Leigh Winowiecki

Soil Systems Scientist, Leader, Land Health Decisions
World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Dr. Leigh Ann Winowiecki is a Soil Systems Scientist at World Agroforestry (ICRAF) based in Nairobi, Kenya and heads an International Fund For Agricultural Development (IFAD)-European Union (EU) funded initiative on restoration of degraded lands in East Africa and the Sahel, which implements the research in development approach to scale restoration options. She was instrumental in developing and implementing ICRAF’s Land Degradation Surveillance Framework (LDSF) for assessing soil and land health that has been implemented in over 40 countries. Her research focuses on soil carbon dynamics, rangeland health, land restoration, and the integration of social and ecological dimensions of ecosystem health.