atlabachew’s research focus revolves around the sustainable management of agricultural landscapes, soil properties, and biodiversity in Ethiopia. 🌱 His work encompasses the impact of land-use changes on soil fertility, carbon, and nitrogen stocks, as well as the effects of indigenous knowledge systems on tree conservation and acidic soil amendments. 🌍 Dr. Haile explores the role of indigenous sacred forests as tools for climate change mitigation and investigates morphometric analysis for prioritizing sub-watersheds and water management practices. His diverse contributions to agroforestry, soil science, and environmental conservation highlight his dedication to sustainable agricultural practices. 🍃

Publications Top Notes:
  1. “Soil Property and Crop Yield Responses to Variation in Land Use and Topographic Position: Case Study from Southern Highland of Ethiopia”
    • Journal: Heliyon (2024)
    • Contributor: Getahun Haile
  2. “Soil Properties, Crop Yield, and Economic Return in Response to Lime Application on Acidic Nitisols of Southern Highlands of Ethiopia”
    • Journal: International Journal of Agronomy (2023)
    • Contributor: Getahun Haile
  3. “Comparative Study on the Effects of Acacia albida on Yield and Yield Components of Different Cereal Crops in Southern Ethiopia”
    • Journal: Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B — Soil & Plant Science (2021)
    • Contributor: Getahun Haile
  4. “Plant Diversity and Determinant Factors Across Smallholder Agricultural Management Units in Central Ethiopia”
    • Journal: Agroforestry System (2016)
    • Contributor: Getahun Haile
  5. “Time of Collection and Cutting Sizes Affect Vegetative Propagation of Boswellia papyrifera (Del.) Hochst through Leafless Branch Cuttings”
    • Journal: Journal of Arid Environment (2011)
    • Contributor: Getahun Haile

Sinan Demir |  Soil Survey | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr Sinan Demir |  Soil Survey | Best Researcher Award

Isparta University of Applied Sciences, Turkey

Sinan Demir is a Turkish agricultural scientist and academic, currently serving as an Assistant Professor at Isparta Uygulamalı Bilimler Üniversitesi in the Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. He obtained his Ph.D. in Horticulture from Isparta Uygulamalı Bilimler Üniversitesi in 2020, focusing on the field of Soil Science.


Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

📚 Education:

  • 🎓 Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences, Isparta Uygulamalı Bilimler Üniversitesi, 2018-2020
  • 🎓 M.Sc. in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi, 2013-2017 (CGPA: 4.0/4.0)
  • 🎓 B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering, Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi, 2008-2013 (CGPA: 2.58/4.0)

🌏 Professional Experience:

  • 👨‍🏫 Dr. Öğr. Üyesi (Assistant Professor), Isparta Uygulamalı Bilimler Üniversitesi, 2022-Present

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Dr. Sinan Demir’s research primarily revolves around soil science, geomatics, and environmental sustainability. His recent work delves into post-fire erosion assessment using the RUSLE equation in the Manavgat River Basin. Applying geospatial techniques and geographic information systems (GIS), he identified suitable agricultural areas in Isparta Province. In precision agriculture, he contributed to yield prediction models for organic oil rose farming using agricultural UAV images and machine learning algorithms. Dr. Demir’s diverse studies extend to aggregate stability estimation in semi-arid climates, physico-chemical changes in lithic xerorthent soils, and the impact of organic fertilizers on soil quality. His expertise spans the intersection of technology, agriculture, and environmental resilience.

Publications Top Notes:

Ali Ebadi | Plant nutrition | AgriResearch Innovator Award

Mr Ali Ebadi | Plant nutrition | AgriResearch Innovator Award

Academic Staff at  University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Iran

Ali Ebadi is affiliated with the University of Mohaghegh Ardabili in Ardabil, Iran. As of now, he has authored 27 documents with a total of 396 citations from 377 documents, resulting in an h-index of 12.


Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Ali Ebadi’s research encompasses diverse areas contributing to sustainable agriculture and environmental health. His work spans the following key categories:

  1. 🌱 Biochar and Soil Remediation: Investigating the influences of peanut hull-derived biochar on plant growth in Pb- and Zn-contaminated soil, addressing environmental challenges.
  2. 🌾 Cover Crop Sustainability: Exploring the use of faba bean cover crops to enhance the sustainability and resiliency of no-till corn silage production and improve soil characteristics.
  3. 💧 Water Stress and Plant Growth Regulators: Studying the impact of plant growth regulators on grain production and water use efficiency in Foeniculum vulgare Mill. under water stress conditions.
  4. 🌾🔬 Nanotechnology in Agriculture: Assessing the role of zinc oxide nanoparticles in enhancing drought tolerance in wheat through physio-biochemical changes and stress genes expression.

Ali Ebadi’s multidisciplinary approach addresses critical issues in agriculture, from soil remediation to water stress resilience, contributing valuable insights for sustainable and resilient agricultural practices. 🌍👨‍🔬

  • Citations: 396 by 377 documents
  • Documents: 27
  • h-index: 12

Publications Top Notes:

  1. Influences of peanut hull-derived biochar, Trichoderma harzianum, and supplemental phosphorus on hairy vetch growth in Pb- and Zn-contaminated soil
    • Published in Environmental Geochemistry and Health (2023)
    • Citations: 1
  2. The Use of Faba Bean Cover Crop to Enhance the Sustainability and Resiliency of No-Till Corn Silage Production and Soil Characteristics
    • Published in Agronomy (2023)
    • Citations: 1
  3. Plant Growth Regulators Improve Grain Production and Water Use Efficiency of Foeniculum vulgare Mill. under Water Stress
    • Published in Plants (2022)
    • Citations: 6
  4. Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Enhance Drought Tolerance in Wheat via Physio-Biochemical Changes and Stress Genes Expression
    • Published in Iranian Journal of Biotechnology (2022)
    • Citations: 20
  5. Amelioration Of Water Deficiency Stress In Roselle (Hibiscus Sabdariffa) By Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi And Plant Growth-promoting Rhizobacteria
    • Published in Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca (2021)
    • Citations: 3


Mekonen Getachew Abebe | Urban Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Mr Mekonen Getachew Abebe | Urban Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Lecturer at  Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Mekonen Getachew Abebe is a dedicated male lecturer currently serving at Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia. Born on January 16, 1995, in North Wollo, Ethiopia, he resides in Bahir Dar City. Mekonen is married and holds Ethiopian nationality.


Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

🏫 Educational Qualification:

  • MSc Degree in Livelihood and Food Security, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia (2019-2021) – CGPA: 4.00/4.00
  • BSc Degree in Disaster Risk Management and Sustainable Development, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia (2014-2018) – CGPA: 3.95/4.00
  • Advanced Diploma in Agriculture, Arava International Center for Agricultural Training, Israel (2015)

👔 Work Experience:

  • Current Position: Lecturer at Bahir Dar University, Disaster Risk Management, and Sustainable Development Department.
  • Supervisor: World Food Program (WFP), Assurance Project (Oct-Dec 2023)
  • Research Focus: Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction, Livelihood, and Food Security.
  • Community Service: Emergency Management and Fire Disaster Prevention Training.

📜 Certificate:

  • Fire Emergency Prevention and Control Mechanism Awareness
  • Gender Responsive Effective Teaching Skills
  • Training Workshop on Nature-Based Solutions for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Certificate for Team Leadership in Emergency Management System Training Curriculum Development
  • DHS Data Analysis (STATA Software) and SPSS Data Analysis
  • Organizational Capacity Assessment Training by USAID

🏆 Awards:

  • 2018: Gold Medal Winner, Bahir Dar University Graduate Class
  • 2021: Best Project Award Winner, Bahir Dar University

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Mekonen Getachew Abebe is a distinguished researcher with a keen focus on the intersection of urbanization and food security in Ethiopia. In his insightful contribution to the Journal of Agriculture and Food Research (2024-03), he delves into the impacts of urbanization on food security, presenting a comprehensive review supported by empirical evidence. Through this work, he explores the dynamic challenges and opportunities arising from Ethiopia’s urban growth, shedding light on the implications for the nation’s food security landscape. 🌆🍲 Additionally, his involvement in the preprint “Gender-specific Vulnerability on Climate Change and Food Security Status” (2023-07-03) demonstrates a broader research portfolio. Collaborating with a diverse team, Mekonen investigates gender-specific vulnerabilities in agroforestry systems across multiple countries, offering valuable insights into the intricate relationships between climate change, gender dynamics, and food security. 🌍🔍🌳

Publications Top Notes: