IPI International Potash Institute
IPI International Potash Institute

Regional activities

IPI activity in sub-Saharan Africa/Eastern Africa

Coordination: sub-Saharan Africa/Eastern Africa

Dr. Lilian Wanjiru Mbuthia <p>
	is ICL's senior agronomist based in Nairobi</p>
, ICL senior agronomist, NairobiIPI Coordinator: Dr. Lilian Wanjiru Mbuthia

Dr. Lilian Wanjiru Mbuthia is the IPI coordinator for IPI activities in Eastern Africa. As ICL’s senior agronomist based in Nairobi, she is responsible for promoting potash market development in Eastern Africa and providing support for specialty fertilizers. After many years abroad for her studies, including an MSc in plant pathology and entomology from Hanover University and a PhD in in environmental soil science from University of Tennessee, Dr. Mbuthia returned to Kenya. Her MSc focused on the combination of biocontrol organisms in the control of soil-borne pathogens, specifically the combination of mycorrhiza and Trichoderma harzianum in the control of Fusarium wilt (Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopersici) in tomatoes. Dr. Mbuthia’s PhD focused on the dynamics of microbial community and nutrient cycling under different conservation agriculture practices (no-till, cover crops and fertilizations regimes) using both biochemical and molecular techniques.

Dr. Mbuthia’s expertise will be invaluable in the coordination of IPI’s projects and extension programs in Eastern Africa.

Dr. Lilian Wanjiru Mbuthia

c/o ICL Africa (Kenya) Ltd.
Liberty Plaza, 1st floor
Mombasa Rd
P.O. Box 29183-00100 GPO
Nairobi, Kenya

+254 20 8070710/713
+254 20 8070711
+254 722 202844
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What's new in the region...

  • Paper: Mavuno Zaidi - Large-Scale Farmer Outreach has Increased Potato Yields in Kenya through a Focus on Balanced Fertilization more >
  • K in the Literature: Cassava Yield and Economic Response to Fertilizer in Tanzania, Kenya and Ghana more >
  • K in the Literature: Interactions Between Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium in Sugarcane Grown on Two Contrasting Soils in South Africa more >
  • K in the Literature: Effect of Nitrogen and Potassium Fertilization on Morpho-Agronomic Traits of Three Elephant Grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) Genotypes for Biomass Production more >
  • Publication: Technical Manual on Potash Fertilizer Use for Soil Fertility Experts and Development Agents more >