Project Members

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Abubakari Mzanda IITA Tanzania
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Adilson Massimane IITA Mozambique
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Akinson Tumbure Soil Productivity Research Laboratory Zimbabwe
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Allan Ochieng Uganda
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Alpha Kamara IITA Nigeria
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Andrew Farrow GeAgrofía

I am a self-employed consultant at GeAgrofía, and guest researcher Plant Production Systems group, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands. I provide spatial analytical advisory and technical services, such as environmental characterisation, socio-economic and crop modelling, statistical analysis, partner liaison, and geographical data management.

I previously worked at CIAT where I was the spatial analyst for all CIAT-Africa activities, specialising in spatial analysis of climatic variability and agricultural market chains, priority setting and targeting. I was co-leader of The Global Agricultural Trial Repository and a task force leader (2007-2008) of the Lake Kivu Pilot Learning Site, Sub Saharan Africa Challenge Programme.

The Netherlands
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Anthony Raymond Epel IITA

Anthony Raymond Epel is the N2Africa Project-Uganda, Data Analyst. He holds MSc. Research Methods Degree from JKUAT-Kenya. Before joining N2Africa, he was a part-time lecturer at Kyambogo University-Kampala; where he facilitated the teaching of Biometry, Research Methodology and Computer Applications. Prior to that, Anthony was a Research Fellow at International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE-Nairobi)-Biostatistics Unit; where he worked on Analysis of Compositional data from Insect Behavioural Studies. He has worked as a research assistant at (MAAIF)-STATFA project.  He has extensive experience in working with smallholder farmers. At N2Africa, he is responsible for developing / implementing agronomic protocols, management of agronomic trials, data (collection, analyses and management), report writing, training and working with dissemination partners among others.

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Arnold Sylvester Amppiah IITA Ghana
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Aron Othieno IDFC

Aron Othieno is the N2AFrica Field Liaison Officer, Northern Uganda. He is a Soil Scientist with four years of experience in farmer participatory research. Interest is to develop and utilize knowledge in supporting and improving agricultural productivity of rural communities for sustainable livelihood, food security, poverty reduction and good health through working with research institutions, local communities and non-governmental organizations.

Ashenafi Gunnabo Hailu Ethiopia
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Bamuleke Kube IITA D.R. Congo
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Basit Alabi IITA Ghana
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Bassey Ukem IITA Nigeria
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Benjamin Dzorgbenyui Ahiabor CSIR Savanna Agricultural Research Institute

Research Scientist/Pastor

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Berasain Bernado Argentina
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Birhan Abdulkadir ILRI Ethiopia
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Charlotte Schilt Wageningen University and Research centre (WUR)

Administration, member of management team for N2Africa.

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Charlotte Schilt WUR The Netherlands
Comfort Ojo Nigeria
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Connetie Ayesiga IITA

Is the Business Development Officer, N2Africa Project-Uganda. She is a Social scientist and holds a Masters of Arts in Rural Development from Makerere University with five years of experience in facilitating Business Development Services among smallholder farmers with a focus on Agribusiness, Market Development, farmer organizational development, project implementation and Monitoring and Learning.

Interests: Reading, travelling and working with the vulnerable people

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Daniel Brain Akakpo IITA Ghana
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Eric Doe IITA Ghana
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Esther Chinedu Nigeria
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Esther Ronner WUR The Netherlands
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Eva Thuijsman WUR The Netherlands
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George Ucheibe IITA Kubwa Nigeria
Henriques Colial IITA Zimbabwe
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Ilse de Jager Wageningen University and Research centre (WUR) The Netherlands
Isaac Balume Kenya
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Isaac Chabata University of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
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Jajua Mohammed IITA Nigeria
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Jibreel Mohammed Basit Urban Agriculture Network-UrbANet Ghana

Development Practitioner

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Joao Nunes Vieira da Silva WUR The Netherlands
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John Ssekamwa IFDC

John Ssekamwa is a Field Liaison officer, Eastern Region, N2 Africa, Uganda. He is a Soil scientist with four years of experience in farmer participatory research and agronomy. John’s interests Improvement of farmers’ livelihoods through deployment of yield enhancing technologies and to deepen my knowledge and analytical skills through interaction with farming communities and researchers  from diverse disciplines.

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Joseph Abikoye IITA Nigeria
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Josephine Ongoma Kenya
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Justine Onyinge IITA Uganda
Kisetu Nassary Eliakira Tanzania
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Kojo Ahiakpa Ghana
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Labija Enemona Blessing IITA Nigeria
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Lena Schulte-Uebbing WUR The Netherlands
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Lorraine Odhiambo IITA

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Mark van Wijk The Netherlands
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Mazvita Murwira SPRL Zimbabwe
Minke Stadler PPS

The Netherlands
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Mwantumu Omari IITA Tanzania
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Nancy Karanja University of Nairobi

Professor in Soil Ecology, and Director of Microbial Resources Centre,University of Nairobi. She has may years of  experience in BNF with legumes in SAA including managing inoculant production and use by farmers.She has also coordinated urban agriculture and it plays in ddressing food insecurity and livelihoods to the urban poor and rother elated issues  in SSA and has published widely in this subject. She is involvedinsupervising three MSc students at the  University of Nairobi ,under the N2Africa project.

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Osman Fudailu IITA Ghana
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Racheal Nerima IITA

 Racheal Nerima is the Finance/Administrative Assistant N2Africa Project-Uganda,. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and certificate in Strategic procurement and logistics Management.  Prior to joining the N2Africa, she was the Grants and Projects accountant, college of Agricultural & Environmental sciences, Makerere University; She has experience in Finance/Administration of donor funded projects. She is responsible for coordinating and providing administrative and logistical support, and maintaining financial records and budget monitoring.

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Robert Atawura IITA Ghana
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Roger Rukundo Rwanda
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Samuel Mutuma Patrick Ministry of Agriculture

Involved in follow up analyses of EIA data

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Shehu Dandago Mahammad IITA Nigeria
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Tamiru Amanu ILRI Ethiopia
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Tatenda Kainga University of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
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Tijmen Kerstens WUR The Netherlands
Wytze Marinus WUR The Netherlands