Dr. Recha is a land management and climate change scientist, specializing in East Africa. In 2004, he founded the Environmental Resources Management Center for Sustainable Development (now called Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management – Africa, or SANREM-Africa) and now serves on its board. Since 2012, he has been involved in the collaboration of SANREM-Africa with EcoAgriculture Partners. He currently serves as a researcher in the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) in Kenya.
While studying for his PhD at Cornell University, Recha served as a research fellow at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) from 2007-2011. Prior to that, he worked as a research technician with the World Agroforestry Centre, coordinating soil fertility management research in western Kenya. He has worked with environmental non-governmental organizations, promoting climate smart agriculture for improving rural livelihoods, and has written articles on sustainable land management and hydrology in the tropics. He has a Masters in Soil Science and Land Management (Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania), and Bachelors in Agriculture (University of Nairobi, Kenya).