Tier 1 Country Coordinators

Picture Full name Institute Career Country
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
Lloyd Phiphira IITA Malawi
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.

Regis Chikowo University of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Speciose Kantengwa IITA Rwanda
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.

Wilson Leonardo Mozambique