Dr. James Mutegi, a native of Kenya, is Senior Program Manager (East and Southern Africa) for the African Plant Nutrition Institute based in Nairobi, Kenya.
James has years of work experience as a development scientist with focus on cropping systems, soil fertility, fertilizer systems, project management and development of multi-level partnerships in sub-Sahara Africa. Dr. Mutegi holds a Ph.D. in Soil Fertility and Climate Change from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, a M.Sc. in Environmental Science with focus on soil nutrient and water dynamics (Kenyatta University), and a B.Sc. in Dryland Management from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Prior to joining APNI, Dr. Mutegi was Deputy Director of the East and Southern Africa Program for the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI). James has worked as a scientist and a consultant with National and International institutions in Africa. Amongst other responsibilities, James coordinated the Soil Health Consortia and the Fertilizer Stakeholder Forum spanning across eight countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. Dr. Mutegi has provided direct support to national research institutions, the CGIAR centers, private fertilizer companies, international agricultural development organizations and faculties of agriculture in the universities through science mentorship, research partnerships, project proposal development, scientific data interpretation, publications and conversion of science to products.
Dr. Mutegi has co-authored many refereed journal papers, book chapters, manuals and training guides on a range of subjects including: soil fertility, fertilizer recommendations, crop response to fertilizers, nutrient dynamics, climate change, integrated soil fertility management and economics of agricultural production.