Nziguheba, Generose

Nziguheba, Generose
Senior Scientist, Soil Ecologist
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA Kenya)
ICIPE campus, Kasarani, Nairobi
+254 20 8632936

Dr. Generose NZIGUHEBA is a Senior Scientist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), based in Kenya. She obtained her “Ingenieur’ degree in Agronomic Sciences at the University of Burundi in 1993 and her PhD in Applied Biological Sciences at the Catholic University of Leuven (KULeuven), Belgium, in 2001. In her current position, she leads the IITA institute-wide assessment of progress towards the sustainable land use key performance indicator, which includes the development and implementation of tools to monitor Sustainable land use indicators. Prior to joining IITA, she served as Associate Research Scientist for 6 years at the Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, where she coordinated the agricultural sector of the Millennium Villages Project, which covered 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and led various projects focusing on soil management practices for improved crop productivity for smallscale farmers in Africa. She has assumed postdoctoral fellow positions at various institutions including IITA based in Nigeria, KULeuven in Belgium, and the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. Dr. Nziguheba has more than 20 years of research experience in sub-Saharan Africa, including process research to understand nutrient dynamics in agro-ecosystems, and applied research towards increasing agricultural productivity under smallholder farming systems.