Our research has been funded since early 2000s by the Academy of Finland, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, European Commission, University of Helsinki, private companies and foundations.

Current projects

REACT - Regenerative agricultural systems for climate resilience in agroecological gradient in East Africa. Academy of Finland, 2022-2026.

ESSA - Earth Observation and Environmental Sensing for Climate-Smart Sustainable Agropastoral Ecosystem Transformation in East Africa. European Commission, 2020-2024.


Previous projects

TAITASMART - Environmental sensing of ecosystem services for developing climate smart landscape framework to improve food security in East Africa. Academy of Finland, 2018-2022.

TAITAGIS - Improving capacity, quality and access of Geoinformatics teaching, research and daily use in Taita Taveta, Kenya. Higher Education Institutional Cooperation Instrument of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, 2017-2020.

AFERIA - Adaptation for food security and ecosystem resilience in Africa - integrating results, building capacity and implementing adaptation strategies. Follow-up of CHIESA project. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, 2016-2017.

TAITAFOREST - Remote sensing of water harvesting and carbon sequestration by forests in the Taita Hills, Kenya. Finnish Culture Foundation, 2016-2017.

TAITANYIKA – Impact of land cover changes in integrated land cover-climate-ecosystem processes in African savanna landscapes in the past and present, 2015 -2019

GIERI - Strengthening geoinformatics teaching and research capacity in Eritrea higher education institutions. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, 2015-2017.

BIODEV – Building biocarbon and rural development in West Africa. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, 2012-2016.

TAITAWATER - Integrated land cover-climate-ecosystem process study for water management in East African highlands. Academy of Finland, 2013-2016.

CHIESA - Climate change impacts on ecosystem services and food security in Eastern Africa - increasing knowledge, building capacity and developing adaptation strategies. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, 2011-2015.

TAITASCAPE - Forest structure, landscape fragmentation, and population dynamics – a geoinformation approach. Academy of Finland, 2007-2008.

TAITATOO - Geoinformatics in environmental conservation and community based natural resource management in the Taita Hills, Kenya. Academy of Finland, 2006-2009.

TAITA - Development of land use change methodology in East African highlands applying geographic information systems, Academy of Finland, 2003-2005.