An Notenbaert

An Notenbaert works at the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT as the Team leader for the Africa Tropical Forages Program. An is a land use planner with a minor in Soil Science. She has 20+ years’ experience in Africa where she built a deep understanding of the variety of agricultural landscapes, production systems and their two-way interaction with global environmental change.  Over the years, she gradually moved from spatial analysis towards multi-disciplinary system analysis. Using cultivated forages as an entry point, her work is geared towards supporting a food system transition that provides equitable benefits to people while conserving the natural resource base upon which they depend.  

Objective 5: 

Develop strategies to disseminate new root ideotypes of forage grass and rice for use in tropical acid soil regions of tropical Africa and Latin America and estimate benefits of effective C removals from the atmosphere.

Subareas: Spatial analysis,  Crop and SOC modeling, GHG measurements, Carbon footprint estimation, Carbon markets.