Dr Andre Bationo

Dr Andre Bationo, the CEO of Amya Agro Plus holds a PhD degree in Soil Chemistry from Laval University (Quebec, Canada) is in charge of the capacity building.


Dr. Bationo’s research career spans over 30 years. His research has focused on developing technologies that increase agricultural productivity while at the same time conserving the natural resource base. Through the research, Dr Bationo has contributed immensely to improving understanding of soil fertility issues in Sub-Saharan Africa and ensuring that the technologies developed fit farmers socio-economic and biophysical conditions. Dr. Bationo has published over 300 papers in refereed journals, 10 books, and numerous book chapters and also made presentations at various regional and international conferences.
In recognition of his exemplary contribution to research and development, Dr. Bationo has received numerous national and international recognitions and awards:

In 2020 received the Africa Food Prize

In 2015 received the prestigious prize of the “Grands Diplomes” of Laval University, Quebec, Canada

In 2014 received the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International prize for outstanding research in life sciences

In 2013 received the prestigious Kwame Nkrumah continental award from African Head of States in recognition for the outstanding achievements in science and technology

  • Received in 2008 the International Award of the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA)
  • Received in 2008 the Honorary Causa doctorate degree from the University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • Received the Principal Staff Achievement Award for the 2004 from the CIAT board
  • Nominated as outstanding International Scientist of the year for 2004 by the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England

Received in 2000 the Highest Civilian Award from the Government of Niger for contribution to the development of soil fertility restoration technologies in the Sahel