Agronomy
 Expertise

The main expertise of Kiboko in the field of tropical agronomy is in sustainable agriculture, crop production and extension. Experience spans a period of 10 years in Gabon, Tanzania and India working for the Food and Agriculture Organization FAO of the United Nations. To view some of the project activities have a look at the picture gallery.

 

Sustainable Agriculture

During the assignments in the developing world, the focus was on developing sustainable agriculture systems. In cooperation with farmers, farming systems were developed where cropping, livestock keeping and soil conservation measures were integrated. 

 

Crop Production

Crop production is the main technical expertise. Crops covered in field projects include major food crops like: maize, beans, rice, cassava, wheat as well as cash crops like: cotton, coffee and fruit trees.

Projects were executed under both mechanized farming conditions as well with as small farmers conditions. 

Maize bean intercrop
Data Processing

Working on data from the farming systems and field trials formed was the introduction to the field of Information Technology. The combination of experience in Agriculture and IT can be fully utilized in assignments on agriculture data processing and publication.

For the Land and Plant Nutrition Management Service of FAO, AGLL, a software programme was developed for location specific cropping data. The Integrated Plant Nutrition Information System (IPNIS ) was developed to store and disseminate cropping data on a District basis.

 

Project Management

During staff assignments as coordinator northern zone with the Kilimo/FAO Plant Nutrition Programme in Tanzania, responsibilities included project planning, accounting and monitoring. 

 

Extension

Rural extension, working with the national agriculture services and the local farmers has been a central issue in all assignments. Training of extension staff and farmers was part of the job description during most of the assignments in tropical agronomy. 

Maize bean intercrop