Prof. Isaiah Masinde Tabu, Ph.D

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Prof. Isaiah Masinde Tabu, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Agronomy &

Deputy Director,

Directorate of Planning and Development &

Egerton University,

P.O. Box 536-20115

Egerton, Kenya.

EDUCATION

Year

Degree

Institution

2004

Ph.D. Agronomy

Egerton University

1987

Msc, Agronomy

Nairobi University

1985

Bsc, Agriculture (Upper 2nd Hons)

Nairobi University

1980

Kenya Advanced Cert of Education (A Level)

Cardinal Otunga High School, Mosocho

1978

Kenya Certificate of Education (O Level)

Kakamega High School

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Dates/Year

Title of Certificate

Institution Awarding

January 2010

E-content Development and Staff Retooling

RUFORUM, ASARECA and NRI University of Greenwich

May 2009

E-learning Module-Knowledge sharing for development

FAO

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Agronomy, Integrated soil Fertility Management, Cropping Systems, Organic Farming, Scientific writing

WORK EXPERIENCE

October 2013-Present

Deputy Director, Directorate of Planning & Development

April 2013- Present

Associate Professor of Agronomy, Department of Crop, Horticulture and Soils

July 2007-4th April 2013

Senior Lecturer, Department of Crop, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University Kenya

1994- June 2007

Lecturer Department of Agronomy

1992-1994

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Agronomy, Egerton University, Kenya

1990-1992

Agronomist with World Bank Funded fertilizer promotion project, Ministry of Agriculture Kenya

1989-1990

Provincial Crops Officer, North Eastern

1987-1989

District Crops Officer, Kakamega, District

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS (2005-Present)

Project period

Research Topic

2013-2016

Leveraging bambara nut for improved health, nutrition, incomes and to reverse environmental degradation in Kenya. A collaborative research between, Egerton University, KARI and KEMRI and Funded by NCST

2012-2015

Multipurpose legumes and management strategies for reinvigorating and maintaining the soil health and productivity of smallholder mixed farming systems. A collaborative research between, Egerton and Nairobi Universities, KARI and Cornell and Funded by The McKnight Foundation

2009-2010

Striga management using soya bean trap crop in western Kenya. S T & I Research Grant awards, NCST

2008-2009

Organic soil fertility management in Egerton University neighborhood funded by Egerton University Research Extension Division

2006-2007

Empowering local communities for Sustainable Agricultural Production: Funded by Commission for Higher Education Kenya

2006-2007

Intensification of Maize and sweet potato production through intercropping in Western Kenya. funded by Commission for Higher Education, Kenya

2005-2007

Food production and Striga weed control in Western Kenya -a collaborative project with CMMYT/TSBF. Funded by African Agricultural Technology Foundation.

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (2003-Present)

1

Munyiri, S.W. and I. M. Tabu (2013). Resistance to the larger grain borer (Prostephanus truncatus) and yield performance in selected local maize landraces in Kenya. International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research 3(2):40-47

2

Mwando, K. E. I. M. Tabu, O. D. Otaye, and P.N. Njau (2012). Effect of Stem Rust on the Quality of Selected Barley Genotypes. International Scholarly Research Network. ISRN Agronomy Volume 2012, doi:10.5402/2012/617081

3

Mwando, K. E. I. M. Tabu, O. D. Otaye, and P.N. Njau (2012). Stem rust (Puccinia graminis f.sp. tritici) disease indices on barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) genotypes. American International Journal of Contemporary Research Vol. 2 (7): 199-204

4

Mwando, K.E., I. M. Tabu, O. D. Otaye, And P.N.Njau (2012). Effect of Ug99 Race of Stem Rust (Puccinia Graminis F.Sp. Tritici) on Growth and Yield of Barley (Hordeum Vulgare L.) in Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Science Vol. 4 (5):161-168

5

Mwando, K. E. I. M. Tabu, O. D. Otaye, and P.N. Njau (2012). Malt quality and sten rsut resistance of selected barley genotypes in Kenya. International journal of Agric Science and research Vol 2 (1): 51-63.

6

Odhiambo, J. A. Vanlauwe, B. , Tabu, I. M. , Kanampiu, F. and Khan, Z.(2011) Effect of intercropping maize and soybeans on Striga hermonthica parasitism and yield of maize, Archives Of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, 44: 2, 158 — 167

7

Munyiri, S W., R. S. Pathak, I. M. Tabu and D. C. Gemenet (2010). Effects of moisture stress at flowering on phenotypic characters of selected local maize landraces in Kenya. Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences. Vol. 8, Issue 1: 892- 899.

8

Tabu I. M., Obura, R. K., Bationo, A., Masinde, J. and L. Nakhone (2009). Effect of type of phospatic fertilizer on maize growth in a rhodic Ferralsol farmer perceived niche in western Kenya. Eger J. Sci. Tech 9: 1-12.

9

Rapando P.N., Wangai A.W., Tabu I M., and Ramkat R. (2009). Effect of Variety, Mulch and Stage of Inoculation on Incidence of Tomato Spotted Wilt Disease in Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus L.). Archives of Phytopatholgy and Plant Protection 42 (6): 579-586

10

Cheruyoit E. K., Mwonga S. M., Mumera L. M. Macharia J. K. Tabu I. M. (2007). Rapid decay of dolichos (Lablab purpreus L. ) Sweet) residue leads to loss of nitrogen benefit to suceeding maize. Australian J. of Experimental Agriculture 47 (8): 1000-1007

11

Ogendo, J.O., Matasyo, Omollo E. 0., Tabu I. M. (2006). Field grain losses and insect pest management practices in subsistence Agriculture: Farmers' perceptions. Journal of Agriculture Science and Technology 8(1)

12

Tabu I. M., Bationo, A. Obura, R.K., Nakhone L (2005). Effect of farmers’ management practices on small properties and maize yield. Journal of Agronomy 4(4):293-299.

13.

Tabu I. M., Bationo, A. Obura, R.K and Mumera L. (2005). Effect of soil fertility management and N fertilizer rate maize yield in small holder farmers’ fields. Journal of Agronomy 5(2): 191-195

14.

Rapando P.N., Wangai A.W., Tabu I.M., Ombiri J.O., and Ramkat R. (2005). Effect of inoculation on severity of Tomatoe Spotted Wilt Virus Disease in Cucumber.Asian Journal of Plant Science 5(2): 311-315

15.

Wandahwa P., Tabu, LM., Kendagor, M.K., Rota, 1A. (2006). Effect of intercropping and fertilizer type on growth and yield of soyabeans. J. of Agronomy 5(1): 69-73.

16.

Tabu I. M., Obura, R.K, Bationo, A., Swift MJ. (2004). Effect of' soil fertility management on the diversity and abundance of macrofauna in smallholder farmer's fields of Kabras Division Western Kenya. Egerton Journal 5(1): 2561271

17.

Tabu I. M., S.W.Munyiri, and R.S.Pathak (2011). Phenotypic Characterization of Local Maize Landraces for Drought Tolerance in Kenya. In: Andre Bationo, B. Waswa, J. Okeyo and F. Maina (eds). Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa. DOI10.1007/978-90-481-2543-2_75,© Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2011.

18.

Odhiambo, J.A. B. Vanlauwe, I.M. Tabu, F. Kanampiu, and Z. Khan (2011). In Vitro Selection of Soybean Accessions for Induction of Germination of Striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth Seeds and Their Effect on Striga hermonthica Attachment on Associated Maize. In: Andre Bationo, B. Waswa, J. Okeyo and F. Maina (eds). Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa. DOI10.1007/978-90-481-2543-2_75,© Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2011

19

Tabu I. M., Bationo, A. Obura, R.K., Khaemba, J.M. (2007). Effect of rock phosphate, lime and green manure on growth and yield of maize in a non-productive niche of Ferralsols in farmers’ fields. In: A. Bationo, B. S. Waswa, J. Kihara and J. Kimetu (eds). Advances in Intergrated Soil Fertility Management in Sub-saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities. Springer

20

Tabu. I.M., Obura R.K.,Swift MJ. (2004). Macrofaunal abundance and diversity in selected farmer perceived soil fertility niches in western Kenya. Pp 487-500. In: A. Bationo (ed). Managing Nutrient Cycles to Sustain soil fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa. Academy Science publishers (ASP).

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL / SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS

Membership Category

Organization

Member

Soil Science Society of East Africa

Member

DAAD scholars association

Member

American Society of Agronomy

Member

Soil Science Society of East Africa

Member

African Third World Studies