Dr Simon Fraval

Train@Ed Fellow


Simon is an economist with over 10 years of experience in agricultural and food systems research, with a PhD from Wageningen University. Focusing on environmental sustainability and human nutrition, he has worked to address food system challenges in Australia, the Netherlands, Central America, Indonesia and sub-Saharan Africa. Simon is collaborating closely with scientists and consultants from many different universities, CGIAR (which is a a global partnership that unites international organizations engaged in research about food security), and private sector companies. His Fellowship seeks to harness existing data, frameworks and networks in pursuit of efficient and sustainable food production in low- middle-income countries. Sustainability, in this context, includes productivity, economic, human, social and environmental domains. As part of the University’s Data Driven Innovation program, Simon seeks to apply state-of-the-art remote sensing, artificial intelligence and Bayesian statistical methods in his research.