Mary Ngaiwi

She is socio-environmental economist with expertise in sustainable agriculture and rural development. She holds a Bachelor of Education in Curriculum Studies and Teaching Biology, a Master of Science degree in Botany focusing on soil carbon stocks and awaiting a PhD in Agricultural Economics. Her research aims to identify the economic incentives and constraints that shape smallholder farmers' decision-making processes in adopting sustainable agricultural practices. She possesses a unique skill set in education, plant biology, and agricultural economics. Recently, she developed a keen interest in carbon accounting, finance, and markets, recognizing their potential in driving sustainable development and mitigating climate change impacts. She is passionate about calculating carbon footprints in food systems and exploring carbon markets' role in incentivizing sustainable agricultural practices, promoting biodiversity, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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