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Fred Kanampiu
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Project Coordinator


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Dr. Fred Kanampiu is the Project Coordinator for N2Africa, based in Nairobi and overseeing activities in the 11 countries where the project operates.

He holds a PhD Soil Science-Soil Fertility (Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA). He has 25 years of extensive experience in conducting agricultural research, technology development, and dissemination in cereal-legumes-livestock systems in East and Southern Africa, local and regional project implementation, coordination and management, including publishing, with public and international organizations.

Fred has been involved in leading and monitoring the implementation of projects executed across countries, maintaining liaison with key partners and stakeholders in the public and private sectors, and ensuring implementation of project-related agreements. He has sound knowledge of international agriculture and development issues with firsthand experience in areas of agriculture, food security, capacity strengthening, and donor relations. Over time, he developed a strong network of partner-ship with NARES, seed companies, other IARCs, ARIs and NGOs.


Previously, Fred worked with CIMMYT for 17 years as an agronomist where he led, coordinated and managed several Parasitic Weed Striga-related projects, including integrating Striga, stem borer and soil fertility management practices for enhancing productivity in East Africa.

He has developed proposals that have been funded by many renown institutions worldwide. These supported programs/projects included research and capacity building in areas of sustainable intensification for increased crop production and addressing the food security agenda in the region.

He has authored and co-authored over 160 peer-reviewed publications, advised several six graduate students, and contributed to the advancement of more than 1,360 trainees and visiting scientists.