Adjunct Research Scientist
Patrick Mutuo is the Africa Field Director for Vital Signs. His research and management experience spans 15 years, and he specializes in the fields of soil nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration, crop modeling, agricultural value chains and multi-sectoral approaches. He has worked in Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Tanzania and the UK. From 2011 – 2013 he headed the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) office in the DRC, where he also served as Project Coordinator and Soil Scientist, researching Integrated Soil Fertility Management in East, Central and Southern Africa. Dr. Mutuo has also served as the Regional Agriculture Specialist at the Millennium Development Goals Centre in Nairobi, and as the Science Coordinator and Team Leader for the first Millennium Villages Project site in Sauri, Kenya (an initiative of the Earth Institute, Columbia University). Dr. Mutuo holds a BSc degree in Forestry and an MSc degree in Environmental Sciences from Moi University, Kenya, and a PhD in Soil Science from Imperial College, University of London.