In 2009, Dr. Eusebius Mukhwana was awarded a Borlaug LEAP fellowship while completing his PhD in Soil Microbiology at the University of Wyoming. He worked with Dr. Jay Norton, a professor of Soil Science at the University of Wyoming and Dr. Emmanuel Sanginga, a soil microbiologist at CIAT. He was able to focus his research on the analysis of different cropping systems on soil health and thereby assess the viability of those different systems in terms of long-term sustainability.
Mukhwana formerly served as president of the African Agricultural NGOs Network based in Ghana. He was also a recipient of the Kenyan Head of State Commendation (HSC) for his role in assisting farmers to improve their food security and increase their income. He has dedicated much of his life and work to the plight of small-scale farmers. Mukhwana founded SACRED in 1997, a training institute that partnered with Moi University to bring education and support to farmers in the western and central parts of Kenya. SACRED still maintains a campus outside Bungoma town in Western Province and one in Nairobi.Since its establishment, SACRED Africa has become a reputable and formidable agricultural research and development organization with research and training facilities in Bungoma, Kenya. Mukhwana is also the founding chairman of the Nzoia Water Services Co. Ltd, the company providing water and sanitation services to the towns on Bungoma, Kitale, Webuye and Kimilili in Western Kenya. Mukhwana is currently serving as the Deputy Commission Secretary in charge of Planning, Research and Development at the Commission for University Education (CUE) in Kenya and is an associate editor with the American Agronomy Journal.