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Name: Dr. Bernard Mukiri Gichimu, PhD
Title/Qualification: Dr. PhD (Plant Breeding); MSc. Horticulture; BSc. Horticulture
Position: Senior Lecturer                                         
Department: Water & Agricultural Resource Management
School:   Agriculture
Area of Specialization:  Coffee Breeding & Horticulture
Contact Address: P.O. BOX 6-60100 Embu, .O. Box 426 - 10106, OTHAYA
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Dr. Bernard  Mukiri Gichimu is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Water  & Agricultural Resource Management, University of  Embu. He holds  BSc.  and MSc. Degrees in  Horticulture from  Maseno University and PhD in Plant Breeding from JKUAT. Previously, he worked in Horticultural Companies before joining  Coffee  Research Institute  (formerly  Coffee  Research Foundation)  in  Ruiru as a Plant Breeder and the Head of Plant Breeding Section, where he worked for 6 years. Bernard has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and participated in numerous academic and professional conferences. He has also managed several donor-funded projects and fostered several collaborative partnerships. Besides, Bernard has participated in many local and international consultancy missions and he is an active player in the Agriculture Sector in Kenya and an active member of the Horticultural Association of Kenya and the Plant Breeders Association of Kenya. Bernard is widely travelled locally and internationally including Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, USA, Colombia, Costa Rica, Italy, Indonesia, India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Tanzania. He is also a mentor to many.


Coffee Improvement, Horticulture, Food Security and Climate Change

View CV | Dr. Bernard Gichimu Publications


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