Research Fellow, Faculty of Science
Diriba B Kumssa is an interdisciplinary research scientist with international experience. He is experienced in quantitative and qualitative mixed science research in human and ruminant livestock mineral nutrition, geographic information science, agroforestry, forestry and restoration ecology. He currently contributes to the following international research projects:
Diriba teaches the Biofortification session of the Plants and the Soil Environment (PSE) module.
In collaboration with multidisciplinary team, I am involved in assessment of dietary supplies of micronutrients in food systems of Ethiopia and Malawi, and explore ways to alleviate micronutrient… read more
In collaboration with multidisciplinary team, I am involved in assessment of dietary supplies of micronutrients in food systems of Ethiopia and Malawi, and explore ways to alleviate micronutrient undernutrition in humans by understanding the link between soil-plant-human mineral nutrition via the GeoNutrition project.
My past research included:
Using my interdisciplinary research experiences, I would like to explore how underutilized and locally available natural resources can assist in reducing the widespread micronutrient deficiencies in sub-Saharan Africa.
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