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Dr. Evans Mutuma

Dr. Evans Mutuma

Lecturer

Email:emutuma@chuka.ac.ke  

Faculty of, Agriculture and Environmental Studies

Department of, Environmental sciences and Resource Development

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Lecturer, Environmental Sciences
WORK EXPERIENCE
1 Year lecturer
2 Months – External examination for PhD Thesis for Amos Wawire, Szent István University, Hungary
14 YearsResearch Scientist at the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Technical advisor and member Mariara Water Resources Users Association
Technical advisor and member Bwathonaro Water Resource Users Association
EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences, Szent Istvan University in Hungary
Master of Science in Integrated Watershed Management, Kenyatta University
B.Sc. in Chemistry

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS
1. 2017-2019: Team member in the implementation of the Kenya Cereals Enhancement Programme-Climate Resilient Agricultural Livelihoods (KCEP-CRAL) funded by the European Union and coordinated by IFAD.
2. 2014-2017: Ph.D Researcher in a European Union funded project under the Erasmus Mundus Knowledge Integration and Transparency in Education programme-: tasked to develop an innovative approach of predicting soil properties and soil classes in the eastern slopes of Mt. Kenya to update soil inventories in the data scarce Mt Kenya Region
3. 2011-2014: Soil and water conservation consultant of a community based project with the responsibility of coming up with site specific soil and water conservation technologies aimed at rehabilitating Mporoko watershed. Funded under the Community Development Trust Fund (CDTF) EU/DANIDA.
4. 2011-2012: Team member of a Rockefeller Foundation funded project in collaboration with Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) tasked to integrate climate change information into agricultural systems in Ewaso Nyiro south catchment, Kenya.
PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS
1. Mutuma E, Csorba Á, Michéli E. (2020): Rapid assessment of soil properties for timely soil fertility management in the eastern slopes of Mt. Kenya. Land degradation and development. Minor revisions resubmitted.
2. Mutuma E, Csorba Á, Dobos E, Reka B, Michéli E. (2017): Classification problems of Mount Kenya soils. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 19, EGU2017-16230, 2017.
3. Mutuma E, Csorba A, Michéli E. (2016): Prediction of soil properties using Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy and Random Forest regression in the Eastern slopes of Mt. Kenya Region. Agricultural Science Research Journal. 6: 253 – 262.
4. Muriithi, G M., Mutuma E., Kinyua J M., Kaptalai A. S. and Kipronoh K. A. (2017). Assessment of vulnerability levels and coping strategies of pastoral communities to climate variability and change: A case study of the West Pokot, Kenya. Livestock Research for Rural Development 29 (9) 2017.
BOOK CHAPTERS
5. Mutuma E, Mahiri I, Murimi S. and Njeru P: Chapter 14: Adoption of water resource conservation under fluctuating rainfall regimes in Ngaciuma/Kinyaritha Watershed, Meru, Kenya. In: Walter LF, Esilaba AO,
Rao KPC, Sridhar G. Adapting African Agriculture to climate change, climate change Management: Springer, 2015. pp 159-169. ISBN 978-3-319-12999-0. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13000-2_14.
6. Njeru PNM, Mugwe J, Maina I, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi D, Lekasi JK, Kimani SK, Miriti J, Oeba VO, Esilaba AO, Mutuma E, Rao KPC, Murithi F: Chapter 16: Integrating farmers and scientific methodsfor evaluating climate change adaptation options in Embu County. In: Walter LF, Esilaba AO, Rao KPC, Sridhar G. Adapting African Agriculture to climate change, climate change Management: Springer, 2015. p. 185-197. ISBN 978-3-319-12999-0. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13000-2_16.
7. Authorship of Agricultural Extension and technical manuals
8. James Mutegi, Charity Mukami, Joses Muthamia, Angela Gitonga, Evans Mutuma, Esther Gikonyo, Antony Esilaba, Catherine Kibunja, Nesbert Mangale, Eva Gacheru. 2020. Good Agronomic and Plant Nutrition Guide for Potato Production in Kenya. African Plant Nutrition Institute.
9. Esilaba A. O., Miriti J., Gitari J., Mangale N., Kathuku-Gitonga A. N., Mutuma E., Njiru E., Muindi E. M., Nassiuma E., Koech M., Magiroi K. N., Nyongesa D., Githunguri C., Okoti M.,., Kimani S. & Mwangi H (2019). KCEP-CRAL Soil and Water Management Extension Manual. Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization, Nairobi, Kenya
10. Kamau D., Okoti, M. Mutuma E., Ketiem P., Esilaba A., Ndufa J., Sila A., Waswa B (2019). Inventory of Climate Smart Natural Resources Management and Sustainable Bioenergy Technologies, Innovations and Management Practices
11. Kamoni P.K., Waruru B.K., Mutuma E., Esilaba A.O, Miriti J. Nyongesa D. (2017). KCEP-CRAL KALRO guide on Soil Sampling and Analytical Methods.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Soil systems in the environment
Water resources management

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