Dr. Boaz Shaban Waswa

Country of current residence

Kenya

Current position

Program Coordinator for CIAT Africa

Current institute employer

CIAT

Since

2013

Website current institute
Previous positions

Assistant Scientific Officer, Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute of CIAT (TSBF-CIAT) Nairobi, Kenya Year: January 2005 to 2009 Consultant/Technical Assistant, Soil Health Program (SHP) of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Nairobi, Kenya Year: June 2008 to Aug 2009 Field Facilitator, Soil Fertility Gradient (SFG) Project, Central Kenya: Tropical Soil Biology & Fertility

Awards

International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) Scholars Award (2010) DAAD PhD Scholarship (2009) IFAR Professional Development Fellowship (2008) Masters Scholarship Award from Kenyatta University (2000) Research Scholarship from Rockefeller Foundation/TSBF/Kenyatta University (2001)

Professional memberships

African Network of Soil Biology and Fertility (AfNet) Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) DAAD Alumni

Skills

Soil Fertility Management GIS and Remote Sensing Results based Monitoring and Evaluation Proposal writing Data analysis

Profession

Landscape Ecologist

Specialisation

Soil science, agriculture

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Paul LG Vlek, ZEF

and

Prof. Dr. Björn Waske, Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Math. Nat. Fak. Bonn

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Lulseged Tamene (CIAT, Malawi)

Dr. Peter Okoth (CIAT, Nairobi)

2013

Waswa, B.  2013.  Assessment of Land Degradation Patterns in Western Kenya: Implications for Restoration and Rehabilitation.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Further Information

2012

Andrén, O., T Kätterer, J Juston, B Waswa, K Röing de Nowina.  2012.  Soil carbon dynamics, climate, crops and soil type.  African Journal of Agricultural Research, 7(43) : 5800-5809 .

2011

Bationo, A. and B.S. Waswa.  2011.  New challenges and opportunities for integrated soil fertility management in Africa.  In: Bationo, A., Waswa, B., Okeyo, J.M., Maina, F. and J.M. Kihara (eds.): Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa: Exploring the Scientific Facts (Vol 1). Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.  3-17. 
Bationo, A., Waswa, B., Okeyo, J.M., Maina, F. and J.M. Kihara.  2011.  Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa: Exploring the Scientific Facts (Vol 1 & 2).  Springer. Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Further Information
Bationo, A., Waswa, B., Okeyo, J.M., Maina, F., Kihara, J. and U. Mokwunye.  2011.  Fighting Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Multiple Roles of Legumes in Integrated Soil Fertility Management.  Springer. Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Further Information
Githinji, H.K., Okalebo, J.R., Othieno, C.O., Bationo, A., Kihara, J. and B. Waswa.  2011.  Effects of Conservation Tillage, Fertilizer Inputs and Cropping Systems on Soil Properties and Crop Yield in Western Kenya.  In: Bationo, A., Waswa, B., Okeyo, J.M., Maina, F. and J.M. Kihara (eds.): Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa: Exploring the Scientific Facts (Vol 1). Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. 
Mugendi, D.N., Waswa, B.S., Mucheru-Muna, M.W. and J.M. Kimetu.  2011.  Strategies to adapt, disseminate and scale out legume based technologies.  In: Bationo, A., Waswa, B., Okeyo, J.M., Maina, F., Kihara, J. and U. Mokwunye (eds.): Fighting Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Multiple Roles of Legumes in Integrated Soil Fertility Management. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. 
Mugendi, D.N., Waswa, B.S., Mucheru-Muna, M.W., Kimetu, J.M. and C. Palm.  2011.  Comparative analysis of the current and potential role of legumes in integrated soil fertility management in East Africa.  In: Bationo, A., Waswa, B., Okeyo, J.M., Maina, F., Kihara, J. and U. Mokwunye (eds.): Fighting Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Multiple Roles of Legumes in Integrated Soil Fertility Management. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. 
Nekesa, A.O., Okalebo, J.R., Othieno, C.O., Thuita, M.N., Bationo, A. and B. Waswa.  2011.  The Potential of Increased Maize and Soybean Production in Uasin Gishu District, Kenya, Resulting from Soil Acidity Amendment using Minjingu Phosphate Rock and Agricultural Lime.  In: Bationo, A., Waswa, B., Okeyo, J.M., Maina, F. and J.M. Kihara (eds.): Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa: Exploring the Scientific Facts (Vol 1). Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.  343-348. 
Okalebo, J.R., Othieno, C.O., Gudu, S.O., Woomer, P.L., Karanja, N.K., Serrem, C., Maritim, H.K., Sanginga, N., Bationo, A., Muasya, R.M., Esilaba, A.O., Adesina, A., Kisinyo, P.O., Nekesa, A.O., Thuita, M.N. and B. Waswa.  2011.  The African Green Revolution and the role of partnerships in East Africa.  In: Bationo, A., Waswa, B., Okeyo, J.M., Maina, F. and J.M. Kihara (eds.): Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa: Exploring the Scientific Facts (Vol 1). Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.  71-81. 

2010

Anyanzwa, H., Okalebo, J.R., C.O. Othieno, A. Bationo, B.S. Waswa and J. Kihara.  2010.  Effects of conservation tillage, crop residue and cropping systems on changes in soil organic matter and maize-legume production: a case study in Teso District.  Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystem, 88 : 39-47 .

2009

Mungai, N.W., A. Bationo and B.S. Waswa.  2009.  Soil properties as influenced by soil fertility management in small scale maize farms in Njoro, Kenya.  Journal of Agronomy, Online First : Online First .

2007

Bationo A., J. Kihara, B. Vanlauwe, J. Kimetu, B.S. Waswa, and K.L. Sahrawat.  2007.  Integrated Nutrient Management – concepts and experience from sub-Saharan Africa.  In: Aulakh M.S. and C.A. Grant (eds.): Integrated Nutrient Management for Sustainable Crop Production . CRS Press, New York.  Further Information
Bationo, A., B.S. Waswa, J. Kihara and J. Kimetu.  2007.  Advances in integrated soil fertility management in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities.  Springer. Netherlands. Further Information
Bationo, A., J. Kihara, B. Vanlauwe, B.S. Waswa and J. Kimetu.  2007.  Soil organic carbon dynamics, functions and management in West African agro-ecosystems.  Agricultural Systems Journal , 94 : 13 .
Mugendi, D.N., M. Mucheru, B.S. Waswa, J. Mugwe.  2007.  Agro-forestry for Land and Water Management.  In: Waswa, F., S. Otor, G. Olukoye and D.N. Mugendi (eds) (eds.): Environment and Sustainable Development: A Guide for Tertiary Education in Kenya. Volume II. School of Environmental Studies and Human Science, Kenyatta University (ISBN: 9966-776-34-6). 
Tabo R., A. Bationo, B.S. Waswa, S. Kandji and J. Kihara.  2007.  Global Change and Food Systems.  In: Otter L., D.O. Olago and I. Niang (eds.): Global change processes and impacts in Africa: A synthesis. East African Educational Publishers Ltd, Nairobi. 
Waswa, B.S., D.N. Mugendi, B. Vanlauwe and J. Kung’u.  2007.  Changes in Soil Organic Matter as Influenced by Organic Residue Management Regimes in Selected Experiments in Kenya.  In: Bationo A., B.S. Waswa, J. Kihara, and J. Kimetu (eds.): Advances in integrated soil fertility management in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities. Springer. 

2006

Bationo, A., B.S. Waswa, J. Kihara & J. Kimetu.  2006.  Advances in integrated soil fertility management in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities (Special Issue).  Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystem Journal, 76 (2-3) : 109-381 . Further Information
Mafongoya, P.L., A. Bationo, J. Kihara, B.S. Waswa.  2006.  Appropriate technologies to replenish soil fertility in southern Africa..  Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 76 : 137–151 .

2005

Bationo, A., B.S. Waswa and J. Kihara.  2005.  Available technologies for soil fertility replenishment in East, West and Southern Africa.  In: IAEA (eds.): Combating soil degradation to enhance food security in Africa: The role of nuclear techniques in developing improved soil, water and nutrient management practices. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 

2003

Mafongoya P.L., D.N. Mugendi, B. Jama and B.S. Waswa.  2003.  Maize-based cropping systems in the Sub Humid zone of East and Southern Africa.  In: Gichuru, M.P., A. Bationo, M.A. Bekunda, H.C. Goma, P.L. Mafongonya, D.N. Mugenid, H.M. Murwira, S.M. Nandwa, P. Nyathi, M.J. Swift (eds.): Soil Fertility Management in Africa: A regional perspective. Academic Science Publishers (ASP): Nairobi, Kenya. 
Waswa, B.S., D.N. Mugendi, B. Vanlauwe, S. Nandwa and J. Kung’u.  2003.  Soil properties as Influenced by Different Organic Residue Amendments in Selected Experiments in Kenya. 
Waswa, B.S., D.N. Mugendi, B. Vanlauwe, S.M. Nandwa and J. Kung’u.  2003.  Maize Production and Changes in Soil Properties as Influenced by Organic Residue Management Regimes in Selected Experiments in Kenya. 

2002

Waswa, B.S., D.N. Mugendi, B. Vanlauwe, S. Nandwa and J. Kung'u.  2002.  Soil Organic Matter as Determined by Carbon-13 Signature Variations in Two Ongoing Experiments in Western and Central Kenya. 
Waswa, B.S., D.N. Mugendi, B. Vanlauwe, S.M. Nandwa and J. Kung'u.  2002.  Soil Organic Matter Status as Influenced by Organic Resource Quality in a Nitisol of Central Highlands, Kenya. 

2001

Waswa, B.S., Mugendi, D.N., Kung’u, J., Vanlauwe, B. and S. Nandwa.  2001.  Soil organic matter status as influenced by organic resource quality in a nitisol of central highlands, Kenya.. 

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Research themes
  • Institutions
Research countries
  • Kenya
Funding institutions

DAAD Regional Program and ZEF

Research partners

African Soil Information Services (AfSIS) Project of Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute of CIAT, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Kakamega Regional Research Centre, Kenya

 

International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)

Research affiliation

African Soil Information Services (AfSIS) Project of Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute of CIAT

Doctoral research funded by

Dr. Hermann Eiselen Doctoral Programm of the Foundation fiat panis and

DAAD Regional Program and ZEF

Cooperation partners

African Soil Information Services (AfSIS) Project of Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute of CIAT, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Kakamega Regional Research Centre, Kenya

 

International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Paul LG Vlek, ZEF

and

Prof. Dr. Björn Waske, Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Math. Nat. Fak. Bonn

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Lulseged Tamene (CIAT, Malawi)

Dr. Peter Okoth (CIAT, Nairobi)

Boaz Shaban Waswa

Former Junior Researcher

Former Department:
ZEF C: Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Management