Naomie Sakana

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Naomie Sakana has over nine years of experience in agricultural research and development throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Currently she is a consultant to HarvestChoice at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington DC. Her involvements include the USAID-funded project, 'Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership' in support of the G-8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition initiative in Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal, and Tanzania. Her research portfolio includes analyses in agricultural productivity and farming systems, monitoring and evaluation, technology adoption, food security and nutrition, seed systems, as well as private sector investment in agriculture. Naomi earned her PhD at Wageningen University under Prof. Ken Giller where she studied smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa and the use of analytical and explorative methods to assess the scope for intensifying and improving current systems.