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Marianne Samson


Marianne Samson is from the Philippines. She obtained her BSc in Chemistry from Silliman University and her MSc in Soil Science from the University of the Philippines Los BaƱos.

She previously worked at the International Rice Research Institute wherein her research focused on fertilizer management and evaluation, nutrient cycling, soil organic matter, nitrogen transformation processes and greenhouse gas emissions in lowland rice production.

She started working with IPNI Southeast Asia Program in March 2014 by mentoring junior staff on data management and related activities; developing protocols on field sampling, processing and data management; and developing manuals on crops of interest, such as cassava. She is currently involved in the project on enhancing cocoa production by smallholder farmers in Indonesia and the Philippines.