Bockline Omedo BEBE

Prof. Bockline Omedo Bebe

Deputy Director, Extension & Outreach,

Research and Extension Division

P.O. Box 536-20115

Egerton, Kenya.

Mobile: +254 721 853999/

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EDUCATION

Year

Degree

Institution

2003

PhD Animal science (Livestock Production Systems)

Wageningen UR University, Netherlands

1997

MSc Animal Science

Wageningen UR University, Netherlands

1994

BSc Animal Production

Egerton University, Kenya

1986

Diploma Animal Husbandry

Egerton University, Kenya

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Dates/Year

Title of Certificate

Institution Awarding

2011

Climate change adaptation and statistical applications

University of Reading

2012

Agricultural Value Chain Development

GiZ

2010

Agricultural Innovation Systems

Tropical Royal Institute, Netherlands

2005

Intellectual Property Rights management

ILRI and ICIPE, Nairobi

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Livestock production systems, Systems modelling, Dairy production and development, Adaptation to climate change, Biostatistics, Value chain development

APPOINTMENTS AND WORK EXPERIENCE

Since May 2010 -

Associate Professor of Livestock production, Animal sciences Department, Egerton university

2005 – 2010

Senior lecturer, Animal sciences Department, Egerton university

2003 - 2005

Lecturer, Animal sciences Department, Egerton university

1998 - 2003

Assistant Lecturer, Animal sciences Department, Egerton university

1989 - 1908

Senior Technician Livestock Management, Animal sciences Department, Egerton university

1986 - 1989

Technical Animal Production Officer, Ministry of Livestock development, Kenya

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS (2006-Present)

Project period

Research Topic

2014-2017

Deploying on-line Frameworks for improving the match between African University graduates and labour markets

Funding African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Science and Technology Programme, Edulink II)

591,691.81 (PI)

2012 -2013

Developing East African Region Climate Innovation Network (EARCIN), Funding World Bank, US$ 1.3M (Collaborating Research scientist)

2012-2014

Trilateral partnership for food security- Egerton University/Punjab Agricultural University/Ohio State university. Funding USAID. USAID

$800,000. (Collaborating Research scientist)

Aug2012- 2015

Quality post harvest handling, value addition and marketing of cassava products for food security and wealth creation. (EAAPP-OCGS-01-2011-29). Funding EAAPP; Egerton Budget: KES 16M for 3 years; Partners: Univ of Nairobi, Egerton University and KARI-Kitale (Collaborating Research scientist)

2012 – 2015

Build capacity to deliver competent graduates for enhanced competitiveness in the dairy value chain, Funding Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC). € 1.2million. (Collaborating Research scientist)

Apr’011- Mar’014

Enhancing Productivity and Economic Value of Indigenous Vegetables for Improved Income, Nutrition and Food Security. Donor: KAPAP; Funding to Egerton Univ: KES 8M (Collaborating Research scientist)

2010 -2013

Building adaptation capacities for climate change in Kenya through participatory research, training and outreach actions. Funding Rockefeller Foundation. US$ 483,883. (Collaborating Research scientist)

Apr’011- Mar’2014

Strengthening Universities Capacities for Mitigating Climate Change Induced Water Vulnerabilities in East Africa (WATERCAP). Donor: APPEAR-Austria; Funding to Egerton Team: Euro 86,000.00 for 3 years. (Collaborating Research scientist)

2011 -2012

Consumer and Regulator Concerns about Pastoral Indigenous Knowledge Food Processing: Participatory analysis for producers’ and consumers’ benefits. Funding RUFORUM, Uganda. US$ 59,823.75

(Collaborating Research scientist)

2009 -2013

Building the capacity of African university graduates to foster change through agricultural innovation. Funding African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Science and Technology Programme)

€ 999,050. (Collaborating Research scientist)

2010-2013

Exploring Strategies to Enhance Feeding Value of Wheat Straw as Livestock Feed for Improved productivity. Funding EAAPP, KARI

Ksh 4.5million. (Collaborating Research scientist)

2010-2011

Transforming teaching and learning in Faculties of Agriculture through the development of electronic teaching content for RUFORUM Supported Regional Postgraduate Programmes. Funding Association of African Universities (AAU) Mobilizing Regional Capacity Initiative (MRCI). £ 99,979.44. (Collaborating Research scientist)

2006 -2009

Enhancing Camel productivity for food security and wealth creation for the peri-urban camel producers in Isiolo, Northen Kenya. Funding Commission for Higher Education (CHE, Kenya). Ksh 3,000,000. (Collaborating Research scientist)

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (since 2010)

Journal

Title

Year

13

Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 25, Article #210. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd25/12/bett25210.htm

Participatory assessment of institutional and organisational challenges confronting dairy goat management in Kenya.

Bett R C, Bebe B O, Kosgey I S, Kahi A K and Peters K J

2013

12

Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice (In press)

Noor et al. Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice #CPR #CITATION

#ARTICLE_URL_DISPLAY_TEXT_FOR_STAMPED_PDF

http://www.pastoralismjournal.com/content

Assessment of camel and camel milk marketing practices in an emerging peri-urban production system in Isiolo County, Kenya

Issack M Noor, Abdi Y Guliye and Bockline O Bebe

2013

11

J. Vet. Adv. 2013; 3(7): 186-196

doi: 10.5455/jva.20130717125129

Assessment of the vulnerability and adaptation strategies to climate variability and change of the Bos taurus dairy genotypes under diverse production environments in Kenya.

Ngeno K., Omasaki S.K. and Bebe B.O.

2013

10

Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2013, 3:23

http://www.pastoralismjournal.com/content/3/1/23

Evaluation of losses of replacement heifers in pastoral and peri-urban camel herds in semi-arid northern Kenya

M.G. Shibia, G. Owuor and B.O. Bebe

2013

9

Egerton Journal of Science and Technology ISSN 2073-8277 vol 13; 21-32

Lead and Copper Levels in the Soil, Water, Serum and Tissues of Livestock Feeding on Dumpsite Waste in Urban Slums of Industrial Towns in Western Kenya

Muleke I. C., Maina, J.N., Osuga M. I., Mutai, J. K.O., Karubiu N., and Bebe B.O.

2013

8

Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics

Vol. 114 No. 1 (2013) 51–58

Management practices and challenges

in smallholder indigenous chicken production in Western Kenya

Ochieng Justus, George Owuor, Bockline Omedo Bebe

2013

7

Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 25 (5), Article #87. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd25/5/migw25087.htm

Options for efficient utilisation of high fibre feed resources in low input ruminant production systems in a changing climate: A review

P K Migwi, B O Bebe, C K Gachuiri, I Godwin and J V Nolan

2013

6

Journal of Camelid Science 2012, 5:41-61 http://www.isocard.org 41

Analysis of an emerging peri-urban camel production in Isiolo County, Northern Kenya

Issack Mohamed Noor, Bockline Omedo Bebe and Abdi Yakub Guliye

2012

5

African Crop Science Journal, Vol. 20, Issue Supplement s2, pp. 169-180

Access to climate change information and support services by the Vulnerable groups in semi-arid Kenya for adaptive capacity Development

Kirui V C, Oseni S, Bebe B O.

2012

4

Egerton Journal of Science and Technology ISSN 2073-8277 vol 11; 13-28

Estimation of growth parameters of indigenous chicken populations Intensively reared in Kenya

Ngeno, K., Bebe, B. O., Kahi, K. A.

2011

3

Livestock Research for Rural Development.Volume23, Article #114. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd23/5/ochi23114.htm

Effect of Management Interventions on Productive Performance of Indigenous Chicken in Western Kenya.

Ochieng J, Owuor G, Bebe B O and Ochieng D O

2011

2

Livestock Science 139 (2011) 22–29.

Impact of intensification of different types of livestock production in smallholder crop-livestock systems

Udo, H.M.J., H.A. Aklilu, L.T. Phong, R.H. Bosma, I.G.S.Budisatria, B.R. Patil, T. Samdup and B.O. Bebe.

2011

1

Family Poultry Communications. Vol 19,:11-16 www.fao.org/ag/againfo/themes/en/infpd/home.html

Influence of management intervention adoption behavior of smallholders on productivity of indigenous chicken flocks in Western Kenya

J. Ochieng, G. Owuor & B.O. Bebe

2010

13

Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 22, Article #226. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd22/12/mutu22226.htm

Relationships of ration formulation objectives among feed millers, dairy farmers, and feed policy regulators in Nakuru district-Kenya

Mutua S M, Guliye A Y, Bebe B O and Kahi A K.

2010

14

Applied Animal Husbandry & Rural Development, 2:14-17.

Survival of Hosletin-Friesian heifers on commercial dairy farms in Kenya

Menjo D. K., Bebe B.O., Okeyo A.M., J.M.K. Ojango

2009

15

Tropical Animal Health and Production. 41:171-181.

Analysis of early survival of Hosletin-Friesian heifers of diverse sire origins on commercial dairy farms in Kenya

Menjo D. K., Bebe B.O., Okeyo A.M., J.M.K. Ojango

2009

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL / SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS

Membership Category

Organization

Member

Animal Production Society of Kenya

Member

Kenya Camel Association

Member

International Society of Organic Agriculture Research

Member, Technical committee

International Disaster and Risk Conference, the Global Risk Forum-GRF Davos, Switzerland

Member

The African Technology Policy Studies Networks (ATPS), Kenyan chapter

Profile of Bebe Bockline Omedo

Bebe is a deputy director of extension and outreach in the division of research and extension of Egerton University where he is an associate professor of livestock production. He holds PhD in livestock production systems and has working experience of over 20 years in the university education, curriculum development, research, extension and consultancy. Bebe has expertise in the livestock development policy analysis and formulation, livestock value chain development, agricultural innovation, epidemiology, and climate change adaptation in livestock production systems. He is a consultant livestock development and has consulted for the ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development on extension programme impact on livelihoods, development of national dairy master plan and livestock value chain development strategies. He has also consulted for the East African Community on development of a regional livestock policy, consulted for World Bank on the development of East African Region Climate Innovation Network (EARCIN) and for the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC) on livestock value chains development.

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