Masters in Information Technology and BBMIT; Business Management and Information Technology
I joined CABI in 2020 as a Project Manager in the Knowledge and Data Management Team. I have worked in the Information and Communications Technologies for Development, capacity development and knowledge management sector for nine years. In this time, I have worked on several projects and programmes in Sub-Sahara Africa, focusing on enhancing capacity amongst the research and education communities in the latest data and information tools, and advocating for the adoption of digital technologies that drive development. Prior to joining CABI, I worked as a Project Coordinator on an open data project at the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation ACP-EU (CTA).
The effects of soil acidity on agricultural soils in Africa are a major constraint to crop production and sustainable intensification of the African smallholder farming system. To cope, the existing method is to apply blanket or spatially undifferentiated approaches including the use of lime. This project aims to devise interventions to rehabilitate soils in East Africa by understanding and communicating the differences in soil acidity and how to cost-effectively correct them. Based on data, recommendations will guide investments into appropriate and targeted approaches from the public and private sector, ensuring a maximum return on investment for farmers, governments and the private sector. In this project, CABI’s focus is on enhancing access to, and use of, data related to acid soil management including soil and agronomy data which would lead to evidence-based decisions for investments.