Dr. Ivan Adolwa, a native of Kenya, is Farming Systems Scientist at the African Plant Nutrition Institute. He is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Ivan has several years of work experience in international and national agriculture (CGIAR, NARS, university) as a researcher in soil fertility management and the up- and out-scaling of agricultural technologies. Dr. Adolwa holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Science from the University of Kassel, Germany; a M.Sc. in Agricultural Information and Communication Management from the University of Nairobi, Kenya; and a B.Sc. in Zoology and Chemistry (minor in Botany, Economics and Communications) from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Prior to joining APNI, Dr. Adolwa was with the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) as Liaison Officer for the project on “Scaling up Sustainable Land Management and Agro-Biodiversity Conservation to Reduce Environmental Degradation in Small Scale Agriculture in Western Kenya.” Ivan has worked as a scientist, lecturer, and consultant with National and International institutions in several countries including: Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, and Germany. Dr Adolwa has several years work experience in projects involving issues surrounding climate-smart agriculture, value chain analysis, and impact evaluation. He is skilled at research conceptualization, agronomic and socioeconomic data collection and analysis, report writing, stakeholder engagement, project coordination and dissemination. Dr. Adolwa is an accomplished author with a list of valued contributions to peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and symposia.