IAD Weekly Seminar Series: Adapting to and mitigating climate change in Tanzania: Report on use of the System of Rice Intensification

Dr. Primitiva Andrea Mboyerwa is a senior lecturer in the College of Agriculture’s Department of Soil and Geological Sciences at the Sokoine University of Agriculture. PhD in Climate-Smart Agriculture & Biodiversity Management from Haramaya University in Ethiopia as well as a M.Sc. in Soil Science and Land Management from Sokoine University of Agriculture. Over the past 14 years, she has studied and researched a wide range of farming systems in Tanzania as well as elsewhere in Africa, Australia and USA, addressing the System of Rice Intensification, crop productivity, soil health, mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, soil conservation, fertilizer use efficiency, nutrient and water management, tillage practices, soil carbon sequestration, climate- smart agriculture, and biodiversity management. Her research interests have been framed by an understanding of the soil-water-plant-nutrients-environment interface emphasizing integrated approaches for devising crop production systems that have minimal to zero risks to the environment and human health.

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