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Prof. Stephen Kairu Wambugu (Ph.D).

Prof. Stephen Kairu Wambugu (Ph.D).

Professor of Economic Geography

Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL/RESEARCH BODIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

• Member of Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Agribusiness Project (KAPAP) Research Proposals Review and Advisory Committee (RePRAC).

• Member of AGRIFOSE 2030 Policy Research Programme

• Advisory Member to the Teaching and Education Research Association (TERA)

• Member of Value Chain Development Association (VCDA).

• Member of Africa Intensification (AFRINT) Research Team.

• Member of African Domestic Agricultural Marketing Integration Research (ADAMIR) Team.
• Member of Urban and Peri- urban Research Team.

• BoM Member Kiria-ini Girls Secondary School, Murang’a County, Kenya

• BoM Member Kamacharia Secondary School, Murang’a County, Kenya

FELLOWSHIPS

• Awarded a Fellowship by Trier University Germany, May to August 1999.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY AND WORK EXPERIENCE

• Professor of Geography, December 18th 2019 to date.

• Associate Professor of Geography, Department of Social Sciences, Chuka University August 2014 to 18th December 2019 .

• Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography and Department of Agribusiness, Kenyatta University June 2010 to July 2014.

• Lecturer, Department of Geography, Kenyatta University, July 1992 to June 2010.

• Tutorial Fellow, Department of Geography, Kenyatta University, June 1990 – June 1992

• Graduate Assistant, Department of Geography, Kenyatta University, June 1989 – May 1990

• Graduate Teacher, Ikuu Girls High School, May – September 1987.

• Teaching Practice at Kangema High School, May – August 1986.

• Untrained Teacher Kangema High School, January – April 1983

• Untrained Teacher Wahundura High School, May 1983 – April 1984

ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES

• Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Chuka University, 27th. September 2019 to date.

• Acting Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Chuka University, 11th. August 2015 to 30th. September 2015.

• Chairman, Department of Social sciences, Chuka University, 29th. March 2015 to 26th.September 2019.

• Associate Editor, Journal of Environmental Sustainability Advancement Research, Chuka University.

• Chairman, Department of Agribusiness Management and Trade, School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development, Kenyatta University, 3rd.October 2008 to November 2012.

• Acting Dean, School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development, Kenyatta University, 6th. to 27th. November, 2008 and 13th.to 19th.April 2008.

• Programme Coordinator, Department of Agribusiness Management and Trade, School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development, Kenyatta University, December 2007 to September 2008.

• Acting Chairman, Department of Geography, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kenyatta University, 25th. June to 2nd. July 2007.

• Acting Examination Coordinator, School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development, Kenyatta University, June 2007 to July 2008.

• Acting Time Tabler, School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development, Kenyatta University, December 2007 to May 2008.

• Departmental Representative to the School Board of Post-Graduate Studies, Department of Geography, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kenyatta University, May 2005 to August 2007.

• Examination Coordinator, Department of Geography, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kenyatta University, 1994 to 1998.
ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP

• Lead Scientist in AFRINT III Project on Gender and Productivity

• Chairman of the Team that wrote the Chuka University African Centre of Excellence Proposal

• Chairman of the Team that wrote the Chuka University Policy on e-Waste Management.

• Associate Editor, Journal of Environmental Sustainability Advancement Research.

• Peer Reviewer AGRA’s 2015 Africa Agriculture Status Report on Youth in Agriculture in SSA.

• Member SASACID Implementation Team

• Coordinator HAAGRIM project

• Lead scientist in a Project Entitled “An Investigation of the Poverty – Environmental Degradation Nexus: A Case Study of Selected Watersheds in the Lake Victoria Basin. A collaborative Research Project between Makerere, Dar-es Salaam and Nairobi Universities.

• Co-Promoter in a VLIR-UOS Project Entitled “Enhancing Farmers’ Benefits From Integrated Soil Fertility Management Through Improved Water Use Efficiency and Better Marketing Strategies in the Highlands of Central Kenya”.

• Initiating and Developing the new Agribusiness Management and Trade Programmes in the School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development at Kenyatta University.

• Development of the Geography Curriculums at Marist International Centre, Christ the Teacher Institute For Education- Tangaza College (both Constituent Colleges of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, USA) and at Daystar University.

• External Examiner, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), February 2011 to Date.
EDUCATION BACKGROUND
• Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Kenyatta University, 2005

• Master of Science (Msc.), Kenyatta University, 1990

• Bachelor of Education, Science (Bed.Sc.), Kenyatta University,1987

• Certificate of Attendance: Pre-University National Youth Service, Gilgil, Kenya, 1984

• Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (K.A.C.E) 2 Principals and 2 Subsidiaries: Njumbi High school, 1982

• Kenya Certificate of Education (K.C.E.): 1st Division of 14 points, Murang’a High School, 1980.

• Certificate of Primary Education (C.P.E) 31 out of 36 points: Kiriithiru Primary School, 1976

• Agribusiness Policy and Law
• Policy Analysis
• Value Chain Management and Actor Empowerment
• Agricultural Marketing
• Personality Assessment
• Economic Geography
• Philosophy of Geographical Thought
• Spatial Organization
• Regional Development
• Research Methods and Techniques
• Urban Geography
• Human Geography
• Environment and Resource Management
• Quantitative Methods and Report Writing

RESEARCH PROJECT WORKS RELATED TO POLICY AND PRACTICE

• Yield Gaps Africa Project- A collaborative Research Project among Chuka University, University of Nairobi, Lund University, University of Ghana, Legon, ICRAF and Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Funded by FORMAS and VR Research Councils, Sweden. Aim of the project- Understanding the huge yield gaps in Africa and how the gaps can be closed

• Agriculture and Food Security (AGRIFOSE 2030) Policy Research Project financed by SIDA and developed by a Consortium of Scientists from SLU, Lund University, Gothenburg University, and Stockholm Environment Institute and involves Chuka University, University of Nairobi and ILRI/ ReSAKSS. Aim of the project- to train post-doctoral students on how to translate scientific research into policy and practice and how to write policy briefs for effective policy communication.
Policy Briefs where I have mentored and provided valuable technical input to the Post- doctoral students include:
– Prickly Pear Cactus Invasion: A Major Threat to Biodiversity Conservation and Food Security in the Drylands of Kenya by Eunice Githae of Chuka University, Kenya.
-Conservation Agriculture: Can it Safe-guard our Soils by Jeremiah Okeyo of University of Embu, Kenya

• Scoping and Assessment Study on Climate Smart Agriculture. Report and Policy Brief on Climate Smart Agriculture Policies in Kenya”. Report and Policy Brief found in the FANRPAN Website http://www.fanrpan.org/documents/d01772/Kenya_comprehensive_scoping_and_ assessment_climate_smart_agriculture_CSA_policies.pdf

• Afrint III Research Project on Gender and Agricultural Productivity funded by SIDA and involves Chuka University, Kenyatta University and Researchers from Lund University, Nairobi University, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Ghana and Tanzania. Aim of the project- to understand the role of gender in agricultural intensification and diversification.

• Local Coordinator and project Contact Person, HAAGRIM Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Project on Harmonization and Improvement of Masters and PhD. Programmes in Agribusiness through mobility between West, East and Central Africa for sustainable economic development. A 5 year project focusing on mobility of students and staff to 8 partner universities. Project funded by the European Commission.

• African Urban Agriculture: Social, Economic and Environmental Challenges and Prospects under Changing Global and Demographic Realities. A collaborative project funded by the Swedish Research Council through Lund and SLU Universities, Sweden.

• Afrint III: Poverty Impacts of Straddling: Rural Income Diversification in Sub-Saharan Africa – A collaborative research project funded by Swedish Research Council through Lund University, Sweden.

• SASACID Project: Strengthening Africa’s Strategic Agricultural Capacity for Impact on Development. A project funded by SIDA through ANAFE.

• Strengthening the Rice Value Chain through Commercialization of the Rice By-product – a project funded by the National Council for Science and Technology, Ministry of Higher Education, Kenya.

• Enhancing the Benefits from Integrated Soil Fertility Management Technologies through Water use Efficiency and Better Marketing Strategies in the Central Highlands of Kenya – a project funded by VLIR – UOS, Belgium.

• Enhancing Productivity and Market Development of Soy and Climbing Beans in the Central Highlands of Kenya (SoCo Commercialization Project). A project funded by Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and implemented through a PPP involving Kenyatta University, Farm Concern International, private traders and KALRO (formerly KARI) – Aim of the project- to link farmers in the Central Highlands of Kenya to the Soy and Climbing beans Market in Kenya and the region.

• Enhancing Crop Productivity and Income Generation through Integrated Water and Soil Fertility Management in Different Agro-ecological Zones of Kenya – A project funded by Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Agribusiness Program (KAPAP).

PUBLICATIONS

• S.K.Wambugu and Magnus Jirstrom.”Gender Differences in Smallholder Maize Plot Management and Production: Empirical Evidence from Two Villages in Western Kenya”. Paper being prepared for Submission to the Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security.

• Anthony Ireri, Cecilia Mwangi, Elizabeth Mwaniki and Stephen K. Wambugu. Achievement Goal Orientation as Predictors of Academic Achievement among Secondary School Students in Embu County, Kenya. In International Journal of School and Cognitive Psychology (Forthcoming).

• S.K.Wambugu and Tetu Mwenda. “Gender and Crop Diversification Trends: An Empirical Analysis of Two Counties in Kenya”. Paper Accepted for Publication in Kabarak Journal of Research and Innovation (KJRI).

• Stephen K.Wambugu, Joseph T. Karugia and Willis Oluoch-Kosura (2018). “Technology use, Gender and the Role of Non-Farm Income in Agricultural Investment:An Empirical Analysis of Two Counties in Kenya” in Agnes Andersson-Djurfeldt, Fred Dzanku and Aida Isinika (Eds.), Agriculture, Diversification and Gender in Rural Africa: Longitudinal Perspectives From Six Countries, Oxford University Press, pp. 216- 232.

• Susan W.Mbuthia, Calvine Kayi and Stephen K.Wambugu (2018). Constraints to profitable Participation in Agri-Food Value Chains: A Case of Small-Scale Banana Farmers in Meru County,Kenya, in International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 8, issue 7,July 2018. DOI: 10.29322/IJSRP, 8.7.2018.p7912

• Susan W.Mbuthia, Stephen K.Wambugu and Calvine Kayi (2018). The Spatio-Temporal Distribution of Periodic Banana Markets in Meru County, Kenya in International Journal of Development Research Vol.08, Issue 2, pp19160- 19164, February 2018. ISSN: 2230-9926.

• Mwangi,C.N., Ireri,A.M,. Mwaniki, E.W and Wambugu,S.K. (2018). Relationship Among Type of School, Academic Resilience and Academic Achievement Among Secondary School Students in Kiambu County, in PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences Vol.3 Issue 3. ISSN2454-5899.

• Luvanda, A.M. Chikamai, B.N., and Macharia,I.N Wambugu,S.K. (2017). Socio-Economic Factors Influencing Collection of Gum Myrrh and Opoponax from the Wild in Wajir County, Kenya. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research (IJRSR) ISSN: 097-3031, 8 (5): 17165-17172.

• Luvanda,A.M. Macharia,I.N Chikamai, B.N., and Wambugu,S.K. (2017). “Gum Opoponax and Myrrh Market Structure, Conduct and Performance in Wajir County.”.Octa Journalof Environmental Research (ISSN 2321-3655. 5 (1): 041-052 ,
• Luvanda,A.M. Chikamai, B.N. Wambugu,S.K. and Macharia,I.N (2016). Occurrence and Distribution of Commiphora Holtziana and C.Myrrha in Wajir County, Kenya. The International Journal of Science and Technnoledge (ISSN 2321-919X) Vol.4 Issue 6 pgs. 66-74.

• Wambugu,S.K., Djurfeldt,A.A., Karugia,J.T, and Kosura,W.O. (2016). Livelihood Diversification and Impact of Off-farm Income on Agricultural Investment in Nyeri and Kakamega Counties, Kenya. Journal of Environmental Sustainability Advancement Research Vol.2 pp. 1-12.

• James K. Mutura, Stephen K. Wambugu Newton Nyairo and Maina Mwangi (2015).Analysis of determinants of choice of market channel among smallholder dairy farmers in Lower Central Kenya (2015), International Journal of Innovative Research and Development. Vol 4 (10) 264-270 http://www.ijird.com/index.php/ijird/article/download/79646/61802
• James K. Mutura, Stephen K. Wambugu Newton Nyairo and Maina Mwangi (2015).Vertical and Horizontal Integration as determinants of choice of market channel among smallholder dairy farmers in Lower Central Kenya (2015) Asian Journal of Economics and Empirical Research. Vol 2(2) 83-90 http://asianonlinejournals.com/index.php/AJEER
• James K. Mutura, Stephen K. Wambugu Newton Nyairo and Maina Mwangi (2015). Analysis of determinants of Vertical and Horizontal Integration among smallholder dairy farmers in Lower Central Kenya (2016). International Journal of Agricultural and Food Research. Vol 5 (1) 1-13.https://www.sciencetarget.com/Journal/index.php/IJAFR/article/view/596
• James K. Mutura, Stephen K. Wambugu Newton Nyairo and Maina Mwangi (2015).Analysis of Integration among Smallholder Dairy Farmers in Lower Central Kenya (2016). International Journal of Business and Management. Vol 4 (2) 57-64 www.theijbm.com/view.php?file_path=wp-content/…/02/

• Peer Reviewer- Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) 2015. Africa Agriculture Status Report: Youth in Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nairobi, Kenya, Issue Number 3 ISSN 2313-5387.

• Stephen K. Wambugu and Joseph T. Karugia (2015).”Poverty Impacts of Straddling: Rural Income Diversification in Nyeri and Kakamega Counties, Kenya”. Report found in the Afrint Website http://www.keg.lu.se/en/sites/keg.lu.se.en/files/kenya_afrint_3_report.pdf

• Stephen Wambugu, Koko Ouma, Ferdinanda Gachang’i and Arita Gladys (2015). “Premier Golden Tips Geography for Secondary Schools”, Moran Publishers. Nairobi Kenya.

• Wambugu S.K and Belta Makato (2015). Cartography work -Wall map of North and South America-Physical- Moran Publishers Nairobi.

• Wambugu S.K and Belta Makato (2015). Cartography work -Wall map of North and South America-Political- Moran Publishers Nairobi.

• Wambugu S.K and Belta Makato (2015). Cartography work -Wall map of Europe-Physical- Moran Publishers Nairobi.

• Wambugu S.K and Belta Makato (2015). Cartography work -Wall map of Europe-Political- Moran Publishers Nairobi.

• Wambugu S.K and Belta Makato (2015). Cartography work -Wall map of Asia-Physical- Moran Publishers Nairobi.

• Wambugu S.K and Belta Makato (2015). Cartography work -Wall map of Asia-Political- Moran Publishers Nairobi.

• Wambugu S.K and Belta Makato (2015). Cartography work -Wall map of Australasia and Oceania-Physical- Moran Publishers Nairobi.

• Wambugu S.K and Belta Makato (2015). Cartography work -Wall map of Australasia and Oceania-Political- Moran Publishers Nairobi.

• Stephen K. Wambugu (2014). “Scoping and Assessment Study Report and Policy Brief on Climate Smart Agriculture Policies in Kenya”. Report and Policy Brief found in the FANRPAN Website http://www.fanrpan.org/documents/d01772/Kenya_comprehensive_scoping_and_ assessment_climate_smart_agriculture_CSA_policies.pdf

• Stephen K.Wambugu James K. Mutura, Newton Nyairo and Maina Mwangi and (2015). “Analysis of Determinants of Market Channel Choice among Smallholder Dairy Farmers in Lower Central Kenya”, in International Journal of Innovative Research and Development Vol. 4 Issue 10 Pgs.264- 270 (www.ijird.com) ISSN 2278- 0211 (Online)

• Monica K. Kansiime, Stephen K. Wambugu and Chris A.Shisanya (2014). “Effectiveness of Technological Options for Minimizing Production Risks under Variable Climatic Conditions in Eastern Uganda.” African crops science journal

• Mugambi D. Kimenchu, Stephen K. Wambugu, Gitunu Anthony M. and Maina Mwangi (2014). “Estimation of Milk Production Efficiency of Dairy Farms in Embu and Meru Counties, Kenya.” International Journal of Innovative Research and studies (IJIRS).

• Stephen K. Wambugu, Mugambi D. Kimenchu, , Gitunu Anthony M. and Maina Mwangi (2014). “Estimation of Cost Efficiency of Dairy Farms in Kenya’s Eastern Central Highlands.” International Journal of Innovative Research and studies (IJIRS).

• Mugambi D. Kimenchu, Stephen K. Wambugu, Gitunu Anthony M. and Maina Mwangi (2014). “Evaluation of Technical Efficiency of Dairy Farms in Embu County, Kenya.” International Journal of Innovative Research and studies (IJIRS).

• Monica K. Kansiime, Stephen K. Wambugu and Chris A.Shisanya (2014). “Determinants of Farmers’ Decisions to Adopt Adaptation Technologies in Eastern Uganda.” Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development. ISSN 2222-1700 (paper) ISSSN 2222-2855 (Online) Volume 5, No.3, 2014.

• Mugambi D. Kimenchu, Stephen K. Wambugu, Gitunu Anthony M. and Maina Mwangi (2014). “Evaluation of Technical Efficiency of Dairy Farms in Eastern Central Highlands, Kenya.” International Journal of Innovative Research and Development (www.ijird.com). Volume 3, Issue 4, April 2014 pp 482-487.

• Stephen K. Wambugu Monica K. Kansiime, and Chris A.Shisanya (2013). “Perceived and Actual Rainfall Trends and Variability in Eastern Uganda: Implications for Community Preparedness and Response.” Journal of Natural Sciences Research Volume 3, No. 8, 176-195.

• Paul Guthiga, Stephen Wambugu, Maurice Ogada, Stella Massawe, Joseph Karugia, James Oehmke and Hikuepi Katjiuongua (2012). An Assessment of the Impact of Cross-border Trade in Maize on Welfare in the East African Region. Technical Report Submitted to USAID.

• Stephen K. Wambugu and Andersson, A. and. (2011). “In kind Transfers of Food and Household Consumption in Kenya”. Journal of East African Studies (JEAS) Vol.5 No.3 Pgs.447-464.

• Stephen K. Wambugu, J.T. Karugia and W. Oluoch-Kosura (2011).” Conditions for Achieving Sustained Agricultural Intensification in Africa: Evidence from Kenya”. University Book Chapter In Djurfeldt,G., Aryeteey,E., and Isinika,I. (Eds.). African Smallholders: Food Crops, Markets and Policy. Wallingford: CABI.Pgs.214-236.

• Mugambi D. Kimenchu, Stephen K. Wambugu, Gitunu Anthony M. and Maina Mwangi (2011). “Characterization of Dairy Cow Farms in the Eastern Central Highlands of Kenya.” Proceedings of the 4th International e- Conference on Agricultural Biosciences. Proceedings published at http//www.m.elewa.org/econferenceCAB.php.

• Niringiye, A., S.Wambugu, J. Karugia and E.Wanga (2010). An Investigation of the Poverty-Environmental Degradation Nexus: A Case Study of Katonga Basin in Uganda, Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 2 (2): 82-88 ISSN: 2041-0492.

• S.K. Wambugu (2007). “A Review of Maize Marketing and Pricing Policies in Kenya” in Chemchemi (International Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, Kenyatta University) Vol.3 No. 1 2006 pg. 72-85.

• S.K. Wambugu and A. Andersson (2007). Maize Circulation within Family Based Networks: The case of Lugari District, Kenya”. A research report submitted to SIDA, Sweden.

• J.T. Karugia, S.K. Wambugu and W. Oluoch-Kosura (2005).”Post-Liberalization Maize Marketing in Kenya”. In Omamo,W., Babu,S. and Temu,A. (Eds.).The Future of Small holder Agriculture in Eastern Africa: The Role of States, Markets and Civil Society. IFPRI, Kampala; Uganda.

• Stephen K. Wambugu, F. Gachang’i, K. Ouma and G. Arita (2007). Macmillan K.C.S.E Revision Geography Golden Tips. Macmillan Kenya (Publishers) Ltd, Judda Complex, Forest Road, Nairobi.

• S. K. Wambugu (2005). An Analysis of the Nature and Extent of Integration of Kenya’s Maize Markets in the Post-Liberalization Era. A Ph.D Thesis, Kenyatta University, Nairobi.

• Stephen K. Wambugu, F. Gachang’i and N. Kihwaga (2005). Macmillan Secondary Geography Teacher’s Guide Book, Form 4. Macmillan Kenya (Publishers) Ltd, Judda Complex, Forest Road, Nairobi.

• Stephen K. Wambugu, F. Gachang’i and N. Kihwaga (2005). Macmillan Secondary Geography Student’s Book, Form 4. Macmillan Kenya (Publishers) Ltd, Judda Complex, Forest Road, Nairobi.

• Stephen K. Wambugu, F. Gachang’i and N. Kihwaga (2004). Macmillan Secondary Geography Student’s Book, Form 3. Macmillan Kenya (Publishers) Ltd, Judda Complex, Forest Road, Nairobi.

• Stephen K. Wambugu, F. Gachang’i and N. Kihwaga (2004). Macmillan Secondary Geography Teacher’s Guide Book, Form 3. Macmillan Kenya (Publishers) Ltd, Judda Complex, Forest Road, Nairobi.

• Stephen K. Wambugu et al. (2004). Secondary Geography Form Two Student’s Book. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi.

• Stephen K. Wambugu et al. (2004). Secondary Geography Form Two Teacher’s Guide Book. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi.

• Karugia, J.T, Stephen K. Wambugu and Willis Oluoch-Kosura (2004). “The Role of Infrastructure and Government Policies in Determining the Efficiency of Kenya’s Maize Marketing System in the Post-Liberalizaion Era” IFPRI Eastern Africa Food Policy Network, Network Report No.6. Kampala, Uganda: IFPRI, April 2004.

• Stephen K. Wambugu et al. (2003). Secondary Geography Form One Student’s Book. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi.

• Stephen K. Wambugu et al. (2003). Secondary Geography Form One Teacher’s Guide Book. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi.

• Karugia, J.T, S.K. Wambugu and W. Oluoch-Kosura (2002). “Food Distribution Networks in Kenya”. In proceedings of the Regional Workshop on food Distribution Networks in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) sponsored under the auspices of Regional Trade Analytic Agenda (RTAA) by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – Regional Development services office (REDSO) and Technoserve.

• Stephen K. Wambugu (1995). “A Spatio-temporal Analysis of Periodic Markets in Nyeri District, Kenya.” Eastern and Southern Africa Geographical Journal (ESAGJ) Volume 6 No.1 pp 60-73

• Stephen K. Wambugu (1994). “Market Distribution Patterns and Market Provision in Nyeri District, Kenya.” Journal of Eastern African Research and Development (JEARD) Volume 24, pp1-14

• Stephen K. Wambugu (1990). “Spatio-Temporal and Functional Characteristics of Market Places in Nyeri District, Kenya.” M.Sc Thesis, Kenyatta University, Department of Geography, 1990.
CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

• December 3rd and 4th 2020, attended Chuka University 7th International Conference and presented a paper entitled “Is Crop Diversification Gendered? A Case Study of Crop Diversification Trends in Three Counties of Kenya”.

• September 24th- 28th 2019, Attended the Agri4D 2019 Conference held at SLU, Ultuna Campus Uppsala Sweden and presented a paper entitled “ Gender Differences in Smallholder Maize Plot Management and Production: Empirical Evidence from Two Villages in Western Kenya”.

• March 20-24, 2019, Attended the SPA Annual Convention, held at Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, Lousiana, USA and presented a Paper Entitled “Reliability of three Psychological Instruments: Some Intriguing Findings from Kenya.

• 11th and 12th M arch 2019. Attended the Training Workshop on Using Research Findings to inform Policy and Practice in Kenya held at ILRI Campus Nairobi and Presented two papers; 1) Negotiation Skills for Effective Policy formulation and Implementation, 2) Writing Skills for Effective Policy Formulation and Implementation.

• 30th to 31st. January 2019. Attended the AgriFose 2030 Workshop on Research to Inform Policy and Practice in Kenya held at Emory Hotel, Kileleshwa, Nairobi and presented a paper entitled “Some Key Skills and Tools for influencing policy Formulation and Implementation”.

• 19th to 21st. February 2018. Attended the First AgriFose 2030 Workshop on Research to Inform Policy and Practice in Kenya held at the ILRI Campus, Nairobi and presented a paper entitled “ Performance of Agriculture and Food security Sectors in Kenya: Policies that Underpin Performance”.

• 27th. November 2018. Attended the AgriFose 2030 Closing Workshop on Research to Inform Policy and Practice in Kenya held at the ILRI Campus, Nairobi and presented a paper entitled “Next Steps and Future Opportunities: How to form policy Research Networks and Communities of Practice”.

• 15th to 19th. July 2018. Attended the Third AgriFose 2030 Workshop on Research to Inform Policy and Practice in Kenya held at the ILRI Campus, Nairobi and presented a paper entitled “Negotiation Skills for Effective Policy Formulation and Implementation”.

• 25th September 2018. Attended the AgriFose 2030 Policy Dialogue and Dissemination Workshop held at Sarova PanAfric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya and facilitated the discussions on” How to carry out Policy Research on environmental Services”.

• 7th to 9th. May 2018. Attended the Second AgriFose 2030 Workshop on Research to Inform Policy and Practice in Kenya held at the ILRI Campus, Nairobi and presented a paper entitled “Writing Skills for Effective Policy Communication”.

• 2nd to 4th May 2018. Attended the Yield Gaps Project Workshop held at CHAK Hotel Westlands, Nairobi and presented a paper entitled “Gender Based Yield Gaps: An Empirical Analysis of Two Counties in Western Kenya”.

• 08 Nov to 09 Nov 2017. Attended the 26th International Conference on Teaching, Education and Learning held at Nayang Technological University, Nayang Executive Centre, Singapore.

• October 5th and 6th 2017: Attended the 7th Kabarak University conference and presented a paper entitled “Gender and Crop Diversification Trends: An Empirical Analysis of Two Counties in Kenya”.

• February 16th and 17th 2017: Attended the Woody Weeds invasive alien Species in Eastern Africa Project Stakeholders Workshop on Assessing and Mitigating their impacts on Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Rural Livelihoods held at Cathay Hotel, Nakuru, Kenya.

• January 25 & 26th. 2017: Attended the AgriFose Training Workshop on Influencing Agricultural Policy in Africa and Presented a Paper entitled “Policy Response to Food Insecurity Problems in Africa”, held at Westwood Hotel, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya.

• December 19, 2016: Attended the Professor Celia Nyamweru Seminar at Kenyatta University and presented a paper entitled “An Analysis of Income Inequalities in Nyeri and Kakamega Counties, Kenya”.

• November 7-14, 2016: Attended two International Workshops at Lund University Sweden and Presented a Paper entitled” Livelihood Diversification, Gender and Food Security in Kenya: Towards Levelling the Playing Field”.

• September 28- October 3, 2015: Attended the Ghana Yield Gaps Launch Workshop at the ISSER, University of Ghana, Legon in Accra and presented a paper entitled “What can Ghana Learn from the Kenya Yield Gap Project Launch: Avoiding the Pitfalls”.

• June 13, 2016: Attended the Multi-stakeholder Climate Smart Agriculture National policy Dialogue Dinner, Hilton Hotel Nairobi and Presented a Paper entitled “Background to the FANRPAN CSA Project and Scoping Study.

• January 27-29, 2016: Attended a training workshop on ODEL where I completed a number of topics on Open and Distant Learning.

• 28th. to 30th. October 2015: Attended the Second Chuka University International Research Conference and presented a paper entitled “Livelihood Diversification and Income Inequalities in Nyeri and Kakamega Counties of Kenya”.

• September 22- 25, 2015: Attended a Write shop on Small holder Producers Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Development (SPEED) Training Curriculum Development organized by IIRR at Appleton Hotel, Nairobi.

• June 8th -10, 2015: Attended the Yield Gaps Africa Research Project Launch in Kenya and presented a paper entitled “AFRINT Projects in Kenya: Lessons that the YGAP can borrow”.

• September- October, 2014: Attended the 2014 Annual High Level Food and Nutrition Security Multi- Stakeholder Policy Dialogue; Policies for Climate Smart Agriculture. Family Farming in Africa, 29th September to 2nd October, 2014. Antananarivo, Madagascar.

• Attended the FANPRAN/KIPPRA National Dialogue on Climate Smart Agriculture. Scoping and Assessment Study Report Validation Workshop at Fairview Hotel, Nairobi. 29th October, 2014 and presented the Comprehensive Scoping and Assessment Study Report commissioned by FANRPAN.

• June 2014: Attended the workshop for experienced lecturers on Improving and Internationalizing University Courses held at Makerere University, Kampla, Uganda. 10th-12th June 2014.

• May 2014: Attended the official launching ceremony of HAAGRIM mobility program in St. Louis, Senegal. May 26th-28th 2014.

• April 2014: Attended a workshop on the findings on the project Strengthening Africa’s Strategic Agricultural Capacity for Impact on Development (SASACID), held at Kenyatta University Conference Centre. 15th-16th April, 2014.

• August 2013: Attended the Value Chain development Association (VCDA) Strategic Planning Workshop held at CCA Hotel, Nairobi. August 2nd-3rd, 2013.

• May 2013: Attended the Scientific Workshop on Urban Agriculture held at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences held at Alnarp, Malmo, Sweden

• June 2012: Participated in an Expert Consultation Meeting on Linking Agriculture and Nutrition In Kenya: Realizing the Potential of the Private Sector organized by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, held at ILRI Campus, Nairobi, June 21st 2013

• April 2013: Attended a Planning Workshop on Urban Agriculture held at CAVS-College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Kabete Campus, University of Nairobi, 22-23 April, 2013.

• April 2012: Attended the RICE-EA Workshop on “Food Security in East Africa: Steering Rice Production towards Climate Resilience” held at KARI Conference Centre and presented a paper entitled “Constraints and Opportunities in the Rice Value Chain: The Case of Mwea Region in Kirinyaga County, Kenya.” 17th-19th April, 2012.

• April 2012: Attended the HAAGRIM Proposal writing workshop at the University of Gaston Berger, St. Loius, Senegal.

• October 2012: Attended the INTRA-ACP Mobility Kick off meeting held at Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa.

• July 2013: Attended the HAAGRIM Mobility Planning Meeting held at Libreville, Gabon. 20th-25th July, 2013.

• August 2012: Attended the Kick Off Meeting of the Programme for Strengthening Africa’s Strategic Agricultural Capacity for Impact on Development (SASACID) held at Methodist Guest House, Nairobi. 6th-7th August.

• April 2012: Attended the Inception Workshop on Strengthening Africa’s Strategic Agricultural Capacity for Impact on Development (SASACID) held at the Kenyatta University Conference Centre on 23rd-25th April, 2012.

• April 2012: Attended the proposal writing workshop on Enhancing Agribusiness Education in the ACP countries held at the University of Gaston Berger, St. Loius, Senegal. 9th-14th April, 2012.

• April 2012: Attended the KAPAP Progress Review Workshop by the Project PIs as a member of RePRAC, held at KARI, Naivasha. 3rd- 5th April, 2012.

• April 2012: Attended the Workshop on Mainstreaming Local Agricultural Innovations in Vision 2030 held at Silver Springs Hotel, Nairobi, 4th April, 2013.

• March 2012: Attended AFRINT III workshop at Lund University, Sweden and presented a paper entitled “Income Diversification and Its Impact on Agricultural Productivity in Nyeri County, Kenya. 26th-30th March, 2012.

• November 2011: Attended the ReSAKSS and USAID organized Methodology Workshop on Tracking Intra- regional Trade in Agricultural Inputs in Eastern and Southern Africa held at the Intercontinental Hotel on 16th November, 2011.

• September, 2011: Attended the ASARECA end of project Regional Workshop held at AICAD, JKUAT, 25th- 27th September, 2011.

• September 2011: Attended the ASARECA Consultative Meeting on Commodities Value Chain held in Kampala, Uganda. 7th-11th September, 2011.

• August 2011: Attended the National Agricultural Policy Research Dissemination and Stakeholder Engagement Forum held at the Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi. 24th August, 2011.

• August 2011: Attended the KAPAP Collaborative Research Grants Workshop and Launch of the Research Projects held at the KARI headquarters. 24th-26th August, 2011.

• August 2011: Attended the Symposium on Domestic Market Opportunity at African Farms and Markets (AFMA) Conference Centre organized by Farm Concern International (FCI) on 11th August, 2011.

• August, 2011: Attended the 4th International e-Conference on Agricultural Biosciences, held online from 1st-15th August at http//www.m.elewa.org/econferenceCAB.php

• June 2011: Attended an Expert Consultative Workshop on Linking Agriculture and Nutrition in Kenya: Realizing the Potential of the Private Sector, held at ILRI Campus, Nairobi. Organized by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). 22nd June, 2011.

• June 2011: Attended the Workshop to Develop Terms of Reference (TOR) for Adaptation to Climate Change and Insurance (ACCI) Consultancies held at the GIZ Conference Room, Riverside Lane, Nairobi. 21st June, 2011.

• April 2011: Attended the Symposium on Farm Management Hand Book held at KARI headquarters, 14th-15th April, 2011.

• April 2011: Attended the COMESA/ACTESA/MINAGRI/GISAMA Regional Policy Symposium on Successful Smallholder Commercialization held at Lemigo Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda. 29th-22nd April, 2011.

• March 2011: Attended the Planning Workshop for the Project entitled “Poverty Impacts of Straddling: Rural Income Diversification in Sub-Saharan Africa” held at Ole Sereni Hotel, Nairobi from 9th-11th March, 2011.

• August 2009: Attended the end of AFRINT II Project at Cape Town, South Africa and presented a paper entitled “Conditions for Achieving Sustained Agricultural Intensification in Africa: Evidence from Kenya.” 25th-29th August, 2009.

• December 2008: Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) Training on Proposal Writing for Researchers held between 1st. – 6th.December, 2008, Ridar Hotel, Seeta, Mukono, Uganda.

• November 2008: Second National Agricultural Sector Conference held between 9th-12th.November, 2008, Theme “Transforming Agriculture for Productivity, Agribusiness and Markets- Kilimo Biashara”, Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

• October 2008: Kenya Agricultural Productivity Project Training on Strategic Planning, Project Cycle, Monitoring and Evaluation and Proposal Writing Course held between 13th.October and 2nd.November, 2008, EAST College, Embu, Kenya.

• May 2008: VicRes 5th. Annual Forum held between 29th.May and 2nd. June, 2008, Ngurdoto Hotel, Arusha, Tanzania.

• May 2008: NATURA/RUFORUM Partnership Planning Workshop held between 21st. and 26th. May, 2008, Ridar Hotel, Seeta, Mukono, Uganda.

• September 2007: RUFORUM-ASARECA Proposal and Scientific Writing Workshop held between 10th. and 18th. September, 2007, Botanical Beach Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda.

• July 2007: Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Training Workshop held between 19th and 20th July, 2007, Embu, Kenya.

• June 2007: Afrint II Project Preparatory Seminar held between 28th May and 3rd June, 2007, Cape Town, South Africa.

• 2007: VicRes 4th. Annual Forum held between23rd to 26th May, 2007, Jinja Nile Resort, Jinja, Uganda.

• 2007: VicRes Natural Resource Cluster Seminar held between 18th.and 19th. April, 2007, ICIPE, Nairobi.

• 2006: VicRes Annual Forum held between 24th and 27th May, 2007, Kisumu, Kenya.

• 2003: KAPP Competitive Grant System Research Proposal Writing Course on Agricultural Product Value Chains held between10th and 19th April, 2003, Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA), Kabete, Nairobi, Kenya.

• 2003: Workshop on Education for National Integrity held between 4th. and 6th. December, 2003, Kenya Institute of Education (KIE), Nairobi, Kenya.

• 2003: Moderation workshop on Adjustments in Secondary Geography Form 1 Students’ Book and Teachers’ Guide and fine-tuned them for resubmission for Vetting by KIE held between 18th and 24th May, 2003,Stem Hotel, Nakuru, Kenya.

• 2003: Writing/moderation workshop on secondary Geography Students’ Book 2 and Teachers’ Guide to conform with the current Secondary Schools’ syllabus. Held between 6th. and 19th. April, 2003, Stem Hotel, Nakuru, Kenya.

• 2002. Workshop on Linking Research to Policy funded by Department for International Development (DFID) held on Tuesday 18th March, 2002, Veterinary Laboratory Sports Club, Kabete Campus, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

• 2002: Regional Trade Analytic Agenda (RTAA) workshop on Food Distribution Networks in the Greater Horn of Africa, Sponsored by USAID – REDSO and Techno serve held on 22nd. August, 2002, and presented a paper entitled “Food Distribution Networks in Kenya”, Mayfair Hotel, Nairobi. Kenya.

• 2002: Attended the Kenya Country Team IFPRI 2020 Vision Network for East Africa Proposal Peer Review and Progress of 1st and 2nd Round Projects workshop held between 11th – 12th. July, 2002, Pan Africa Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

• 2001: Attended IFPRI Workshop on Policy Research Communication held on 7th. December, 2001, Hotel Intercontinental, Nairobi, Kenya.

• 2001: Attended the Kenya Country Team IFPRI 2020 Vision Network for East Africa Proposal Peer Review Workshop held 20th. July, 2001, Hotel Intercontinental, Nairobi, Kenya.

• 2001: Attended IFPRI Training Workshop on Proposal Writing for Policy Research held between 29th. and 30th. March, 2001, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

• 1999: Presented a paper entitled “The State of Market Integration Research in Kenya” at the 5th African Domestic Agricultural Marketing Integration Research (ADAMIR) Workshop on market integration and Liberalization, 31st October – 7th November, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

• 1999: Attended the Workshop on Land Tenure, Environmental degradation and conflict Resolution: Results of a Research Project, March 17th – 20th, 1999, Lake Bogoria Hotel, Baringo District, Kenya.

• 1999: Presented a paper at the University of Trier, Germany, entitled “Maize Market Liberalization in Kenya”, Faculty of Geography/Geosciences, 21st June, Trier, Germany.

• 1998: Presented a paper entitled “Spatio-Temporal Distribution and Integration of Maize Markets in Kenya”, Staff seminar, 2nd December, Department of Geography, Kenyatta University, Nairobi.

• 1996: Attended Kenyatta University Geography Department Curriculum Review Seminar held from 17th- 23rd May, 1996, Garden Hotel, Machakos, Kenya, and presented a paper entitled “Economic Geography: Its Evolution, Development and Contribution to a changing Society.”

• 1995: Attended the conference on Towards 2000: Improving Agricultural Performance held on September 21st. 1995, K.C.B. Institute of Banking and Finance, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya.

• 1994: Attended the conference on Market Reforms, Agricultural Production and Food Security held from 22nd- 23rd June, 1994, K.C.B. Institute of Banking and Finance, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya.

• 1992: Participated at an In-service Workshop for Teacher Tutors and Teaching practice Supervisors held from 2nd- 5th. December Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.

• 1992: Attended the Conference on Maize Supply and Marketing under Market Liberalization held from 18th. – 19th. , 1992, K.C.B. Institute of Banking and Finance, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya.

PROJECT LEADERSHIP, PROPOSAL WRITING AND RESEARCH GRANTS

• SASACID Project: Strengthening Africa’s Strategic Agricultural Capacity for impact on Development Funded by SIDA through ANAFE (Ongoing)

• HAAGRIM Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme on Harmonization and Improvement of Masters and PhD programmes in Agribusiness through mobility between East, West and Central Africa for sustainable development. A five year project focusing on mobility of students and staff to eight partner universities. Project funded by the European Commission (Ongoing)

• Regional Ph.D Programme on Agricultural and Rural Innovation Studies- An Edulink project,Collaborating Institutions include RUFORUM, Bunda College, Makerere, Sokoine, Haramaya,Wageningen and Egerton Universities. A three year Project funded to the Tune of 425,000 Euros, Approximately 42.5 Million Kshs. by EDULINK. (Ongoing).

• Co-Researcher in an NCST project entitled “Strengthening the Rice Value Chain through Commercialization of its By-Products”. A Three Year Research Project Funded to the Tune of 5.5 Million Kshs. by the National Council of Science and Technology. (On-going).

• Co- researcher, AFRINT II Project on “The Millennium Development Goals and the African food Crisis”. A Three Year Collaborative research project between Lund University, Sweden, and Nine African Universities, Funded to the Tune of 40,000 Euros, Approximately 4 Million Kshs. (Total Country Budget for Kenya) by SIDA through Lund University, Sweden.

• Lead Marketing economist (Co-Promoter) in a Research Project entitled “Enhancing Farmers’ Benefits from Integrated Soil Fertility Management through Improved Water Use Efficiency and Better Marketing Strategies in the Highlands of Central Kenya”: A collaborative research project between K. U. Leuven, Belgium and Kenyatta University. A Five Year Project Funded to the Tune of 310,000 Euros, approximately 35million Kshs. by VLIR-UOS, Belgium. (Ongoing).

• Lead Socio-economist in a Study entitled “Poverty-Environmental Degradation Nexus: A Case Study of Selected Watersheds in the Lake Victoria Basin” A Collaborative research project between Makerere and Dar es Salaam Universities. A Three Year Project Funded to the Tune of 48,000 USD, approximately 3.5 Million Kshs. by SIDA- SAREC.

• Co-researcher AFRINT II pilot project entitled “Maize Circulation Within Family Based Networks: The Case of Lugari District, Kenya”. A Collaborative research project between Lund University, Sweden, and Kenyatta University, (2006).

• Lead Socio-economist in a Study entitled: “Socio-economic and poverty situation in the Nyando River Basin: A Baseline Survey carried out for JICA to enable formulation of an integrated watershed management” (2005)

• Senior Research Assistant, AFRINT I Project on “African Food Crisis: The Relevance of Asian Models of Agricultural Development”. A Collaborative research project between Lund University, Sweden, and Nine African Universities.

• Ph.D. research Project entitled “An Analysis of the Nature and Extent of Integration of Maize Markets in Kenya”

• The Role of Infrastructure and Government Policies in Determining the Efficiency of Kenya’s Maize Marketing System in the Post-Liberalization Era. (An IFPRI Project) (2000-2002).

• Solar Home System (SHS) in Central Province of Kenya: A Socio-Economic Analysis (1999-2000).

• Socio-Economic Monitoring of Mathare 4A Housing and Infrastructure Development Programme (1998-1999).

• Production Trends and Problems of Coffee Marketing in Murang’a District, Kenya (1994 – 1995).

• Nairobi Mega-cities project – Specifically looked at the Green Belt Movement (GBM) as an urban innovation (1990-1991).

• Spatio-temporal and functional Characteristics of Market Places in Nyeri District, Kenya (1988-1989).

• Internal Spatial Organisation, Functions and Sphere of Influence of Karatina Market in Nyeri District, Kenya (1986-1987).
POSTERS
• Drivers of Agricultural Intensification- From Farm to Pocket Bank- Farmer Field Day and Feedback Poster used in the Ten Afrint Villages in Nyeri and Kakamega.

• Causes of the Huge Yield Gaps in Maize Production in Shikomoli Village- Vihiga County and Mukuyu Village- Kakamega County (Posters in Both English and Kiswahili).

POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION: (COMPLETED AND ONGOING Ph.D., M.A. & MSC. SUPERVISIONS)

• Mugambi David Kimenchu. Ph.D thesis title: Characterization and Assessment of the Technical Efficiency of Dairy Cows in Meru and Embu Counties, Kenya. (Ph.D –Completed in March 2014).

• Monica Kansiime Kagogora. Ph.D thesis title: Adoption and Risks of Embracing Climate Resilience Technologies in Eastern Uganda. (PhD – Completed in August 2014)

• Lucy Wangari Ngare. PhD thesis title: An Analysis of the Efficiency of Maize and Bean Markets in the Central Highlands of Kenya. (PhD- Completed in November 2014).

• James K. Mutura, A99/13210/09. An Analysis of Vertical and Horizontal Integration and its Impact on Productivity of Small holder Dairy Farming Enterprises in Central Region of Kenya.(Ph.D- Completed December 2015).

• Susan Wanjiru Mbuthia, PhD thesis title: Spatial Analysis of Constraints and Opportunities in the Banana Value Chain in Meru County, Kenya. (Completed November 2018).

• Albert Luvanda Makee, PhD thesis title: Analysis of Opoponax and Myrrh Contribution to the Livelihood of Rural Communities in Wajir County, Kenya. (Completed in August 2019).

• Gideon Kyalo Masesi, MA thesis title: Access and Utilization of Seasonal Climate Forecast among Smallholder Farmers in Masinga Sub-County, Machakos County, Kenya. (Completed in August 2019).

• Agnes Karwitha Mbogori, MA thesis title: Spatial Variation in Adoption of Rain Water Harvesting Techniques in Meru County, Kenya. (Completed in September 2019).

• Ireri Linus Mugendi, MA theis Title: Climate Variability and Adaptive Capacity of Mixed Farmers in Embu East Sub-County, Embu County, Kenya. (Completed September 2019)

• Medrine Cirindi Nkoroi, MA thesis Title: Spatio-Temporal Integration of Periodic Markets in Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya.(Completed in September 2019)

• Njagi Nicasio Njiru Msc thesis Title: Adoption of New Grain Storage Technologies in Embu county, Kenya (Completed in September 2019).

• Anne Kirigo Kungania, MA thesis title: Analysis of the Drivers and Extent of Crop Diversification in Meru County, Kenya. (Completed in August 2018)

• Mbugua Felistus M. Reg. No. C50/CE/10215/04. Thesis topic: Factors Influencing the Adoption of Maize Technologies in Makuyu Division, Maragua District, Kenya. (M.A- Completed)

• Alain Alembe, C50/6002/03. Thesis Topic: “Towards Characterization of Street Trading in Bukavu Town, Democratic Republic of Congo”.(M.A –Completed)

• Onyango, Hayker Sylvester, Reg. No. C50/5048/03. Thesis Topic: “Perceptions of Nairobi Residents on the use of Urban Green Spaces” .(M.A –Completed)

• Gatobu Ken Mwithiria, Reg. No. N50/10224/06. Thesis Topic: “Marketing of Agricultural Products: A participatory Community Marketing and Market Analysis among Small scale Farmers in Meru South District, Kenya.”( Msc.- Completed)

• Cheroben Chemtai Sarah, Reg. No. N50/10236/06. Thesis Topic: “Participatory Agro-enterprise Marketing as an Intervention to eliminate Poverty and Enhance food security among Small holder Farmers in Meru South District, Kenya.”( Msc.- Completed)

• Irene Munene, Reg. No. A103/13213/09. Thesis Topic” Adoption and Competitiveness of Rabbit Farming in the Peri-urban areas of Nairobi”. (Msc.-ongoing).

• Harold Mate, Reg. No. A103/12343/09. Thesis Topic “Factors Affecting Participation of Farmers in Collective Marketing Initiatives in Mbeere and Meru South Districts, Kenya. (Msc.- Completed).

• Macharia Christopher Mwangi, Reg. No. A103/13331/09. “An Analysis of the Coconut Value Chain Governance Structure at the Coastal Kenya.” (Msc. – Completed).

• A Multiplicity of M.A and Ph.D students that am currently supervising at Chuka University.

• Has been teaching undergraduate courses and supervising final year research reports and my students’ evaluation grades have been over 90%.

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