Sorghum in the 21st Century Congress
9 - 12 April 2018, Cape Town - South Africa
Speaker Profiles
Timothy J. Dalton
Director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaboration Research on Sorghum and Millet, Kansas State University - USA

Dr. Timothy J. Dalton serves as the Director of the Sorghum and Millet Innovation Lab. Professor Dalton received an A.B. from Columbia University in 1988, an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois in 1992 and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics in 1996 from Purdue University. Dr. Dalton's research and development experience in sorghum and millet stretches back 20 years back to a M.S. thesis on dryland sorghum and millet farming systems in the Peanut Basin of Senegal followed by an award-winning doctoral dissertation on the ex-ante economic impact of improved sorghum varieties on soil degradation in Southern Mali (partially funded by INTOSORMIL). He is well versed in interdisciplinary research and specialized in understanding the relationship between agricultural production, technological changed and the environment. He has extensive professional experience in more than 20 African nations.

He has considerable experience with CGIAR research institutes, the Standing Panel on impact Assessment of the CGIAR, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, foundations, USAID and USDA. He is a member of the multistate research project "NC1034 Impact Assessment and Decision Strategies for Agricultural Research" and a member of the Council of Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics Blue Ribbon Panel on Development. In 2012 he led the USAID-commissioned external evaluation of the Peanut CRSP and the AquaFish CRSP. Dr. Dalton is fluent in French.
Bettina Haussmann
West Africa Liaison Scientist, Researcher and Capacity Development Manager

Bettina Haussmann earned a Master's degree in agricultural biology from the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany in 1990 and her Ph.D. in 1995, studying the effects of heterozygosity and heterogeneity on the adaptedness of sorghum to semi-arid areas of Kenya. She completed her Habilitation in plant breeding in 2004.

As a Ph.D. student and post-doctoral researcher, Haussmann conducted research in Zimbabwe, Kenya and Mali. She was a Fellow at the University of Hohenheim in plant breeding where she conducted research on Striga resistance in sorghum. Haussmann was a private lecturer at the University of Hohenheim teaching plant breeding in the tropics, use of genetic resources and planning of breeding programs. She also served as the senior/principal scientist in pearl millet improvement and gene bank responsibility at the ICRISAT Sahelian Centre in Niamey, Niger.
Presently, Haussmann serves as a part-time Capacity Development Manager at KWS Breeding Company in Einbeck, Germany, monitoring and evaluating KWS' capacity development projects in Ethiopia and Peru. She is also an Extraordinary Professor and private lecturer at the University of Hohenheim's Institute of Plant Breeding. Haussmann serves as the West Africa Liaison Scientist for the McKnight Foundation's Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP), working in funding strategy development, project and proposal evaluation, and teaching and coordination of research projects related to plant breeding in the tropics, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Haussmann also supervises Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Ph.D. students.
Joseph Awika
Prof of Nutrition and Food Science / Soil and Crop Science Texas A&M University - USA

Prof. Joseph M. Awika is Professor in the Soil & Crop Science, and Nutrition Food Science Departments at Texas A&M University, where he leads the Cereal Quality Laboratory. He has broad experience in grains research both nationally and internationally and consults for major international food companies, research organizations, among others. He is also on the scientific advisory board for the Whole Grains Council.
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