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 2019 Awardees are:

  • Abmiael Ortiz-Chura, Peru, University of Buenos Aires
  • Adnan Zahid, Pakistan, University of the Punjab
  • Bertin Takoutsing, Cameroon, Wageningen University
  • Bo-Wen Zhang, China, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS
  • Camila Almeida dos Santos, Brazil, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Deysi Ruiz Llontop, Peru, National Agrarian University La Molina
  • Hilaire Sanni Worogo, Benin, University of Parakou
  • Kofi Boateng, Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • Lai Lai, Myanmar, University of Putra Malaysia
  • Lamfu Fabrice Yengong, Cameroon, University of Buea
  • Lucélia de Cássia Rodrigues de Brito, Brazil, Federal University of Piauí
  • María Carolina Scorcione Turcato, Argentina, University of Buenos Aires
  • Mariana Eloisa Garcia Ascolani, Paraguay, University of Florida
  • Mónica Gabriela Perez, Argentina, University of Buenos Aires
  • Noriel Angeles, Philippines, University of the Philippines Los Baños
  • Ntwanano Moirah Malepfane, South Africa, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Paul Soremi, Nigeria, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  • Pierre Eke, Cameroon,  University of Yaounde
  • Rangarirayi Lucia Mhindu, Zimbabwe, Chinhoyi University of Technology
  • Ricardo González Quintero, Colombia, Universidad de Antioquia
  • Samuel Anuga, Ghana, University of Ghana
  • Sebastian Bedoya Mazo, Colombia, University of Antioquia
  • Sikiru Yusuf Alasinrin, Nigeria, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  • Thi Thanh Ha Do, Vietnam, Southern Cross University
  • Titis Apdini, Indonesia, Wageningen University
  • Victor Ilich Alvarado Bolovich, Peru, National Agrarian University La Molina
  • Yuri Gelsleichter, Brazil, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro

They will be hosted by the following institutions and organisations: 

  • Bangor University, UK
  • CATIE – Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center, Costa Rica
  • CIAT – International Center for Tropical Agriculture, FLAR, Colombia
  • CIFOR, Center for International Forestry Research, Kenya
  • ILRI – International Livestock Research Institute, Mazingira Centre, Kenya
  • INIA – National Agricultural Research Institute, Chile
  • INRA – National Institute for Agricultural Research, ARA Centre, France
  • INTA –National Institute of Agricultural Technology, Argentina
  • IRRI – International Rice Research Institute, Philippines
  • ISRIC – World Soil Information, Netherlands
  • Plant & Food Research, New Zealand
  • Queens University, UK
  • Thünen Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries, Germany
  • University of Melbourne, Australia
  • USDA -ARS, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory, USA
  • USDA -ARS, Fort Keogh Livestock & Range Research Laboratory, USA
  • USDA -ARS, Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory, USA
  • USDA -ARS, Soil and Water Conservation Research Unit, USA

Meet the awardees – download their files from the right-hand pane.

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.