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Principal Soil Scientist, World Agroforestry Centre, World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Keith Shepherd is a principal soil scientist at ICRAF with over 30 years’ research experience in tropical land management. He leads ICRAF’s research unit on land health and the Centre’s Soil-Plant Spectral Diagnostics Laboratory. His research focuses on decision analytics and the development and application of land health surveillance and response – an evidence-based approach for monitoring and assessing land and soil health and targeting interventions for land improvement. He holds a PhD in agricultural botany from University of Reading, UK.


  • –present
    Principal Soil Scientist, World Agroforestry Centre , World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)