CLIFF-GRADS Awardees 2019

The second round of successful candidates of the GRA and CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change (CCAFS) joint CLIFF-GRADS initiative for 2019 have been announced.

Some 212 applicants from more than 50 developing countries applied to this latest round of the programme, as compared to 65 applicants from 23 countries in the first round earlier this year.

As such, 27 scholarships have been awarded to students from more than 18 countries in this second round.

Scholarship recipients will work in a range of research fields including nutrient management, pasture management, soil and rumen microbiology, tropical agriculture, and greenhouse gas measurement.

The Round 2 awardees are:
Click on the students name below to read more about them

Listed by Name, Nationality, Host Organisation and Project Topic

Abmiael Ortiz-Chura, Peru
INRA – National Institute for Agricultural Research, ARA Centre
Effect of modulating interspecies electron transfer exchanges on methane production and rumen microbiota composition.
Adnan Zahid, Pakistan
USDA -ARS, Soil and Water Conservation Research Unit
Using a Tier II Model (CQESTR) to Predict SOC Storage and CO2 Emissions.
Bertin Takoutsing, Cameroon
ISRIC – World Soil Information
Accounting for errors in SOC estimates introduced by proximal sensing methods.
Bo-Wen Zhang, China
Thünen Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries
Modelling pH effects on direct N2O from agricultural soils through complex stable isotope labelling.
Camila Almeida dos Santos, Brazil
The University of Melbourne
Targeting N2O emission hot-spots in intensive dairy pastures for mitigation action.
Deysi Ruiz Llontop, Peru
National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA)
Quantification of carbon footprints in livestock production systems under contrasting management of Argentina.
Hilaire Sanni Worogo, Benin
USDA -ARS, Fort Keogh Livestock & Range Research Laboratory
Effects of rangeland management on soil carbon sequestration.
Kofi Boateng, Ghana
USDA -ARS, Soil and Water Conservation Research Unit
Nitrogen fertilizer rate, crop residue amount and soil water content influence on N2O emissions.
Lai Lai, Myanmar
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Compiling a structured Rice Policy Information Portal and demonstrating its potential use in mitigation projects.
Lamfu Fabrice Yengong, Cameroon
International Livestock Research Institute, Mazingira Centre
Manure management interventions to mitigate greenhouse gases.
Lucélia de Cássia Rodrigues de Brito, Brazil
USDA -ARS, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory
Cover crop and animal manure impacts on soil N2O emissions
María Carolina Scorcione Turcato, Argentina
National Agricultural Research Institute (INIA)
Directed evolution of rumen microbial cultures towards the identification and stimulation of electron sinks alternative to methanogenesis
Mariana Eloisa Garcia Ascolani, Paraguay
Queens University, UK
Predicting appropriate greenhouse gases mitigation strategies based on modelling variables that contribute to ruminant environmental impact
Mónica Gabriela Perez, Argentina
Bangor University, UK
Understanding the controls of N2O in grazed upland and lowland systems
Noriel Angeles, Philippines
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Toward low methane-emitting rice varieties
Ntwanano Moirah Malepfane, South Africa
Plant & Food Research
Comparing deep soil carbon stocks under kiwifruit and pasture land use
Paul Soremi, Nigeria
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), FLAR
Turning to rice cultivars for solving the CH4 puzzle in irrigated rice systems
Pierre Eke, Cameroon
Thünen Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries
Soil organic matter sensitivity to land management impact on grasslands and croplands
Rangarirayi Lucia Mhindu, Zimbabwe
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Mazingira Centre
Greenhouse gas emissions from adequately managed rangelands in Kenya
Ricardo González Quintero, Colombia
Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE)
Measuring ammonia emissions and collecting farm data from Costa Rican dairies
Samuel Anuga, Ghana
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), FLAR
Just how smart are the climate smart options promoted in the Climate Smart Villages of Nicaragua?
Sebastian Bedoya Mazo, Colombia
National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), ARA Centre
Quantifying Hydrogen fluxes and their impact on methane production equations
Sikiru Yusuf Alasinrin, Nigeria
USDA – ARS, Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory
Net greenhouse gas and soil carbon sequestration in response to tillage systems and cropping sequences
Thi Thanh Ha Do, Vietnam
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Assessing (agro)forestry landscape restoration options in livestock-degraded regions of montane Kenya and Tanzania
Titis Apdini, Indonesia
Bangor University, UK
Economic implications of GHG mitigation from dairy and beef systems
Victor Ilich Alvarado Bolovich, Peru
National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA)
Greenhouse gas mitigation strategies on cow/calf production systems
Yuri Gelsleichter, Brazil
ISRIC – World Soil Information
Assessing the impact of land use change scenarios on soil organic carbon stocks

About CLIFF-GRADS: CLIFF-GRADS is a joint initiative of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change (CCAFS) low emissions development flagship and the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA). CLIFF-GRADS aims to build the capability of early career agricultural students in developing countries to conduct applied research on climate change mitigation in agriculture, and funding for the programme is provided by the Government of New Zealand and by the CGIAR Trust Fund and bilateral agreements in support of CCAFS.