Jeremias Gasper Mowo was appointed to the World Agroforestry Centre in 2007 as Regional Coordinator for the African Highlands Initiative (AHI) – East and Central Africa, and in March 2009 became the Centre’s Regional Representative for Eastern Africa. His research interests include integrated natural resource management, farmer participatory research, methods and approaches for technology transfer and soil and water management research. Jeremias is Tanzanian and holds a BSc (Agriculture) (1979) from Dar Es Salaam University and MSc (1983) and PhD (2000) in Soil Science from Wageningen University.
He worked as soil fertility researcher in cotton-based agro-ecosystems from 1979 to 1989 in Tanzania. From 1990 to 1994 he was National Coordinator for Soil and Fertilizer Use Research and from 1998 to 2005 he was Coordinator for the Lushoto AHI Benchmark Site in Tanzania. In May 2005, he was appointed Senior Scientist (Soil and Water Management Research) at the Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Rwanda (ISAR).