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Research Themes for the Faculty of Agriculture
Food Security

  • Germplasm exploration, evaluation and conservation.
  • Food diversification: Growing diverse types of crops suitable for various agro-ecological zones
  • Evaluate the efficiency of crop/animal production systems for a vibrant market: Linking farmers to markets.
  • Exploit ways for water harvesting and efficient utilization for agricultural production.
  • Soil and water management strategies for sustainable crop production.
  • Breeding, multiplication (production), and distribution of ideal seeds to consumers.
  • Exploring alternative ways of controlling disease and pests in domestic animals.
  • Exploiting biotechnology for food security.

Environment and agriculture relationship

  • Climate change studies:
  • Develop a database on the relationship of agriculture and climate change status in Kenya.
  • Mitigating climate change effects through innovative interventions in soil, crop (plant) and animal production studies.
  • Exploring breeding strategies for animals that can produce efficiently in view of the current climate change.
  • Livestock production intensification (Fish farming poultry and animal farming) and waste management.
  • Anthropological (heavy metals, nutrient and water pollution) activities on agricultural products.

Sustainable Agriculture

  • Integrated nutrient management; Integrated pest/disease management studies for sustainable agriculture.
  • Diversification of field resources for livestock production

Post harvest Technology
Value addition of agricultural products:

  • Camel, goat and cattle milk, and meat; products and marketing
  • Grain and horticultural crops (olericuture; floriculture and pomology); processing and marketin

Commercialization of small holder agriculture

  • Promotion of collective production and marketing.
  • Gender relations and their effects on agriculture.

 

The Faculty of Agriculture has over the years won numerous research grants for the University and it further aims to excel in this through:

  • Developing a Faculty research strategy and realizing it
  • Engaging in an active research culture
  • Recognizing and rewarding research excellence
  • Strengthening technical capabilities by enticing high skilled human resources
  • Intensifying innovation in priority sectors
  • Enhancing research awareness and innovation

Agriculture Graduation List


 

*** INDICATE THAT THE STUDENT IS NOT CLEARED BY FINANCE HENCE EXPUNGED FROM THE GRADUATION LIST
DIPLOMA IN ANIMAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT
 
 
CREDIT
1. KP01/10503/06 CHUMBA, Ruth Jepkoech
2. K01/10593/09 KARANJA, Isaac Muthui
3. K01/10736/09 NJERU, Flora Muthoni
4. K01/10576/09 MUNG'ONI, William Osore
5. K01/10580/09 OCHIENG’, Calleb Ondire
6. KP01/10378/09 RUTTOH, Stellah Cherotich
7. K01/10542/09 WAFULA, Khaukha
PASS
8. K01/10466/08 MWAGAMBO, Gilbert Mwangome
DIPLOMA IN FARM MANAGEMENT
CREDIT
1. K04/10332/07 ODUOR, Wycliffe Otieno
PASS
2. K04/10490/03 KAPCHEROP, Joseph Kibet***
3. K04/10511/03 OMBATI, Benjamin Makoyo
DIPLOMA IN DAIRY TECHNOLOGY
CREDIT
1. K02/10492/05 CHEBOTIBIN, Betty***
DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE
CREDIT
1. K03/10607/09 OYARO, Dominic Morang’a
PASS
2. K03/10501/09 KANDIE, Joel Cheburet
3. K03/10462/07 WERU, Benard Kinyanjui***

1. BACHELOR OF AGRIBUSINESS MANAGMENT
SECOND CLASS HONOURS (LOWER DIVISION)
1. K17/10253/03 BARASA, Kennedy Masinde
2. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
SECOND CLASS HONOURS (UPPER DIVISION)
1. K18/10250/08 KIPKEMOI, Davis Korir
SECOND CLASS HONOURS (LOWER DIVISION)
2. K18/10264/08 NGUNYI, Benedict Wachira
3. K18/10822/08 NZOMO, Hillary Kisila
4. K18/10027/07 MUGAH, Kenneth Omondi ***
3. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ANIMAL PRODUCTION
SECOND CLASS HONOURS (UPPER DIVISION)
1. K12/10824/08 GATHONI, Rebecca Wangechi
2. KP12/10776/09 KEGERA, John Matiko
3..K12/10871/09 OGOLLA, Lillian Akinyi
4. KP12/ 10652/09 WAINEINA, Ruth Wambui
SECOND CLASS HONOURS (LOWER DIVISION)
5. K12/10587/08 CHOMBA, Joseph Mwangi
6. K12/10811/08 MBURU, Simon Gathiuni
4. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HORTICULTURE
SECOND CLASS HONOURS (LOWER DIVISION)
1. K16/10143/07 APOLLO, Collins Wefwila
2. K16/10689/08 NJOGU, Joseph***
5. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURE
SECOND CLASS HONOURS (LOWER DIVISION)
1. K11/10786/08 MBANDA, George Ochieng
2. K11/10158/08 ODADA, Antony Ouma
6. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
SECOND CLASS HONOURS (LOWER DIVISION)
1. KP15/10873/08 KEBUT, Beatrice Jeboi
C: CONFERMENT OF MASTERS DEGREES
1. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS
1. KM17/2871/10 AYELE, Yaynabeba Abayneh
2. KM17/2863/10 BALTAZARY, Consolata
3. KM17/2059/08 GACHUCHA, Margaret Nyamoni
4. KM17/1861/07 GWAKA Josky Embwaga
5. KM17/2071/08 KOSGEI, Geoffrey Kipruto
6. KM17/2862/10 MULETA, Teshome Lejissa
7. KM17/2867/10 MUYATWA, Likando
8. KM17/2711/10 MWANGI, Backson Mutonya
9. KM17/2057/08 ONYANGO, Charles Ooko
10. KM17/2057/08 ORINDA, Mary Akinyi
2. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
1. KM15/2856/10 OGETO, Robert Moracha
2. KM15/2469/09 OLOO, George Idi
3. KM15/1499/10 YEGON, Patrick Kiprotich
3. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AGRONOMY
1. KM12/2181/08 AMULAKA, Fredrick Oniang’o
2. KM12/2484/09 ASIIMWE, Alex
3. KM12/2224/08 IGOGO, Joseph Mukui
4. KM12/2837/10 KEKANA, Vivian Moroamoche
5. KM12/2838/10 MAKOLA, Lydia Raesibe
6. KM12/1346/04 MUSAH, Samuel Matika
7. KM12/1994/07 OKONYO, Judith Nyarotso
8. KM12/2509/09 OMONDI, John Okoth
9. KM12/2451/09 WAMALWA, Mercy Nasimiyu
4. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HORTICULTURE
1. KM14/2535/09 GOGO, Elisha Otieno
2. KM14/2193/08 KARANJA, Benard Kinuthia
5. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ANIMAL PRODUCTION
1. KM11/1032/03 MAGOTHE, Mwaura
6. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ANIMAL NUTRITION
1. KM11/2729/10 OLIVIER, Kashongwe Basole
7. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN FOOD SCIENCE
1. KM16/2271/08 KILEL, Emily Cherono
2. KM16/2454/09 NATO, Samuel Muyoma
D: CONFERMENT OF DOCTORATE DEGREES
1. KD11/0230/08 NOOR, Issack Mohamed

 

Faculty of Agriculture Theses

  1. Access And Utilization Of Agro Meteorological Information By Smallholder Farmers In Perkerra And Lari-Wendani Irrigation Schemes, Kenya.
  2. Analysis Of Market Performance: A Case Of ‘Omena’ Fish In Selected Outlets In Kenya.
  3. Analysis Of Microbial Infections In Camel (Camelus Dromedarius)Milk And Implications In Kenya.
  4. Analysis Of Small-Scale Dairy Farmers’ Perceptions Of Alternative Fodder Grasses Contingent On Napier Stunt Disease In Bungoma District, Kenya.
  5. Analysis Of Structure, Conduct And Performance Of Small Ruminant Stock Market Participants Of Isiolo –Nairobi Trading Market, Kenya.
  6. Assessement Of Pastoral Resource Management, Risks And Conflict Among The Waso Borana Of Northern Kenya.
  7. Assessment of The Economic Impact of Agrobiodiversity Interventions on Farmer Field School Households in Bondo District, Kenya.
  8. Biological Activity Of Tephrosia Vogelii Hook. And Lantana Camara L. Aqueous Crude Extracts Against Golden Flea Beetle (Aphthona Whitfieldi Bryant) In Jatropha (Jatropha Curcas L.).
  9. Biological Activity Of Tephrosia Vogelii Hook. And Lantana Camara L. Aqueous Crude Extracts Against Golden Flea Beetle (Aphthona Whitfieldi Bryant) In Jatropha (Jatropha Curcas L.).
  10. Challenges Of Using Information And Communication Technologies To Disseminate Agricultural Information To Farmers In SudanChallenges Of Using Information And Communication Technologies To Disseminate Agricultural Information To Farmers In Sudan.
  11. Combustion And Fuel Characteristics Of Cow-Dung In A Fluidised Bed Combustor.
  12. Comparative Economic Analysis Of Smallholder Farming
  13. Compliance With Eurepgap Standards: Determinants, Costs And Implications On Profitability Among Smallholder French Beans Exporters In Kirinyaga District, Kenya.
  14. Economic Analysis Of Smallholder Agricultural Production Under Conditions Of Risk: Case Of Vihiga And Kilifi Districts In Kenya. Kuyiah J.
  15. Economic Efficiency Of Smallholder Major Crops Production In The Central Highlands Of Ethiopia.
  16. Effect Of Intercropping Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (Ipomea Batatas L.) And Maize (Zea Mays L.) At Varied Populations On Yield And Β-Carotene Content.
  17. Effect Of Seed Dressing Insecticide, Intercropping And Plant Density On Bean Fly (Ophiomyia Spp.) Infestation In Common Bean (Phaseolus Vulgaris L.)
  18. Effect Of Supplementing Rhodes Grass Hay With Cotton Seedcake And Acacia Tortilis Pods On Growth Performance Of The Small East African Zebu Weaners.
  19. Effect Of Variety, Planting Material And In-Ground Storage On Sweetpotato Weevil (Cylas Spp) Population, Damage And Yield Of Sweetpotato (Ipomea Batatas) (Lam).
  20. Effects Of Acacia Tortilis Trees On The Ecophysiology Of Graminoid Herbaceous Species In Makueni District, Kenya.
  21. Effects Of Food Processing On Antinutrients, Hcl-Extractable Minerals And In Vitro Bioaccessibility Of Some Micronutrients In Indigenous Leafy Vegetables.
  22. Effects Of HIV/AIDS Related Illnesses And Deaths On Agricultural Production: A Case From Nyando And Kericho Districts In Kenya.
  23. Evaluation Of The Constraints To Profitable Smallholder Dairying: A Case Of Nakuru County, Kenya.
  24. Evaluation Of Tree And Shrub Responses To Soil Moisture Status And Their Potential For Afforestation In The Semi-Arid Rangelands Of Makueni District, Kenya.
  25. Factors Influencing Access To Agricultural Information By Commercial Urban Farmers In Kampala City, Uganda.
  26. Gender Differentials In Agricultural Production And Productivity In Smallholder Farms: Evidence From Marginal Zones Of Nyanza Province, Kenya.
  27. Genetic Evaluation Of Growth Performance Of The Sahiwal Cattle In Semi Arid Kenya.
  28. Genetic Parameters And Quantitative Trait Loci Mapping In Tea, Camellia Sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze.
  29. Influence Of Gender Access To And Control Over Resources On Milk Production Among Smallholder Dairy Farmers In Kabarnet Division, Baringo District.
  30. Intra-Household Resource Allocation Decisions And Poverty Status Linkage In Selected Rural Districts Of Kenya.
  31. Investigation Of Metals And Non-Metals Disharged From Fluorspar Mining And Their Effects On The Physico-Chemical Characteristics Of Kerio River, Kenya
  32. Kiswahili Morphosyntax: A Generative Approach.
  33. Maize Supply Response In Kenya. A Farm Analysis In Kenya.
  34. Modelling Urban Water Supply: A Case Study Of Kisumu City, Kenya.
  35. Performance And Emission Characteristics Of Spark Ignition Engines Based On Engine Operating Parameters
  36. Resource Use Efficiency Of Smallholder Crop Production In The Central Highlands Of Ethiopia.
  37. Development Of Appropriate Quality Control Parameters And Technology To Enhance Utilization Of Camel Milk
  38. Risk Management Among Agricultural Households And The Role Of Off-Farm Investments In Uasin Gishu County, Kenya.
  39. Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity And Nutrient Content In Soils Of Different Mineralogy Mixed With Chickpea Residue.
  40. Selected Factors Determining Secondary School Teacher Demand In Kenya: Trends, Effects And Projections
  41. Selected Factors Influencing Smallholder Rural Households' Participation In Non-Agricultural Income Generating Activities And Their Implications For Food Security In Webuye Division Of Bungoma District, Kenya.
  42. Studies On Russian Wheat Aphid Diuraphis Noxia (Kurdjumov)(Homoptera Aphididae) With Special Emphasis To Biotypes And Host Plant Resistance In Bread Wheat (Triticum Aestivum) In Kenya .
  43. Study Of Incidence And Damage By Bean Fly (Ophiomyia Spp) And Grain Yield Of Common And Climbing Beans
  44. The Effect Of Clonal Differences And Fermentation Conditions On Black Tea Antioxidant Activity And Liquor Quality.
  45. The Effect Of Human Encroachment On Forest Cover, Composition And Structure In The Western Blocks Of The Mau Forest Complex.
  46. The Influence Of Soil Water Content And Nitrogen Supply On Growth, Yield And Polyphenol Content Of Selected Tea [Camellia Sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze] Clones In Kenya.
  47. Enhancing Livestock Feed Supply By Integrating Selected Forage Legumes In Semi-Arid Region Of Eastern Kenya

Prof. Alexander. K. KAHI (Dr. sc. agr.)

Prof. Alexander. K. KAHI (Dr. sc. agr.),
Professor of Animal Breeding and Genomics
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs)
P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya
Tel: +254 51 221 7684+254 51 221 7684 /5
Mobile: +254 72 785 0007+254 72 785 0007
Fax: +254 51 221 7682
Email: a.kahi@incip.org or akahi@egerton.ac.ke

EDUCATION

1996-2000

Doctor of Agricultural Sciences (Dr. sc. agr.)

University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

1992-1995

Master of Science in Animal Production (Animal Breeding option)

Egerton University, Egerton. Kenya

1988-1992

Bachelor of Science in Animal Production

Egerton University, Egerton. Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Animal Breeding and Genomics, General Livestock Management and Production and Value Chain Development and Analysis

WORK EXPERIENCE

April  2016
 
Mar 2013

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs
Dean Faculty of Agriculture
Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Egerton University.

Jan 2012 – Mar 2012

Erasmus Mundus Fellow in Animal Breeding and Genetics, Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

Oct 2010 – present

Dean, Faculty of Agriculture.

Apr 2010 – May 2010

Visiting Professor under Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) funding, Laboratory of Animal Husbandry Resources, Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan..

Jan 2007 – Dec 2009

Chair of Animal Sciences, Egerton University.

Dec 2005 – Mar 2013

Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Egerton University.

Jun 2005 – Oct 2005

Consultant, ILRI-Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) project

Nov 2004 – Nov 2006

Postdoctoral Research Scientist under Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS), Kyoto University, Japan.

Feb 2004 - present

Consulting Scientist, Livestock Recording Centre (Naivasha), Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development, Kenya.

Mar 2002 - Sept 2002

Visiting Scientist, Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU), University of New England, Armidale, Australia.

Jul 2001 – Nov 2005

Senior Lecturer, Department of Animal Sciences, Egerton University.

Mar 2001 - Jul 2001

Lecturer, Department of Animal Science, Egerton University.

Aug 2000 - Nov 2000

Consultant, ILRI's Animal Genetic Resources Project, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Nov 1999 - Dec 1999

Consultant, Applied Genetics Network, Stuttgart, Germany.

Jul 1997- Jun 2000

Graduate fellow, ILRI’s Dairy Research Project, Nairobi, Kenya..

Jan 1997 – Mar 1997

Visiting Researcher, Animal Breeding and Genetics Group, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands..

Mar 1994 – Feb 2001

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Animal Science, Egerton University.

Aug 1993 – Apr 1994

Graduate associate, ILCA, Mombasa, Kenya.

Dec 1991 – Feb 1994

Teaching assistant in the Department of Animal Science, Egerton University.

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2002

Evaluation of the genetic and economic efficiency of beef cattle breeding programme for the Australian and Thailand beef industries [Funded by the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU) of the University of New England, Australia].

2003

Developing breeding schemes for pasture based dairy production systems in Kenya [Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and University of Hohenheim, Germany]

2003

Productive and reproductive performance of purebred Bos taurus cattle in Egerton University Farms [Funded by Egerton University, Kenya]

2004-2006

Evaluation of advanced Japanese beef cattle breeding schemes incorporating performance testing for Blood Serum Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-I) and carcass traits [Funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): collaborating institution – Kyoto University, Japan – > ¥ 11,900,000 ~ US$ 110,000]

2005-2008

Improving the livelihoods of poor livestock keepers in Africa through community based management of indigenous farm animal genetic resources. [ILRI-BMZ-Hohenheim-Göttingen collaborative Project funded by Germany’s Bundesministerium für wirtshaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)]

2007-2009

Indigenous chicken productivity for improved livelihood in Kenya [Funded by the Kenya Government/World Bank sponsored Kenya Agricultural Productivity Project, Competitive Agricultural Research Grant System – KSh 8,250,000 ~ US$ 110,000].

2008

Phenotypic characterisation of indigenous chicken (Gallus domesticus) genetic resources in Kenya [Funded by the International Foundation of Science (IFS): Collaborating institution – KARI, Naivasha – US$ 12,000].

2009

Ultramix Mineral Supplements: Formulations for milk production and live-weight gain and source of ingredients. [Funded by Ultravetis East Africa Limited - KSh 200,000].

2008-2011

Value chains for poverty reduction in the agri-food sector - problem-based learning in higher education (VALUELEAD) [funded by the European Union through the EDULINK programme – Collaborating institution include Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany and Haramaya University, Ethiopia. Other Associate partners include the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Kenya Dairy Board (KDB), Horticultural Crops Development Authority (HCDA) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) – € 700,000].

2010 - 2013

Value chains for poverty reduction in the dairy sector: Problem based learning in higher education (DAIRYLEARN) [funded within the Development Partnerships in Higher Education (DelPHE) programme by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and implemented by the British Council - Collaborating institutions include Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, University of Education, Ghana and University of Khartoum, Sudan. Budget UK£ 105,000].

2012 - present

Improving indigenous chicken productivity for enhanced livelihood and food security in sub-saharan Africa (INCIP)[Funded by The European Union through to the African Union Commission - Collaborating institution include University of Malawi, Malawi and Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Other Associate partners include the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Ministry of Livestock Development of Kenya and Department of Agriculture Research Services and Department of Animal Health and Livestock Development of Malawi – € 1,041,578].

2012 - present

Trilateral partnership for food security. Funded by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA/USAID) (USINKE). [Collaborating institution Punjab Agricultural University and Ohio State University - $800,000].

2012 - present

Building capacity to deliver competent graduates for enhanced competitiveness in the dairy value chain (DAIRYTRAIN) [Funded through the Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Development in Higher Education –Collaborating institutions include the Dairy Training Institute, Naivasha, Kenya, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, Aeres Group, The Netherlands and SNV Kenya – € 1,293,760].

2013 - present

Strengthening capacity of higher education institutions in Eastern and Western Africa to enhance efficiency in the dairy value chain (DAIRYCHAIN) [funded by the European Union through the EDULINK II programme - Collaborating institutions include Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and University of Education, Ghana Budget € 693,767].

2012 - present

Capacity building for improving dairy and horticulture programmes to meet the requirements of the labour market and to contribute to food security and the commercialization of the sector. [Funded through the Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Development in Higher Education –Collaborating institutions include QPoint B. V., HAS Den Bosch, University of Applied Sciences, DLV Plant BV and University of Nijmegen– € 750,000]

2010 - 2013

Value chains for poverty reduction in the dairy sector: Problem based learning in higher education (DAIRYLEARN) [funded within the Development Partnerships in Higher Education (DelPHE) programme by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and implemented by the British Council - Collaborating institutions include Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, University of Education, Ghana and University of Khartoum, Sudan. Budget UK£ 105,000].

2011 - present

Development of breeding schemes for indigenous chicken for improved livelihood in Kenya [Funded by Koepon Foundation and Wageningen University - € 110,804].

2012 - present

Designing systems to support genetic improvement of dairy cattle in the tropics [Funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Collaborating institutions - University of Hohenheim, Germany > € 40,000]

2013 - present

Optimization of breeding schemes for nile tilapia (O. niloticus) in smallholder production systems in Kenya [Candidate registered at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Funded by Koepon Foundation and Wageningen University - € 110,804].

2013 - present

Strengthening capacity for participatory management of indigenous livestock to foster agricultural innovation in Eastern, Southern and Western Africa (ILINOVA) [to be funded by the European Union through the S&T II - Collaborating institutions include Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural, Malawi Budget € 1,234,805.15].

 

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

1

Bett, H. K., K.J. Peters, J.K. Lagat, A.K. Kahi and W. Bokelmann. 2012. Linking utilisation and conservation of indigenous chicken genetic resources to value chains. Journal of Animal Production Advances 2: 33-51.

2

Okeno, T. O., A. K. Kahi and K. J. Peters. 2012. Characterization of indigenous chicken production systems in Kenya. Tropical Animal Health and Production 44: 601-608.

3

Magothe, T. M., T. O. Okeno, W.B. Muhuyi and A.K. Kahi. 2012. Indigenous chicken production in Kenya: I. Current status. World’s Poultry Science Journal 68: 119-132.

4

Magothe, T. M., T. O. Okeno, W.B. Muhuyi and A.K. Kahi. 2012. Indigenous chicken production in Kenya: II. Prospects for research and development. World’s Poultry Science Journal 68: 133-144.

5

Okeno, T. O., T. M. Magothe, A. K. Kahi and J.K. Peters. 2012. Application of risk-rated profit model functions in estimation of economic values of indigenous chicken breeding. Tropical Animal Health and Production 44:12791287.

6

Ilatsia, E. D., R. Roessler, A.K. Kahi, H-P. Piepho, A. Valle Zárate. 2012. Production objectives and breeding goals of Sahiwal cattle keepers in Kenya and implications for a breeding programme. Tropical Animal Health and Production 44: 519-530.

7

Bett, R.C., M. G. Gicheha, I.S. Kosgey, A. K. Kahi and K.J. Peters. 2012. Economic values for disease resistance traits in dairy goat production systems in Kenya. Small Ruminant Research 102: 135 – 141.

8

Bett, R.C., A. M. Okeyo, I. S. Kosgey, A. K. Kahi and K J Peters. 2012. Evaluation of alternative selection objectives and schemes for optimisation of village goat improvement programs. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 24, Article #14. Retrieved March 15, 2013, from http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd24/1/bett24014.htm.

9

Okeno, T. O., A.K. Kahi and J.K. Peters. 2012. Household flock structure, dynamics and breeding practices of indigenous chicken production systems in Kenya. East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 76: 53-59.

10

Okeno, T. O., A. K. Kahi and K.J. Peter. 2013. Evaluation of breeding objectives for purebred and crossbred selection schemes for adoption in indigenous chicken breeding programme. British Poultry Science 54: 62-75.

11

Okeno, T.O., T. M., Magothe, A. K. Kahi and Peters, K. J. 2013. Breeding objectives for indigenous chicken: Model development and application to different production systems. Tropical Animal Health and Production 45, 193-203.

12

Oyieng E P, H. K. Charo, A. K. Kahi and J. M. K. Ojango. 2013. Characterization of fish production and marketing practices under smallholder fish farming systems of Eastern Kenya. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 25, Article #32. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd25/2/oyie25032.htm.

13

Muasya T.K., K. J. Peters and A. K. Kahi. 2013. Breeding structure and genetic variability of the Holstein Friesian dairy cattle population in Kenya. Animal Genetic Resources. doi:10.1017/S2078633613000039.

14

Bett, R.C., I.S. Kosgey, A. K. Kahi and K.J. Peters. 2013. Incorporation of risk and producer’s preferences in the definition of breeding objectives for dairy goats in the smallholder production systems. Small Ruminant Research (in press).

15

Ngeno, K., B.O. Bebe and A. K. Kahi. 2013. Genetic evaluation of growth traits in ecotypes of Kenyan indigenous chicken. Family Poultry (in press).

16

Mbuku, S. M., I.S. Kosgey and A. K. Kahi. 2013. Management strategies for small ruminants among pastoral communities in semi-arid Kenya: do they lead to genetic progress? Tropical Animal Health and Production (in press).

17

Ngeno, K., T. M. Magothe, T. O. Okeno, B. O. Bebe and A. K. Kahi. 2013. Growth parameters of indigenous chicken populations reared intensively in Kenya. Egerton Journal (in press).

18

Ngeno, K., T. M. Magothe, T. O. Okeno, B. O. Bebe and A. K. Kahi. 2013. Heritabilities and correlations of growth curve parameters of indigenous chicken populations reared intensively in Kenya. International Journal of Poultry Science (in press).

19

Kahi, A. K., C. B. Wasike and R. C. Bett. 2013. Goat breeding in low input production systems: Integrating values and modern breeding technologies for improving intrinsic robustness. Small Ruminant Research (in press).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Genetic and economic aspects of breeding indigenous animal genetic resources, genetic improvement, breeding objectives, computer simulation, genetic evaluation, experimental and observational quantitative genetics, genomics, health and disease resistance, value chains analysis and development

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About Faculty of Agriculture

The Faculty of Agriculture (FOA) is headed by a Dean who is the administrative and academic head. Assisting the Dean on the day-to-day administrative matters, are two Assistant Registrars. The current Dean for the Faculty of Agriculture is Prof. Dr. Alexander Kahi.
The Faculty of Agriculture is the heir to Egerton College whose history dates back to 1939. However, the Faculty as it is today, came into being in August 1986, when Egerton College was, by an Act of Parliament, elevated to the status of University College, affiliated to the University of Nairobi for the purpose of awarding degrees.
The Faculty of Agriculture was challenged with the responsibility of launching three of the first five degree programmes, namely; Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Animal Production, and Bachelor of Science in Horticulture.

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