As associate expert Anne works on value chain development of banana in Uganda and the larger East-African region. She has studied beer-banana use and importance in relation to banana-disease (XW), mapped local value chains for cooking and desert bananas and done market surveys. Anne is currently working on a study about collective marketing of cooking-bananas.
Since mid-2012 Anne is the gender focal point for the CGIAR Research Programs on 'Roots, Tubers and Bananas' and 'Humid Tropics'. She contributes to the development of these research programs' gender strategies and workplans for increased integration of gender into research, and capacity strengthening of staff on gender analysis and designing studies to address specific gender issues (gender strategic research).
Anne's previous experience includes:
- 2009-2010 Advisor at SNV-Niger of Value Chain Development of onions in Niger-delta, working mainly with farmer organizations
- 2008 Consultant/researcher for ICRISAT-Mali looking at the diffusion of new sorghum varieties through social networks.
MSc thesis fieldwork in Southern-Mali looking at livelihood strategies of cotton farmers / dairy cattle keepers (2007)
Msc Rural development Sociology, Wageningen University (Minor in Design and analysis of farming systems)
Bsc International Development studies, Wageningen University
A.M. Rietveld, S. Mpiira, W. Jogo, C. Staver and E.B. Karamura. Beer-banana value chain in Central Uganda in: Banana Systems in the Humid Highland Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa: Enhancing Resilience and Productivity. Edited by Guy Blomme, Piet van Asten and Bernard Vanlauwe. CABI, in press.