My name is Cecile.
In February 2016, I started a PhD with CSIRO and the University of Queensland. I am studying the drivers and impacts of grazing systems intensification.
In a few words, I am passionate about the challenges in relation to rural communities and research for development in international sustainable agriculture, at the farm level as well as in a national and global context.
In this blog, I will share with you my thoughts and findings from the research community on food systems and global change, grazing systems, rangelands, livestock, etc. Note that views are my own.
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Some past experiences:
My previous work at CSIRO focused on increasing food security and reducing poverty in developing countries through research for yield gaps closure in mixed crop-livestock smallholders. I also studied how the soil, weather, and farming practices impact soil carbon sequestration in Australian grains farms.
Before coming to Australia in 2014 to work with CSIRO, I acquired other international experiences, working on conservation and sustainable development projects for the multinational company Mars Inc. in Brazil and the Australian non-governmental organisation Greening Australia. In Brazil, I coordinated rural community engagement in Agroforestry. I also carried out research on Agroforestry in a subtropical context and developed environmental management plans. In Australia, I worked on restoration ecology and site monitoring.