Marie Rarieya

Cite as:

Okune, Angela. 2018. "Marie Rarieya." In STS in "Africa" Personal Careers. In STS in "Africa" in Formation, created by Angela Okune and Aadita Chaudhury. In STS Across Borders Digital Exhibit, curated by Aalok Khandekar and Kim Fortun. Society for Social Studies of Science. August.


Marie Rarieya is an independent senior research and development consultant, with expertise in Gender in Agricultural Research Development. She specializes in the agricultural sector development, quantitative and qualitative data analysis approaches, and curriculum review and development processes, with over 25 years’ experience in agriculture and rural development.

Rarieya played a key role in shaping Education and Training Program at Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), which was directed at capacity building in the integrated soil fertility management of extension workers, laboratory technicians, and soil scientists, as well as other stakeholders across 13 AGRA focal countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

She holds a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, U.S.A., Master’s in Computer Based Information Systems, a Post-graduate diploma in curriculum development, and a Bachelor’s in Education (Biological Science).

This PECE essay helps to answer the STS Across Borders analytic question: “What people, projects, and products exemplify how this STS formation has developed over time?”

This essay highlights prominant and upcoming individuals working on critical science and technology issues in Africa and is part of a broader exhibit on "STS in Africa."

STS Across Borders In Brief

STS Across Borders is a special exhibit organized by the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) to showcase how the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) has developed in different times, places...Read more

Rarieya, Marie, and Kim Fortun. 2010. “Food Security and Seasonal Climate Information: Kenyan Challenges.” Sustainability Science 5 (1): 99–114.

Abstract: "This article examines challenges to food security in areas especially vulnerable to the effects of climate variability and change, and the potential contribution of seasonal climate forecasting. Drawing on long-term study of the way environmental information is developed and...Read more