Ikabongo Mukumbuta
Zambia 2021

Ikabongo Mukumbuta is an environmental soil scientist whose research is driven by the desire to help small-holder farmers increase their productivity and incomes in an environmentally sustainable way. Brought up in a rural farming family, he understands first-hand the challenges of low productivity and the impact of climate variability, such as droughts, on people's livelihoods.

His research focus is on climate change mitigation and adaptation, soil health, and ecosystem restoration. He is particularly interested in the measurement/inventory of greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural soils and how these are affected by various management practices.

Ikabongo aspires to be a scientific leader in addressing the absence of data on greenhouse gas emissions in sub-Saharan Africa, which is critical for understanding the current situation and impact and assessing the effectiveness of various practices to tackle climate change.
Field of Research
Soil and water resources management

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