Expertise: Production Ecology and Resource Conservation Researcher
Dr. Stella Kabiri-Marial is a senior research officer and program Leader at the National Agricultural Research Organization in Uganda. Dr. Kabiri-Marial is a trained scientist in Production Ecology and Resource Conservation, with a PhD from Wageningen University ( Netherlands) which focused on preparing African rice farmers against parasitic weeds in a changing environment.
Dr. Kabiri-Marial is currently a grantee of the Climate Research for Development (CR4D) grant for Climate research, at the African Academy of Sciences. Her research revolves around the development of a zero carbon process of fertilizer production using air as a raw material, to illustrate a way out of the current fertilizer production process that consumes a lot of energy and in the process emits alarmingly enormous greenhouse gases, responsible for global warming. Her aim is to provide cost-affordable, green-made nitrogen fertilisers to local small-scale farms.
Can the parasitic weeds Striga asiatica and Rhamphicarpa fistulosa co-occur in rain-fed rice?
Willingness of farmers to adopt rice intercrops in the Lake Victoria Crescent Agro-ecological Zone of Uganda
Narrowing yield-gap of rice through soil fertility management in the Lake Victoria Crescent agro-ecological zone, Uganda
Carbon footprint of fertilizer imports to the East African Bloc and policy recommendations for decarbonization