Dr. Alfred Micheni
Dr. Alfred Micheni holds a PhD in Land Resource Management. He is currently serving as Senior Research Officers and also the Deputy Centre Director at the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO-Embu). He is in charge of the Natural Resource Management (NRM) Department at the Food Crops Research Institute, Embu station, which is mandated to develop and facilitate adoption of research innovations by smallholder farmers and partners in the Central highlands of Kenya. His day-to-day duties include preparing project proposals, implementation of NRM based projects and scaling of proved agricultural technologies to partners. His recent duties focus more on Conservation Agriculture (CA) and Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) systems toward improving soil fertility (chemical, physical and biological parameters) and crop productivity within and beyond the Central Kenyan highlands. In addition, Dr. Micheni coordinates soil fertility management related research projects/programmes whose successes are based on collaboration and integration of ideas from different stakeholders. Alfred has participated in several local and international meetings related to agricultural problem identification/solving and dissemination of research findings. Dr. Micheni has authored and/or co-authored over 40 scientific papers for conferences and peer reviewed journals.