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Nameprof.dr. KE Giller

Job details
OrganizationDepartment of Plant Sciences
Organization UnitPlant Production Systems
Phone+31 317 485 818
Secretarial phone+31 317 482 141
Phone 2+31 317 482 141
Fax+31 317 484 892
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Note by telephonist
Visiting addressBornsesteeg 48
Postal addressPostbus 430
Ancillary activities
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee - African Plant Nutrition Institute
    Jul 2020 - Present

    Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the African Plant Nutrition Institute, Benguerir, Morocco (|

  • Member of Sustainable Sourcing Advisory Board, Unilever - Unilever
    Feb 2012 - Present

    Member of the Sustainable Sourcing Advisory Board, Unilever


Ken Giller is Professor Plant Production Systems, within WaCASA (the Wageningen Centre for Agroecology and Systems Analysis - at Wageningen University. Ken’s research has focused on smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa, and in particular problems of soil fertility and the role of nitrogen fixation in tropical legumes, with emphasis on the temporal and spatial dynamics of resources within crop/livestock farming systems and their interactions. He is author of the standard text “Nitrogen Fixation in Tropical Cropping Systems” published in second edition in 2001. He leads a number of initiatives such as N2Africa (Putting Nitrogen Fixation to Work for Smallholder Farmers in Africa -, and is co-chair of the Thematic Network 7 on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) of the United Nations  Ken joined Wageningen University in 2001 after holding professorships at Wye College, University of London, and the University of Zimbabwe. 

SDG Action Blog - Tackling Poverty and Hunger within Planetary Boundaries: 

Interview with Ken Giller - “A golden age is dawning for agronomy” - Article by Joost van Kasteren published in Vork - English translation available here

October 2021, Podcast: Let's talk about Regenerative Agriculture:

May 2021, TABLE and LEAP facilitated a dialogue between Ken Giller (Wageningen University) and Yichao Rui (Rodale Institute) on the topic of Regenerative Agriculture. We asked: why is it taking the world by storm and what are the broader implications for farmers and food systems?

Expert Profile
Social media
  Ken Giller on Linkedin
  Ken Giller on Twitter

Key publications
Publication lists


  • FEM-32306 - Agroforestry
  • FTE-50806 - Conservation Agriculture
  • PPS-30806 - Analysing Sustainability of Farming Systems
  • PPS-50403 - Capita Selecta Plant Production Systems
  • PPS-50806 - Capita Selecta Plant Production Systems
  • PPS-51802 - Sustainable Food Security: Crop Production
  • YPS-82318 - BSc Thesis Plant Sciences
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