Sociology - 10 researchers

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    Posted on May 5th, 2014

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    Jeske van de Gevel

    Jeske van de Gevel

    Jeske_van_de_GevelPosition: Associate Scientist
    Working at: Bioversity International
    Work Address: Bioversity c/o ICRAF, PO Box 30677 – 00100 Nairobi

    Phone: +254 20 722 4511
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    Research Activities: Researching adaptive traits present in selected target varieties and species conserved in genebanks and on farm, to different biotic and abiotic stresses.
    Documenting local knowledge on uses and adaptive traits of target crops and species and informal seed systems, and existing seed distribution mechanisms and their interaction. Determining the relationships between agrobiodiversity and the socio-economic context to reduce food and nutrition insecurity.

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    Posted on April 21st, 2014

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    Prajeesh Parameswaran

    Position: Researcher
    Working at: M S Swaminathan Research Foundation
    Work Address: Community Agrobiodiversity Centre, Wayanad, Kerala
    Research Activities: Agrobiodiversity research and management

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    Posted on March 10th, 2014

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    Helga Gruberg Cazón

    Helga Gruberg Cazón

    helga_gruberPosition: Volunteer Project Coordinator
    Working at: Fundación Gaia Pacha
    Work Address: Calle I. Murguia # 1835, Cochabamba

    Phone: +59170754217
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    Research Activities:

    • Landscape, climate change and agro-biodiversity”. Bioversity International, Cochabamba, Bolivia.
    • Literature and field research on definition of roles and responsibilities of custodian farmers in communities near the Titicaca Lake.
    • Analysis of the impact on municipal policies of climate change adaptation actions developed by communities in three regions of Bolivia: Aiquile (Cochabamba), Challapata (Oruro), and Padcaya (Tarija).
    • Translating adaptation to climate change into practice. Three case studies of institutional change in Bolivia.
      Conversations that Germinate in Knowledge. Local Management of Biodiversity. Perceptions of Climate Change.
    • Economic, Socio-cultural and Ecological Sustainability of the Organic Production of Quinoa in the Southern Highlands in Potosí, Bolivia.
    • Economic, socio cultural, and ecological sustainability evaluation of succesional agroforetry in three study cases in the Alto Beni region in Bolivia.
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    Working at: Fundación Gaia Pacha
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    Posted on June 24th, 2013

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    Hart Feuer

    Hart Feuer

    Hart FeuerPosition: Assistant Professor

    Work Address: Division of Natural Resource Economics, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, 606-8502, Japan

    Phone: +81 80-2571-3073

    Personal Website: hartfeuer.net

    Research Activities: My research focuses on how developing countries with predominantly pre-modern agricultural sectors explore divergent food economies in light of domestic conditions and increasingly divided international debates about agricultural development.  Specifically, this research addresses the emerging social acceptance and market embeddedness of ecological and heritage products.
    Primary area of focus: mainland South-east Asia, specifically Cambodia.

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    Posted on July 6th, 2012

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    Abdelwahab Afefe

    Abdelwahab Afefe

    Abdelwahab Afefe picPosition: Environmental Researcher & Head of Agricultural Biodiversity Work Programme
    Working at: Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
    Work Address: 30 Misr Helwan El Zyrae Rd., P.O11728, El Maadi – Cairo
    Phone: +201002281873
    Research Activities: I have been working for the past 6 years on devising and applying monitoring programmes for wild medicinal plants and crops wild relatives; monitoring of research of agro-biodiversity status and agro-ecosystem services, assessing and monitoring the status and changes of agricultural environments and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the agricultural activities at the biodiversity and nature resources status. I have been also experience on in-situ conservation of wild flora.

    I participated in many national and research projects in my country related to Rural Development, Conservation and Sustainable Use of wild Medicinal Plants, restoration of Mangrove tropical forests.

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    Posted on October 20th, 2011

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    Oluyede Ajayi

    Position: Senior Scientist
    Work Address: P. O. Box 30677-00100, Nairobi
    Research Activities: Oluyede Clifford Ajayi (Olu) is a Senior scientist with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) where he works on global research on the policies to promote the adoption of biodiversity, agroforestry and natural resource management technologies among farmers and land users. He has previously worked on the promotion of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in cotton based zones of West Africa. He is presently based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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    Posted on October 17th, 2011

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    Ann Waters-Bayer

    Position: Senior advisor
    Work Address: Kastanjelaan 5, Leusden
    Personal Website: www.prolinnova.net
    Research Activities: Action research in identifying and supporting farmer-led multistakeholder innovation processes in agriculture and natural resource management.

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    Working at: ETC AgriCulture
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    Posted on October 7th, 2011

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    Pablo Eyzaguirre

    Pablo Eyzaguirre

    Position: Senior Scientist
    Work Address: Via dei Tre Denari, 472, 00057 Fiumicino Rome
    Phone: +39 066118 267


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    Posted on September 12th, 2011

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    Bhuwon Ratna Sthapit

    Bhuwon Ratna Sthapit

    Position: In situ crop conservation specialist
    Work Address: Bioversity International-Office for South Asia, NASC, DPS Marg, Pusa Campus, New Delhi, India
    Phone: +91 2584900
    Research Activities: Bhuwon Sthapit is currently working as a Project Coordinator of the Diversity for Livelihoods Programme at the International Plant Genetic Resource Institute. He joined IPGRI in August 1997 as a scientist for in-situ conservation, home gardens, tropical fruits and participatory approaches to crop improvement. He did his PhD in Plant Biology (Rice genetics in chilling tolerance) from the University of Wales, UK. Before joining IPGRI, he worked as plant breeder in Lumle Agricultural Research Centre, Nepal Agricultural Research Council and Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD). The most cited work of research so far on:participatory plant breeding, cold tolerance of rice, on-farm/in situ conservation, home gardens, seed systems to cope climate change, tropical fruits, community based biodiversity management, food based nutrition and soil fertility management.

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    Posted on September 12th, 2011

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    Alessandra Giuliani

    Alessandra Giuliani

    Position: Scientific Collaborator
    Work Address: Laengasse 85- CH 3052
    Research Activities: Enhancing the use and the market development of agrobiodiversity products (in particular from neglected and underutilised species) to improve livelihoods of resource poor people living in harsh environments.

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