|Education||PhD (Geography), University of Pretoria, South Africa|
|STAARS Research||Measuring the Distributional Effects of Fertilizer Subsidies on Young Female and Male Farmers in Malawi|
Maggie Munthali has PhD in Geography, University Pretoria, South Africa, specializing in the use of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for forest and natural resource management. She also has MSc. in Sustainable Soil Resource Management, University of Nairobi, Kenya and BSc Forestry (Mzuzu University, 2008). Additionally, she has over 10 years’ work experience in forestry research and development, natural resource management and integrated soil fertility management. She has extensive experience in the integration of social elements including gender, disadvantaged and vulnerable groups in forestry interventions. She is a member of the American Society of Agronomy(ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) which is a scientific and professional society of agronomists and scientists of related disciplines. She is also an African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) fellow. AWARD is a career-development program that equips top women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their research and leadership skills, through tailored fellowships. In June 2014, graduated as a LEAD (Leadership for Environment and Development) fellow, Cohort 19. LEAD fellowship programme is a world-class training programme that gives emerging leaders the skills, knowledge and network of contacts to bring about transformational change for a sustainable future. As a Research fellow, Maggie is responsible for conducting research and policy analysis on fisheries and aquaculture policy issues.