I am a plant scientist by training and my research focuses on the use of simulation models (ABMs in particular) for ex-ante assessment of governance measures aimed at improving food security. My geographic focus is the Majority World, Ethiopia in particular, where I am currently trying to assess the impact of a large-scale food security programme called the Productive Safety Nets Programme (PSNP). In this setting, as in all other settings, I am interested in how we can govern our food systems effectively and sustainably, and the importance of taking into account the aspirations of farmers and consumers in order to achieve this.
Further, I am a nerd when it comes to figure making, data processing and statistical analysis in R; simulation in NetLogo, and systematic literature review in general. Happy to put these skills and interests to use if it can contribute to your project!
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