Dr. Fredrick O. Ayuke, Soil Biologist and Ecologist, graduated with a PhD from the Department of Soil Quality at Wageningen University in The Netherlands in 2010. His studies funded in part thanks to the World Tropical Research Organization (WOTRO/NWO) of The Netherlands. He is currently a Senior lecturer in the Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology at the of University of Nairobi, Kenya. He is also a consultant with the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute of CIAT/World Agroforestry Centre.
Since 1996, he has been involved in many research activities dealing with soil biodiversity and their role in ecosystem functioning, among them the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Project, a United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) initiative on Below-ground Biodiversity (BGBD). Most notably, in 2007, he was awarded a Borlaug LEAP Fellowship to co-fund his research activities. He has since published over 20 articles in journals and books on his work in the agricultural field.