Principal Scientist, Lead, Sustainable Intensification and Digital Agriculture, Project Leader | AICCRA-Senegal Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA)
Anthony Whitbread joined the Sustainable Livestock Systems program in Feb 2022 as a Principal Scientist and ILRI’s lead for sustainable intensifcation and is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Prior to this, he was the Research Program Leader for ICRISAT‘s systems work based in India (2014-2019) and in Tanzania 2020-2022. His role in the CGIAR was preceded by a long research career in the crop-livestock systems of semi-arid Australia, SE Asia and Southern Africa with CSIRO Australia and as a Professor (W3) of Crop Production Systems in the Tropics at the Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen, Germany. Anthony’s expertise covers agronomy and soil science, farm systems analysis, crop modelling, climate risk management, spatial analysis all focussed on research for development in smallholder farming systems. He maintains high science credibility as a highly citated author, and as an educator, being the superviser of several postdocs and PhD students through roles as Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia, external supervisor at the University of Sydney and Wageningen Univerity and Research, as well as continuing supervisory roles at the Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen, Germany. He holds a B.Rur Sc.,(Hons) and a PhD from the University of New England, Australia in Soil Science and Agronomy (1997).