McKnight Foundation supported student from NM-AIST, Baltazar Ndakidemi, was recognised for his excellent photo at the recent McKnight Foundation meeting. The photo was taking during Baltazar's MSc research project in which he monitored beneficial invertebrate biodiversity on bean farms in Tanzania, providing valuable baseline data to support our McKnight and Darwin Initiative projects.


The photo shows two farmers explaining to Baltazar the importance of different plant species to them and their agriculture.


The McKnight judging panel liked that the photograph showed the idea of dialogue and two-way flow of learning between researchers and farmers.

Baltazar explains ecosystems services and plant diversity to farmers.