bernard.vanlauwe

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Title: 
Dr.
Full name: 
Bernard Vanlauwe
First Name: 
Bernard
Surname: 
Vanlauwe
Function: 
Scientist

History

Member for
7 years 5 months
Institute: 
IITA
Address: 
P. O. Box 823 - 00621
City: 
Nairobi
Country: 
Kenya
Phone: 
254 020 7224755
Mobile Phone: 
254 733 801584
Fax: 
254-20-7224763
Career: 

Bernard Vanlauwe joined IITA in Kenya in March 2012 to lead the Central Africa hub and the Natural Resource Management research area. In this capacity, he is also having an oversight role in the Humidtropics, the Water, Land, and Ecosystems, and the CCAFS CGIAR Research Programs. Prior to this recent appointment, he was the leader of the Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) program of the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility research area of CIAT (TSBF-CIAT). He joined CIAT-TSBF in 2001 and led the development, adaptation, and dissemination of best ISFM options in various agro-ecological zones in sub-Saharan Africa. In September 2010, he obtained a Visiting Professor position at the Swedish Agricultural University in Uppsala in the Soils and Environment Department. Before, he worked at IITA in Nigeria (1991 – 2000) and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (1989-1991), focusing on unraveling the mechanisms underlying nutrient and soil organic matter dynamics in tropical agro-ecosystems. In that context, he obtained his PhD in 1996 in Applied Biological Sciences. He has published over 140 papers in scientific journals and over 160 in other forms and has (co-) supervised over 40 PhD and over 60 MSc students.