Prof. Kibet A. Ngetich, PhD

 

 

Prof. Kibet A. Ngetich, PhD

Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Senior Lecturer, Department of Peace, Security and Social Studies,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 722 272413

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

EDUCATION

 

2004

Ph.D., Sociology

Kenyatta University, Kenya

1993

Master of Arts, Anthropology

University of Nairobi, Kenya

1990

Bachelor of Arts

University of Nairobi, Kenya

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

 

Medical Sociology, Gender, Qualitative Research

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

April 2013 - present

Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Egerton University

April 2009 - Present

Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

1997-2009

Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

1993-1997

Tutorial Fellow, Kenyatta University

2000-2001

Assistant lecturer, Egerton University

 

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

2012-1015

Smallholder Farmer Strategies to cope with Climate Change (SMACC). Sponsored by ERA ARD (Co-researcher)

2010-2013

Soil fertility and soil health: Critical factors in improving livelihoods and productivity in small-scale potato based farming systems in Ethiopia and Uganda. Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) of the Republic of Austria Austrian Development Agency (ADA) (Co-researcher)

2009-2011

Prospects for Sustainable Biofuel Production in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Kenya, East Africa funded by European Union through The Agricultural Research for Development (ARD) and Dimension of the European Research Area (ERA/ARD), (200, 000 euro) (Co-researcher)

2008-2010

Trends in Livestock Production Systems and their Impacts on Environment and Livelihoods in Lake Victoria Basin funded by Vicres (USD 150,000) (Co-researcher)

2007-2008

Gender Differences in Adoption and Utilization of Internet in Kenyan Universities: A Case Study of Egerton and Kabarak Universities funded by Egerton University (Ksh 150,000) Co research (PI)

2005-2009

Organic Agriculture with Trees in Mau Catchment, Kenya Funded by ICRAF and Austrian Government (Co-researcher)

 

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

1

Charles Obiero, Rhoda Birech, Maling`a Joyce, Ng`etich Kibet and Bernhard Freyer, 2013. Performance of Jatropha (Jatropha curcas L.) under Different Soil and Climatic Conditions in Kenya. Asian Journal of Agricultural Research, 7: 43-50.

2

Charles Obiero, Rhoda Birech, Joyce Maling’a, Bernhard Freyer, Kibet Ng’etich, Jackson Lang’at 2013. Performance and challenges of biofuel cropping systems in Kenyan smallholder farming systems: A case study on castor (Ricinus communis L.), jatropha (Jatropha curcas L.) and croton (Croton megalocarpus L.) Australian Journal of Crop Science 7(7):917-922

3

Inoti Shadrack, Rhoda Birech, Omedo Bebe, Bernhard Freyer and Kibet Ngetich 2010. Common Forest and Agroforestry Trees in Mau Catchment, Kenya: Farmer Perspectives. Egerton: Egerton University Press

4

Ngetich, K. A., Birech R J, Kyalo D, Bett K E, Freyer, B (2009). Caught between Energy Demands and Food Needs: Dilemmas of Smallholder Farmers in Njoro, Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in Tropics and Subtropics, 110(1): 23-28.

5

Ngetich, K. 2008. Governing Traditional Health Care Sector in Kenya: Strategies and Setbacks. In Martyn Sama and Vinh-Kim Nguyen (eds). Governing Health Systems in Africa. Dakar: Codesria, pp 25-33.

6

Ngetich, K. 2007. Indigenous Knowledge, Alternative Medicine and Intellectual Property Rights Concerns in Kenya. In V. Veena (ed), Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge: Intellectual Property Perspective. Hyderabad: Icfai Press, pp 183-198.

7

Ngetich, K. 2007. Resilience in the Face of Urbanization: Why People Consult Traditional Health Practitioners in Nairobi City, Kenya. MARIFA: A Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 2, No 1: 238-256

8

Ngetich, K. 2001. Harnessing Computer Mediated Communication Technologies in the Unification of Africa: Constraints and Potentials. In Eddy Maloka and Elizabeth Beth Le Roux (eds), Africa in the Millennium: Challenges and Prospects. Pretoria: Africa Institute, pp 77-85, 2001

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Gender, qualitative approaches, Socio-cultural dimensions of rural development and agriculture, socio-cultural aspects of health