Djeneba Nantoume
Mali 2020
Djeneba Nantoume is a PhD student in microbial biotechnology. She applies her expertise in micro-organisms and technology to help small- and large-scale producers, in particular, to confront the challenges of climate change. Djeneba believes that biofertilisers and biopesticides should be used to help farmers cope with climate change, while reducing the use of chemicals which promote the release of greenhouse gases. This could also increase crops yields by minimising the risks associated with using hazardous products on farms, and prevent people and animals from being exposed to the harmful effects of chemicals. A considerable amount of research is needed to ensure that farmers can further optimise production in the poorest segments of society, as they are responsible for feeding the world.
It is this concept that led me to embrace the field of agriculture in order to help farmers, not only to increase their crop yield but also to improve their quality of life.
Field of Research
Microbial biotechnology to help small- and large-scale producers, in particular, to confront the challenges of climate change.

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