About Authors

Dr Michael Peters is a forage agronomist who leads the forage germplasm evaluation work at the Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Cali, Colombia, with an emphasis on multipurpose legumes. Beyond forage evaluation on-station this includes participatory evaluation and selection of forages and on-farm experimentation linking the on-station with on-farm work. He has worked extensively in West Africa on species adaptation and has current research in Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Colombia and Haiti, with an interest to amplify work into Eastern/Southern Africa. Other key activities include work on forage databases and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) assisted selection and targeting tools.