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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - IRI THESys

Pius Borona

Doctoral researcher
Access and use of stressed natural resources in East African agroecosystrems


  • Climate change adaptation in mixed crop agro ecosystems, East Africa

  • Climate variability  in mixed crop agroecosystems

  • Dynamics and Sustainable natural resource use (Water, Land, Trees on Farms) in small holder farming systems


“IRI THESys offers a platform to understand and develop all rounded solutions for emerging and cross cutting environmental challenges. The institute hosts unique research facilitates and involves working with a vibrant team of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary experts.” Pius Borona

Pius Borona is a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys. In his career spanning six years he has worked on several topical environmental issues in East and West Africa. He previously worked at World Agroforestry Center, Nairobi, Kenya on Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EbA) in West Africa. Additionally, he was involved in climate variability and crop yields analysis in Southern Burkina Faso at the same institute. Pius has also researched climate variability and change adaptation among small holder farmers in south eastern Kenya. With the International Union for the conservation of nature (IUCN) he worked on natural resource management with pastoral communities in semi-arid Kenya.

Since October 2019, Pius is part of the THESys Research Group "Transformations and uncertainties of land-water systems" led by Prof. Tobias Krüger. 

THESys Project

Selected Publications

Borona, P., Mbow, C and Ouedraogo, I (2016). Un-stacking high temporal resolution meteorological data for multidimensional analysis of climate variability in southern Burkina Faso. Danish journal of geography.

Borona et al., (2019). Vulnerability and adaptation strategies to drought and erratic rains as key extreme events: insights from small scale farming households in mixed crop agro ecosystems of semi-arid Eastern Kenya. Africa Journal of agricultural research.

Borona M., Mbow C., Ouedraogo I., Coe R. 2015. Associating multivariate climatic descriptors with cereal yields: A case study of Southern Burkina Faso. ICRAF Working Paper No. 207 Nairobi: World Agro forestry Centre.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5716/WP15273.PDF   

Borona et al., (2019). Seasonal climate dynamics, farmer perceptions and multiple risk responses: Lessons from Small holder mixed agro ecosystems in Semi-arid Kenya. In Press.

Assessing Vulnerability to Climate Change and variability among small scale farmers in Wote Division, Makueni County, Kenya. In: Obiri J.F., Kasolo W., Yaye A., Mwazemba J., Ochola, A. and Chakeredza S. (eds). Agribusiness Development and Managing Risk and Uncertainty in African Agriculture: The role of Tertiary Agricultural Education. ANAFE symposium held from 25-28 August 2014 in Yaounde Cameroon. Pg 238-247. 
Paper at ResearchGate


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