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de Sousa, Kauê

Research Fellow, Agrobiodiversity and Adaptation to Climate Change

Kauê de Sousa, a Brazilian national, joined Bioversity International in 2016. He currently works as a research fellow with the Information Services and Seed Supplies team while completing his PhD studies in Norway. His research focuses on assessing the role of crowdsourcing in providing information for climate adaptation in small-scale agriculture; specifically, in generating new insights for crop recommendations and farming adaptation based on genotype x environment interactions under extreme climatic events.

His past experiences include working on adaptation of perennial crops, farm diversification, forest dynamics and information services for the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE). Kauê is currently based in Hamar, Norway.



PhD (ongoing), Applied Ecology, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway

MSc, Tropical Agroforestry, Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center, Costa Rica

BEng, Forestry, Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil

Publication highlights:

de Sousa, K; van Zonneveld, M; Imbach, P; Casanoves, F; Kindt, R; Ordoñez, JC (2017). Suitability of key Central American agroforestry species under future climates: an atlas. ICRAF Occasional Paper 26. Turrialba, Costa Rica. Available at: