Dr. Sanginga has over 21 years of experience in agricultural research and development, particularly in applied microbial ecology, plant nutrition, and integrated natural resources management in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia, having worked with the University of Zimbabwe, IITA, International Atomic Energy Agency in Austria, and Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute of CIAT. He was the executive director of CIAT-TSBF before joining IITA as Director General. Prior to transferring to CIAT-TBSF, Dr. Sanginga spent 14 years at IITA in various capacities, including principal scientist and head of the soil microbiology unit; project coordinator of Improvement of high intensity food and forage crop systems and Short fallow systems to arrest land degradation due to land use intensification amongst others. He has strong skills in research management, situation analysis, resource mobilization and project management, developing partnerships and institutional linkages, institution building, managing complex structures and systems, and capacity building. His career has also focused on building the capacity of young scientists in Africa having trained more than 30 PhD candidates at the National University of Congo and University of Zimbabwe. He has published over 120 articles in peer-reviewed international journals and was honored with the International Foundation for Science Sven Brohult Award for his contribution to agricultural and agroforestry research.