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Christine Alokit Communication and Extension Scientist

T: +256 (0) 772 496039

Address

NARO Secretariat, 13 Lugard Avenue, P.O. Box 295. Entebbe, Uganda

Qualifications

BSc Agriculture, MSc in Agricultural Development Economics

I joined CABI in February 2014 as a Communication and Extension Scientist. In this role I focus on leading projects implementation in aspects of development of communication materials for various stakeholders and extension, and coordinating CABI activities in Uganda.


My experience spans from implementing projects involving smallholder farmers’ institutional capacity development for improvement of agricultural production, commercialization of proven technologies, linkage to input, financing and output markets across the East African community.


My work has involved working with multi-disciplinary organizations and teams ranging from local and international NGOs and CBOs, National and International Research Institutes, Universities, Ministries of Agriculture and national institutions, private sector firms, Microfinance institutions, local governments and farmer institutions across the East African community. In addition, I also have experience in managing and implementing agricultural competitive funds for research, dissemination and commercialization for smallholder agricultural development.


Before joining CABI I worked with Kilimo Trust, Uganda National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), FARM-Africa, Winrock International and the then GTZ.

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Africa soil health

Poor soil fertility is a key constraint to improving farm productivity and farmer livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa. Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) is recognised as an effective solution to poor crop yields. However, lack of access to information means that smallholder farmers do not adopt...
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Optimizing Fertilizer Recommendations in Africa (OFRA)

Soil fertility across much of sub-Saharan Africa is poor, which is a major constraint to improving farm productivity and farmer livelihoods. To combat this there is now wide recognition of the need to integrate increased fertilizer use with other aspects of soil fertility management. This project aims to...
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Promoting good seed in East Africa

African Indigenous Vegetables (AIVs) are key to food security and income generation in Africa and are increasing in demand. Not only will CABI’s project team be promoting their consumption and generating more demand, we will also be building awareness of the vegetable and the seeds, improving access to them...
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Managing Maize lethal necrosis disease in eastern and central Africa

Maize lethal necrosis disease (MLND) negatively affects maize crops and their seeds and is threatening food and economic security in East and Central Africa. This project researched solutions to minimize or eliminate the risks and effects of the disease in the region. Through use of various channels to reach...