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2011-2020 CLIFF and CLIFF-GRADS fellows

Here is a list of previous CLIFF and CLIFF-GRADS fellows:

2020 fellows

Name Country of enrollment Research Project Host Institution
CLIFF-GRADS Call: Greenhouse gas emission and emission reduction from agricultural production
Abdoulaye Tyano Burkina Faso    Agricultural management’s potential effect on soil carbon sequestration at national level INIA, Spain
Abdulkareem Raheem Nigeria Evaluation of field measurements, focussing on the impact of rice varieties on GHG emissions in combination with advanced mitigation technologies IRRI, Thailand

Abera Assefa Biratu

Ethiopia Modelling and predicting SOC sequestration potentials of SLMP watersheds in Ethiopia Alliance of Bioversity International - CIAT, Ethiopia

Addis Tadesse Tekle

Ethiopia Modelling adaptation co-benefits of mitigation in regional farming systems Columbia University, USA

Adnan Arshad

Pakistan Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Dryland Cropping Systems Under Two Tillage and Crop Rotations Soil and Water Conservation Research Unit, USDA-ARS, USA

Ahmed Olanrewaju Aliyu

Nigeria Greenhouse gas mitigation from dairy and beef systems across a development gradient Bangor University, UK

Alex Zizinga

Uganda Increasing farm productivity and carbon sinks on sandy soils

Alliance of Bioversity International - CIAT, & Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Ana Veronica Juarez Sequeira

Argentina Directed evolution of rumen microbial cultures towards the identification and stimulation of electron sinks alternative to methanogenesis INIA, Chile 

Anabella Lozza

Argentina Quantification of enteric methane (CH4) emissions and carbon footprint of silvopastoral systems in the Peruvian Amazon Region La Molina National Agrarian University, Peru

Andrés García 

Argentina Defining the most fit dairy cattle genetics for high altitude Andean small-holder systems: Determining feed energy partitioning to methane (CH4), stress response, energy expenditure and their ratios to milk energy Veterinary Institute for Tropical and Altitude Research (IVITA), Peru

Armwell Shumba

Zimbabwe

Mitigation of GHG emissions from agriculture through the use of alternative fertilizers

National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA), Argentina

Azamat Suleymanov

Russia Improved soil carbon mapping in sub-Saharan Africa to support soil fertility and climate mitigation studies ISRIC, World Soil Information, Netherlands

Beatriz Elisa Bizzuti

Brazil Energy use efficiency of dairy cows fed by-products in early lactation National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA), Argentina

Beshea Abdissa Chemeda

Ethiopia Improving productivity and adaptive capacity of Coffee-based agroforestry systems for enhancing food security in a changing climate in Ethiopia Mekelle University, Ethiopia

Boma Victor Iriso

Nigeria Effects of inhibiting methanogenesis on propionate production in the rumen Alliance of Bioversity International - CIAT, Colombia

Catriel Mateo Espinosa

Argentina Assessment of nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions and nitrate leaching in pasture soils modified with the addition of woodchips Massey University, New Zealand

Damilola Leah Aribifo

Nigeria Alternatives for dairy effluent management to mitigate greenhouse gases emissions: environmental impact assessment National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA), Argentina

Der Dabire

Burkina Faso Co-design and dissemination of options to mitigate the impact of livestock on Climate Change CIRAD, France

Endale Balcha Gurmu

Ethiopia Directed evolution of rumen microbial cultures towards the identification and stimulation of electron sinks alternative to methanogenesis INIA, Chile 

Eyerus Muleta Fatula

Ethiopia Development of nitrogen-urea-milk content as an indicator of temporal and spatial distribution of nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions National Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA), Uruguay

Flavia Yesica Olguin

Argentina Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from coffee production systems through shade management Jimma University, Ethiopia

Florence Akwatulira

Uganda Soil organic carbon sequestration potential for different management options in silvopastoral ecosystems in Latin America University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Fredrick Agutu

Kenya Feed gaps and associated greenhouse gas emission intensities of smallholder dairy systems in Tanzania and Rwanda Alliance of Bioversity International - CIAT, Kenya

Funmilola Adebisi Oluwafemi

Nigeria Application of Biochar and Co-composted Biochar from Urban, Agricultural and Agro-industrial processing Organic Wastes: Promising Tool for Climate Smart Agriculture Hawassa University, Ethiopia  

Habtamu Degefa Debelie

Ethiopia Greenhouse gas emissions from extensive livestock systems under Mediterranean conditions: On-site nitrous oxide (N2O) quantification and carbon budget estimations by LCA Research Center for the Management of Environmental and Agricultural Risks (CEIGRAM), Spain

Haftay Hailu Gebremedhn

Ethiopia Co-design and dissemination of options to mitigate the impact of livestock on Climate Change livestock CIRAD, France

Janeth Chepkemoi

Kenya Assessing the soil organic carbon sequestration potential of planted forages in Rwanda and Kenya Alliance of Bioversity International - CIAT,  Kenya

Josias Steve Adjassin

Benin Quantifying methane (CH4) conversion rate (Ym ) from Finnish lactating dairy cows Natural Research Institute Finland (Luke), Finland

Juan Pablo Inamagua Uyaguari

Ecuador

Quantification of enteric methane (CH4) emissions and carbon footprint of silvopastoral systems in the Peruvian Amazon Region La Molina National Agrarian University, Peru

Kpante Koutando

Togo Nitrous oxide (N2O) mitigation from agriculturally managed organic soils Climate and Agriculture Group, Agroscope, Switzerland

Laure Lysette Chimi Nkombo

Cameroon  

Assessment of nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions and nitrate leaching in pasture soils modified with the addition of woodchips Massey University, New Zealand

Leonardo Fernandes Sarkis

Brazil  Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Dryland Cropping Systems Under Two Tillage and Crop Rotations Soil and Water Conservation Research Unit, USDA-ARS, USA

Luis Antonio Milesi Delaye

Argentina Using a Tier II Model (CQESTR) to Predict Soil Organic Carbon Storage and carbon dioxide (CO2) Emissions Soil and Water Conservation Research Unit, USDA-ARS, USA

Lumena Souza Takahashi

Brazil Mitigation strategies to decrease methane (CH4) emissions of Argentina pastoral livestock systems INTA & National Technological University, Argentina

Maduabuchi Iboko

Nigeria Greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration in diversified rice systems IRRI, Philippines            

Manuel Camilo Valencia Molina

Colombia Nitrogen management to mitigate nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions in sugarcane Salta Experimental Station, National Institute of Agricultural Technology, Argentina

Maxwell Adebayo Adeyemi

Nigeria Greenhouse gas emission mitigation options for different productive strategies in dairy production systems of Argentina INTA, Argentina

Merabtene Mohammed Djemel Elddine

Algeria Managing nitrous oxide (N2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2) through improved agricultural liming practices Bangor University, UK

Meseret Teweldebrihan

Ethiopia Modelling and predicting SOC sequestration potentials of Sustainable Land Management Program (SLMP) watersheds in Ethiopia Alliance of Bioversity International - CIAT,  Ethiopia

Moyosore Joseph Adegbeye

Nigeria Validation of active principles from trees and shrubs implemented as an integrated strategy to rumen ecosystem and its eco-systemic services in Cundinamarca-Colombia dairy systems Agrosavia, Colombia

Nelly Blondelle Momo Wobeng

Cameroon Managing nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from small-scale farm features Bangor University, UK          

Paula Re

Argentina Combining mitigation strategies to enhance soil carbon sequestration without compromising yields in Mediterranean woody cropping systems Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain

Priscila Matos

Brazil Technologies and practices to increase carbon sequestration in integrated crop-livestock system on humid tropical savannah Embrapa Arroz e Feijao, Brazil

Rafael Jiménez Ocampo

Mexico Effects of essential oils on rumen fermentation, microbial diversity in the rumen and methane (CH4) emissions in tropical systems  INIA, Chile 

Rayanne Viana Costa

Brazil Evaluating innovative strategies for ruminant methane (CH4) abatement Queens University, UK

Rui Zhao

China Agricultural management’s potential effect on soil carbon sequestration at national level

INIA, Spain

Sandra Patricia Loaiza Mera

Colombia Methane (CH4) mitigation in rice systems - from field research to supply chain initiatives University of California, Davis, USA

Solomon Ayele

Ethiopia Defining the most fit dairy cattle genetics for high altitude Andean small-holder systems: Reducing methane (CH4) emission intensity by efficient feeding and rumen function management Veterinary Institute for Tropical and Altitude Research (IVITA), Peru

Stephan van der Westhuizen

South Africa               Advances in global mapping of soil carbon sequestration potential and links with drought conditions ISRIC, World Soil Information, Netherlands

Susan Nguku

Kenya Effect of legumes on reducing nitrous oxide (N2O) and ammonia (NH3) losses following application of faces and urine to soil from cows feed with legume diet INIA, Chile 

Tajamul Hussain

Pakistan Using a Tier II Model (CQESTR) to Predict Soil Organic Carbon Storage and Carbon dioxide (CO2) Emissions Soil and Water Conservation Research Unit, USDA-ARS, USA

Thiago Pinto

Brazil Bayesian estimation of greenhouse gas emissions and SOC stocks from man-managed systems through application of first-order compartimental decomposition models Ecology Department, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden

Tulasi Prasad Paudel

Nepal Modelling Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Livestock Farms Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD), Cameroon   

Valeria Esther Alvarez

Argentina What is the contribution of microbial necromass to soil carbon storage?

Bangor University, UK

Wadson de Menezes Santos

Brazil Improved quantification and modelling of nitrogen transformation and loss pathways in ‘hot spots’ following urine deposition and fertilizer application Soil and Water Management Research Unit, USDA-ARS, USA

Winnie Ntinyari

Kenya Managing nitrous oxide (N2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2) through improved agricultural liming practices Bangor University, UK

Yericho Berhanu Meshesha

Ethiopia Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from coffee production systems through shade management Jimma University, Ethiopia

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2019 fellows

Name University/country of enrollment Research Project Host Institution
CLIFF-GRADS Call: Greenhouse gas emission and emission reduction from agricultural production
Abmiael Ortiz-Chura Universidad de Buenos Aires  Effect of modulating interspecies electron transfer exchanges on methane production and rumen microbiota composition INRA, France
Adnan Zahid University of the Punjab Using a Tier II Model (CQESTR) to Predict Soil Organic Carbon Storage and CO2 Emissions USDA ARS, USA
Bertin Takoutsing Wageningen University Accounting for errors in SOC estimates introduced by proximal sensing methods  ISRIC, The Netherlands
Bo-Wen Zhang Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS Modeling pH effects on direct nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural soils through complex stable isotope labelling Thünen Institute, Germany
Camila Almeida dos Santos Federal University of Rio de Janeiro  Targeting N2O emission hot-spots in intensive dairy pastures for mitigation action  The University of Melbourne, Australia
Deysi Ruiz Llontop National Agrarian University La Molina  Quantification of carbon footprints in livestock production systems under contrasting management of Argentina INTA, Argentina
Hillaire Sanni Worogo  University of Parakou Effects of rangeland management on soil carbon sequestration USDA ARS, USA
Kofi Boateng Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Nitrogen fertilizer rate, crop residue amount and soil water content influence on N2O emissions  USDA ARS,USA
Lai Lai (to be confirmed) Universiti Putra Malaysia Compiling a structured Rice Policy Information Portal and demonstrating its potential use in mitigation projects IRRI, Philippines
Lamfu Fabrice Yengong University of Buea Manure management interventions to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions ILRI Mazingira Centre, Kenya
Lucélia de Cássia Rodrigues de Brito Federal University of Piauí  Cover crop and animal manure impacts on soil N2O emissions USDA ARS, USA
María Carolina Scorcione Turcato Universidad de Buenos Aires  Directed evolution of rumen microbial cultures towards the identification and stimulation of electron sinks alternative to methanogenesis INIA, Chile 
Mariana Eloisa Garcia Ascolani University of Florida  RumenPredict: Predicting appropriate GHG mitigation strategies based on modelling variables that contribute to ruminant environmental impact Queens University, UK
Mónica Gabriela Perez University of Buenos Aires Understanding the controls of N2O emissions in grazed upland and lowland systems Bangor University, UK
Noriel Angeles University of the Philippines Los Baños Toward low methane-emitting rice varieties IRRI, Philippines
Ntwanano Moirah Malepfane University of KwaZulu-Natal Comparing deep soil carbon stocks under kiwifruit and pasture land use Institute for Plant & Food Research, New Zealand 
Paul Soremi  Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Turning to rice cultivars for solving the methane puzzle in irrigated rice systems CIAT - FLAR, Colombia
Pierre Eke  University of Yaounde Soil organic matter sensitivity to land management impact on grasslands and croplands Thünen Institute, Germany
Rangarirayi Lucia Mhindu Chinhoyi University of Technology GHG emissions from adequately managed rangelands in Kenya ILRI Mazingira Centre, Kenya
Ricardo González Quintero Universidad de Antioquia. Medellín Measuring ammonia emissions and collecting farm data from Costa Rican dairies CATIE, Costa Rica
Samuel Anuga University of Ghana Just how smart are the climate smart options promoted in the Climate Smart Villages of Nicaragua? CIAT - FLAR, Colombia
Sebastian Bedoya Mazo University of Antioquia Quantifying Hydrogen fluxes and their impact on methane production equations INRA, France
Sikiru Yusuf Alasinrin Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Net greenhouse gas emissions and soil carbon sequestration in response to tillage systems and cropping sequences USDA ARS, USA
Thi Thanh Ha Do Southern Cross University Assessing (agro)forestry landscape restoration options in livestock-degraded regions of montane Kenya and Tanzania CIFOR, Kenya
Titis Apdini Wageningen University Economic implications of greenhouse gas mitigation from dairy and beef systems Bangor University, UK
Victor Ilich Alvarado Bolovich National Agrarian University La Molina  GHG mitigation strategies on cow/calf production systems INTA, Argentina
Yuri Gelsleichter Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro Assessing the impact of land use change scenarios on soil organic carbon stocks ISRIC, The Netherlands
Name University/country of enrollment Research Project Host Institution
CLIFF-GRADS Call: Greenhouse gas emission and emission reduction from reduced food loss and waste
Daniele Eckert Matzembacher Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Measure FLW reduction and associated emission reductions of Brazilian entrepreneurship initiatives in fruits and vegetables that do not meet retail aesthetic standards SLU, Sweden & Brazil
Laura Holguin Technical University of Dresden Characterize digestate option with different combinations of available waste, including yield impacts, methane, and soil-based emissions  CIAT, Colombia
Li Xue Chinese Academy of Sciences Quantifying GHG emissions of agrifood chain and associated food loss and food waste in China: an input-output analysis. Syddansk University, Denmark & China
Norah Titiya Machinjiri Haramaya University Effects of organic matter soil amendments on population dynamics of Aspergillus flavus and its natural antagonists; and on groundnut aflatoxin contamination in Malawi. ICRISAT, Malawi
Tabitha Nindi Purdue University Understanding smallholder farmers' storage habits in Malawi. MUST, Malawi
Xia Liang The University of Melbourne Evidence base for the mitigation of nitrous oxide emission from reduced food loss and waste in China and Myanmar Hokkaido University, China & Myanmar

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2018 fellows

Name University/country of enrollment Research Project Host Institution
Abubakar Halilu Girei Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria Soil quality and GHGs emissions under selected systems of rice intensification (SRI) practices in Kadawa, Sudan savanna agroecological zone of Nigeria CIAT
Sebastián Vangeli National Institute of Agricultural Technology, Argentina Impact of agricultural management on nitrous oxide emissions and mitigation potential. Bangor University
Ridha Ibidhi Mediterranean Institute for Agricultural Economics of Zaragoza, Tunisia Nutrition strategies, manipulation and management for the reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions in the production of dairy and beef cattle. Bangor University
Yohannes Gelan Regassa  Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia Effects of Textile Biosolid and Phosphorus Applications on Yield and Yield Components of Maize (Zea mays L.) at Kombolcha, Ethiopia Wageningen University
Isabel Cristina Molina Botero Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Mexico Productivity, reduced methane emissions and reduced dependency on external inputs on tropical livestock farms CIAT
Banira Lombardi  National University of the Center of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina Quantification of greenhouse gases (GHG) from livestock effluents in typical Argentine production systems. CIAT
María De Bernardi National University of the Center of Buenos Aires, Argentina Identification of soils with methanotrophy process and study of some of these soils  INIA, Chile
Florencia Garcia National University of Córdoba, Argentina Use of essential oils to altered microbial activity in the rumen with the aim to reduce enteric methane production INIA, Chile
Ofonime Eyo Pan African University institute of Life and Earth Sciences (University of Ibadan), Nigeria Quantifying GHG emissions from Bangladesh agriculture CIMMYT

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2016-2017 fellows

Name University/country of enrollment Research Project Host Institution
Bandhu Bural N/A N/A CIMMYT
Sandra Durango N/A N/A CIAT
Joseph Macharia N/A N/A ILRI/CIFOR
Kurku Mamatha N/A N/A ICRISAT
Alejandra Marin N/A N/A CIAT
Isabel Cristina Molin N/A N/A CIAT
Hoang Trong Nghia N/A N/A IRRI
Nguyen Van Phu N/A N/A IRRI
Tavseef Mairaj Shah N/A N/A CIMMYT
Phan Huu Thanh N/A N/A IRRI
Jane Waithira N/A N/A ILRI/CIFOR

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2014-2015 fellows

Name University/country of enrollment Research Project Host Institution
Theodora Achieng Kenya N/A ILRI/CIFOR, Kenya
Carolina Alvarez Argentina N/A CATIE, Costa Rica
Geeta Bhatrai Bastakoti Thailand N/A IRRI, Philippines
Madhu  Choudhary India N/A CIMMYT, India
Sandra Durango Colombia N/A CIAT, Colombia
Alice Onyango Kenya N/A ILRI/CIFOR, Kenya
Pardeep Sagwal India N/A CIMMYT, India
Tan Yuechen China N/A CIMMYT, UK

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2013-2014 fellows

Name University/country of enrollment Research Project Host Institution
Ana Lucía Cadena González de Thiele University of Münster, Germany Potentials of native plant species in agroforestry systems for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the improvement of local environment and communitites CIAT, Colombia
Taiwo Bintu Ayinde   Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria Economics of sustainable crop intensification in smallholder agriculture in northern Nigeria CIFOR, Kenya
Brijesh Kumar Jiwaji University, India Effect of conservation agriculture practices on soil characteristics, crop yield, physiological response and nutritional quality of grain CIMMYT, India
Frederick M. Wandera University of Eldoret Soil carbon sequestration potentials of semi-arid soils at the CCAFS site in Wote, Makueni County ILRI, Kenya
Ibrahim Wanyama  University of Freiburg, Germany Assessing mitigation options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture at plot, farm and landscape level in the CCAFS Rakai block, Uganda ILRI, Kenya
Jorge Elías Chalco Vera INTA Famaillá Experimental Station, Argentina GHG emissions from sugarcane cultivation in Tucumán, Argentina CIFOR, Kenya
Ram Dhan Jat CCS Haryana Agricultural University, India Precision-conservation agriculture-based practices for resource use efficiency and carbon footprints in maize-wheat cropping system CIMMYT, India
Syed Faiz-ul Islam Wageningen University, Netherlands / Copenhagen University, Denmark Reduced emissions from intensified rice production systems IRRI, Philippines
Zipporah Musyimi Trier University, Germany Assessing the climatic forcings of land management options practiced by pastoralists of the African dry lands: case of Burkina Faso ICRAF, Kenya

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2012-2013 fellows

Name University/country of enrollment Research Project Host Institution
Aaron Hoyt Joslin N/A Estimating greenhouse gas fluxes in an improved-fallow agroforestry system in the Eastern Amazon of Brazil University of Georgia
Bernardo del Campo N/A Assessing the potential of biochar to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and increase agricultural productivity in rural Nicaragua Iowa State University
Cristina Arias-Navarro N/A Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from manure management in the lower Nyando watershed, Kenya Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg
Elizabeth Adobi Okwuosa N/A Landscape management impacts on soil organic and carbon, gas fluxes in smallholder farms in Kenya dry land soils University of Nairobi
Hasan Yusuf Mohammed N/A Carbon sequestration potential of Semi-arid rangelands of Southern Ethiopia: estimating above -and below-ground carbon stock Hohenheim University
Lizzie Mujuru N/A The potential of soil carbon sequestration in sandy and clayey soils of Zimbabwe Wageningen University
Lu Yu Ding N/A Field quantification of ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions from a typical small dairy farm in China China Agricultural University
Niharika Rahman N/A Environmental efficiencies and controversies: yield intensification in smallholders oil palm production systems of South-East Asia University of Copenhagen 
VuDuong Quynh N/A The effect of the different organic inputs on green-house gas emissions and soil’s fertility on paddy rice field of small scale livestock farm in Vietnam University of Copenhagen
William KoblaHeve N/A Spatial distribution of soil C storage on smallholder farms in Northern Ghana University of Ghana

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2011-2012 fellows

Name University/country of enrollment Research Project Host Institution
George Nyamadzawo N/A Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Cultivated Dambos of Central Zimbabwe University of Zimbabwe
B Soundharajan N/A Mitigation of GHG from rice fields - through water management in India Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Marcia de Melo Carvalho N/A Towards sustainable production of aerobic rice in Brazilian savannas: investigating the potential of biochar as a soil amendment Wageningen, Netherlands
Monica Kansiime N/A Impact and Effectiveness of Technological and Management Options for Averting Agricultural Production Risk under Variable and Changing Climatic Conditions in Eastern Uganda Kenyatta University, Nairobi
Salome Muriuki  N/A Potential of biogas technology to mitigate climate change and improve livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Kiambu County, Kenya Kenyatta University, Nairobi
Sheryl Quail N/A Finding Balance in the Opportunity Costs of Forest Carbon Conservation, Sustainable Agriculture and Global Warming Potentials: Ecosystem Tradeoffs and Spatially Explicit Scenario Modeling of Agricultural Intensification at Two REDD Pilot Projects in Tanzania University of Florida
Ugo Guarnacci N/A Organic Cocoa Agroforestry in Post-tsunami Indonesia: Potentials for Climate Change Mitigation and Resilience University of Reading 
Yuefeng Shi N/A Greenhouse Gases Emission in the High Yield Region of the North China Plain China Agricultural University, Beijing

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