By Neil Palmer | May 15, 2017 A new multimillion-dollar initiative plans to disrupt food production across the developing world, with the aim of making it more productive, efficient and resilient – all through the power of information. The CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture is jointly […]
International development & environmental sustainability specialist: increasing projects performance through development, management, integration, and research.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Professional project management capabilities.
Expertise in various statistical environments including data integration, management, quality control, analysis & visualization. Strategic planner, communicator, negotiator, and stakeholders engagement. Environmental sustainability assessment, monitoring, & evaluation.
Macedo has 10-year experience in international development, forced migration, sustainable development, positive youth development, and field research. His works with refugees create awareness by engaging refugees and non-refugee communities. His passion for sustainable agriculture is driven by the commitment to conserve the environment. He implemented several projects to develop human capacity to be self-reliant and resilient. His experiences range from small-scale animal production, water resources management, regenerative and eco-efficient agriculture, edible landscaping, integrated pest management, soil analyses, and evapotranspiration monitoring. He has passion for teaching. His passion for teaching is driven by the desire to transmit knowledge to young people. He works as a researcher on several projects from collecting data on refugees in Ghana for a global study to field-based case studies, agronomic trials and policy research. His researches focus on exploring the environmental impacts of warehousing refugees in camps, integrating refugees in the host country, waste management in displaced settings, sustainable agriculture, climate change, renewables & bio-energy systems, and edible landscape. He's proficient in several analytic environments including StatPlus, Atlas.ti, NVivo, MAXQDA,Dedoose, QDA Miner Lite, Freelists/Pilesorts, PSAW, Excel, Access, SNA, CBA, GIS, SuperSurvM3 (Mobile GIS) & Remote Sensing. His current research focuses on enhancing productivity and livelihoods among smallholder irrigators through biochar and fertilizer amendments at Ekxang Village, Vientiane Province, Lao PDR. This project is funded by Purdue University Center for Global Food Security through USAID. The project is being implemented in collaborative partnership with Clark University, International Water Management Institute, National University of Laos, Water Resources Engineering Department at the National University of Laos, Laos Department of Irrigation (DOI), and Department of International Development, Community, and Environment at Clark University.
BY LISA HELD | Agroecology, Food Policy, Good Food Vanguard Iowa’s governor vetoed a close of the national leader in sustainable agriculture research but eliminated its budget, leaving its three decades’ work to revitalize local farm economies in jeopardy. [Update: On Saturday, May 13, Iowa governor Terry Branstad […]
By: Evan Girvetz Climate Change and Soils firstname.lastname@example.org The Challenge Kenya is highly vulnerable to serious threats posed by climate change and highly dependent on climate-sensitive natural resources. Given the extent of uncertainties in understanding how different systems, departments, and crops would likely be affected, there is a need for […]
by Katelyn Roett, Matthew O’Leary / April 27, 2017 EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Agricultural innovations, like climate-resilient crops, sustainable land use practices, and farm mechanization options, can go a long way toward achieving several U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. But ensuring research reaches a significant amount of farmers […]
CIAT Author: by Natalia Gutiérrez | Mar 28, 2017 Over the past few years, the Malawi tea industry has seen a decrease in production mainly because of erratic rainfall, which has led to either floods or droughts. These changes in climate conditions require producers to adapt their practices […]
ANALYSIS by: ESTHER MWANGI & LAURA VANESSA MUKHWANA: – The region looks to a new observatory to help protect its remaining forests. Africa – East Africa is home to some of the world’s most diverse forests: Montane forests, which include some of the highest and oldest mountains in Africa; coastal forests; Miombo […]
ANALYSIS – A scientist’s reflection on the 2017 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty The recent World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, held this past March in Washington D.C., provided a unique opportunity to reflect on collective land tenure reforms not only from a research point […]
Workshops reveal successes, inform agricultural policies APRIL 17, 2017 BY ANNA VANDERKOOY, KATE AMBLER, SUSAN GODLONTON AND ALAN DE BRAUW Since 2014, IFPRI’s Markets, Trade and Institutions Division has partnered with FONGS, a federation of farmers’ associations in Senegal, and GRET, an international NGO, to test a pilot […]
By Jeremy Greenstock Chairman, United Nations Association – UK, Natalie Samarasinghe Executive Director, United Nations Association – UK Making the SDGs count will require global cooperation, public involvement and effective institutions that transcend the buzzwords of “partnerships”, “engagement” and “reform” The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) […]
As the pot of money for carbon farming projects runs out, ABC Rural explains what the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) is and how agricultural projects have benefited. What is the ERF auction? The Emissions Reduction Fund is an allocation of $2.55 billion of Federal Government money to pay […]