Phil was a TCI Scholar until his graduation in December 2016. Phil’s research lied in the field of Soil Health and the development of an appropriate Soil Health Assessment Framework for Indian agriculture. With soil health, as in all agriculture, measurement precedes effective management. Therefore quantitatively measuring the physical, biological and chemical components of soil precedes remediation to allow for optimum crop and nutrition output. He worked in collaboration with TCI’s partner organization PRADAN in Jharkhand province.