Systems Agronomist
Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation

Dr. Timothy J. Krupnik is a Systems Agronomist and is the Research Team Leader and Lead Strategy Advisor for the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia - Mechanization and Irrigation (CSISA-MI) project at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), based in Bangladesh. His interests lie in the sustainable intensification of tropical farming systems through participatory on-farm research and extension.

Timothy manages a portfolio of applied research projects aimed at improving nutrient, water, and resource conserving farm management practices, and the use of spatial information to target appropriate farm development interventions at the plot, community, and landscape levels. Timothy designed, authored, and initially led the $13 million USAID funded CSISA-MI project, and works to co-managing two related EU and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded projects. He holds a PhD in Environmental Studies with concentration in Agroecology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an MSc in International Agricultural Development from the University of California, Davis.

Timothy has conducted research and consulted for the BMGF and NGOs in Senegal, India, Madagascar, Bangladesh, Haiti, Ethiopia, and Kenya. He has authored 11 peer-reviewed papers with another 8 submitted or in preparation, one book, four technical reports, two book chapters, two book reviews, 13 published conference proceedings, 25 additional conference presentations and posters, and has produced 13 extension materials including print and video media. Timothy maintains a strong dedication to the participatory development of productive agricultural systems co-designed with the active participation of farmers, which balance poverty alleviation with natural resource conservation.