Dr. John Olwande

Research Fellow
Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development

John Olwande is a Research Fellow at Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, Egerton University. He has a PhD in Sustainability from Michigan State University, USA, and 19 years of experience in economic and policy research in agriculture. John’s areas of research include adoption of agricultural innovations, resilient and sustainable food systems, food and nutrition security, integration of smallholder farmers into markets and impact evaluation of policy and development programs.

His commitment to these areas of research and development is demonstrated by his wide range of publications on these topics, policy outreach engagements and scholarly engagements with peers in the fields. John is among the scholars that developed the Africa Agriculture Status Report 2021 for the Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), which provides compelling arguments for building sustainable and resilient African food systems and how to do that.

He is also among the team of researchers that have championed the convening of the African Union-led Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health Summit to be held in May 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya and contributed to the development of the Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health Action Plan that will be discussed and adopted by Africa’s Heads of State and Governments at the Summit.