Name: Inoti Shadrack Kinyua
Date of birth: 24th September, 1958
Marital status: Married
Contact address: P.O Box 322-20115 Egerton-Kenya. Phone: +254-733877957
Language: English,Swahili & Kimeru
- Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD) (2016)- Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
-Master of philosophy in Agroforestry (2000)- Moi University, Kenya
-Bachelor of Science in Forestry (1983)- University of Nairobi, Kenya
Present position: Lecturer in Natural Resources, Egerton University. Involved in lecturing and supervising both undergraduate and post graduate students as well as conducting research in the area of forestry and agroforestry
Short courses attended
1986: Agroforestry and wood conservation, Egerton University, Njoro. (1 week)
1987: Forestry Research Methods, Sokoine University- Olmontonyi, Arusha, Tanzania.(3 weeks)
1995: Research Proposal Writing, ARC, Egerton University, Njoro. (4days)
1996: Biostatistics Course, ARC, Egerton University, Njoro, 4-20th June.
2000: Five skills critical to your survival and your organizations excellence, African virtual
University, Egerton University, 13th April.
2001: Academic advising, Egerton University, Njoro. (2days)
2001: Teaching methods, Egerton university, Njoro.(3days)
1990: National conference on Kenya’s state of environment, “Environments 2000”. UNEP,
Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya. 23-27th October.
1996: The First Kenyan Agroforestry Conference. ”people and institutional participation in
agroforestry for sustainable development”, KEFRI, Muguga, Kenya. 25-29th May. Pp76.
2001: World wetlands day campaign, Kenya. Organized by Kenya wetlands working group and National museums of Kenya. FASS theatre, Egerton University. 3rd February.
2006: OISAT project on internet services for non chemical control of pest and diseases in the
tropics. Held in pelum, Thika, Kenya. 3-7th oct.
2016: Forestry Society of Kenya scientific conference and Annual General meeting held in The Noble hotel, Eldoret, Kenya. 27-29th September 2016. 3 days.
2017: Forestry Society of Kenya. 12th National foresters policy dialogue conference on ‘’Promoting professional forestry in Kenya’’ and Annual General meeting. Held in Bontana hotel, Nakuru, Kenya. 28-29th September 2017. 2 days.
2018: Forestry Society of Kenya. 13th National foresters scientific conference and Annual General meeting. Theme: Enhancing sustainable forest management in Kenya: Forestry sector contribution to the Government Big 4 Agenda. Held in KEFRI Centre, Kitui, Kenya. 26-28th September 2018. 3 days.
1998: Training in agroforestry to VI project participants held in Eel Hotel, Elburgon- 1 day
2006: Training workshop for herbalist in Kenya held in ARC, Egerton- 2 days
2008: Composting practical training to local farmers in Njoro division both on-station and on-farm- 5 days.
2010: Agroforestry and tree nursery management to local communities in Mikese, Morogoro, Tanzania- 2 days.
2011: Bush fire control and management to local communities in Mikese, Morogoro, Tanzania- 1 day.
2013: Training local farmers in Jojoba propagation and management in Wildlife Works, Maungu, Kenya. 1day.
Papers presented in seminars and workshops
Inoti, S.K. (2018). Genotypic and Plant Growth Regulator interaction on propagation of jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis L.) cuttings in semi-arid areas of Voi, Kenya. Paper presented during the 5th KEFRI scientific conference. Held at KEFRI HQs, Muguga, Kenya. 17th -19th April.
Inoti, S.K. and Karwitha, M. (2018). Tree nursery management. Paper presented during a training workshop for herbalist on herbal medicine and food security. Held at St. Mary’s pastoral centre, Nakuru. 3-5th April.
Inoti, S.K. (2017). Effect of watering interval on the growth of jojoba nursery seedlings in semi-arid areas of Kenya. A paper presented during International Researchers’ Link Workshop on the role of smallholder Agroforestry in combating climate change. Organized by Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) in collaboration with University of Southampton, UK; Vaal University of Technology, South Africa; National Research Fund (NRF), Kenya; British Council and Newton-Utafiti Fund. Held at Vittoria Suites Hotel, Kisumu on 18th -21st December. Awarded certificate of participation.
Inoti, S.K., Thagana, W.M., Chamshama, S.A.O., Lulandala, L.L.L. and Dodson, R., (2016). Effect of mother plant management on propagation of Jojoba cuttings in semi-arid areas of Voi, Kenya. A paper presented during the 3th International Interdisciplinary Conference (IIC3-2016) on Innovative Research for Sustainable Development. Held at University of Eldoret. 7-9th September. Awarded a certificate of participation.
Inoti, S.K. (2015). Integrating biodiversity conservation in agri-ecosystems and enhancing productivity: The role of agroforestry and soil/water conservation. A paper presented during a workshop on linking agriculture to conservation in the Mau catchment. Held at Milimani Guest House, Nakuru, Kenya. 23rd Jan. 2015. 11pp. Invited guest speaker.
Inoti, S.K., Chamshama, S.A.O., Dodson, R. Thagana, W.M. and Lulandala, L.L.L. (2013). Effect of seed size on germination and early growth of Jojoba in semi-arid areas of Kenya. In: Proceedings of the 11th African Crop Science Society Conference. Held in Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda. 13th -17th Oct. 2013.
Inoti, S.K (2009a). A case of hedgerows on soil management and conservation. Proceedings of the Sustainable Management of Rural Watersheds (SUMAWA) Mau forest complex conference. Held at Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya. 27th -29th April. Pp. 122-127.
Inoti, S.K (2009b). Tree planting in tobacco growing areas of Kenya. 35pp. Oct. 2009, BAT HQs, Nairobi.
Inoti, S.K (2002). Silvopastoralism: The best option for arid and semi-arid areas of Eastern
Africa. Proceedings of the Dryland Farming Workshop, Greening the brown. Held in ARC, Egerton University, Njoro. 20-24th January.
Inoti , S.K and Maara, T.N (2002). The effects of spacing on the growth of Grevillea robusta in
Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya. A paper presented during the second Egerton /KARI-Njoro symposium at KARI-Njoro. Held on 25-26th November.
Inoti, S.K., Jama, B.A., Koech, E and Othieno, C (1999). Comparison of split application of Tithonia diversifolia green manure and urea as nitrogen sources for maize in western Kenya. A paper presented during the 17th conference for the soil science society of East Africa. Held at Fairway Hotel, Kampala, Uganda. 9th-15th September.
Inoti, S.K (2016). Characterization, propagation and management of Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis L.) in semi-arid areas of Voi, Kenya. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Forestry, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania.
Inoti, S.K (2000). Response of maize to split application of Tithonia diversifolia green leaf
manure and urea in western Kenya. Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Agroforestry. Moi University, Eldoret.
Papers published in refereed journals
Inoti, S.K., Jama, B.A., Koech, E.K. and Othieno, C. (2002). Economic benefits for maize in split application of Tithonia and Urea in phosphorus deficient soils of western Kenya. A paper accepted for publication in a Special Issue of East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal covering the 1st Egerton-KARI NPBRC Symposium held on 4th-6th Nov. 2001. pp. 39-43.
Inoti, S.K. and Maara, N.T. (2004). Effects of spacing on growth of Grevillea robusta in Egerton
University, Kenya. Egerton University Science Journal 1: 1-4.
Inoti, S.K., Chamshama, S.A.O., Dodson, R., Thagana, W.M. and Lulandala, L.L.L. (2015a). Studies on seed size and storage on germinability and performance of young Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis L.) seedlings in semi-arid areas of Kenya. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare 5(12): 10-16.
Inoti, S.K., Chamshama, S.A.O., Thagana, W.M., Lulandala, L.L.L. and Dodson, R. (2015b). Sex determination of young nursery Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis L.) plants using morphological traits in semi arid areas of Voi, Kenya. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare 5(16): 113-123.
Inoti, S., Lulandala, L., Chamshama, S., Thagana, W. and Dodson, R. (2016a). Effect of some agricultural practices on field performance of Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis L.) seedlings in semi-arid areas of Voi, Kenya. Merit Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Soil Sciences 4(1): 14-22.
Inoti, S., Chamshama, S., Lulandala, L., Thagana, W. and Dodson, R. (2016b). Appropriate Plant Growth Regulators and genotypes for propagation of Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis L.) cuttings in semi-arid areas of Voi, Kenya. International Journal of Current Research 8(1): 24876-24882.
Inoti, S.K. (2017a). Genetic diversity in Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis L.) using Simple Sequence Repeats (SSR) in Semi-arid areas of Kenya. International Journal of Agriculture and Earth Sciences 3(4): 36-51.
Inoti, S.K. (2017b). Ideal pot size for raising jojoba nursery seedlings in semi-arid areas of Kenya. International Journal of Development and Sustainability 6(12): 1964-1954.
Inoti, S.K. (2018). Effect of watering interval on the growth of jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis L.) seedlings in the drylands of Kenya. Researchjournali’s Journal of Forestry 5(1): 1-8.
Kinuthia, K.J., Inoti, S.K. and Nakhone, L. (2018). Factors influencing farmers’ choice of crop production response strategies to climate change and variability in Narok East sub-county, Kenya. Journal of Natural Resources and Development 08: 69-77
Inoti, S.K (2001). Tree nursery practice: a reference manual for tropics (First edition) printed by
EMC, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya. 35pp.
Inoti, S., Birech, R., Bebe, O., Freyer, B and Ngetich K (2010). Common forest and agroforestry trees in the east Mau catchment, Kenya- Farmer perspectives. 42pp. ISBN 9966 05 06 98.
Inoti, S.K., Max, R.A and Shio, C.M (2012). Ukuzaji wa miche ya miti kuanzia kitaluni hadi shambani kwa jamii zinazoishi katika ukanda wa tropiki: mwongozo kwa watumiaji. 24pp. ISBN 9987-9069-3-1 (Kiswahili version).
Raising nursery seedlings and tending trees by local communities in the tropics: a reference manual (English version).
Appointments to committees/ other duties
1990- present: Patron, Egerton University Word believers’ fellowship
2001- 2010: Member of Egerton University Environmental Conservation committee
2002- 2010: Member of Egerton University Botanic Garden Committee.
2006 to 2008: Member of Egerton University Organic farm committee.
2007- present: Deacon and Trustee in Word believers’ church, Naka, Nakuru
2010 to 2011: Member of Egerton University Research Committee
2016-2019: Academic advisor for BSc. Natural resources management 2016 students
2017- 2020: Programme Academic leader in MSc. Natural Resources and Peace
2017- present: Faculty Representative Member of Egerton University Quality Assurance committee
2017-2018: Awarded certificate of excellence in reviewing by: 1) Asian Research Journal of Agriculture. 2) Annual Research and Review in Biology. 3) International Journal of Plant and Soil Science, on recognition of an outstanding contribution to the quality of these Journals.
2017- 2018: Reviewer of the ‘‘Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology A & Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology B, USA’’
Supervision of postgraduate students
2017- 2018- Supervising 4 Msc students: Two (2) in the Department of Natural resources, one (1) in the Department of Environmental Science at Egerton University while the other one is from Department of environment and natural resources at African Nazarene University
2018: Successfully supervised and graduated 2 Msc students: 1) John Henry Ogonda; Thesis title: Effects of livelihood diversification on socio-economic wellbeing of Maasai women of Keeknyokie north in Kajiado County, Kenya. Department of environment and natural resources, African Nazarene University
2) Kelvin John Kinuthia; Thesis title: Factors influencing farmers’ response to climate variability in Narok East Sub-County, Kenya. Department of Natural resources, Egerton University
2018- Supervising two (2) PhD students: One in the Department of Agricultural Education and Extension specializing in agricultural rural development while the 2nd one is in Natural Resources specializing in Forest Ecology at Egerton University.
2002: Research scientist in The River Njoro Watershed Collaborative Research Project Funded
By GL-CRSP. Duration: 4 years.
2006: Research scientist in the research entitled “Empowering local communities for sustainable agricultural production in Nakuru and Kakamega districts’’. Funded by Commission for Higher Education. Duration: 1 Year.
2007: Organic Agriculture with Trees (OAT) within the Mau catchment. Collaborative research- Egerton University and BOKU, Austria. Duration: 3 years.
2008-2009: Jojoba Project for community development in ASALs. Funded by World Bank Through KARI for 1 year. Visited Jojoba plantations in Rajasthan, India in 2009 for 10 days.
2009: Survey of tree planting in tobacco growing areas of Kenya. Funded by BAT, Kenya for 3 weeks.
2010-2012: Promotion of small scale agroforestry-livestock practices for improved livelihood and adaptation to the changing global climate. Collaborative project between Sokoine University, Tanzania and Egerton University, Kenya. Funded by DelPHE/British Council for 3 years.
2012-2014: Research on characterization, propagation and management of Jojoba in semi arid areas of Voi, Kenya for 2 years and 6 months.
Current research (2017-2018)
i) Investigating the effect of fruit size and seed storage on the germination of recalcitrant Dovyalis caffra seed in the nursery.
ii) Effect of pot size and watering interval on the growth of nursery seedlings of selected tree species in the East Mau water catchment, Kenya
Membership to Associations
- Forestry Society of Kenya
- African Forestry Forum
- International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF)
1) Prof. A. A. Aboud
Former Dean, Faculty of Environment and Resources Development
P.O BOX 536-20115, Egerton, Kenya.
2) Prof. Eric K. Koech
Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Administration and Finance),
University of Kabianga
P.O BOX 2030-20200, Kericho, Kenya
3) Prof. William Shivoga
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Planning, research and Innovation)
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
P.O BOX 109-50100, Kakamega, Kenya