Boaz Waswa is a Soil Fertility Specialist working under the Agrobiodiversity and supporting the Pan Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA) as the Theme Leader, Integrated Crop Management. His research and development work spanning over 15 years focuses on soil fertility management, climate smart agriculture, conservation/regenerative agriculture and scaling agriculture technology and innovations.
He is currently leading the team in Kenya implementing the scaling of Sustainable Intensification, Climate Smart Agriculture and Conservation Agriculture under the Ukama Ustawi Initiative of the One CGIAR initiative. He supports scaling of climate smart agriculture under the Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA) project. He is also involved in the promotion of regenerative agriculture in coffee farming systems of Uganda and Kenya under the IDH supported Coffee Farmer Income Resilience Program.
Boaz holds a PhD in Agriculture from the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany, a master’s degree in Environmental Studies (Agroforestry and Rural Development) from Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya and undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies (Science) from Kenyatta University.
He has served in various research and management positions among them the Program Coordinator for CIAT Africa, Assistant Scientific Officer at the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute of CIAT (TSBF-CIAT), Nairobi (2005-2009), Kenya, and a Consultant/Technical Assistant, Soil Health Program (SHP) of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Nairobi, Kenya.
Boaz has published over 20 papers, written and edited over 8 books and book chapters.
His passion is to see a transformed, empowered and food secure farming community.