Gideon Kruseman leads the foresight, ex-ante impact assessment and targeting research at the International maize and Wheat Improvement center (CIMMYT). He is CIMMYT's Big Data Focal Point. He also coordinates the community of practice on socio-economic data that is part of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture. Gideon holds a PhD in development economics from Wageningen University. He has worked as development and environmental economist in international agricultural research (CIAT, IFPRI, CIMMYT), academia (Wageningen University and Free University Amsterdam), for development NGOs and in the Dutch national agricultural research system on a wide variety of topics. His current research focusses on the consequences of climate change, dietary change, rural transformation and, new and emerging biotic stress on research priority setting for maize and wheat agri-food systems. Moreover, he engages in ex-ante impact assessment of pipeline technologies and agricultural research investments. Although the target geographies of his research are all low and middle-income countries where maize and wheat-based agri-food systems dominate, the main geographic focus of his work is on eastern and southern Africa, South Asia and Mexico.
Having worked in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams building bridges between different sciences, he enjoys diving into complex issues and developing models and creative methodologies for optimization and data analysis especially using GAMS, AWK and R.
Gideon applies his skills to better target research in order to meet the sustainable development goals of ending hunger and poverty through social inclusive technology development.
What are your domain(s) of expertise?
high variety socio-economic data
What is your relationship with agricultural information management standards, tools and services?
develop meta-data schemas develop ontologies develop data standards manage data manage ethics, privacy, confidentiality and cyber security issues