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Nuhu Hatibu

Nuhu Hatibu is CEO of Kilimo Trust. Before joining Kilimo Trust in October 2007, Nuhu was the founding regional coordinator of the Soil and Water Management Network for East, Central, and Southern Africa. With the support of IFAD the network accelerated the development and adoption of policy, institutional and technological innovations for holistic management of water for agriculture in the region. The main success was influencing regional and national policies and strategies with respect to holistic management of water for agriculture beyond just irrigation. Nuhu is currently serving as an "Ambassador" and member of the SC of the BMGF supported AgWater Solutions Project coordinated by IWMI.  
Before that (1983 - 2003), Nuhu was a professor at the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania where he was the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture in 1997 - 1998; and also for 12 years the leader of the Soil and Water Management Research Group, which is credited with research and promotion of rainwater harvesting, making it a central water management strategy in Tanzania. Nuhu has published one book, 12 book chapters, and more that 20 papers in international refereed journals.  
Nuhu is experienced in project development and management, knowledge management, strategy formulation, and in capacity building. He has particular experience in working with officials including Parliamentary Committees, Ministers, and Permanent Secretaries, and has organized and facilitated policy dialogues sessions of ministers and made key addresses to Summit Meetings of Presidents in East Africa. Since joining Kilimo Trust, he has developed skills and approaches for working with the private sector, especially agribusinesses and commercial banks, which now make him a recognized leader in the development of agricultural value chains in the East Africa Region.