NGONIDZASHE CHIRINDA
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, SOIL, CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION • GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS QUIANTIFICATION

Soil and Climate Change Scientist, Leader of the Greenhouse Gas Laboratory at CIAT

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“We are slowly getting to the point of no return. If we really want to see radical change, we as scientists need to move out of their comfort zones and set out to significantly change the culture of agriculture with the aim of improving food security and mitigating climate change.”

BIO

Based in Cali, Colombia, Ngoni’s work focuses on how innovation in agriculture can solve climate-related challenges for farmers and nations around the world. He is exploring new ideas that solve climate-related and food security issues and his work informs national and international climate mitigation processes. He was also a lead author on the IPCC’s 2019 Refinement to the 2006 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, where he focused on adapting the guidelines to meet the needs of developing countries. Ngoni is a co-lead of the Global Research Alliance’s Inventories and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Support Network and a member of the Agriculture Technical Working Group of the Climate Bonds Initiatives. Ngoni is also a member of the United Kingdom Research and Innovation International Development Peer Review College an Editorial board member of Nature Scientific Report and Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems.  He has a scientific background in soil science and agroecology and did postdoctoral research on spatial and temporal carbon dynamics in cultivated landscapes at Aarhus University, Denmark.  

ABOUT US

The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives. Alliance solutions address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation.

The Alliance is part of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future.

CONTACT

Sean Mattson – s.mattson@cgiar.org

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