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Research Publications for 2022/2023 Financial Year

  1. Farm factors influencing soil fertility management patterns in upper Eastern Kenya.
  2. Performance of vermicomposted wastes for tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum Mill.), production. A case study of Embu, Kenya.
  3. Factors influencing adoption of improved cultivars of macadamia (Macadamia spp.) among small-scale farmers in Embu County, Kenya.
  4. Determinants of farmers’ knowledge on soil and water conservation technologies in dry zones of Central Highlands, Kenya.
  5. Adoption of banana (Musa spp.) production technologies among small-scale farmers in Embu West Sub-County, Kenya.
  6. Effect of on-farm testing on adoption of banana production technologies among smallholder farmers in Meru region, Kenya.
  7. Morphological and molecular characterization of Alternaria Solani and Phytophthora infestans isolates from Tomato farms in Kenya.
  8. Determinants of farmers’ perceptions of climate variability, mitigation and adaptation strategies in the Central highlands of Kenya.
  9. Performance assessment of crosses between gadam and hardcore tannin sorghum in hybrid lines production.
  10. Essential oils as biocontrol agents of early and late blight diseases of tomato under greenhouse condition.
  11. Heterosis in Chickpea for grain productivity in Embu County, Kenya.
  12. Homogenous Land –use sequences in heterogeneous small scale systems of Central Kenya: Land-use categorization for enhanced greenhouse gas emission estimation.
  13. Farm factors influencing soil fertility management patterns in upper Eastern Kenya
  14. Determinants of farmers’ perception of climate variability, mitigation and adaptation strategies in central highlands of Kenya.
  15. Effects of variety, spacing and Nitrogen application on Chickpea (Cicer arietinum) growth and yield in Embu County, Kenya.
  16. Greenhouse gas fluxes from selected soil fertility management practices in humic Nitisols of upper Eastern Kenya.
  17. Rosemary(Rosmarinus officinalis L.) growth rate , oil yield and oil quality under differing amendments
  18. Nutrients content of sorghum hybrid lines between gadam and hard coat tannin sorghum cultivars.
  19. Nutrients and organic carbon losses by erosion and their economic and environmental implications in the drylands of Kenya.
  20. Influence of drought on interactions between Rhopalosiphum padi and ground dwelling predators- A mesocosm study.
  21. QTL mapping of traits associated with dual Resistance to African stem borer(Busseola fusca) and spotted stem borer (Chilo partellus) in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  22. Foliar Diseases and the associated fungi in rice cultivated in Kenya.
  23. Nutrient content of sorghum hybrid lines between Gadam and hard tannin sorghum cultivars.
  24. Loss of pod strings in common bean is associated with gene duplication, retrotransposon insertion and overexpression of PvIND.
  25. Determinants of soil fertility information needs and access among smallholder farmers in the central highlands of Kenya.
  26. Making more effective use of human behavioural science in conservation interventions.
  27. CropPol: A dynamic, open and global database on crop pollination.


Title of the Grant

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Staff from the Department


Horn of Africa Alumni Challenge


Nuffic Global Development


Dr. Bernard Gichimu


Alumni research networking grant


Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, Germany


Dr. Mark Otieno


QR Research Project Funding


Harper Adams University, UK


Dr. Mark Otieno


Orchid Conservation Grant


American Orchid Society, USA


Dr. Mark Otieno


Grassroots Demonstration Project Funding


Center of Excellence for Global Food Security and Defense (CEGFSD), USA


Dr. Mark Otieno


Biodiversity Conservation Grant


JRS Biodiversity Foundation, USA


Dr. Mark Otieno


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