Christopher A. Onyango (B.Sc, MSc, MPhil., Ph.D)

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Christopher A. Onyango (B.Sc, MSc, MPhil., Ph.D)

Associate Professor

Faculty of Education and Community Studies,

Department of Agricultural Education and Extension,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

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EDUCATION

Professional Background

1979-1982

Ph.D - Doctoral Studies in Agricultural Extension.

University of Maryland, College Park, USA

1972-1974

MPhil - Master of Philosophy Studies

Reading University, UK. Centre for Extension Studies

1965 - 1977

MSc. - MSc Studies in Agricultural and Extension Education

University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

1960 - 1963

BSc - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Cuttington College, Gbanga, Liberia

Professional Skill

1. Excellent writing, teaching and facilitation skills

2. Excellent management, leadership, mentorship skills

3. Research formulation and proposal writing skills

4. Plan, coordination and facilitation of workshop

5. Well grounded in Monitoring & Evaluation

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

WORK EXPERIENCE

2000 - present

Associate Professor of Agricultural Education and Extension in the Department of Agricultural Education and Extension

1996-2000

Deputy Director of Research – Ministry of Research, Science and Technology, Headquarters, Nairobi

1998-1996

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Extension, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya

1997-1992

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya

1986-1987

Dean, Faculty of Education and Human Resources, Egerton University College, Njoro, Kenya

1970-1986

Chairman of a Department (COD) and Senior Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Education and Extension, Egerton College, Njoro, Kenya

1969-1978

Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Education and Extension, Egerton University

1967-1969

Agricultural Officer (Training Coordinator) Ministry of Agriculture , Headquarters, Nairobi

1964-1967

Lecturer, Siriba Agricultural College, Maseno, Kenya

CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS AND ACTIVITIES

2010 – Present

Chairman, Integrity Promotion Committee, Egerton University

2011 – Present

Team Leader, Graduate Opportunities for Innovation and Training (GO4IT)Project

2010-2012

Coordinator, Agricultural and Rural Innovations Studies (ARIS) Ph.D Programme, Egerton University

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2012-2014

Graduate opportunities for Innovation & Transformation (GO4IT)

2001-2004

Food Security and Livelihoods in Mwea with Tegemeo Institute

1996-2001

Policy Analysis for participatory Poverty Alleviation (PAPPA) with Tegemeo Institute

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND JOURNALS

Konyango, J.J.J.O; Onyango, C.A.; Kibett, J.K. (2010) Secondary School Agriculture Policies in Kenya. A historical perspective and implications on curriculum improvement. Journal of research in Education, 1 18, 46-56

Karaya, R.N.; Onyango, C.A.; Amudavi, D.M. (2013): Fighting Hunger together. A case of women farmers participation in women groups in Mwala Division; Kenya; International Journal of Agricultural Management and Development. Vol 3: 89-200

Lopokoyoiyit, M.C.; Onyango, C.A.; Kibett, J.K. (2013): Management and Leadership competencies in agricultural Education in Kenya: Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences. Vol 4(2) 11-20

Lopokoyoiyit, M.C.; Onyango, C.A.; Kibett, J.K. (2013): The relevance of Basic Sciences and Common Technical Courses in Undergraduate Agricultural Journal of Social Sciences. Vol 2 (2) 71-88.

Lopokoyoiyit, M.C.; Onyango, C.A.; Kibett, J.K. (2013): Human Resource Development of Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services. International Journal of Farming and Allied Sciences. Vol. 2(4) 83-90.

Lopokoyoiyit, M.C.; Onyango, C.A.; Kibett, J.K. (2011): Extension Education Competencies of Agricultural Agents in Kenya Implications for Curriculum Development. Journal of International Agricultural Education and Extension. Vol. 18(2)J. 77-78

Odilla, G.C.A., Kipgeno, B, Onyango, C.A. (2011): Effectiveness of Extension Services in Enhancing Outgrowers Credit Systems. A case of Smallholder sugarcane Farmers in Kisumu County, Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural Management and Development. Vol. 2(3) 199-207

BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Onyango, C.A.; Beb, B.O.; Mironga, J.M.;(2013): “Fostering change: Experiences of Innovation Systems at Egerton University in Ochola, W.O. Heemsketk and Wengtschoskei (eds). Changing Agricultural Education from within: lessons and Challenges from the GO4IT Programme, RUFORUM, KIT Publishers

Kidula, L. L.; Onyango, C.A.; Ochola, W.O. (2011): Women, Sugarcan and Food Crops Production in Mumias, Kenya,: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG&Co KG. Germany.

Onyango, C.A. (1987): Making Extension Efficient in Kenya: the District focus for Rural Development in William M. Rivera and Susan G. Schram (Eds) Agriculture Extension Worldwide: Issues, Practices and Emerging Priorities. Croom Helen Ltd London

Onyango, C.A. et al (In Tegemeo Institute Egerton University (Eds) Policy Analysis for Participatory Poverty Alleviation (PAPPA). Case study series no 1 to 4

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Creating and Managing Farmer Partnerships for Value Chain Development and Value Addition