Hom Gartaula

Social Scientist and Theme Leader
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)


Hom Gartaula is a Social Scientist working as a Theme Leader for the gender and social

inclusion research at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). He is an interdisciplinary social scientist specializing in gender and social inclusion, youth, agriculture, climate change and food security. Rooted in an actor-oriented approach and human wellbeing perspective, his research focuses on gendered dimensions of food security, on-farm conservation of crop genetic resources, farmers’ indigenous knowledge and its transmission, participatory technology development, farmer-scientist research collaboration and governance, and labor out-migration and its implications for small-scale agriculture. Gartaula holds a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology, with a disciplinary orientation on Sociology and Anthropology of Development, and an MSc in Knowledge Management and Social Change from Wageningen University, the Nethelands. Before joining CIMMYT, he taught at the University of Winnipeg and worked as a program manager at an international corporation based in Canada.