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.
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.