Main purpose of the positions
To establish the definitive database on the impact of field-level agricultural practices on food production, adaptive capacity, and climate change mitigation.
The livelihoods of hundreds of millions of rural families depend on farming. In many cases, farmer manage their crops, livestock and trees in ways that have not changed for decades. The practices—particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa—often result in low yields, which jeopardize food security, nutrition, health and economic development. With so much riding on agriculture, transforming how agriculture is practiced and how food is produced is critical to future rural livelihoods.
Many levers are used to try to shift agricultural production, including policies, services, products and more. Although they act in different ways,...