Project Members

Picture Full name Institute Career Country
Abubakari Mzanda IITA Tanzania
Adilson Massimane IITA Mozambique
Akinson Tumbure Soil Productivity Research Laboratory Zimbabwe
Allan Ochieng Uganda
Alpha Kamara IITA Nigeria
Andrew Farrow GeAgrofía

I am a self-employed consultant at GeAgrofía, and guest researcher Plant Production Systems group, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands. I provide spatial analytical advisory and technical services, such as environmental characterisation, socio-economic and crop modelling, statistical analysis, partner liaison, and geographical data management.

I previously worked at CIAT where I was the spatial analyst for all CIAT-Africa activities, specialising in spatial analysis of climatic variability and agricultural market chains, priority setting and targeting. I was co-leader of The Global Agricultural Trial Repository and a task force leader (2007-2008) of the Lake Kivu Pilot Learning Site, Sub Saharan Africa Challenge Programme.

The Netherlands
Anthony Raymond Epel IITA

Anthony Raymond Epel is the N2Africa Project-Uganda, Data Analyst. He holds MSc. Research Methods Degree from JKUAT-Kenya. Before joining N2Africa, he was a part-time lecturer at Kyambogo University-Kampala; where he facilitated the teaching of Biometry, Research Methodology and Computer Applications. Prior to that, Anthony was a Research Fellow at International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE-Nairobi)-Biostatistics Unit; where he worked on Analysis of Compositional data from Insect Behavioural Studies. He has worked as a research assistant at (MAAIF)-STATFA project.  He has extensive experience in working with smallholder farmers. At N2Africa, he is responsible for developing / implementing agronomic protocols, management of agronomic trials, data (collection, analyses and management), report writing, training and working with dissemination partners among others.

Arnold Sylvester Amppiah IITA Ghana
Aron Othieno IDFC

Aron Othieno is the N2AFrica Field Liaison Officer, Northern Uganda. He is a Soil Scientist with four years of experience in farmer participatory research. Interest is to develop and utilize knowledge in supporting and improving agricultural productivity of rural communities for sustainable livelihood, food security, poverty reduction and good health through working with research institutions, local communities and non-governmental organizations.

Ashenafi Gunnabo Hailu Ethiopia
Bamuleke Kube IITA D.R. Congo
Basit Alabi IITA Ghana
Bassey Ukem IITA Nigeria
Birhan Abdulkadir ILRI Ethiopia
Charlotte Mallet WUR/UVA The Netherlands
Comfort Ojo Nigeria
Connetie Ayesiga IITA

Is the Business Development Officer, N2Africa Project-Uganda. She is a Social scientist and holds a Masters of Arts in Rural Development from Makerere University with five years of experience in facilitating Business Development Services among smallholder farmers with a focus on Agribusiness, Market Development, farmer organizational development, project implementation and Monitoring and Learning.

Interests: Reading, travelling and working with the vulnerable people

Daniel Brain Akakpo IITA Ghana
Eric Doe IITA Ghana
Esther Chinedu Nigeria
Esther Ronner WUR The Netherlands
Eva Thuijsman WUR The Netherlands
George Ucheibe IITA Kubwa Nigeria
Harmen den Braber WUR The Netherlands
Ibrahim Muhammad Kadafur IITA Nigeria
Ilse de Jager Wageningen University and Research centre (WUR) The Netherlands
Isaac Chabata University of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Jajua Mohammed IITA Nigeria
John Ssekamwa IFDC

John Ssekamwa is a Field Liaison officer, Eastern Region, N2 Africa, Uganda. He is a Soil scientist with four years of experience in farmer participatory research and agronomy. John’s interests Improvement of farmers’ livelihoods through deployment of yield enhancing technologies and to deepen my knowledge and analytical skills through interaction with farming communities and researchers  from diverse disciplines.

Joseph Abikoye IITA Nigeria
Justine Onyinge IITA Uganda
Kisetu Nassary Eliakira Tanzania
Kojo Ahiakpa Ghana
Labija Enemona Blessing IITA Nigeria
Lorraine Odhiambo IITA

Ms. Lorraine Odhiambo is the Project Administrator for N2Africa, based in Nairobi. She is charged with handling the day to day administrative aspects of the project, working under the supervision of the Project Coordinator.

Lorraine holds a Degree in Bachelor of Arts, with a specialization in Sociology and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Business of Administration at The University of Nairobi.

She has worked with N2Africa project in both Phase I and Phase II in the same capacity. During the interface between phase 1 and 2 she worked as a Contracts Management Assistant with CIAT, based in Nairobi.

Previously, Lorraine worked with World Vision Kenya, as a Development Facilitator for a Health and HIV Project, targeting marginalized communities and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC).

Mazvita Murwira SPRL Zimbabwe
Osman Fudailu IITA Ghana
Racheal Nerima IITA

 Racheal Nerima is the Finance/Administrative Assistant N2Africa Project-Uganda,. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and certificate in Strategic procurement and logistics Management.  Prior to joining the N2Africa, she was the Grants and Projects accountant, college of Agricultural & Environmental sciences, Makerere University; She has experience in Finance/Administration of donor funded projects. She is responsible for coordinating and providing administrative and logistical support, and maintaining financial records and budget monitoring.

Robert Atawura IITA Ghana
Samuel Mutuma Patrick Ministry of Agriculture

Involved in follow up analyses of EIA data

Shehu Dandago Mahammad IITA Nigeria
Tamiru Amanu ILRI Ethiopia
Tatenda Kainga University of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Travis Goron WUR The Netherlands
Wytze Marinus WUR The Netherlands