Edith Anyango

Laboratory Technician

Edith joined ICRAF as a laboratory and field technician working with Bashir Jama in the nutrients Management Project in Maseno, Kenya. She had experience working in the field in different parts of Kenya. She then joined Lou Verchort to work on different projects including enzymatic assays extraction and analysis, chronosequence and greenhouse gas measurement. Enzymatic work looked at enzyme activity on different land use while chronosequence looked at enzyme activity on conversion of forest to agricultural land use management.

Currently she is the technician in charge of the newly established dendrochronology laboratory at ICRAF headquarters in Nairobi Kenya, where tree annual rings are used to assess climate growth relationships, reconstruct climate information and carbon allocation patterns in different wood species among many more. She trained for this work at the Fredrick Alexander University in Erlangen Nuremberg in Germany. Edith is an Environmental Management final year student at the University of South Africa majoring in Geography.