My work focuses on the role of smallholder farming in the future of agriculture and development in low- and middle-income countries. My research explores the dynamic processes and multifaceted nature of farming and livelihood practices of smallholder farmers.

My previous work and projects include:

  • Postdoctoral fellowship on “Pathways of crop and livestock intensification for Green Revolution in Africa: Evidence from smallholder farmers in Rwanda” (2019-20)
  • Fieldwork and qualitative analysis for the project “Pathways to Stronger Futures in Haiti: how can economic strengthening through comprehensive social protection improve early childhood development?” (2018-19)
  • PhD research on “Agricultural intensification and smallholder crop-livestock integration in Rwanda” (2013-17)
  • Sustainable agro-ecological village project internship in Senegal and the Gambia (2013)
  • Dairy and artisanal cheese-making apprenticeship in British Columbia, Canada (2012)
  • Agriculture and Food Security programme support and assistant at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa, Canada (2011)
  • Research on the integrated crop-livestock production system and soil fertility management in Rwanda (2011)
  • Household surveys (n>400) for food and nutrition security assessment of mothers and children under five years of age in Ngoma district, Rwanda (2010)

When not working, you will find me walking, cycling, and hiking in the great outdoors.