Prof. Jennie Barron, SLU
I am professor in ‘Agricultural Water Management’ (‘Jordbrukets vattenhushållning’) at Department of Soil and Environment, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala Sweden since October 2017. Prior this, I have worked as research leader in at International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and at Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York and at Stockholm Resilience Centre. I am and agricultural engineer from SLU (1994) and hold a PhD from Stockholm University on dryspell mitigation in semiarid Kenya smallholder farming systems. My research interest are in water management and sustainable intensification for resilient agro-ecological landscapes and farming communities, subject to climate and social change. Over the last 25 years, I have worked with interdisciplinary agricultural, water and land management related research, policy and development in sub-Sahara Africa and Asia with explicit outcome-impact orientation. I continually contribute on ad-hoc basis to various international and national research and policy processes incl., the CGIAR and ISPC, the Swedish Environmental Advisory Council, FAO, UNCCD and UNEP on water, agricultural development and sustainability, benefits for economies and livelihoods, and sustainability of ecosystem. In 2014, I was nominated by The Volkswagen Stiftung to the Academia net (www.academianet.org), an expert database for outstanding women academics by the Bosch Stiftung (Germany). I currently lead the CGAIR research program “Water, Land, Ecosystems” (WLE, www.wle.cgiar.org) Flagship on “Land and Water Solutions in Sustainable Agriculture”.