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Prof. K. Erick Cheruiyot

 

Erick Cheruiyot, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Agronomy,

Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils

Faculty of Agriculture

P.O. Box 536-20115

Egerton, Kenya.

Mobile: +254 722 359 310

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EDUCATION

Year

Degree

Institution

2008

PhD Agronomy (Crop Physiology)

Egerton University, Kenya

2000

MSc Crop Production

Egerton University, Kenya

1996

BSc Agriculture

Egerton University, Kenya

1990

Diploma Agriculture

Egerton University, Kenya

1986

Kenya Advanced Cert of Education (A Level)

Kericho High School

1984

Kenya Certificate of Education (O Level)

Tenges High School

1980

Certificate of Primary Education

Olenguruone R.C School

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Dates/Year

Title of Certificate

Institution Awarding

October 2006

Up-scaling Natural Resource Management Innovations in sub-Saharan Africa

IDRC, Harare Zimbabwe

February 2009

Academic Advising

Egerton University

August 2009

Intellectual Property Rights for Researchers in Research & Development Institutions

Kenya Industrial Property Institute

January 2010

Staff Retooling and E-Content Development

RuFORUM, ASARECA & University of Greenwich

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Agronomy, Crop Physiology, Weed Science,

Research Interest: The role of secondary plant metabolites in response to biotic & abiotic stresses

WORK EXPERIENCE

March 2009 - Present

Senior Lecturer, Department of Crops, Horticulture & Soils, Egerton University - Kenya

August 2009 – Sept 2012

Examination Officer and Co-ordinator Agronomy Programmes, Dept. of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University

November 2001 – March 2009

Lecturer, Department of Crops Horticulture & Soils, Egerton University

March 2000 – November 2001

Assistant Lecture, Department of Agronomy, Egerton University

April 1992 – March 2000

Senior Technician, Department of Agronomy, Egerton University

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS (2000-Present)

Project period

Research Topic

2013 - 2015

Up-scaling/ Deepening sorghum innovations for production, processing and marketing for improved small-holder incomes and livelihoods in Kenya. KAPAP 2nd Collaborative Research Grants on sorghum value chain Supported by Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Agribusiness Project (KAPAP) under KAPAP Competitive Grant No. KAPAP CGS/CEREALS/FP/2013 (2013-2014) [PI- Dr. Erick Cheruiyot]

2011 - 2014

Enhancing sorghum production, processing and marketing for improved small-holder incomes and livelihoods in Kenya. Supported by Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Agribusiness Project (KAPAP) under KAPAP Competitive Grant No. KAPAP CGS/FP/2011 (2011-2014) [PI- Dr. Erick Cheruiyot]

2008-2011

Phenotyping chickpea lines for drought tolerance (2008 – 2011). Tropical legume programme, supported by Global Challenge Programe (Melinda Gates through ICRISAT) [PI- Dr. Paul Kimurto]

2010-2012

Genotyping genotyping sorghum collection in Kenya for drought tolerance and seed quality, supported by Global Challenge Programe [PI-Dr. Erick Cheruiyot]

2006-2009

Linking farmers to value markets through participatory scaling up of soil fertility management techniques (2006-2009). Supported by IDRC, a pilot project in six countries in Africa [PI- Prof Nancy Mungai]

2003-2006

Effect of nitrogen nutrition and soil moisture content on growth, yield and polyphenol content in selected tea [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze] clones in Kenya (2003-2006) – work supported by Egerton University, Tea Research Foundation of Kenya (TRFK) and International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE).

2003-2005

The influence of dolichos mineralization schedule on nitrogen uptake and performance of succeeding maize crop in the Rift Valley highlands of Kenya (2003-2005) - Supported by International Foundation for Science (IFS) [PI- Dr. Erick Cheruiyot]

1997-2000

Effect of Legumes on Nitrogen Dynamics and the Performance of Wheat and Maize in a Legume-Cereal Cropping Sequence in The Kenya Highlands (1997-2000) - Supported by Rockefellor Foundation under FORUM [PI- Prof L. Mumera]

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (2003-Present)

1

Kange, A.M, Cheruiyot E.K, Ogendo J.O., Arama S.O and Ochola S.O. 2014. Pre- and post harvest factors affecting sorghum production (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) among smallholder farming communities. International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research, 5: 40-47

2

Kimani, P.M., Cheruiyot, E.K., Owuoche, J., Wachira, F,.Kimani, E. 2014. Genetic diversity of farmers’ preferred sorghum accessions and improved lines from ICRISAT reveal a disconnect between innovation and technology transfer. Journal of Crop Science and Biotechnology, 17: 97-102

3

Kimani, P.M., Wachira, F., Cheruiyot, E.K., Owuoche, J., Kimani, E. 2014. Genetic diversity of African sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) accessions based on microsatellite markers. Australian Journal of Crop Science, 8: 171-177

4

Kiprotich, F.K., Cheruiyot, E.K., Mwendia, C.M., Wachira, F.N., Owuoche, J. 2013. Biochemical quality indices of sorghum genotypes from east Africa for malting and brewing. African Journal of Biotechnology, 13: 313-321

5

Ogeto, R.M, Cheruiyot, E.K., Mshenga, P., Onyari, C.N. 2013. Sorghum production for food security: A socio-economic analysis of sorghum production in Nakuru County, Kenya. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 8: 6055-6067

6

Ogeto, R.M, Mshenga, P., Cheruiyot, E.K., Onyari, C.N. 2012. Influence of institutional factors on Sorghum production in Nakuru County, Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Economics and Development, 1(6): 130-137

7

Cheruiyot, E.K., L.M. Mumera, W.K. Ng’etich, A. Hassanali and F. Wachira. 2010. High fertilizer rates increase susceptibility of tea to water stress. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 33: 115-129

8

Cheruiyot, E.K., L.M. Mumera, W.K. Ng’etich, A. Hassanali and F. Wachira. 2008. Shoot Epicatechin and Epigallocatechin Contents Respond to Water Stress in Tea [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze]. Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, 72, (5): 1219-1226.

9

Cheruiyot, E.K., L.M. Mumera, W.K. Ng’etich, A. Hassanali and F. Wachira. 2007. Polyphenols as potential indicators for drought tolerance in tea (Camellia sinensis L.). Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, 71: 2190-2197.

10

Cheruiyot E.K., S.M. Mwonga, L.M. Mumera, J.K. Macharia, I.M. Tabu and J.G. Ngugi. 2007. Rapid decay of dolichos [Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet] residue leads to loss of nitrogen benefit to succeeding maize (Zea mays L.). Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 47: 1000-1007.

11

Cheruiyot E.K., L.M. Mumera, L.N. Nakhone, S.M. Mwonga, 2003. Effect of legume-managed fallow on weeds and soil nitrogen in following maize (Zea mays L.) and wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) crops in the Rift Valley highlands of Kenya. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 43: 597-604.

12

Cheruiyot E.K., L.M. Mumera, L.N. Nakhone, S.M. Mwonga, 2001. Rotational effects of grain legumes on maize performance in the Rift Valley Highlands of Kenya. African Crop Science Journal, 9: 667-676.

13

Cheruiyot E.K., L.M. Mumera, L.N. Nakhone, S.M. Mwonga, 2001. Effect of grain legumes on nitrogen dynamics and performance of wheat in a legume-wheat cropping sequence in the Kenya highlands. African Crop Science Proceedings, 5: 10673-1071

14

Cheruiyot, E.K. and Mumera L.M. 2000. Influence of legume managed fallow on soil nitrogen and the performance of succeeding wheat and maize in the Kenya highlands. Forum on Agricultural Resource Husbandry, 4: 43-45

 

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