Sieg Snapp is Associate Director of the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations and Professor of Soils and Cropping Systems Ecology at Michigan State University. She investigates sustainable management of soils and food, and supports participatory, engaged learning for impact across the Upper Midwest and Africa. Her research has focused on sustainable intensification processes and principles, including the role of crop diversity, perennial vegetation and integrated nutrient management for more resilient farming. The book she co-edited on Agricultural Systems is used widely in courses on international farming systems and is about to be released in a second edition (Academic Press). She is delighted to be currently visiting FAO, to prepare a review of resilient legumes for smallholder farmers in Africa, hosted by Dr Catrina Batello and the Agroecology team.