Research Coordinators

Picture Full name Institute Sort descending Career Country
Edward Baars CGIAR Kenya
Theresa Ampadu-Boakye IITA Kenya
Dianda Mahamadi IITA

Mahamadi Dianda is a soil microbiologist focusing on the promotion of biofertilizers in Sahelian agrosystems. Since June 2012, he has been leading the Nigerian component of the N2Africa project. He is also the inoculant specialist for the same project where he promotes the establishment of legume inoculants facilities in West Africa, and strengthens the adoption of inoculant technologies by smallholder farmers across sub-Saharan Africa. Formerly, he was working at the national research institute of Burkina Faso contributing to symbiosis and nutrition of tree crops. He holds an M.Sc. (Senegal) and Ph.D. (Canada)

Nigeria
Amare Tegbaru IITA Tanzania
Joost van Heerwaarden WUR

Joost van Heerwaarden is N2Africa’s coordinator research and data. In this capacity, he supports the country teams in the design, implementation and analysis of agronomic trials and develops and maintains tools for entering, managing and analysing data. His background is in plant breeding and statistics while his current research interest is understanding the causes of variability in on-farm yields and input responses. He is based in Wageningen, the Netherlands.

The Netherlands