Mst. Sarmina Yeasmin | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Dr Mst. Sarmina  Yeasmin | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Principal Scientific Officer at  Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Bangladesh

Dr. Sarmina Yeasmin, a prominent figure in scientific research, serves as the Principal Scientific Officer at the Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) in Rajshahi. With a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Rajshahi, she specializes in converting agricultural waste into value-added products. Her academic journey includes an impressive track record, including a First Class M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry & Chemical Technology and a B.Sc. (Honours) from the same institution.


Academic Background:

Ph.D. in Environmental Science, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh (2016). M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry & Chemical Technology, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh (2005). B.Sc. (Honours) in Applied Chemistry & Chemical Technology, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh (2003)

Professional Experiences:

Principal Scientific Officer, BCSIR, Rajshahi (2019 – Present). Senior Scientific Officer, BCSIR, Rajshahi (2011 – 2019). Scientific Officer, BCSIR, Rajshahi (2006 – 2011). Part-time Lecturer, Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Rajshahi (2008 – 2009)

Training & Expertise:

Proficient in operating and maintaining various scientific instruments. Trained in Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIRO), Melbourne, Australia. Specialized in analysis of polymeric products and extraction/purification of oils and plants

Research Focus: Environmental Science

Dr. Mst. Sarmina Yeasmin’s research in environmental science primarily centers around sustainable utilization of agro residue as waste, particularly in the context of food production. Her work includes investigating innovative methods to convert agricultural waste, such as corn waste, into value-added products. Through her expertise in polymer science, materials science, and oils and fats research, Dr. Yeasmin aims to contribute to environmental sustainability by developing strategies for reducing waste and maximizing resource efficiency in food and agricultural industries.


Since 2019, Dr. Mst. Sarmina Yeasmin has been cited 630 times, with an h-index of 12 and an i10-index of 14. Overall, her work has garnered a total of 973 citations. These metrics indicate a significant impact in her field, reflecting the recognition and influence of her research contributions within the academic community.

Publications Top Notes 📰

  1. “Preparation of food grade carboxymethyl cellulose from corn husk agrowaste”
    • Authors: MIH Mondal, MS Yeasmin, MS Rahman
    • Published in: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2015
    • Citations: 217
  2. “Synthesis of highly substituted carboxymethyl cellulose depending on cellulose particle size”
    • Authors: MS Yeasmin, MIH Mondal
    • Published in: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2015
    • Citations: 138
  3. “Characteristics of oils and nutrient contents of Nigella sativa Linn. and Trigonella foenum-graecum seeds”
    • Authors: MA Ali, MA Sayeed, MS Alam, MS Yeasmin, AM Khan, II Muhamad
    • Published in: Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia, 2012
    • Citations: 98
  4. “Antimicrobial screening of different extracts of Piper longum Linn”
    • Authors: MA Ali, NM Alam, MS Yeasmin, AM Khan, MA Sayeed, VB Rao
    • Published in: Research Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 2007
    • Citations: 85
  5. “Antimicrobial screening of Cassia fistula and Mesua ferrea”
    • Authors: MA Ali, MA Sayeed, MSA Bhuiyan, FI Sohel, MS Yeasmin
    • Published in: Journal of Medical Sciences, 2004
    • Citations: 67
  6. “Characteristics of seed oils and nutritional compositions of seeds from different varieties of Momordica charantia Linn. cultivated in Bangladesh”
    • Authors: MA Ali, MA Sayeed, MS Reza, MS Yeasmin, AM Khan
    • Published in: Czech Journal of Food Sciences, 2008
    • Citations: 64


Dina Yaseen | Rainwater Harvesting | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr Dina Yaseen | Rainwater Harvesting | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Dina Ali Yaseen is an Iraqi civil engineer specializing in sanitary engineering and water resources. She was born on January 6, 1981, in Basra, Iraq. Dr. Yaseen holds a Doctorate from the University of Salford, United Kingdom, where she researched the treatment of synthetic wastewater containing textile dyes with experimental constructed wetlands. She also earned a Master’s degree from the University of Basrah, Iraq, focusing on rainwater harvesting analysis in different locations and climatic conditions in Iraq.

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🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Basrah, Iraq
  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, University of Salford, United Kingdom
  • Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering, University of Basrah, Iraq

👩‍🏫 Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Engineer (2003-2009)
  • Lecturer (2009-2014)
  • Ph.D. Student (2014-2018)
  • Professor Assistant (2018-Present)

🏆 Awards and Recognition:

  • Received thanks and appreciation certificates from the University of Basrah and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

👩‍🏫 Teaching Experience:

  • Taught various courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels including Pollution Control, Engineering Hydrology, Sanitary Services, and Computer Programming.
  • Supervised postgraduate students.

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Dr. Dina Ali Yaseen’s research focuses on the treatment of textile wastewater, particularly the removal of azo dyes using innovative methods such as shallow pond systems and experimental wetland ponds. She investigates the efficacy of plant-based systems, like Lemna minor, in treating dye-contaminated water under various conditions. Her work addresses critical environmental concerns surrounding water pollution and aims to develop sustainable solutions for wastewater treatment. Through her research, she aims to contribute to the preservation of water resources and the protection of ecosystems affected by industrial effluents. 🌱🔬


Dr. Dina Ali Yaseen has received a total of 1,801 citations as of now, with an h-index of 7 and an i10-index of 6. Since 2019, she has garnered 1,775 citations.

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Daouda Guebre | soil conservation | SustainableAg Leadership Award

Dr Daouda Guebre | soil conservation | SustainableAg Leadership Award

Assistant in Agroecology and Agropedology at  Ziniaré University Center/University Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Burkina Faso

Daouda Guébré is a Burkinabe agroecologist, agro-pedologist, and teacher-researcher with a passion for sustainable agriculture and soil conservation. Born on December 29, 1987, in Iboké, Ivory Coast, Guébré’s academic journey began with a Bachelor’s degree in General Geological Sciences from Joseph Ki Zerbo University (UJKZ) in 2011. He pursued further education, earning Master’s degrees in Fundamental and Applied Geology, as well as Soils & Environment, from UJKZ between 2011 and 2016.


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📚 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Agroecology/Agro-pedology, Joseph Ki Zerbo University (UJKZ), 2017-2020
  • Master’s Degree in Soils & Environment, UJKZ, 2013-2016
  • Master’s Degree in Fundamental and Applied Geology, UJKZ, 2011-2012
  • Bachelor in General Geological Sciences, UJKZ, 2010-2011
  • General University Diploma in Biological and Geological Sciences, UJKZ, 2009-2010
  • Baccalauréat D, Lycée Municipal de San Pedro (RCI), 2007-2008

👨‍🏫 Professional Experiences:

  • Teacher Researcher at Ziniaré University Center/Joseph Ki Zerbo University, Burkina Faso, since 2021
  • Ph.D. Agroecologist/Agro-pedologist at Joseph Ki Zerbo University (UJKZ), 2017-2020

🏆 Awards:

  • 1st Prize, International Synthesis and Scientific Communication Competition (My thesis in 180 seconds), 2018
  • Winner of the 1st Prize of the Jury and 1st Prize of the Public

🔧 Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft and Libre Office suites, statistical software (R Commander, XLSTAT, SPSS), and internet research
  • Fluent in French and professional English

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Daouda Guébré’s research primarily focuses on sustainable agricultural practices and soil conservation in Sahelian agro-ecosystems. He investigates the efficacy of woody residue amendments in enhancing soil fertility and crop productivity, particularly in Burkina Faso’s challenging climate. His studies delve into intercropping systems involving sorghum, cowpea, and other staple crops, aiming to optimize resource use and mitigate environmental degradation. Through rigorous experimentation and analysis, he contributes valuable insights into agro-ecological practices that promote resilience and food security in vulnerable regions. Daouda’s work underscores the importance of integrating traditional knowledge with modern scientific approaches for sustainable land management and agricultural development.

Publications Top Notes:
  1. Nutrient cycling and microbial responses to termite and earthworm activity in soils amended with woody residues in the Sudano-Sahel
    Authors: Traoré, S., Guébré, D., Hien, E., Lorenz, N., Dick, R.P.
    Journal: European Journal of Soil Biology, 2022, 109, 103381
  2. Performance of sorghum-cowpea mixed cropping system on sorghum and soils productivities in the Sudano-Sahelian zone of Burkina Faso | Performance de l’association mixte sorgho-niébé sur les productivités du sorgho et des sols en zone Soudano-Sahélienne du Burkina Faso
    Authors: Zongo, K.F., Hien, E., Mare, B.T., Guebre, D.
    Journal: International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2021, 15(3), pp. 987–1005
  3. Soil macrofaunal activity, microbial catabolic limitations and nutrient cycling in cropping systems amended with woody residues and nitrogen inputs
    Authors: Guébré, D., Traoré, S., Hien, E., Bationo, B.A., Wiesmeier, M.
    Journal: Pedobiologia, 2020, 83, 150686


Hossein Taimour | Climate Change | AgriResearch Innovator Award

Mr Hossein Taimour | Climate Change | AgriResearch Innovator Award

M.Sc at  Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

Hossein Taimour is a dedicated researcher with a Master’s degree in Rural Development from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran, awarded in September 2020. His academic journey began with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Extension and Education from Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources in 2017.


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M.S. in Rural Development (Tarbiat Modares University)

🌱 Research Activities:

Focused on barriers, challenges, and solutions for climate-smart agriculture in Iran.

🖥️ Additional Skills:

GIS, SPSS, EndNote, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

📚 Bachelor’s Degree:

Agricultural Extension and Education (Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources)

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Hossein Taimour is a pioneering researcher in the realm of climate-smart agriculture, dedicated to addressing critical issues and challenges. His extensive body of work spans various dimensions, including the adoption of climate-smart practices in the Gorganrood basin, farmers’ agreement and willingness to pay for agricultural technologies, and the implementation of climate-smart agriculture at the farm level. Taimour’s studies also encompass the effects of climate change on agriculture, a comprehensive review of agricultural waste management practices, and the identification of barriers and challenges hindering the progress of climate-smart agriculture in Iran. His research aligns with sustainable development and environmental stewardship. 🌾🌍


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William Adzawla | livelihood | Best Researcher Award

Dr William Adzawla: livelihood | Best Researcher Award

Economist at  International Fertilizer Development Center, Ghana

Dr. William Adzawla is a highly motivated and passionate individual with a background in Economics and Agricultural Economics. Currently serving as an Economist at IFDC Ghana, he specializes in socioeconomic research, program implementation, and behavioral change activities for farmers.


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PhD in Economics (2016-2019):University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal. MPhil in Agricultural Economics (2013-2015):University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana. BSc in Agriculture Technology (2008-2012):University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana


Economist at IFDC Ghana (2020-Date): Designing and implementing socioeconomic research. Writing technical reports and supervising research interns. Leading behavioral change activities for farmers.Adjunct Lecturer (May 2022-Date): University of The Gambia and Laweh Open University College, Accra, Ghana. Senior Research Officer at ASDEV Consult (2014-2022): Proposal and project design, budget preparation. Conducted needs assessment and baseline studies for various organizations. Scientific Scholar at the University of Florida: Provided technical assistance to the Sahel Research group.

Technical Competence:

Computing: High computer literacy; proficient in STATA, SPSS, Frontier, and Microsoft Office. Research: Expertise in qualitative and quantitative research design, data management, reporting, and communication. Management: Strong leadership skills, stakeholder engagement, team building, efficient resource utilization, and effective communication.


  • All Time: 893
  • Since 2019: 846

📊 h-index: 18
📈 i10-index: 29

Impressive citation records, reflecting the impact and influence of your research contributions. Keep up the excellent work! 📚👏

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Dr. William Adzawla’s research encompasses a diverse array of topics within agriculture and economic development. His work delves into the accuracy of agricultural data and its policy implications, as evidenced in maize farmer recall surveys. He explores the economic viability of smallholder agriculture in Ghana, considering factors like farm output commercialization and diversification.


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Guy Simbeko | Circular Bioeconomy | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr Guy Simbeko: Circular Bioeconomy
Socio-economist at  International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA),Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Guy Simbeko is a Congolese economist and financial analyst with a passion for agricultural development. Born on September 30, 1991, he holds a Masters in Financial Management, Agribusiness, and Small and Medium Enterprises from the Catholic University of Bukavu (UCB), where he also completed his undergraduate studies in Agricultural Economics.Guy has a diverse professional background, showcasing his expertise in monitoring, evaluation, and learning. Currently, he serves as the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, focusing on the agricultural transformation agenda in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s South Kivu Province.

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Master’s in Financial Management, Agribusiness, and Small and Medium Enterprises – Catholic University of Bukavu (UCB), DR Congo. Undergraduate in Agricultural Economics – Catholic University of Bukavu, DR Congo. High School Diploma in Mathematics and Physics – Pedagogical Institute School (EDAP/ISP)

Work Experience:
  1. Current Role (June 2022 – Present):Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Responsibilities include financial planning, project expenditures, data collection, and project evaluation.
  2. Previous Roles:IFAD-TAAT Support Staff (Feb 2020 – Oct 2021). Research Assistant in N2 Africa Project (Jan 2019 – Jul 2020). Business Development and Consultant Socio-economist (May 2018 – Nov 2018). Worldfish Survey Supervisor Consultant (Jan 2018 – Feb 2018). Enumerator in various programs (Jul 2016 – Oct 2017)
Professional Experiences:

Developed financial and economic models for agribusiness transformation. Conducted market studies and agriculture value chain assessments. Supported private sector agents in business economics and compliance. Elaborated financial plans and project expenditures. Organized reflection and learning meetings to improve project implementation. Conducted baseline studies, mid-term studies, end-of-project studies, and impact assessments.

Memberships and Awards:
  • Member of FARA, YPARD, IFAD Alumni, Histocon Alumni.
  • Investigator in the Crop and Livestock Program (CLIP).
  • Awardee of IFAD under the CARE in Policy for Youth Engagement in Agribusiness Project.
Honors and Awards:

Recognized by IFAD under the grant project for enhancing capacity in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness.

Research Focus 🌱🔍

Guy Simbeko’s research spans a diverse range of critical agricultural and economic topics. His work delves into the adoption of agricultural technology in Africa, emphasizing engagement experiences and sharing insights through publications. He explores entrepreneurial potential and agribusiness desirability among youth in the Eastern part of DR Congo, shedding light on sustainable practices. Simbeko’s investigations extend to assessing awareness of improved cassava production and the efficiency of fish farmers in South-Kivu. Furthermore, he delves into the impact of Climate-Smart Agriculture on social welfare and engages in exploring Circular Bioeconomy Practices, linking them with household food security and economic dynamics in African city regions. 🌍🌾


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