Dr Charles Mbogo Kariuki

Dr Charles Mbogo Kariuki

 Lecturer

Email: ckmbogo@chuka.ac.ke

Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Studies

Department of Animal Sciences

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Animal Breeding

WORK EXPERIENCE
2016 to date: Lecturer
2011-2016: Assistant Lecturer
1st Oct., 2019 to date: Director, Research, Extension and Publications, Chuka University
13th May 2019 to 2nd Sep., 2019: Acting COD, Department of Animal Sciences, Chuka University
1st December, 2017 to 1st Oct., 2019: Faculty Representative in the Senate, Chuka University
7th Nov., 2011 to 1st Sep., 2012: Faculty Representative, Undergraduate School, Chuka University
2011 – 2013: Examinations Officer, Department of Animal Sciences – Chuka University
5th March, 2009 – 7th Dec., 2010: Lecturer II – Ministry of Livestock Development
27th July to 31st Aug., 2009: Senior Supervisor – Kenya National Census
Nov, 2003 to Sep., 2005: Private Field Artificial Inseminator

EDUCATION
2017: Ph.D. in Animal Breeding, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
2016: Certificate in Statistics for the Life Sciences, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences
2016: Certificate, Essentials of Scientific Writing 7 Presentation, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences
2014: Certificate in Introduction to Theory and Implementation of Genomic Selection, Wageningen Institute
2013: Certificate in Tropical Farming Systems with Livestock, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences
2010: M.Sc. in Animal Production (Breeding option), Egerton University, Kenya
2004: B.Sc. in Animal Production, Egerton University, Kenya
2003: Certificate in Artificial Insemination, AHITI – Kabete, Kenya

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
7th Dec., 2010 to 16th Dec., 2013: Assistant lecturer, Chuka University
17th Dec., 2013 to date: Lecturer, Chuka University

SCHOLALRLY PUBLICATIONS
1. C.M. Kariuki, E.D. Ilatsia, I.S. Kosgey, A.K. Kahi. 2010. Direct and maternal (co)variance components, genetic parameters and annual trends for growth traits of Dorper sheep in semi-arid Kenya. Tropical Animal Health and Production 42: 473-481.
2. C.M. Kariuki, E.D. Ilatsia, C.B. Wasike, I.S. Kosgey, A.K. Kahi. 2010. Genetic evaluation of growth of Dorper sheep in semi-arid Kenya using random regression models. Small Ruminant Research 93:126-134.
3. C.M. Kariuki, H. Komen, A.K. Kahi, J.A.M. van Arendonk. 2014. Optimizing the design of small-sized nucleus breeding programs for dairy cattle with minimal performance recording. Journal of Dairy Science 97: 7863-7974.
4. C.M. Kariuki, E.W. Brascamp, H. Komen, A.K. Kahi, J.A.M. van Arendonk. 2017. Economic evaluation of progeny-testing and genomic selection schemes for small-sized nucleus dairy cattle breeding programs in developing countries. Journal of Dairy Science 100: 2258-2268.
5. C.M. Kariuki, J.A.M. van Arendonk, A.K. Kahi, H. Komen. 2017. Multiple criteria decision-making process to derive consensus desired genetic gains for a dairy cattle breeding objective for diverse production systems. Journal of Dairy Science 100: 4671-4682.
6. C.M. Kariuki, J.A.M. van Arendonk, A.K. Kahi, H. Komen. 2019. Deterministic simulations to determine the impacts of economic and non-economic breeding objectives on sustainable intensification of developing smallholder dairy farms. Livestock Science 226: 7-12.

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS
2012-2016 NICHE/KEN/147. Build capacity to deliver competent graduates for enhanced competitiveness in the dairy value chain – Capacity for competitiveness in the dairy value chain in Kenya (C4C-DVC).

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Economics of smallholder production systems; Definition of breeding objectives
Design of customized small-sized breeding programs

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