Joy Adiele has years of experience working in the field in the areas of agro-meteorology, soil fertility management and conservation agriculture in Nigeria, United States, and Uganda. She holds degrees from the Abia State University Uturu, Nigeria (BS (Geography) and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, (SUNY – ESF) Syracuse, NY (MS in Natural Resources Management). She works with National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, Nigeria. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate with Plant Production Systems group, Wageningen University, Netherlands. Her research focus is to understand the yield capacity of cassava and the dynamic aspects of nutrient limitations in relation to water availability. Thus, providing insight and theoretical understanding of the crop’s responses to fertilizers in a wide range of agro-ecologies. Through her research, it is expected that both yield and the efficiency of nutrients applied will strongly improve. She has received scholarships/fellowships from Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program (IFP), African Women in Agricultural Research and Development Fellowship (AWARD), and most currently, the Netherlands Fellowship Programme - NUFFIC-PhD.