Find a Collaborator

If you are looking for a collaborator, please email the following information to legumes@msu.edu 
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  1. First name
  2. Last name
  3. Email contact
  4. Your affiliated Institution/Organization
  5. The country in which your Institution/Organization is based
  6. Country/ies where you are interested in working
  7. Skills and/or Location needed in a partner

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Collaborators - listed alphabetically by last name

Suleimen Adbul – Nigeria
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
Email:
sdabdul@atbu.edu.ng
Countries of interest:
US, Ghana, Niger and Mali
Skills and/or Location needed in a partner: 
Farming systems, livestock nutrition and agro-forestry in arid and semi-arid environment, integrated insect and striga pest management in legumes, water management and small holder mechanization of grain legumes and cereals, soil fertility and soil health with emphasis on nitrogen fixation in grain legumes. All the skills are particularly needed in a US collaborating institution.

James Adeson – Nigeria
NAERLS/Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Email: 
jamadeosun@yahoo.com
Countries of interest: 
Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia
Skills and/or Location needed in a partner: 
 System agronomy/Biotechnology

Sven Anders – Canada
University of Alberta, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology
Email: 
sven.anders@ualberta.ca
Countries of interest: 
Any
Skills and/or Location needed in a partner: 
 I am an agricultural economist interested in legume/technology adoption behavior of agricultural producers in the context of diversification, dietary protein supply and climate change adaptation.

Dymphina Andima – Kenya
Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization 
Email: 
dymphinaandima@yahoo.com
Countries of interest:
USA University, Other
Skills and/or Location needed in a partner: 
 USA University, sociologist, social impact assessment, gender analysis, farm enterprise analysis, climate change. Partner with a background and experience with bean varietal development, adoption, impact assessment and social analysis. 

Edward Baars – Nigeria
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Email: e.baars@cgiar.org

Countries of interest: 
Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Skills and/or Location needed in a partner: 
 USA University: Agricultural economist, agronomist, marketing research, business development, nutrition or related fields (we have a multi-disciplinary team), the partner preferably to have a background and experience in technology dissemination/transfer, nutrition-food processing, agricultural marketing, economic analysis, adoption, impact assessment, situational analysis among others with experience in working on grain legumes.

Antoine Barro – Burkina Faso
Université de Dédougou
Email: 
antoine.barro@yahoo.fr
Countries of interest: 
Burkina Faso
Skills and/or Location needed in a partner: 
 Plant breeder (cowpea), Farming systems, livestock nutrition and in arid and semi-arid environment, integrated insect, diseases and striga pest management in legumes, cultural practices, tillage systems, water management and small holder mechanization of grain legumes , soil fertility  with emphasis on nitrogen fixation in grain legumes.

Salif Doumbia – Mali
Institut d'Economie Rurale (IER)
Email: 
doumbiasalif@gmail.com
Countries of interest: 
Mali (field), Michigan State University (technical support)
Skills and/or Location needed in a partner: 
 The systems researches numbering 04 and 04 technicians. The available offices. All partners are involved in on-farm testing work with farmers, with particular attention from the IER fieldwork, Michigan State University on modeling and system integration aspects. IER offers a large "laboratory" to study the dynamics of technology and tool scale-up. By relying more on so-called test experiments, we aim to better understand the adaptation of technologies tested by farmers.

Godfrey Ejimakor - United States of America                                                                                                    North Carolina A&T State University                                                                                              Email: ejimakor@ncat.edu                                                                                                                                            Countries of Interest:  Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone                                                    Skills and/or Location needed in a partner:  Survey Sampling, Statistics

Awet Estifanos Gebre – Ethiopia 
Tigray Agricultural Research Institute
Email: 
awetestgebre@yahoo.com
Countries of interest:
Any 
Skills and/or Location needed in a partner: 
 Livestock nutrition with particular emphasis on climate change and livestock production. Experiences in modeling is also important.

Anna Gichangi – Kenya 
Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Oganization (KALRO)
Email: 
wanjugu67@gmail.com
Countries of interest: 
Kenya and any other 
Skills and/or Location needed in a partner: 
 Skills associated with Agricultural Economics

Dickson Kikyonkyo – Uganda 
Maize Feed Nations Africa Ltd
Email: 
maizefeednations.africa@gmail.com
Countries of interest:
Uganda and other countries
Skills and/or Location needed in a partner: 
 Agricultural and agro-product processing technologies with reference to livestock, fish, legumes, feeds, food storage and food banking.

Narcizo Meza Linarez – Honduras
Dirección de Ciecia y Tecnologia Agropecuaria (DICTA)
Email: narcizo_meza@hotmail.com or narcizo.meza.linarez@gmail.com
Countries of interest: Honduras
Skills and/or Location needed in a partner:  Development and transfer of Agricultural Technologies, we are a decentralized public entity of the government. In Honduras, DICTA has 13 experimental fields and a staff of investigators in basic grains, horticulture, and agroindustrial crops.

Juliet Mubaiwa – Zimbabwe 
Chinhoyi University of Technology
Email: jmubaiwa@cut.ac.zw or jmubaiwa@gmail.com 
Countries of interest: 
Zimbabwe, Sub-Saharan Africa and rest of the world 
Skills and/or Location needed in a partner:  
Food Scientist with interest in Hard-to-cook phenomenon in legumes, sustainable legume processing, food and nutrition security

Adesoji Olaniyan – Nigeria
Department of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering, Federal University Oye Ekiti 
Email: adesoji.olaniyan@fuoye.edu.ng
Countries of interest: Ghana, Mali, Guatemala, Honduras, USA, and others
Skills and/or Location needed in a partner:  Entomologist, Postharvest Scientist, Postharvest Engineer, Agro-product Processing Engineer.

Johnson E. Onyibe – Nigeria
National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS) Ahmadu Bello University, P.M.B. 1067, Zaria, Nigeria 
Email: jeonyibe@yahoo.com
Countries of interest:
 Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Benin 
Skills and/or Location needed in a partner: 
Project/Research Management, commodity value chain development, Agricultural economics, Agric -finance, regional Trade, Ag-policies and investment, farming systems, technology scaling, agribusiness consortium incubation and seed industry development.

Abou Togola – Mali
NGO Action Secours Sans Frontiere, Bamako, Mali
Email: aboutogola@yahoo.fr
Countries of interest:
US and Mali
Skills and/or Location needed in a partner:
Need collaborator to serve as PI for the Feed The Future proposal that the NGO Action Secours Sans Frontiere is developping in collaboration with the Faculty of Agriculture and Science Technology of University of Bamako and the Rural Polytechnique Institute of Katibougou. Our project titile is: "Improving livelihood of smallholders through improved legume market and seed system in Mali". The desired collaborator should have a background of cowpea breeder, agro economist or a socio economist.