Professor Sieg Snapp is a soils and cropping systems ecologist at Michigan State University and Associate Director of the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations. She has edited two books and published more than a 100 journal articles and extension bulletins on integrated nutrient management, ecological intensification, agricultural systems, and participatory action research. Her research interests include international agricultural system design for a changing climate and understanding processes that can be harnessed for sustainable production. She has pioneered the development of multipurpose crops for food and environmental security, including the first agronomic reports on perennial wheat and perennial pigeonpea.
Dr. Snapp has extensive experience in the use of participatory action research and extension, and a commitment to co-learning, from the Upper Midwest to Southern Africa. She is possibly best known for being the ‘mother’ of the mother and baby trial design, as a means to support participatory research, communication and innovation.