The idea to create a new independent plant nutrition organization, with a sole focus on African needs, emerged from a vision to form a science-based institute to address soil fertility issues ranging across scales.
Dr. Kaushik Majumdar serves as the founding Director General of APNI. Majumdar previously served as vice president of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), with responsibilities for programs in Africa and Asia.
“On far too many farms, nutrient shortages and imbalances severely limit crop yields. We feel that APNI can make an important contribution to overcoming these problems and improve the livelihood of small-holder farmers. – Dr. Kaushik Majumdar
Dr. Majumdar has assembled a team of world class scientists and educators that will carry out the institute’s core functions.