Sintim, Henry

Sintim, Henry
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Washington State University
Dept. of Crop & Soil Sciences
2606 W Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98371

Dr. Henry Sintim is a post-doctoral research scientist at Washington State University. Dr. Sintim researches on cropping systems and soil health management, with overall focus on the judicious use of water and land resources for sustainable food production, which complements the WEFS Nexus program. Dr. Sintim obtained his Ph.D. degree in Soil Science at the Washington State University, where he assessed the use of biodegradable plastic mulch in crop production and the impact of their continuous application on soil health. Dr. Sintim introduced new concepts on soil health assessment for better management recommendations, particularly when multiple soil health indicators are simultaneously investigated. Dr. Sintim obtained his M.Sc. degree in Agronomy with a minor in statistics at the University of Wyoming. His M.Sc. thesis research focused on optimizing the conventional wheat-fallow rotation systems in the Great Plains, by identifying suitable replacement crop for the fallow phase. He assessed the effects of different wheat-based cropping systems on agricultural sustainability indicators, such as crop productivity, soil health, environmental quality, and financial performance. Within the WEFS Nexus program, Dr. Sintim contributes to (a) establishing a sustainable cassava value chain in sub-Saharan Africa, and (b) determining the energy and water footprints of prominent crops in Africa.