Regional Coordinator - Eastern and Southern Africa, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Jeremias Gasper Mowo joined the World Agroforestry Centre in 2007 as Regional
Coordinator for the African Highlands Initiative (AHI) – East and Central Africa, and in March
2009 became the Centre’s Regional Representative for Eastern Africa. In 2014 he was
appointed ICRAF Regional Coordinator for Eastern and Southern Africa. His research
interests include integrated natural resource management, soil and water management,
farmer participatory research, methods and approaches for technology transfer and policy
and grassroots institutions in natural resource management.
He worked as soil fertility researcher in cotton-based agro-ecosystems from 1979 to 1989 in
Tanzania. From 1990 to 1994 he was National Coordinator for Soil and Fertilizer Use
Research and from 1998 to 2005 he was Coordinator for the Lushoto AHI Benchmark Site in
Tanzania. In May 2005, he was appointed Senior Scientist (Soil and Water Management
Research) at the Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Rwanda (ISAR). Jeremias has
published over 70 journal articles & books and book chapters.
Jeremias is from Tanzania and holds a BSc (Agriculture) (1979) from Dar Es Salaam
University and MSc (1983) and PhD (2000) in Soil Science from Wageningen University.
For rural communities in the highlands of eastern Africa, water for domestic use is not piped. They have to collect, or use it from springs or rivers and its accessible to anyone. Increasingly, highland communities in...