Dr. Pauline Chivenge

Pauline Profile
Principal Scientist
  • EMAIL ADDRESS: p.chivenge@apni.net


Dr. Pauline Chivenge, is a Principal Scientist for the African Plant Nutrition Institute based in Benguérir, Morocco.

Pauline, a native of Zimbabwe, received her B.Sc and M.Sc degrees from the University of Zimbabwe. She earned a Ph.D. in Soils and Biogeochemistry at the University of California, Davis.

Most of Pauline’s research has focused on soil and nutrient management in smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. She has led international projects and worked in diverse farming systems on topics that include biogeochemical nutrient cycling, natural resource management, watershed management, carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas emissions, and sustainable ecosystem functioning. She has supervised more than 20 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in Africa and Asia. She and has published more than 35 peer-reviewed journal papers and several book chapters. Pauline is an Associate Editor for Geoderma.

Before joining APNI, Pauline was a Senior Scientist in Soils and Nutrient Management at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines, focusing on sustainable management of soil and nutrients in rice-based cropping systems.