Senior Scientist and Systems Agronomist
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
Timothy Krupnik is a Senior Scientist and Systems Agronomist with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) with the Sustainable Intensification Program. He has been based in South Asia for more than eight years leads an innovative science team implementing a portfolio of research for development projects focused on the principles of ecological intensification and resilience in smallholder farming systems with activities in Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos. He is the Project Leader for Cereal Systems Innovative for South Asia (CSISA) in Bangladesh and Nepal, the Climate Services for Resilient Development (CSRD) in South Asia, and several aligned side-projects in agricultural climate services, climate smart agriculture, and ecological pest management.
His team’s research spans disciplines and brings together technical skills ranging from systems agronomy, remote sensing, socioeconomics, climatology, environmental modeling and data science, with the objective of addressing key knowledge gaps and efforts required to raise farmers’ productivity and resilience in the context of climate variability and biophysical, economic, and sociocultural diversity.