Helena Wehmeyer

Helena Wehmeyer


Helena is a PhD Geography student from the University of Basel, Switzerland.
Her research focuses on the impact analysis of CORIGAP regarding the environmental and social footprint of rice farmers in Myanmar and Vietnam. For the analysis, she is looking at the farmers' socioeconomic structure to connect the dots between the reduction of yield gaps and geographic, economic, as well as demographic factors. The objective is to examine if socioeconomic structure matters to a successful adoption of best management practices and sustainable farming methods. These shall eventually increase yields and hence reduce yield gaps.

She is under the supervision of Dr. Rita Schneider-Sliwa (University of Basel), Grant Singleton (IRRI), and Matty Demont (IRRI). Helena is also working with Melannie Connor, postdoctoral fellow at IRRI.
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