Mary Atieno

Mary Atieno is the Asia coordinator for the Tropical Forages Program, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT. She coordinates various projects and CGIAR initiatives on crop-livestock-based systems in the region. Currently, she is the Vietnam country lead for the Sustainable Animal Productivity for Livelihoods, Nutrition and Gender Inclusion (SAPLING) initiative, and Laos country lead for Sustainable Intensification of Mixed Farming Systems (SI-MFS) Initiative. Mary also leads bilateral projects on forage-based systems assessment, testing and scaling of locally-suited livestock feeds and forages in Southeast Asia.
Her education and research background spans Soil Health, Agronomy, Agricultural Biotechnology and Climate Smart Agriculture, with 7 years experience at the Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT.
Before joining the Tropical Forages Program, she was part of the Common Microbial Biotechnology Platform of the Alliance, and the Climate Action lever where she led activities on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Livestock evaluation and prioritization of sustainable, climate-smart practices for key crops and livestock value chains.
Mary was awarded her Doctor of Philosophy (Agriculture) by The University of Sydney, Australia, in 2018.

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