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Dr. James Kirimi Kiramana

Dr. James Kirimi Kiramana

 Lecturer

Email:jkiramana@chuka.ac.ke

Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Department of Plant Sciences

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Horticulture and Plant Biotechnology
WORK EXPERIENCE
2019 Sept – date: Lecturer, Chuka University
2017 – 2019: Sub County Agriculture Officer, Tigania East Sub County, Meru County
2015- 2016: Horticulture/Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Department of Agriculture, Meru County
2012- 2019: Faculty Assistant Lecturer, Mt. Kenya University, Nkubu Campus
2009 – 2011: District Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Meru Central District
2008- 2009: Divisional Agribusiness Development Officer, Abothuguchi Central Division, Meru Central
2007 – 2008: Divisional Agricultural Extension Officer, Turkwel Division, Turkana District
2006 – 2007: Divisional Agricultural Extension Officer, Kainuk Division, Turkana District
2004 – 2005: Field Manager, Link Fresh Horticultural Produce, Mwea District
2000 – 2001: Packer /Store Clerk Supervisor, Hilverda II (Finlay Flowers), Kericho District
EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Plant Biotechnology, 2017, Chuka University
Master of Science in Horticulture, 2004, Egerton University
B.Sc. in Horticulture, 2000, Egerton University
Diploma in Human Resource Management, 2011, Kenya Institute of Management (KIM)

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
1. Kiramana, J.K., Isutsa, D.K., Nyende, A.B. 2020. The analogy of simple and inter simple sequence repeat markers in the assessment of genetic diversity of pumpkin accessions in Kenya. International Journal of Biosciences, 17(3):148-163.
2. Kiramana, J. K. and Isutsa, D. K. 2019. Determination of factors influencing cultivation and utilization of pumpkins among smallholders in Kakamega and Nyeri Counties in Kenya. East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal. 83(1):34-48. DOI: 10.1080/00128325.2018.1516419.
3. Kiramana, J.K. and Isutsa, D.K. 2018. Multivariate analysis techniques reveal significant morphogenetic variability in pumpkin landraces in Kenya. International Journal of Bioscience, 13 (1): 298-319.
4. Kiramana, J.K. and Isutsa, D.K. 2018. Food and income provision influence production of pumpkins in Kakamega and Nyeri Counties of Kenya. International Journal of Scientific Research, 3(1):36-56.
5. Kirimi, J.K. and Isutsa, D.K. 2018. Genetic diversity of pumpkin accessions in Kenya revealed using morphological characters, diversity index, CATPCA and factor analysis. International Journal of Scientific Research, 3(1):57-79.
6. Kiramana, J.K. and Isutsa, D.K. 2017. Documentation of indigenous traditional knowledge determining cultivation and utilization of pumpkins in Kenya. Journal of Environmental Sustainability Advancement and Research, 3:17-31.
7. Kiramana, J.K. and Isutsa, D.K. 2017. First detailed morphological characterization of qualitative traits of extensive naturalized pumpkin germplasm in Kenya. International Journal of Development and Sustainability, 6(7):500-525.
8. Kiramana, J. K. and Isutsa, D.K. 2017. Morphological characterization of naturalized pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata (Lam.) Poir.) accessions. In: Kenya. African Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 12:61-83.
9. Kiramana, J. K. Isutsa, D. K., and Nyende, A. B. 2017. Qualitative, quantitative and quality variation of naturalized pumpkin accessions in mother and baby trials in Kenya. ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 12(2):65-77.
10. Kiramana, J.K., Isutsa, D.K., and Nyende, A. B. 2017. Fluorescent SSR markers and capillary electrophoresis reveal significant genetic diversity in naturalized pumpkin accessions in Kenya. Global Journal of Bio-science and Biotechnology, 6:34-45.
11. Kirimi, J. K., Isutsa, D. K., and Nyende, A. B. 2016. Participatory germplasm conservation and seed production of naturalized pumpkin landraces in Kenya. International Journal of Science and Nature, 7(4):756-764.
12. Kiramana, J. K. and Isutsa, D. K. 2016. Pumpkin accessions exhibit significant variation in quantitative characters based on baby trials conducted in Kakamega and Nyeri, Kenya. Journal of Chemical, Biological and Physical Sciences, 7(1):60-76.
13. Kiramana, J. K., Isutsa, D. K. and Nyende, A. B. 2016. Evaluation of quantitative yield performance of pumpkin accessions in Kenya using mother trials. International Journal of Advanced Biological Research 6(4):439-447.
14. Kirimi, J.K., Itulya, F.M., and Mwaja, V.N. 2011.Effects of nitrogen and spacing on tomato fruit yield. African Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 5:50-60.
15. Kiramana, J. K. Isutsa, D. K. Nyende, A. B. 2015. Diversity of the pumpkins grown and utilized in Kenya. Pumpkin Information Bulletin Series, Number 3, January, 2015.

RESEARCH INTEREST
1. Bioinformatics and genomic studies in plants
2. Improvement of indigenous fruits and vegetables using biotechnology techniques

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