Timothy Krupnik is the Gender Focal Point in the CGIAR Transforming Agrifood Systems in South Asia (TAFSSA) initiative and the Country Representative for Research and Partnerships for Bangladesh. Krupnik also serves as the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center’s (CIMMYT’s) Innovation Science Strategy Lead for Agroecosystems and Food Systems in Asia.
Krupnik has 20 years of experience in applied agricultural research that tackles multi-scale land, water, climate and environmental management challenges in the global south.
He leads a multi-disciplinary, multicultural science team implementing a portfolio of research for development projects that raise farmers’ productivity, increase resilience, and improve livelihoods through interdisciplinary, mixed-methods and applied research. A passionate advocate for science partnerships, he prioritizes interdisciplinary, systems-oriented research that tackles integrated agricultural land management, water systems, and environmental challenges. Krupnik has a strong track-record in effective science communication, building productive research and development partnerships. He has authored over 125 peer-reviewed papers, books and book chapters, policy briefs and has developed a range of widely used digital agricultural and climate adaptation decision support tools.