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Dr Lydia Wairegi |  Systems Agronomy |  Best Researcher Award

Freelance consultant at  currently not affiliated to an institution, Kenya

Lydia Wanja Ireri Wairegi is an accomplished agriculturalist with over 20 years of experience in agricultural research and development projects. She holds a Ph.D. in Production Ecology & Resource Conservation from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, along with an MSc in Agronomy and a BSc in Agriculture from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

📚 Education:

  • PhD in Production Ecology & Resource Conservation, Wageningen University, Netherlands, 2010
  • MSc in Agronomy, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 2001
  • BSc in Agriculture, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1987

💼 Experience:

Lydia is an accomplished Agriculturalist with over 20 years of experience in agricultural research and development projects across various regions including East, West, and Southern Africa. With a Ph.D. in Production Ecology & Resource Conservation and expertise in agronomy, her career spans from managing research projects to providing technical support and contributing to scientific publications. She has a keen interest in sustainable agriculture and has worked with both national and international partners.

🛠️ Skills:

  • Preparation of communication products
  • Managing research and development projects
  • Data collection, analysis, and interpretation
  • Gender lens and social group considerations
  • Networking and partnerships

🔬 Research Focus:

Lydia Wanja Ireri Wairegi’s research focus revolves around sustainable agricultural practices, particularly in soil management and crop production. Through her contributions to various training materials, including guides for maize-legume cropping, sorghum and millet-legume cropping, cassava cropping, rice systems cropping, and banana-coffee system cropping, she emphasizes the importance of integrated soil fertility management and climate-smart strategies. These materials serve as practical resources for farmers, extension agents, and agricultural practitioners, promoting sustainable agricultural practices 🌱 and contributing to enhanced soil health and crop productivity in diverse cropping systems across Africa.


Lydia Wanja Ireri Wairegi has received a total of 362 citations from 313 documents. This indicates that her research work has been referenced and cited by other scholars and publications. Additionally, she has authored or co-authored 12 documents.

The h-index, which measures both the productivity and citation impact of a researcher’s publications, is not explicitly provided. However, based on the citation count and number of documents, it appears that Lydia Wanja Ireri Wairegi has made a significant impact in her field, with her research being widely cited and recognized by her peers.

Publications Top Notes:

  1. Article: “Sustainably improving Kenya’s coffee production needs more participation of younger farmers with diversified income”
    • Authors: Wairegi, L.W.I., Bennett, M., Nziguheba, G., Mukasa, D., van Asten, P.J.A.
    • Journal: Journal of Rural Studies, 2018, 63, pp. 190–199
    • Citations: 15
  2. Book Chapter: “Exploring the scope of fertilizer use in the East African region”
    • Authors: Wairegi, L.W.I., van Asten, P.J.A.
    • Book: Agro-Ecological Intensification of Agricultural Systems in the African Highlands, 2013, pp. 70–76
    • Citations: 0
  3. Article: “Norms for multivariate diagnosis of nutrient imbalance in Arabica and Robusta coffee in the East African highlands”
    • Authors: Wairegi, L.W.I., Van Asten, P.J.A.
    • Journal: Experimental Agriculture, 2012, 48(3), pp. 448–460
    • Citations: 17
Lydia Wairegi | Systems Agronomy | Best Researcher Award

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