Belinda Akinyi Weya

About Infonet-biovision

Infonet-biovision www.infonet-biovision.org/  is a channel of the Biovision Farmer Communication Programme (FCP). It is an online database which provides scientific and practical validated information and knowledge related to plant, animal, human and environmental health. The resource gives farmers, trainers, students, and extension workers quick access to up-to-date and locally relevant agricultural information and related topics.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Nairobi. She has undertaken short courses in Good Agricultural Practices, Research Data Management, Science writing skills, Mentoring and Leadership skills. Belinda is an alumini of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD). She is proficient in training, communication and presentation skills, MS Office and data analysis (SAS, SPSS)

Belinda has over 13 years’ experience in the agricultural sector having worked for both the public and private sectors. She has worked as a Research Technician with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) where she organized and managed trials on conservation agriculture.  She has served as an extension officer with the Ministry of Agriculture, Kenya, first as a Divisional Agriculture Extension Officer and later as a District Crops Development Officer where her job involved implementing agricultural programmes in the division and co-ordination of crop development programmes and projects in the district.

 

Her main duties are;

  • ensuring that the Infonet content is highly relevant and complete ensuring content is compiled according to user needs.
  • complimenting other FCP communication pathways.

Contacts: Tel: +254 – 719052195 ||E-mail: bweya@icipe.org

The EOA is an initiative emanating from the African Heads of State and Government decision on organic agriculture in Africa against the background of inadequacy and lack of sustainability in Agriculture and food security systems on the continent. The African continent is food insecure and threats from excessive external-input based agricultural practices on agroecosystems are becoming more and more evident.

The EOA initiative is one of the initiatives that is rethinking and changing course of how we should manage our agriculture and food production systems to match the growing demand for food while avoiding to mortgage the potential of our natural resources for quick fixes.

The EOA is anchored on six interrelated Pillars: –

  1. Research, training and extension,
  2. Information and communication,
  3. Value chain and market development,
  4. Networking and partnership,
  5. Policy and programme development, and
  6. Institutional capacity development.

Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT) is one of the leading civil society organizations supporting the EOA agenda in Africa.

For more Information on EOA Initiative follow the link: http://eoai-africa.org/

Venancia can be reached on the following contacts;Biovision Africa Trust c/o  icipe-African Insect Science for Food and Health. P.O. Box 30772, 00100, Duduville Kasarani, Off Thika Road, Nairobi/Kenya. Tel Office: +254 (20) 863 2007/8; Mobile:  +254 719 052 192; Email address : vwambua@biovisionafrica.org