Alda Tomo is a PhD student at SEI York, working on climate change adaptation in the context of agriculture, natural resources management and food security, under supervision of Dr Jonathan Ensor and Peter Howley.
Her research focuses specifically on the issues of integration of the principles of ecosystem-based adaptation to address climate change, with particular focus on drought management in the context of agriculture and food security in Mozambique.
Alda holds a Master degree in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University (MSU), USA. In her Master’s thesis, she assessed the impact of Newcastle disease control in village chickens in Mozambique. She also holds a BSc (honors) in Agronomy by Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique.
Prior to starting her PhD, Alda worked as a socio-economic analyst at the Institute for Agricultural Research of Mozambique for eleven years, carrying out socio-economic research in diverse projects in the context of Agriculture, natural resources management and food security.
In 2010, she became an AWARD fellow, a prestigious professional development program that strengthens the research and leadership skills of African women in agricultural science, empowering them to contribute more effectively to poverty alleviation and food security in sub-Saharan Africa. Still under the AWARD fellowship, Alda was granted a research internship at CIRAD (The French agricultural research and international cooperation organization), where she was based at GREEN unit in Montpellier, where she was undertook socio-ecological research.