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Jean Marie Sanginga

Jeanmarie Sanginga is originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He obtained a BSc in Agronomy (1985) and a Msc in Agronomy /Gestion and protection of soil  in Evangelic University in Africa (UEA) DRC in  2012. In  1985  he was appointed as Assistant Supervisor in the Private Society Kinaplant in the tea manufacturing and Quinquina. From 1990- 1994 he worked as Assistant program manager in Cooperation Union European and Congo RD (Zaire) CEE /Zaire in the program Coffee and palm oil. 1994-2002. Chef Supervisor in the private society Domaine de Katale in North Kivu Province in  the coffee Plant, 2003-2005 he joined the international NGO/ FHI (Food for Hungry International) as the agronomist in the program of food security, 2005-2009 he was appointed as a Research Assistant in the CIALCA project under CIAT(Centre International of Agriculture Tropical) and from 2009-2017 he worked for the project N2Africa, first as agronomist and from 2013 as National Coordinator.

D.R. Congo
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Paul Woomer FORMAT

Paul Lester Woomer holds a Ph.D. in Agronomy and Soil Science awarded by the University of Hawaii in 1990 for his work in the introduction of rhizobia to tropical soils.  For the past 20 years, he has lived and worked in Africa on projects designed to deliver improved land management technologies to smallholder farmers.  He led the development of the MPNES computer program for estimating rhizobial populations in soils, was co-founder of the UNESCO Rhizobium Ecology Network of East and Southern Africa, designed the MBILI maize-legume intercropping technology and examined the role of grain legumes in integrated striga management technologies.  Within the N2Africa project, Paul serves as an Inoculant Delivery Specialist in East and Central Africa and assists in the production of extension and training materials.

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Lloyd Phiphira IITA

Lloyd Burton Phiphira – Country Coordinator (N2Africa Project) for Malawi since February 2014 where  he has managed to disseminate legume technologies and interventions through partners to thousands of farmers and other stakeholders. Prior to that, he worked for a land resettlement World Bank Funded Project and also for Agricultural Research Trust as an Entomologist.

Has more than twenty-two years’ experience working in the agricultural sector focusing mainly on areas such as agricultural research work, agricultural extension services, sustainable agricultural production, environmental management, gender and HIV mainstreaming, and  economic empowerment of vulnerable rural communities.

Holds an M.Sc in Pest Management – Applied Entomology (1998) from the  University of London, Imperial College of Science, Medicine & Technology, and a B.Sc in Agriculture (1993) from the University of Malawi

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Steven Boahen IITA

Stephen Boahen is a Systems Agronomist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nampula, Mozambique. He holds a Ph.D. in Agronomy from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He has vast experience in intensification of smallholder cropping systems, soil fertility management, plant stress physiology and seed systems. His main research interests include the development of improved crop management strategies for legume-based cropping systems with a focus on identifying the physiological and management constraints to agronomic performance; development of sustainable soil fertility management through nitrogen fixation, P application and cropping systems. He has led the development and strengthening of community-based seed systems in Mozambique working with smallholder seed producers, farmers’ associations and private sector seed companies. He is involved in participatory research and technology dissemination in collaboration with farmers' associations, community-based organizations, NGOs, University students and the National Agricultural Research and Extension Staff. Stephen served as the N2Africa Country Coordinator for Mozambique from 2011-2014.

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Wilson Leonardo

Wilson José Leonardo has a PhD degree on systems agronomy by Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Wilson’s research focused on assessing the possibilities and limitations of improving productivities of smallholder farming systems in Central Mozambique. He has over 17 years’ experience working in the field of farming systems with focus on smallholder farmers in Mozambique. Intensification and extensification of smallholder systems at farm and regional level are a special interest. In 2007 he obtained his Master’s Degree in Plant Science from Wageningen University after graduating in 2001 as a Bachelor of Plant Production and Protection at the Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique. He worked for the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics from 2001 to 2008. In 2014 he joined the International Fertilizer Development Center –IFDC in a joint Position with International Institute for Tropical Agriculture – IITA. He is currently IFDC Country Representative and N2Africa Country coordinator in Mozambique

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Speciose Kantengwa IITA

Country coordinator for Rwanda since February 2014, joined N2Africa team in February 20110 as a farm liaison officer but overseeing all project activities at country level. Led the baseline survey, and mid-term review of N2Africa in Rwanda.

Has a strong background in the agriculture sector of Rwanda, with a long experience in seeds systems. Skilled in capacity assessment and strengthening for small farmers, and participatory rural appraisal. Introduced the PICS bag technology in Rwanda, very active in promoting Soybean crop and legumes inoculants.

Holds an MA degree in Development Studies with specialization in Environment and Sustainable Development, and Gender, from ISS- The Hague of Erasmus University.  Has a degree in Sociology, and a diploma in Agriculture.

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Regis Chikowo University of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe