Biruk Nurihun

PhD student

I am a PhD student at Stockholm University working on the project “The relationship between climate, disease and coffee yield: optimizing management for smallholder farmers.” In this project, I am mainly focusing on the relationship between climate, fungal diseases, biodiversity, and the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in southwest Ethiopia. More specifically, I am interested in investigating the impact of climate on coffee fungal diseases and yield, as well as how climate and management interact to shape disease levels and yield, and how smallholder farmers perceive and are impacted by climate change, as well as how they are changing, or planning to change, their management to cope with or adapt to the impacts of climate change.