Governance & Leadership
Dr. Rebbie Harawa
Head of Soil Fertility & Fertilizer Systems
Dr. Rebbie Harawa is currently Head of Soil and Fertilizer Systems with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) responsible for implementing soil health and fertilizer strategy to catalyze an agricultural transformation in Africa. Previously she was Interim Head for Farmer Solutions Program responsible for research and development, and capacity development. Before joining AGRA, Rebbie worked as a Team Leader and Science Coordinator for the UNDP/Columbia University-Millennium Villages Project, a multi-sectoral project which aimed at achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s). Rebbie also worked as an Adjunct Associate Research Scholar (part-time) for Global Health and Economic Development, Columbia University. Previously she also worked for World Agroforestry Center as a Research Specialist where she implemented projects on evaluating agroforestry technologies.
Rebbie holds a Ph.D. in Soil Science (with minor in extension) from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York in USA. In addition, she received BSc and MSc in Agriculture from Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi.
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New US $280 Million Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa Launched
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