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Maggie Munthali

Country of origin: Malawi Currently in: Malawi, Lilongwe General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
PhD Fellowship
Academic Background

Degrees

2013 Master Agricultural Sciences
2008 Undergraduate Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

My work involves planning, managing, monitoring, evaluating and implementing all forestry activities, projects and programmes in the Central Region of Malawi

Current profession

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My work involves planning, managing, monitoring, evaluating and implementing all forestry activities, projects and programmes in the Central Region of Malawi

Workshop and Conference Attended

2015 University of Missouri Geospatial and Remote Sensing Training
2015 Baton Rouge, Louisiana State, United States Society of American Foresters Convention
2015 Des Moines, Iowa State, U.S World Food Prize
2015 Durban, South Africa XIV World Forestry Congress 2015
2015 Durban, South Africa IUFRO-SPDC Pre-World Forestry Congress Training on Science-Policy Interactions "Making Science Work for Forest and Landscape Restoration

Affiliations

USDA/Foreign Agricultural Service

Presentation given

University of Missouri
Event: NORMAN BORLAUG FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FINAL PRESENTATION
Prizes, Grants and Awards

TWAS Awards

Dec 2014
Fellowship
Postgraduate Training Fellowship programme, OWSD helps young women to earn their PhD in a field of the natural sciences. Thus, this fellowship programme is for female students from Sub-Saharan Africa or Least Developed Countries (LDCs) who wish to pursue postgraduate training leading to a doctorate degree at a centre of excellence in the South outside their own country

Other Awards

Jul 2015
Borlaug Fellowship Program
The Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program promotes food security and economic growth by providing training and collaborative research opportunities to fellows from developing and middle-income countries. Borlaug fellows are generally scientists, researchers or policymakers who are in the early or middle stages of their careers. Each fellow works one-on-one with a mentor at a U.S. university, research center or government agency, usually for 6-12 weeks.
Dec 2012
African Women in Agricultural Research and Development
AWARD is a career-development program that equips top women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their research and leadership skills, through tailored fellowships. AWARD is a catalyst for innovations with high potential to contribute to the prosperity and well-being of African smallholder farmers, most of whom are women. AWARD Fellows benefit from a two-year career-development program focused on fostering mentoring partnerships, building science skills, and developing leadership capacity. Following a highly competitive process, the fellowships are awarded on the basis of intellectual merit, leadership capacity, and the potential of the scientist's research to improve the daily lives of smallholder farmers, especially women.
Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship awarded 2014

PHD Graduation 2019

Changes in the condition and composition of the land cover can have significant impacts on climate. These changes alter the sustainability of different biophysical resources including soil, vegetation, water and agricultural resources. Recent developments in Satellite Remote Sensing offer a number of potential benefits for the improved analysis of fine scale land use and land cover change particularly for critical hydrological, forest and agricultural processes. This project proposes to use Land Change Modeller (LCM) and Markov-Cellular Automaton (M-CA) and recoSatellite imagery to model historic land use changes in the Dedza district of Malawi. These data will then be integrated into a model to predict land use change in the study area over the next thirty years with the aim of building resilience against climate change.
Thesis

MODELLING AND ANALYSIS OF LAND USE AND LAND COVER CHANGES AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS ON HYDROLOGICAL, FORESTS AND AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES IN DEDZA DISTRICT, MALAWI