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Conny Almekinders

Netherlands Associate Professor Wageningen University

Conny Almekinders is Associate Professor at the Knowledge, Technology and Innovation group, Department of Social Sciences of Wageningen University. She obtained a PhD from the same university, based on her potato crop physiology research carried out at CIP (International Potato Centre), Peru. She worked for many years on issues related to seed systems and farmers’ management of plant genetic resources, including participatory plant breeding and in situ conservation. In this time her shift in focus from plants to farmers, the interaction between them and with scientists has brought her into socio-technical studies of agriculture. She moved into the Wageningen University in 2000. She teaches and supervises MSc students in the broader field of science and technology studies and inter/trans-disciplinary approaches, of which action research is her favoured one. She has supervised 19 PhD researchers and has a broad international network. Her publication a H-index of 31. Currently she collaborates with CGIAR Research Programs Root, Tuber and Banana and Maize and enjoys a NWO grant to support this work. She is one of the Senior Editors of interdisciplinary scientific journal Food Security.



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