Nancy Karanja
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Nancy Karanja is a professor of soil ecology and Director of the Microbial Resource Centre at the University of Nairobi. From 2005 to 2009, Karanja was the sub-Saharan Africa Regional Coordinator for Urban Harvest, a CGIAR program with the goal of stimulating agriculture in and around cities to alleviate poverty and increase food security. Her past experience includes working with biological nitrogen fixation in legumes, and managing urban agriculture with a focus on harvesting from organic waste, reusing wastewater for vegetable production, and controlling health risks caused by urban livestock populations. Karanja has also supported N2Africa, a large-scale research-in-development project dedicated to giving smallholder farmers access to nitrogen fixation.