Mphangera Kamanga, 2015 AWARD Fellow, Malawi
Mphangera Kamanga, a 2015 AWARD Fellow from Malawi, was drawn to agricultural research as a young girl since her parents’ involvement in farming enabled her to see first-hand the positive impact agriculture has at the household level. Kamanga’s research focuses on crop modeling, which involves simulating the behavior of future crop production systems based on current climate scenarios.
“No discussion about crop modeling is complete without mentioning smallholder farmers,” she states. “These are the people who have the farming experience, but they lack the capacity and the resources. I want to apply solutions on the ground.”