As part of the Knowledge and Data Management team, I lead CABI’s geospatial activities, from data collection to end-product delivery. I work with CABI’s scientists to ensure that we use the right methods and tools to analyse data, gain insights, and communicate our findings. I promote the use of Geographic Information Systems to ensure the organisation and it partners understand the value of geospatial data and its role in project and product development.
It is projected that food demand will more than double by 2050 due to climate changes. Food security in Pakistan is particularly reliant on its ability to produce wheat and rice, however, an invasive species of weed, the “Famine Weed” (Parthenium hysterophorus), has been identified as a critical threat to agriculture and human prosperity in Pakistan.