Dr. Kokou Amouzou, a native of Togo, is Program Coordinator (West Africa) for the African Plant Nutrition Institute (APNI) based in Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire.
Kokou received his Diploma of Agronomist Engineer (B.Sc.) and M.Sc. from Ecole Supérieure d’Agronomie (ESA), University of Lomé, Togo. He obtained is Doctor of Agricultural Science from the Faculty of Agriculture/University of Bonn, Germany. Dr. Amouzou has worked as for ADA Consulting Africa as both Research and Capacity Building Officer, and Vice General Director. Kokou was also a Junior Researcher for the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn.
Prior to joining APNI, Dr. Amouzou was Agronomist for the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), West Africa Program where he focused on implementation, development and dissemination of site-specific nutrient management practices for sustainable crop production intensification in a range of crops. He also coordinated the development of nutrient management decision support tools, managed agronomic trials and agronomic data and developed scientific publications and extension products. Dr. Amouzou’s research continues to focus on cropping systems analysis and modeling, integrated soil fertility management, site-specific nutrient management, nutrient- and water-use efficiencies, sustainable intensification, climate change and agriculture, and food security.