Caroline Mwongera is currently a scientist in the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Nairobi. Her main duties include conducting analysis on trade-offs in Climate Smart Agriculture adoption, and providing mentorship and supervision of staff, PhD and MSc students. Her previous experiences include time as a Research Associate for the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics and a role as the teaching assistant at Moi University in the Department of Crop Seed & Horticultural Sciences.
She received her PhD, with honors, from Montpellier SupAgro in France. The thesis title for the PhD work was How smallholder farmers cope with climate variability, a case study of the eastern slopes of Mount Kenya.
Her primary interest is in the areas of farming systems and climate change. Over the years, her research work focused on smallholder farmers, especially in rainfed systems. Her strengths lie in the use of multidisciplinary methods in analyzing farming systems, both mitigation and adaptation strategies to climate change and variability.