Visiting Research Scholar
Aziz Galvao da Silva, Junior’s main research, outreach and teaching interests are farm management, agribusiness and sustainable agricultural production. He coordinates extension projects on rural finance, biofuels and regional development involving small scale farmers in Brazil and other Latin American countries. He works with European and Latin American organizations on applied research and outreach projects regarding livestock and grain production sustainability.
Aziz joined DWFI as visiting scholar in July 2017 under the scope of the project, “Water Sustainability in Western Bahia, Brazil: Basic Studies and Definition of Water Availability for Irrigated Agriculture”, which is supported by the AIBA Association and Bahia State Government. His main objectives are to analyze and propose functioning water monitoring and management systems for the western region of Bahia as part of a long-term partnership between Nebraska and Brazil.
Aziz holds a doctorate in farm management from the University of Bonn in Germany, a master’s degree in rural economics and a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from the Federal University of Vicosa in Brazil. He conducted postdoctoral research on agricultural sustainability at the Food Net Center in Bonn, Germany. He is an associate professor at the Rural Economics Department of the Federal University of Vicosa in Brazil.