Victor Funes-Leal (agricultural and consumer economics advised by Jared Hutchins) “Cattle Rancher Demand for Climate-Resilient Genetic Traits:  The Case of Limangus Cattle in Argentina” (working with INTA, Argentina’s National Institute for Agricultural Technology)

Luana Benicio (animal sciences advised by Isabella Condotta) “Precision Livestock Farming as a Management Tool for Beef Production in Silvopastoral Systems” (working with Embrapa)


2021 - 2022

Agnes Millimouno (agricultural and biological engineering advised by Richard Cooke) “Survey of Potential Sites for Locating Spiral Water Wheel Pump in Streams in Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone” (working with Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute)  Read blog post. 

Nictor Namoi (crop sciences advised by DoKyoung Lee)  “Establishing the Evidence for management decisions for enhancing productivity and Greenhouse gas mitigation potential of Tropical livestock production systems” (working with ICRAF)

Joyce Njuguna (crop sciences working with Erik Sacks)  “Maximum Reliability of Genomic Selection from Historical Data in CIMMYT’s Tropical Maize Breeding Program” (working with CIMMYT) Read blog post. 

Sarah Widener (crop sciences working with Alex Lipka) “Optimizing genomic prediction in wheat and chickpea for environment and management practices in extreme environments” (working with ICARDA) Read blog post.


Heidi Allen Asensio (crop sciences advised by Andrew Margenot) “Can nutrient inputs increase yield and quality in coffee (Coffea arabica)? A case study with smallholders in south-central Guatemala” (with CIAT) Read blog post. 

Ece Gulkirpik (food sciences and human nutrition advised by Juan Andrade) "Development and Evaluation of Extruded and Germinated Full-Fat Soybean Flour to Alleviate Undernutrition in the Uganda Context”

Nicole Lee (crop sciences advised by Adam Davis) "Using synthetic pesticides in Mozambique"

Suresh Sharma (natural resources and environmental sciences advised by Richard Brazee and Daniel Miller) “Role of Farmers’ perceived values, beliefs and norms that could influence adoption of sustainable agricultural practices in rural Nepal: Implications for conservation behavior”

Michael Stablein (agricultural and biological engineering advised by Yuanhui Zhang) “Post Hydrothermal Liquefaction Wastewater Reuse for Scalable Cultivation of Algal Biomass for Feeding Assays in Measurement of Fish Growth and Biomass Quality” (Brazil)


Ben Norton (agricultural and consumer economics advised by Dr. Hope Michelson) is working with the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Tanzania on fertilizer quality validation. Read blog posts. 

Lucas Roberts (crop sciences advised by Dr. Anthony Studer) will be working with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico on improvements in maize water-use efficiency.

Marshal White (crop sciences advised by Dr. Cameron Pittelkow) is working with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) on balancing economic and environmental sustainability for smallholder rice farmers in Peru. Read blog post.

Rodrigo Trevisan (crop sciences advised by Dr. Nicolas Martin) will be working with CIAT, CIMMYT and the CGIAR Big Data Platform on resilient cultivar development with predictive analytics. Read blog post. 

Federico Ceballos Sierra (agricultural and consumer economics advised by Dr. Sandy Dall'erba) will be working with CIAT to understand the dynamics of crop shifting due to climate change in Columbia's low marginal coffee region. Read blog post.

The Global Food Security Fellowships are made possible through a generous gift from Arlys Conrad.