Charles Staver joined Bioversity in 2004 as research coordinator for banana production. He has facilitated the updating of the research agenda in pest and disease management, seed systems, production systems, response to climate change and markets.
He also collaborated with the regional banana network coordinators to adapt the network strategy to demands for impact and to the use of electronic tools.
He has led research projects on the contribution of banana processing to rural development carried out in 9 countries, on the improvement of production and marketing of bananas in mixed perennial crop systems in Latin America and on the banana production improvement in Uganda with trees and livestock.
Charles's past experiences include scientist and team leader from 1989 to 2003 for CATIE in Nicaragua on building national capacity for integrated pest management, resident advisor of sustainable agriculture with indigenous communities in Palcazu, Peru.
PhD Horticulture, Cornell University
MPS International Agriculture, Cornell University
BA Columbia University, NYC
Liebman M., C. Mohler, and C. Staver. 2001. Ecological Management of Agricultural Weeds. Cambridge University Press.
Staver, C. et al. 2012. Intercropping Bananas with Coffee and Trees: Prototyping Agroecological Intensification by Farmers and Scientists. Acta Horticulturae 986:79-86.