I joined CABI in April 2014 as an experienced international development and knowledge management professional managing ICT-enabled projects.
I am currently working on Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded ‘Enabling data access’ projects as an in-country lead focused on building a network between Foundation Grantees and their national stakeholders, understanding their data needs and testing various tools and approaches developed under this initiative.
Prior to this, I was a Project Manager for an innovative project which enabled farmers to receive personalized agricultural advice. The advice was based on localized information and visible crop characteristics taken from images on farmers’ smartphones.
Healthy soil is critical to the growth of nutritious food and to farmers’ livelihoods. However, declining soil health is causing low productivity which leads to unstable food security and incomes. National systems can help farmers by sharing data and information on soil health which can then be used to make more informed decisions about agricultural practices, helping farmers produce healthier crops. This project aims to facilitate better data-driven decisions within the investments of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Decision Agriculture and the national systems in which the investments operate.