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SUMMARY

Prof Bockline Omedo Bebe is a Professor of Livestock Production Systems. He is an acting Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension at Egerton University. He has accomplished outstanding milestones in academic, research, extension, consultancy services and linkages locally and internationally. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Centre of Excellence in Food Security of the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa ((DSI-NRF -CoE-FS). He is listed among the top 500 most cited authors in Africa. He has won and successfully implemented dozens of collaborative research projects and consulted for the Government of Kenya, the East African Community and the World Bank. He has authored /co-authored key policies. He has published papers in international peer-reviewed journals and contributed to various book chapters. He has supervised over thirty (30) PhD and Masters students and is active in teaching and supervision of postgraduate research projects. He is a scientific reviewer to many international journals and scientific conferences. His research interests are in adaptation and mitigation of climate change and the role of livestock in circular food systems.

ORCID
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3547-0104
ACADEMIA
https://egerton.academia.edu/BocklineBebe
Researchgate
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bockline-Bebe-2
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

2003: PhD Animal Science from Wageningen UR University, Netherlands, with Thesis title: Herd dynamics of smallholder dairy in the Kenya highlands

1997: MSc Animal Science from Wageningen UR University, Netherlands, with Thesis title: Consequences of reducing reproductive wastage in intensive smallholder dairy systems in Kiambu District, Kenya

1994: BSc Animal Production from Egerton University, Kenya, with Project title: A comparative analysis of production and reproductive performance of heifers of local and imported sire semen in a commercial dairy farm

1986: Diploma Animal Husbandry from Egerton University, Kenya, with Project title: Assessing the performance of finishing broilers fed on four different diets.

1981: Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (Kericho High School)

1979: East African Certificate of Education (Kakamega High School)

1975: Certificate of Primary Education (Rapora Primary School)

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION
  • Livestock Production Systems
  • Adaptation to and mitigation of climate change
  • Dairy value chains
  • Animal roles in circular food systems
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Leadership and management of public Universities for members of the councils and management (2018, Naivasha).
  2. The code of governance for state corporations –Mwongozo (February, 2017 and April, 2018; Mombasa)
  3. Corporate governance (June 2008);
  4. ISO 9001:2015 Quality management systems transition course
  5. Financial management for non-financial managers (2015 –Arusha)
  6. Trained in Managing Institutional Intellectual Assets and Intellectual Property at ILRI and ICIPE in 2003 and 2004
WORK EXPERIENCE

01/2020- date: Ag Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Extension, Egerton University

10/2016- 01/2020: Ag Director, Research and Extension, Egerton University

10/2014 to date: Professor of Livestock production, Animal Sciences Department, Egerton University

10/2013- 10/2016: Deputy Director of Extension and Outreach, Egerton University

05/2010 - 09/2014: 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 - 1998: Senior Technician Livestock Management, Animal sciences Department, Egerton University

1986 - 1989: Technical Animal Production Officer, Ministry of Livestock Development, Kenya

 

KEY PROJECTS
  1. Project leader (EU)  -  A Circular Bio-economy (CE) for the Kenyan Dairy Sector (VALORISE); Funding from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA): DKK 476,647 (4,998,490). Partners: Egerton  University  (EGU) is partnering with The Technical University of Denmark (DTU); The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT); The African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), and The Eastern and Southern      Africa Dairy Association (ESADA)
  2. Project leader (EU) - REFOOTURE-project: Towards regenerative, inclusive food systems in Eastern Africa through establishing living lab in Nakuru County.Funding from IKEA Foundation; Euro 55,000. Partners: Egerton University (EGU) is partnering with Wageningen University.
  3. Dairy research scientist - 3R Kenya Project (Resilient, Robust, Reliable – From Aid to Trade) project is a learning initiative supported under the Agriculture and Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) programmes of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. 3R seeks to generate evidence and lessons from FNS and other reeelated ppprogrammes that support competitive , market led models in spurring agricultural development in dairy, aquaculture and horticulture sectors. Partners: Wageningen University, Egerton University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Private sectors
  4. Project leader (EU)- Innovations for Sustainable and Profitable Intensification of Smallholder Dairy in Kenya (ISPID).
  5. Funding € 254, 725 from Food & Business Applied Research Fund of WOTRO, Netherlands. 2016-2019.Partners: Egerton University, Mt Clara Mtakatifu Development Centre, Wageningen University
  6. Project leader (EU) - Assessing and supporting dairy input and advisory service systems for resilient market-oriented smallholder dairy systems in the Ethiopian and Kenyan highlands (ADIAS).
  7. Funding € 366, 565 from Food & Business Applied Research Fund of WOTRO, Netherlands. 2016-2019. Partners: Wageningen University, Egerton University, Addis Ababa University, African Centre for Technology Studies.
  8. Research scientist - Local and International business collaboration for productivity and Quality Improvement in Dairy chains in Vietnam, Indonesia, Tanzania and Kenya (LIQUID). Funding by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO-WOTRO), 2015 - 2020
  9. Research scientist - Reduction of Post-Harvest Losses and Value Addition in East African Food Value Chains (Reducing losses –adding value (RELOAD). RELOAD was a development oriented inter- and transdisciplinary African-German Research Network in Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia, to address reduction of postharvest losses and enhance value addition. Partners: Three German and six African Universities, research institutions and private sector (SMEs).
  10. Research scientist - Cassava Value Chain Upgrading for secure food, nutrition, income and resilience of smallholder farmers in the ASALs of Nakuru County. Funding: US$ 200,000 from Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). 2017-2020. Partners: Egerton University, Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), A TVET institute and Community Organisation
  11. Research scientist - Enhancing Camel productivity for food security and wealth creation for the peri-urban camel producers in Isiolo, Northen Kenya. Funding KES 3,000,000 by Commission for Higher Education (CHE, Kenya). 2010-2013. Partners: Egerton University and Local government Authority
  12. Project scientitist - Trilateral partnership for food security- Egerton University/Punjab Agricultural University/Ohio State university. Funding $800,000 from USAID. 2012- 2014
  13. Research scientist - Enhancing Productivity and Economic Value of Indigenous Vegetables for Improved Income, Nutrition and Food Security. Funding KES 8M by KAPAP. 2011-2014
  14. Project leader (EU) - A comparative analysis of breeding information sourcing and net margin estimates of inseminations and replacement decisions of smallholder dairy farmers. Funding US$ 15,000 by CMAAE (Project AR 11F08). 2011-2013
  15. Project scientist - Enhance Feeding Value of Wheat Straw for improved Livestock Productivity. Funding KES 4.5million by EAAP. 2010-2013.
  16. Research scientist - Building the capacity of African university graduates to foster change through agricultural innovation. Funding€ 999,050 by African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Science and Technology Program). 2009 -2013
  17. Research scientist - Quality post-harvest handling, value addition and marketing of cassava products for food security and wealth creation. Funding KES 16M by EAAPP (EAAPP-OCGS-01-2011-29). 2012-2015
  18. Research scientist - Consumer and regulator concerns about pastoral indigenous knowledge food processing: participatory analysis for producers’ and consumers’ benefits. Funding US$ 59,823.75 by RUFORUM, Uganda. 2012-2014
  19. Research scientist - Resilient pastoralism: towards sustainable futures in rangelands. Funding: £ 146,299.76 from UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). 2016-2017
  20. Research scientist - Building adaptation capacities for climate change in Kenya through participatory research, training and outreach actions. Funding US$ 483,883 by Rockefeller Foundation. 2010-2014
  21. Research scientist - Strengthening Universities Capacities for Mitigating Climate Change Induced Water Vulnerabilities in East Africa (WATERCAP) Funding € 86,000.00 by APPEAR-Austria. 2012-2014
  22. Research scientist - Developing East African Region Climate Innovation Network (EARCIN), Funding US$   1.3M from World Bank. Climate change adaptation and mitigation scientist. 2012-2013
  23. Project manager (EU) - Deploying Interactive On-line Networking Platform for Improving Quality and Relevance of African University Graduates to Labour Markets.                     Funding € 495,000 from ACP-EU Co-operation Program in Higher Education (Edulink II). 2014-2017
  24. Research scientist - Build capacity to deliver competent graduates for enhanced competitiveness in the dairy value chain. Funding € 1.2million by the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC). 2012-2015
  25. Project manager (EU) -Transforming teaching and learning in Faculties of Agriculture through the development of electronic teaching content for RUFORUM Supported Regional Postgraduate Programs. Funding £ 99,979.44 by Association of African Universities (AAU) Mobilizing Regional Capacity Initiative (MRCI).2010-2012

Consultancy Services

  • 2012-2015: Dairy value chain expert - Capacity building for improving dairy and horticulture programmes to meet the requirements of the labour market and to contribute to food security and the commercialization of the sector for Bukura Agricultural College, Kenya. Funding: Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC). € 750,000
  • 2011-2015: Dairy expert - Consulting for the Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Development in Higher Education (NICHE) on design of labour market relevant curriculums in Dairy and horticulture diploma programmes at Bukura Agricultural College, Dairy technology certificate and diploma programmes at Dairy Training Institute, and Pig and poultry BSc programmes at University of Rwanda, Nyangatare campus
  • 2014: Lead consultant - Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Agribusiness Project (KAPAP) Contracted Service Delivery Model Impact Evaluation
  • 2012-2013: Climate adaptation expert - Developing East African Region Climate Innovation Network (EARCIN) to: (i) create a network of institutions in East Africa to provide cutting-edge work on technologies for adaptation to climate change; (ii) broker South-South technology transfer from suppliers in Asia to East African SMEs; (iii) position the Kenya CIC as a hub for all such activities through East Africa; and (iv) develop a more detailed model for scaling up successful EACIN activities. Funding: World Bank, US$ 1.3m. Partners: African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Scott Wilson (UK), SS-GATE (US)
  • 2011: Lead consultant -Developing Livestock Policy for the East African Community (EAC). Funding: East African Community (EAC) 5th Floor, AICC Building Box 1096, Arusha, Tanzania
  • 2011: Systems expert - Attaining sustainable food security in the ASALS facilitate and promote community based food production, pasture rehabilitation, agroforestry and   improved marketing through integration of water resource, energy and improved ASAL land, crop and livestock husbandry practices
  • 2009: Dairy expert - Review and development of the Kenya Dairy Master Plan and Development and production of policy briefs. Funding: Ministry of Livestock Development and Landolakes Inc Ltd.
  • 2007: Project management expert - Internal Impact Assessment of National Agricultural and Livestock Extension Program. Ministry of Agriculture, (National Agricultural and Livestock Extension Program)
RESEARCH INTERESTS

Prof Bebe has wide research interests in the area of adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, the role of livestock in circular food systems, livestock value chain development, sustainable dairy production in the tropics, and sustainable food systems.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Prof. Bebe is highly cited for scholarly works, with a citation index score in the google scholar now standing at: all citations 1592; h-index 19; i10-inedx 39 (https://scholar.google.com/citations?h=en&user=diffuy8gAAAAJ)

He has published over ninety-three (93) papers in internationally peer reviewed journals; eight (8) book and book chapters; edited two (2) books in use in colleges and universities

 

Book and Book Chapters Contributions

  1. 2021- Living with climate change in ASALS: Integrating scientific forecasts with indigenous knowledge Richard Ochieng, Charles Recha, Bockline Omedo Bebe. 2021 Handbook of Climate Change Management. In: W. Leal Fiho et al. (eds) Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22759-3-240-1
  2. 2020- Food security investments transforming the aquaculture, dairy and horticulture sectors in Kenya: Recommendations to support the transition from aid to inclusive aid and trade
  3. Jan Joost Kessler, Ingrid Coninx, Catherine Kilelu, Simone van Vugt, Irene Koomen, Bockline Bebe, Katrine Soma, Asaah Ndambi, Joyce Gema, Benson Obwanga, Eugene Rurangwa, Indira Moreno Echeverri, Gonne Beekman, Jessica Wangui Koge, Jan van der Lee, Annabelle Daburon, John Wesonga, Ruerd Ruben Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen University and Research. https://edepot.wur.nl/532111
  4. 2013 - Fostering change: experiences of innovation systems at Egerton University. Christopher Onyango, Bockline Omedo Bebe, John Mironga In: Ochola Washington, Heemskerk Willem, Wongtschowski Mariana (Eds). Changing agricultural education from within: lessons and challenges from the GO4IT programme. KIT publishers, Netherlands (www.kitpublishers.nl ); page 58- 64
  5. 2011Sustainable use and conservation of Agrobiodiversity. In: Mungai N. W (editor), Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use in Enhancing Food Security. Pp 48 -61. ISBN 996605353-0. Tonaz Limited Printers, Nairobi. A.Opiyo and B. O. Bebe
  6. 2011- Uptake pathways for Agrobiodiversity (AGBD) technologies. In: Mungai N. W (editor), Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use in Enhancing Food Security. Pp 87-95. ISBN 996605353-0. Tonaz Limited Printers, NairobiBebe Bockline Omedo
  7. 2009 - Common Forests and Agroforesty Trees in the Mau Catchment, Kenya – Farmers Perspective. Impress Communications Printers, Nairobi.   ISBN: 9966 05 06 98. Inoti, S., Birech, R.J., Bebe, O., Freyer, B. and Ngetich, K
  8. 2007- Livestock Intensification or extension: benefits and trade- offs. H.M.J., Bebe B.O., Samdup T., Sutresniwati I.G.S., Budiastra, Asgedom A.H., Phong L.T.; In: A.J. van der Zijpp, J.A.J. Verreth, Le Quang Tri, M.E.F. van Mensvoort, R.H. Bosma and M.C.M. Beveridge (eds). Wageningen Academic publishers, The Netherlands. ISBN-10:90-8686-013-3. pp 271-280.
  9. 2007- Livestock Intensification in mixed farms: benefits and trade-offs. Udo, H. J. M., Aklilu, H. A., Phong, L. T., Bosma, R. H., Budisatria, I. G. S., Patil, B. R. & Bebe, B. O. (2007). In Fishponds in farming systems (pp. 271-280). Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Books Edited

  1. 2016 - Cow signals basics –East African edition, on understanding what cows need to stay healthy and productive, Authored by Jan Hulsen. Content editors: Bockline Omedo Bebe, Charles K. Gachuiri, David Maina, Peter Ngure. Roodbont Publishers (www.cowsignals.com; ISBN 978-9966-094-76-6)
  2. 2016 - Cow signals: Advanced East African Edition on a practical guide to dairy cow management. Authored by Jan Hulsen. Content editors: Bockline Omedo Bebe, Charles K. Gachuiri, David Maina, Peter Ngure. Roodbont Publishers (www.cowsignals.com; ISBN 978-9966-094-75-9)

 

Policy and Practice Briefs in the Livestock Sector

  1. 2020 - Endometritis in smallholder zero-grazed cows in Rwanda: risks and consequences on cow fertility performance Practice Brief N0 002 for Extension service use in Rwanda Pascal Nyabinwa, Olivier Basole Kashongwe, Claire d’Andre Hirwa and Bockline Omedo Bebe Rwanda Agricultural Board
  2. 2020- Preventing and controlling endometritis in smallholder zero-grazed cows in Rwanda: risks and consequences on smallholder dairy farms in Rwanda Practice Brief N0 001 for Extension service use in Rwanda Pascal Nyabinwa, Olivier Basole Kashongwe, Claire d’Andre Hirwa and Bockline Omedo Bebe Rwanda Agricultural Board
  3. 2020 - Meta-analysis of 3R Kenya findings about the transformation of the aquaculture, dairy and horticulture sectors
  4. Jan Joost Kessler, Ingrid Coninx, Catherine Kilelu, Simone van Vugt, Irene Koomen, Bockline Bebe, Katrine Soma, Asaah Ndambi, Joyce Gema, Benson Obwanga, Eugene Rurangwa, Indira Moreno Echeverri, Gonne Beekman, Jessica Wangui Koge, Jan van der Lee, Annabelle Daburon, John Wesonga, Ruerd Ruben
  5. Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen University and Research. https://doi.org/10.18174/524002 ; www.wur.eu/cdi
  6. 2020 - Milk Dispensing Machines in Kenya’s Dairy Sector: Trends and scenario analysis R Kenya Project Practice Brief 016 Oscar I. Ayuya, Dave M. Ireri, Judy Kithinji, Asaah Ndambi, Catherine W. Kilelu, Bockline O. Bebe, Paul Ndung’u and Jan van der Lee https://doi.org/10.18174/521451 ; www.wur.nl/livestock-research
  7. 2020 - What the newspapers say about milk safety in Kenya and whether consumers trust and value the information 3R Kenya Project Practice Brief 012 Bockline Omedo Bebe, Catherine W. Kilelu, and Jan van der Lee https://www.3r-Kenya.org
  8. 2020 - Consumer purchasing behaviour and risk perceptions about milk products in Kenyan towns 3R Kenya Practice brief 015 Bockline Omed Bebe, Jan van der Lee and Catherine W. Kilelu https://www.3r-Kenya.org
  9. 2020 - Milk retailing innovation in Kenya and consumer perceptions of safety 3R Kenya Project Practice Brief 010 Bockline Omedo Bebe, Jan van der Lee and Catherine W. Kilelu https://www.3r-Kenya.org
  10. 2020 - Quality compliance of traded milk in urban retail outlets in Kenya 3R Kenya Project Practice Brief 009 Bockline Omed Bebe, Jan van der Lee and Catherine W. Kilelu https://www.3r-Kenya.org

Paper Publications

  1. Risk factors associated with endometritis in zero-grazed dairy cows on smallholder farms in Rwanda Pascal Nyabinwa, Olivier Basole Kashongwe, Claire d’Andre Hirwa and Bockline Omedo Bebe. 2021 Preventive Veterinary Medicine 188 (2021) 105252
  2. Variability in Monthly Rainfall and Temperature Has an Influence on Daily Milk Production in Sahiwal Cows in Kenya MacDonald Gichuru Githinji, Evans Deyie Ilatsia, Thomas Kainga Muasya, Bockline Omedo Bebe, 2020 Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences2020; 7(2): 8-12
  3. Influence of endometritis on milk yield of zero-grazed dairy cows on smallholder farms in Rwanda Pascal Nyabinwa, Olivier Basole Kashongwe, Claire d’Andre Hirwa and Bockline Omedo Bebe. 2021Veterinary and Animal Science 10 (2020) 100149
  4. Estimating prevalence of endometritis in smallholder zero-grazed dairy cows in Rwanda Pascal Nyabinwa, Olivier Basole Kashongwe, Jean Paul Habimana, Claire d’Andre Hirwa, Bockline Omedo Bebe. 2020. Tropical Animal Health and Production. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11250-020-02337-z
  5. Effects of endometritis on reproductive performance of zero-grazed dairy cows on smallholder farms in Rwanda Pascal Nyabinwa, Olivier Basole Kashongwe, Claire d’Andre Hirwa and Bockline Omedo Bebe. 2020 Animal Reproduction Science 221 (2020) 106584
  6. Perception of farmers about endometritis prevention and control measures for zerograzed dairy cows on smallholder farms in Rwanda Pascal Nyabinwa, Olivier Basole Kashongwe, Claire d’Andre Hirwa and Bockline Omedo Bebe. 2020 BMC Veterinary Research (2020), 16:175
  7. Accuracy of estimates of milk production per lactation from limited test-day and recall data collected at smallholder dairy farms S.A. Migose, A. van der Linden, B.O. Bebe, I.J.M. de Boer, S.J. Oosting. 2020 Livestock Science 232 (2020) 103911 Prevalence of porcine cysticercosis among scavenging pigs in western Kenya
  8. Marie-Françoise Mwabonimana, Anthony Macharia King’ori, Charles Muleke Inyagwa, Eduard Kokan Shakala, Bockline Omedo Bebe. 2020 Afr., J. Infect. Dis. (2020) 14 (2): 57-62. https://doi.org/10.21010/ajid.v14i2.6
  9. Porcine cysticercosis risks: awareness, attitudes and perceptions on safety Practices among farmers, butcher-owners and consumers in western Kenya Marie-Françoise Mwabonimana, Anthony Macharia King’ori, Charles Muleke Inyagwa, Bockline Omedo Bebe. 2020 Afr., J. Infect. Dis. (2020) 14 (2): 16-22. https://doi.org/10.21010/ajid.v14i2.3
  10. Effects of proximity to markets on dairy farming intensity and market participation in Kenya and Ethiopia Jan van der Leea, Simon Oosting, Laurens Klerkx, Felix Opinya, Bockline Omedo Bebe. 2020 Agricultural Systems 184 (2020) 102891
  11. Urban Consumer Trust of Information That News Papers Report About the Quality of Milk Sold in Kenya Bockline Omedo Bebe, Charity Khanyeleli, Catherine W Kilelu and Jan van der Lee. 2020 Journal of Dairy Research & Technology 2020, 3: 020. https://www.heraldopenaccess.us/openaccess / DOI: 10.24966/DRT-9315/100020
  12. Milk Vending Machine Retail Innovation in Kenyan Urban Markets: Operational Costs, Consumer Perceptions and Milk Quality Bockline Omedo Bebe, Jan van der Lee and Catherine Kilelu. 2020 Journal of Dairy Research & Technology 2020, 3: 019. https://www.heraldopenaccess.us/openaccess / DOI: 10.24966/DRT-9315/100019
  13. Prevalence of east coast fever infections based on farmer-observed symptoms in smallholder dairy herds, North rift Kenya MA Ikaal, CO Orenge, OB Kashongwe and BO Bebe. 2020 International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry 2020; 5(2): 22-28
  14. Probing the underlying intentional noncompliance behaviours in informal milk trading in peri –urban areas of Nakuru Town, Kenya Kihiu Mercy Wairimu, Eric Kiprono Bor, Bocklines Omedo Bebe. 2020 Researchjournali’s Journal of Sociology Vol. 8 | No. 4 October | 2020 ISSN 2347-8241
  15. Quantification of fertility impairments due to foot and mouth disease outbreaks in large scale dairy farms in Nakuru, Kenya Reagan Anguie Lewis, Olivier Kashongwe Basole and Bockline Omedo Bebe. 2019 International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry 2019; 4(5): 20-22
  16. Dairy producer’s attitudes toward implementing calf management practices on smallholder and large commercial dairy herds in Kenyan Rift valley Francis AN, Ondiek JO and Bebe BO. 2019 International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, 4(5): 35-39; 2019
  17. Associations between intensification interventions and herd productivity in smallholder dairy farms in the Kenyan Highlands F O Agutu, J O Ondiek and B O Bebe. 2019 African Journal of Rural Development, Vol. 4 (3): pp. 331-339.
  18. A positive deviant approach to understanding key factors to successful smallholder dairy farming in Kenya Migose, S., Bebe, B.O., Imke de Boar, I.J.M., Oosting, S.J., 2019. Agricultural Systems.
  19. Intensification and Upgrading Dynamics in Emerging Dairy Clusters in the East African Highlands Jan van der Lee, Laurens Klerkx, Bockline Omedo Bebe, Ashenafi Mengistu and Simon Oosting. 2018. Sustainability (2018). 10: 4324; doi: 10.3390/su10114324. www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability
  20. Use of animal information and trait preferences for making breeding decisions on smallholder dairy farms B. K. Bett & B. O. Bebe. East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal (2018), 82:2-4, 214-226, DOI: 10.1080/00128325.2018.1469950
  21. Improved region-specific emission factors for enteric methane emissions from cattle in smallholder mixed crop: livestock systems of Nandi County, Kenya P. W. Ndung’u, B. O. Bebe, J. O. Ondiek, K. Butterbach-Bahl, L. Merbold and J. P. Goopy. Animal Production Science (2018), https://doi.org/10.1071/AN17809, www.publish.csiro.au/journals/an
  22. Application of the climate analogue concept in assessing the probable physiological and haematological responses of Friesian cattle to changing and variable climate in the Kenyan Highlands J.C. Wangui, B.O. Bebe, J.O. Ondiek & S.O. Oseni. South African Journal of Animal Science (2018), 48: 572-582, http://www.sasas.co.za/journals
  23. Prevalence of β-haemolytic multi-drug resistant E. coli in cow and camel milk in Kenya. Samuel M. Nato, Joseph W. Matofari,   Bockline O. Bebe,   Christian Huelsebusch. Journal of Consumer Protection Food Safety (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00003-018-1187-4
  24. Effect of predisposing factors on microbial loads in camel milk along the pastoral dairy value chain in Kenya. Nato SM, Matofari JW, Bebe B. O, Huelsebusch C. Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice (2018), 8:16.     http://www.pastoralismjournal.com
  25. Influence of distance to urban markets on smallholder dairy farming systems in Kenya. Migose S.A., B.O. Bebe, I.J.M. de Boer, S.J. Oosting. Tropical Animal Health and Production (2018). http://doi.org/10.1007/s11250-018-1575-x 68. Associations between intensification interventions and negative externalities in smallholder dairy farms in the Kenyan Highlands F O Agutu, J O Ondiek and B O Bebe. Livestock Research for Rural Development (2018), 30 (4)
  26. Resilient pastoralism: towards sustainable futures in Kenyan rangelands Bockline Omedo Bebe, Sarah Johnson, Richard Ochieng, Charles Recha, Stanley Kimaren Riamit, and Caroline Upton. Nature &Faune Vol 31, Issue 2, Page 36-39. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.fao.org/africa/resources/nature-faune/en
  27. Comparative assessment of livelihood roles of indigenous chicken in pastoral and agricultural households of Kenya J E Lotesiro, A M King’ori and B O Bebe. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 29, Article #238. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd29/12/lote29238.html
  28. Effects of feeding practices on milk yield and composition in peri-urban and rural smallholder dairy cow and pastoral camel herds in Kenya O. B. Kashongwe& B. O. Bebe & J. W. Matofari&C. G Huelsebusch. Tropical Animal Health Production (2017). DOI 10.1007/s11250-017-1270-3
  29. Associations between milking practices, somatic cell counts and milk postharvest losses in smallholder dairy and pastoral camel herds in Kenya O.B. Kashongwe, B.O. Bebe, J.W. Matofari, C.G. Huelsebusch. International Journal of Veterinary Science and Medicine. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijvsm.2017.01.001
  30. Enabling Conditions for Improved Use of Seasonal Climate Forecast in Arid and Semi-Arid Baringo County—Kenya Richard Ochieng, Charles Recha, Bockline Omedo Bebe Open Access Library Journal (2017), 4: e3826. https://doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1103826
  31. Integrating Characterization of Smallholders’ Feeding Practices with On-Farm Feeding Trials to Improve Utilization of Crop Residues on Smallholder Farms B. O. Kashongwe, B. O. Bebe, P. A. Ooro, P. K. Migwi, and T. A. Onyango. Advances in Agriculture (2017), Article ID 6952407, https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/6952407
  32. Influence of on-farm feed formulations and hygiene interventions on milk yield and quality in smallholder dairy farms in Kenya Olivier B. Kashongwe, Linnet W. Mwangi, Bockline O. Bebe, Joseph W. Matofari, Christian Huelsebusch. International Journal of Agricultural Extension ISSN (2017). 2311-6110 (Online), 2311-8547 (Print) http://www.escijournals.net/IJAE
  33. An evaluation of nutritional quality of traditional processed camel meat (Nyirinyiri): value chain assessment and recommendations Kisembe W.S., P.S. Muliro, J.W. Matofari, B.O. Bebe. International Journal of Nutrition and Food Science (2017), 6, Issue 4: 172-174
  34. Hygienic assessment of spontaneously fermented raw camel milk (Suusa) along the informal value chain in Kenya. Mwangi, L. W., Matofari, J. W., Muliro, P. S., & Bebe, B. O.  International Journal of Food Contamination3(1), 18.
  35. Occurrence of brucella and mycobacteria species in raw and fermented camel milk along the value chain.  Mwangi, L. W., Matofari, J. W., Muliro, P. S., & Bebe, B. O. (2016). Asian Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences (ISSN: 2321–1571)4(04).
  36. Association of on-farm feeds handling practices with fungal growth and mycotoxin production on feeds in smallholder dairy farms, Nakuru, Kenya Caroline Mwende Makau, Joseph Wafula Matofari, Patrick Simiyu Muliro, Bockline Omedo Bebe. African Journal of Agricultural Science (2016). Vol 11 (39), 3741-3750.
  37. Influence of weaning age on profitability of rabbits rearing on smallholder farms in Kenya S J S Mahunguane, M K Ambula and B O Bebe. Livestock Research for Rural Development (2016), 28 (9)
  38. Aflatoxin B1 and Deoxynivalenol contamination of dairy feeds and presence of Aflatoxin M1 contamination in milk from smallholder dairy systems in Nakuru, Kenya Caroline Mwende Makau, Joseph Wafula Matofari, Patrick Simiyu Muliro, Bockline Omedo Bebe. International Journal of Food Contamination (2016), 3:6
  39. Changes in Agri-business outcomes among the dairy beneficiaries of contracted extension service delivery in Kenya Bebe Bockline Omedo, Mwangi John Gowland, Ozor Nicholas. Journal of Agricultural Extension (2016), Vol (1) June. http://journal.aesonnigeria.org
  40. Effects of nutritional supplementation and genotype on milk production and fertility of lactating dairy cattle in tropical conditions. Indetie D, Musalia L, Bebe B, Wathuta E, Indentie A, Kinywa J, Lukibisi F. Bull Animal Health Production AfrAnGR (2016). Special edition, 179-190
  41. Effects of body weight and condition changes after parturition on the reproductive performance of Sahiwal and Friesian cattle. Indetie D, Musalia L, Bebe B, Wathuta E, Indentie A, Kinywa J, Lukibisi F. Bull Animal Health Production (2016). AfrAnGR. Special edition 65-67
  42. Performance of scavenging ecotypes of indigenous chickens on targeted phase supplementary feeding J K Gakige, A M King’ori, B O Bebe and A K Kahi. Livestock Research for Rural Development 28 (4) 2016
  43. Safety of pastoral processed camel meat (Nyirinyiri) for consumers ascertained from microbiological qualities Kisembe W.S., P.S. Muliro, J.W. Matofari, B.O. Bebe. International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research (2015), Vol 6, issue 5:71-75
  44. The efficacy of knowledge sharing strategies used at Egerton University as perceived by livestock value chain actors Millicent A. Ongondo. Jane G. Nyanga, Bockline O. Bebe. Inter Jr of Agric Extension (2015), 03 (02): 155-160
  45. Effects of targeted phase supplementary feeding on gut morphology of scavenging ecotypes of indigenous chickens in Kenya. J K Gakige, A M King’ori, B O Bebe and A K Kahi. Livestock Research for Rural Development (2015), 27 (10)
  46. Assessing the economic efficiency of dairy production systems in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. Michael B. Kibiego, Job K. Lagat and Bockline O. Bebe. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development (2015) 6(2), 146–154.
  47. Comparative Analysis of Technical Efficiency of Milk Production Systems in Uasin Gishu County of Kenya.  Kibiego, M. B., Lagat, J. K., & Bebe, B. O. (2015). International Journal of Business, Economics and Management2(6), 157-168.
  48. Competitiveness of Smallholder Milk Production Systems in Uasin Gishu County of Kenya Michael B. Kibiego, Job K. Lagat, Bockline O. Bebe. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Developmenthttp://www>.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/JEDS/article/view/19377
  49. Effectiveness of Communication Strategies used in Creating Awareness and Uptake of Food Safety Standards in the Informal Market outlets of Camel Nyirinyiri. Madete S K Pauline, Bebe O. Bockline, Matofari W. Joseph, Muliro S. Patrick. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) 2015). Vol 4, No. 3: 83-86. DOI: 10.11648/j.aff.20150403.11
  50. Influence of drought variability on livestock feeding practices by the Masaai of Mailwa     location in Kajiado County, Kenya. Gikaba, J.M., Kamuru S.M. & Bebe B.O . British Journal of Applied Science and Technology (2015). Vol. 7 No.2 (134-140)
  51. Food management strategies for coping with food insecurity in a changing and variable climate by smallholder farmers in Kenya. Kamuru, S.M., Kariuki S.T., Mungai, N.W., Bebe B.O., Chiuri W W. Ngigi, W. & and F.K. Lelo. International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies (2014), Vol. 9 No.2 (797-807)
  52. Influence of drought duration on livestock feeding practices by Maasai pastoralists in Kajiado County, Kenya. Gikaba, J.M; Kamuru S.M. & Bebe B.O. International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies (2014), Vol. 8 No.1 (225- 231)
  53. The influence of livestock market structure, conduct and performance on herd productivity among smallholders in Western Kenya Muthui, N. J., Mshenga, P. M. and Bebe, B. O. Journal of Agricultural Economics and Development (2014), Vol .3(1); 12-16.
  54. Assessment of the vulnerability and adaptation strategies to climate variability of the bos-taurus dairy genotypes in Nandi and Nakuru Counties in Kenya Ngeno K., Omasaki S.K. and Bebe B.O. Journal of Animal Production Advances (2014), 4(6): 430-441
  55. Improving the nutritive value of wheat straw with urea and yeast culture for dry season feeding of dairy cows Kashongwe Olivier Basole, MigwiPreminius, Bebe Bockline Omedo, Ooro Patrick Awuor, Onyango Tobias Atali, Osoo John Odhiambo. Tropical Animal Health and Production (2014). DOI 10.1007/s11250-014-0598-1
  56. Evaluation of Livestock- Crop Enterprise Diversity Associated with Shift from Pastoral to Agro-Pastoral Farming Systems in Transmara West District of Narok County- Kenya Magembe E.M.1, Bebe B.O., Lagat J.K. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences (2014), Vol. 4 (3), pp. 101-109. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2014.3.020514093)
  57. Evaluation of losses of replacement heifers in pastoral and peri-urban camel herds in semi-arid northern Kenya Shibia G. Mumina. Owuor Gorge, and Bebe B. Omedo. Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice (2013), 3:23. http://www.pastoralismjournal.com/content/3/1/23
  58. Assessment of camel and camel milk marketing practices in an emerging peri-urban production system in Isiolo County, Kenya Noor Issack M, Tariq Mohammed, Guliye Abdi Yakub, Bebe Bockline Omedo. Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice (2013), 3:28 http://www.pastoralismjournal.com/content/3/1/28
  59. Heritabilities and correlations between body weights and growth curve parameters of indigenous chicken populations reared intensively in Kenya Ngeno K., Magothe T M., Okeno T O., Bebe B O., Kahi A K. Research Journal of Poultry Sciences (2013), 6 (3): 43-52
  60. Management practices and challenges in smallholder indigenous chicken production in Western Kenya. Ochieng Justus, George Owuor, Bebe Bockline Omedo Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics. Vol. 114 No. 1 (2013) 51–58. urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2013030542607
  61. 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.OJ Veterinary Advances (2013), 3(7): 186-196. DOI: 10.5455/jva.20130717125129
  62. 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 Livestock Research for Rural Development (2013). Volume 25, Article #210. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd25/12/bett25210.htm
  63. 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. Egerton Journal of Science and Technology ISSN 2073-8277 (2013), vol 13; 21-32
  64. Incorporation of milk yield, dry matter intake and phosphorous excretion predictive functions in the development of a multi-objective dairy feed formulation software program Mutua SM, Bebe B. O., Kahi A K., Guliye A Y. Journal of Agricultural Sciences (2013), Vol. 5, No. 11:208-228
  65. Options for efficient utilization of high fibre feed resources in low input ruminant production systems in a changing climate: A review Migwi P K Migwi, Bebe B O, Gachuiri C.K, Godwin I, Nolan J V. Livestock Research for Rural Development (2013). Volume 25 (5), Article #87. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd25/5/migw25087.htm
  66. Genetic evaluation of growth traits in ecotypes of Kenyan indigenous chicken. Ngeno K., Bebe B.O., Kahi A. K. Kahi Family Poultry Communications, (2012). Vol.21, No.2 – 4-12. www.infpd.netwww.fao.org/ag/againfo/themes/en/infpd/home.html
  67. Analysis of an emerging peri-urban camel production in Isiolo County, Northern Kenya Noor Issack Mohamed, Bebe Bockline Omedo and Guliye Abdi Yakub. Journal of Camelid Science (2012), 5:41-61.http://www.isocard.org 41
  68. Determinants of adoption of management interventions in indigenous chicken production in Kenya. Ochieng Justus, Owuor George, Bebe Bockline Omedo. AfJARE (2012), Vol 7 No 1: 39-50.
  69. 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. African Crop Science Journal (2012), Vol. 20, Issue Supplement s2, pp. 169-180
  70. Estimation of Growth Parameters of Indigenous Chicken Populations Intensively Reared in Kenya. Ngeno K., Bebe B. O., Kahi A. K. Kahi. Egerton Journal of Science and Technology (2011). 11:13-28
  71. Effect of Management Interventions on Productive Performance of Indigenous Chicken in Western Kenya. Ochieng J, Owuor G, Bebe B O and Ochieng D O Livestock Research for Rural Development (2011) 23, Article #114. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd23/5/ochi23114.htm
  72. 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 Bebe B.O. Livestock Science 139 (2011) 22–29
  73. Influence of management intervention adoption behavior of smallholders on productivity of indigenous chicken flocks in Western Kenya Ochieng Justus, Owour Goerge, Bebe B O. Family Poultry Communications (2010). Vol 19,:11 16www.fao.org/ag/againfo/themes/en/infpd/home.html
  74. 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. Livestock Research for Rural Development (2010). Volume 22, Article #226. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd22/12/mutu22226.htm
  75. Survival of Hosletin-Friesian heifers on commercial dairy farms in Kenya Menjo D. K., Bebe B.O., Okeyo A.M., J.M.K. Ojango. Applied Animal Husbandry & Rural Development (2009), 2:14-17.
  76. 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. Tropical Animal Health and Production (2009), 41:171-181.
  77. Dairy heifer rearing under increasing intensification of smallholder dairy systems in the Kenya highlands Bebe B O. Livestock Research for Rural Development (2008), 20 (02) Article # 22
  78. Characteristics of feeding and breeding practices for intensification of smallholder dairy systems in the Kenya highlands Bebe B O. Udo H M J., Thorpe W. Livestock Research for Rural Development, 20 (02) 2008 Article # 23
  79. Assessing potential for producing dairy replacements under increasing intensification of smallholder dairy systems in the Kenya highlands Bebe B O. Livestock Research for Rural Development (2008), 20 (02) Article # 24
  80. Genetic improvement of the Kenya Dual Purpose goat: Influence of economic values and prospects for a practical breeding programme Bett, R.C., Kosgey, I.S., Bebe, B.O. and Kahi, A.K. Tropical Science (2007). 47: 105-119.
  81. Breeding goals for the Kenya Dual Purpose Goat. II. Estimation of economic values for production and functional traits. Bett, R.C., Kosgey, I.S., Bebe, B.O. and Kahi, A.K. Tropical Animal Health and Production (2007). 39:467-475.
  82. Breeding goals for the Kenya Dual Purpose Goat. I. Model development and application to smallholder systems Bett, R.C., Kosgey, I.S., Bebe, B.O. and Kahi, A.K. Tropical Animal Health and Production (2007), 39:477-492.
  83. Efficiency of alternative schemes breeding for resistance to gastrointestinal helminths in meat sheep Gicheha, G. M., Kosgey, I. S., Bebe, B. O., Kahi, A. K. Small Ruminant Research (2007), .69:167-179       
  84. The role of camels (Camelus dromedarius) in the traditional lifestyle of the Somali pastoralists in northern Kenya Guliye A.Y., Noor I. M., Bebe, B. O., Kosgey I. S. Outlook on Agriculture (2007), 36: 29-34.
  85. Evaluation of the efficiency of alternative two-tier nucleus breeding systems designed to improve meat sheep in Kenya Gicheha, G. M., Kosgey, I. S., Bebe, B. O., Kahi, A. K. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics (2006), 123: 247-257.
  86. Economic values for resistance to gastrointestinal helminths in meat sheep in Kenya Gicheha, .G. M., Kosgey, I. S., Bebe, B. O., Kahi, A. K. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics (2005), 122: 165-171.
  87. Effects of feeding systems and breed of cattle on reproductive performance and milk production on smallholder farms Bebe, B. O. Ugandan Journal of Agricultural Sciences (2004), 9:558-563.
  88. Smallholder dairy systems in the Kenya highlands: cattle population dynamics under increasing intensification Bebe, B. O., Udo, H. M. J, Rowlands, G. J., Thorpe, W. Livestock Production Science (2003), 82:211-221.
  89. Smallholder dairy systems in the Kenya highlands: breed preferences and breeding practices Bebe, B. O., Udo, H. M. J, Rowlands, G. J., Thorpe, W.   Livestock Production Science (2003), 82:117-127.
  90. Development of smallholder dairy systems in the Kenya highlands Bebe, B. O., Udo, H. M. J, Thorpe, W. Outlook on Agriculture (2002), 31:113-120.
  91. A note on risk factors for calf mortality in large-scale dairy farms in the tropics: A case study on Rift Valley area of Kenya Bebe, B. O., Abdulrazak, S. A., Ogore, P. O., Ondiek, J. O., Fujihara, T. Asia-Austrialian Journal of Animal Science (2001), 14: 855-857
  92. Evaluation of california mastitis test as a field-test for detection of bacterial infection in sub-clinical mastitis in smallholder dairy herd Matofari, J.W., Bebe, B. O.,Ondiek, J. O., Ogore, P. B. Egerton Journal, Science and Technology (2001), 3 (2): 32-38. 

Technical Papers

  1. 2016 - Sustainable intensification pathways for dairy farming in Kenya: a case study for PROIntensAfricaWP2, Deliverable 2.3(No. 997). van der Lee, J., Bebe, B. O., & Oosting, S. (2016). Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen Livestock Research.
  2. 2016 - Sustainable growth of the Kenyan dairy sector: A quick scan of robustness, reliability and resilience. Report 3R Kenya/WLR 979. Corné J. Rademaker, Bockline Omedo Bebe, Jan van der Lee, Catherine Kilelu and Charles Tonui, http://dx.doi.org/10.18174/391018 or at www.wur.nl/livestock-research (under Wageningen Livestock Research publications). (2016)
  3. 2016 - Sustainable intensification pathways for dairy farming in Kenya; A case study for PROIntensAfrica. van der Lee, Jan, Bockline Omedo Bebe, and Simon Oosting. http://dx.doi.org/10.18174/401333, www.wur.nl/livestock-research (under Wageningen Livestock Research publications) (2016).

Extension Magazines

  1. 2000 - Dairy herd structures and raising of replacement heifers on smallholder farms in the Kenya highlands. Bebe, B. O. (2000). Kilimo News, 22-23.
  2. 2000 - Dairy breeding practices in smallholder herds.  Bebe, B. O. (2000). Central Artificial Insemination Service Magazine (Kenya), November, pp 26-30.
CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS
  • 2021 - Producing and Sharing the Seeds of Gold: A University –Media house Partnership Contributing to Inclusive Kenya’s Agricultural Transformation. 
  • Invited paper presented at 14th Multi-Disciplinary International Virtual Conference; Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology; 19th to 21st May, 2021
  • 2020 - Actualizing Research to Improve Community Livelihoods. Invited keynote address presented at the 2nd International Research Conference, The role of science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in sustainable development. Tharaka University College, November 18 to 20th, 2020.
  • 2020  - Understanding extension context at Egerton University; Invited keynote address at the  Virtual conference: Understanding the context of Extension at Egerton University and Virginia Tech;   17th November 2020
  • 2018 - Feeding and hygiene practices for higher production and lower postharvest milk losses in smallholder dairy farms in Kenya. Kashongwe, B.O., Bebe, B.O., Matofari, J.W., Huelsebusch, C.G. Annual Scientific Symposium of the Animal Production Society of Kenya, Nanyuki, 4th – 6th April 2018.
  • 2018 - Farmers perceived and observed prevalence of cow-lameness in zero-grazed and pasture-grazed dairy systems in Nakuru, Kenya. Darboe, M. Kashongwe, O. B. and B. O. Bebe. Animal Production Society of Kenya, Nanyuki, Kenya, 4th –April 2018.
  • 2018 - Risk Factors associated with cow lameness in zero-grazed and pasture-grazed dairy systems in Nakuru, Kenya. Darboe, M. Kashongwe, O. B. and B. O. Bebe. Animal Production Society of Kenya, Nanyuki, Kenya, 4th –April 2018.
  • 2018 - The Kenyan dairy sector: stakeholder roles and relationships, and their impact on milk quality. Nyokabi, S., Oosting, S. J., Bebe, B. O., Phelan, L., Bett, B., Lindahl, J., & de Boer, I. J. M. (2018). In Farming systems: facing uncertainties and enhancing opportunities.
  • 2017 - High mastitis prevalence risk contributed to increase milk postharvest losses in smallholder dairy and pastoral camel herds in Kenya. Kashongwe, B.O., Bebe, B.O., Matofari, J.W., Huelsebusch. Annual Scientific Symposium of the Animal Production Society of Kenya, Starbucks Hotel and Restaurant, Eldoret, 5th – 7th April 2017
  • 2017 - Improved practices contributed to increase milk production but not quality in smallholder dairy farms in Nakuru County, Kenya. Kashongwe, B.O., Bebe, B.O., Matofari, J.W., Huelsebusch. Annual Scientific Symposium of the Animal Production Society of Kenya, Starbucks Hotel and Restaurant, Eldoret, 5th – 7th April 2017.
  • 2017 - Mastitis prevalence increased somatic cell counts and milk postharvest losses in smallholder and pastoral herds of Kenya. Kashongwe B.O., Bebe, B.O., Matofari, J.W., Huelsebusch C. 11th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week, 29th-31st March 2017.
  • 2017 - Influence of milk marketing choice on milk quality in smallholder dairy farms in Nakuru County, Kenya. Kashongwe, B.O., Bebe, B.O., Matofari, J.W., Huelsebusch C. 11th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week, 29th-31st March 2017.
  • 2017 - Influence of Market Participation on Farm Hygienic Practices and Milk Quality in Smallholder and Pastoral Herds in Kenya. Kashongwe, B.O., Bebe, B.O., Matofari, J.W., Huelsebusch Annual Scientific Symposium of the Animal Production Society of Kenya, Starbucks Hotel and Restaurant, Eldoret, 5th – 7th April 2017.
  • 2017 - Effects of feeding practices on milk yield and composition in smallholder dairy cow and pastoral camel herds in Kenya. Kashongwe B.O., Bebe, B.O., Matofari, J.W., Huelsebusch C. Poster presented at 11th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week, 29th-31st March 2017
  • 2016 - Characteristics of farm-level practices attributed to milk postharvest losses in smallholder and pastoral systems in Kenya. Kashongwe B.O., Bebe, B.O., Matofari, J.W., Huelsebusch C. Poster presented at Tropentag conference, Boku University, Vienna, Austria, 18-21st September 2016.
  • 2015 - Sustainable dairy intensification in Kenya: Typologies of production systems and breeding practices. Migose, S.A., Bebe, B.O., Oosting, S.J., 2015. In: Book of Abstracts 66th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science. p. 342.
  • 2013 - Effects of yeast cultures addition to urea treated and supplemented wheat straw on intake and milk yield of dairy cows. Kashongwe B. O., Migwi P.K., Bebe B. O., Ooro P.A., Onyango, T. A., Osoo J.O. Rotich, H.; Smollo, J. and Kamau, J. Annual Scientific Symposium of the Animal Production Society of Kenya, Golf Hotel, Kakamega, 12th and 13th April 2013.
  • 2010 - Climate change, genetics of adaptation and livestock production in low-input systems. Oseni, S., & Bebe, O. In 2nd International Conference: Climate, Sustainability And Development In Semi-Arid Regions, August (Vol. 1620).
  • 2010 - Effects of nutritional supplementation and genotype on milk production and fertility of lactating dairy cattle under tropical conditions. Indetie, D., Musalia, L., Bebe, B., Wathuta, E., Indetie, A., Kinywa, J., & Lukibisi, F. (2010). Edited by NE Odongo, M. Garcia & GJ Viljoen, 91.
  • 2009 - What influences price efficiency in indigenous chicken markets in Africa? Evidence from smallholder farmers in Kenya George, O., & Bocklain, B. (2009, August). . In 111th Seminar, June 26-27, 2009, Canterbury, UK (No. 53075). European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • 2006 - Breeding sheep for meat production in Kenya: Evaluation of alternative two-tier nucleus breeding systems. Gicheha, M. G., Kosgey, I. S., Bebe, B. O., & Kahi, A. K. (2006, November). Kenya Agriculture Research Institute Conference.
HONORS, PRIZE AND AWARDS
  • Prof Bebe earned recognition award for the Second Highest Researcher in Amount of Research Grant won in the period 2013/2014 by the Vice Chancellor, Egerton University. He received several fellowships for postgraduate studies and experiential learning from different international institutions.
  • 2014 -Vice Chancellor’s Award for the Second Highest Researcher in Amount of Research Grant won in the period 2013/2014, Egerton University
  • 2005 -Capacity Development Grant of Euro 4,100 from Netherlands Foundation for the Advancement of Tropical Research (WOTRO) to undertake advanced training in modelling agricultural systems and Multivariate Analytical Techniques at Wageningen University
  • 2003- Capacity Development Grant of Euro 7500 from Netherlands Foundation for the Advancement of Tropical Research (WOTRO) for the Dissemination of results from a study of herd dynamics of smallholder dairying in the Kenya highlands
  • 1999 -Herd Dynamics of Smallholder Dairy in the Kenya Highlands. Capacity Building Grant of Euro 71,200 from WOTRO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) for PhD Graduate Fellow of the International Livestock Research Institute
  • 1999 -PhD Graduate Fellowhsip, International Livestock Research Institute
  • 1996- World Bank Graduate Fellowship for MSc animal science study program at Wageningen University
TEACHING AREAS

Responsibilities: Courese Level

  • Lecturer and examiner: ANSC 812 - Statistical methods and applications PhD
  • Lecturer and examiner: LIPS 841 - Innovations changing livestock production PhD
  • Lecturer and examiner: LIPS 842 - Analysis of livestock systems PhD
  • Examiner LIPS 899: Doctoral Thesis
  • Lecturer and examiner: ANSC 711 - Scientific writing and reporting MSc
  • Lecturer and examiner: ANSC 713 - Statistical computing in agricultural sciences MSc
  • Lecturer and examiner: ANSC LIPS 731 - Organic animal production and agrobiodiversity MSc
  • Lecturer and examiner: LIPS 732 - Sustainable management of livestock production MSc
  • Lecturer and examiner: LIPS 730 - Case studies of livestock production systems MSc
  • Lecturer and examiner: LIPS 734 - Modelling livestock production systems MSc
  • Lecturer and examiner: ANSC 471 - Research products BSc
  • Lecturer and examiner: ANSC 471 - Seminars BSc
  • Lecturer and examiner: ANSC 451 - Dairy production
POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
MASTERS LEVEL :
  1. MSc8:  Assessing resilience of typical and entrepreneurial smallholder dairy farmers in the Kenya highlands - Elizabeth Wasike Otunga, (Kenyan) MSc Livestock Production Systems
  2. MSc7:  Assessing seasonal effects on diet selection and body weight changes of small ruminants in semi-arid rangelands - Mwaura Wairimu Hannah (Kenya), MSc Livestock Production Systems
  3. MSc6:  Assessing methanogenic and carbon sequestration potentials of indigenous and introduced grasses in rangeland ecosystems of eastern Kenya - Maweu Annastacia Nduku (Kenya), MSc Livestock Production Systems
  4. MSc5:  Evaluating sustainability of feeding black soldier fly larvae and wheat bran in smallholder pig production - Ouko R. Jacob (Kenya), MSc Livestock Production Systems
  5. MSc4:  Analysis of milk yield gaps in smallholder dairy farms across production environments in the Kenya highlands - Richard Pulei. (Kenya) MSc Livestock Production Systems
  6. MSc3:  Analysis of survivability and reasons for culling of dairy cattle herds in Kenya commercial farms - Robert Ehud Osiako. (Kenya) MSc Livestock Production Systems
  7. MSc2:  Assessing circular use of livestock manure in mixed farms of Nakuru County, Kenya - Hezekiah Oyugi. (Kenya) MSc Livestock Production Systems
  8. MSc1:  Evaluation of dairy cattle herd structures for optimal productivity and profitability in medium and large-scale farms in Kenya - Obara kizito otieno, (Kenya) MSc Livestock Production Systems

Completed MSc. Supervision

  1. Probing underlying noncompliance behaviors in informal milk trading in peri –urban areas of Nakuru Town, Kenya Kihiu Mercy Wairimu (Kenya). MA Community Development and Project Management of Egerton University. 2021.
  2. Assessing influence of producer attitudes and management practices on calf performance in small and large dairy farmsAlbert N. Francis, (Tanzania) MSc Livestock Production Systems. 2020
  3. Assessment of production losses associated with Foot and Mouth Disease outbreaks in commercial dairy farmsReagan Anguie Bol Lewis (South Sudan), MSc Livestock Production Systems. 2020
  4. Characterizing prophylactic management and economic losses of East Coast Fever disease in smallholder farms of North-rift Kenya - Ikaal Maurice Amuria (Kenya). MSc Livestock Production Systems, 2019
  5. Influence of dairy business models on economic performance and efficiency of smallholder dairy farmers in Nyandurua and Nandi Counties. - Pauline Wanjiru Murage (Kenya). MSc Agricultural Economics. 2019
  6. Assessing associations of on-farm biosecurity and animal welfare with production losses in Kenyan smallholder dairy farms - Priscilla Jepchumba Rotich (Kenya). MSc Livestock Production Systems, 2018
  7. Quantifying cow-lameness prevalence, risk factors and economic losses in smallholder dairy herds in Nakuru County, - Momodou Darboe (Gambia). MSc Livestock Production Systems, 2018
  8. Estimating enteric methane emissions from smallholder dairy cows under seasonal and agro-ecological variations in feed digestibility in Kenya. - Phyllis Wanjugu Ndung’u (Kenya).  MSc Livestock Production Systems. 2017
  9. A comparative assessment of management practices and livelihood roles of indigenous chicken in pastoral and agricultural households of Kenya. - Jacob Ekaran Lotesir (Kenya). MSc Livestock Production Systems. 2017
  10. Modeling associations between intensification interventions and sustainability in smallholder dairy production in the Kenyan Highlands. - Fredrick Agutu (Kenya). MSc Livestock Production Systems. 2017
  11. Application of climate analogue concept in identifying adaptation options for Friesian cattle utilization in smallholder systems experiencing changing climate. Wangui Chege James (Kenya),  MSc Livestock production systems, 2018
  12. Effect of weaning age on production and economic performance of rabbit rearing on smallholder farms in Kenya. Sebastião Jorge S. Mahunguane (Mozambique), MSc Livestock Production Systems, 2016
  13. Smallholders’ use of animal information and trait preferences in insemination and herd replacement practices in western Kenya. Bett Kipkemoi Benard (Kenya).  MSc Livestock Production Systems, 2015
  14. Influence of common interest group membership on productivity of smallholder indigenous chicken enterprise in Kisumu County, Kenya - Rose Akinyi Onyango (Kenya),  MSc Agricultural Extension, 2016
  15. Influence of drought duration on livestock feeding practices by Maasai pastoralists in Kajiado County, Kenya. Gikaba, J.M (Kenya),  MSc Community Development and Extension, 2015
  16. Safety and nutritional quality of pastoral traditional fermented camel milk (Suusa). Linnet Wanjiru Mwangi (Kenya),  MSc Food Science, 2015
  17. Biochemical and nutritional characteristics of fresh camel meat and traditional processed camel meat (Nyirinyiri) along the meat value chain - Stephen W. Kazembe (Kenya), MSc Food Science, 2015
  18. Estimating benefits of dairy insemination and replacement decisions of smallholder farmers in Vihiga and Nandi districts. - Muthui N. Jonah (Kenya),  MSc Agricultural Economics, 2014
  19. Effects of targeted phase supplementary feeding on performance of scavenging ecotypes of indigenous chicken in Kenya. - Jessee K. Gakige (Kenya),  MSc Animal nutrition, 2013
  20. Effect of adding yeast culture to urea-treated and supplemented wheat straw diets on nutritive value and animal response, - Olivier Kashogwe Basole. MSc Animal nutrition, 2013
  21. Assessing effectiveness of knowledge sharing strategies in Egerton university from the perspectives of actors in livestock commodity value chains - Millicent Ong’ondo (Kenya),  MSc Agricultural Information and Communication Management, 2014
  22. Communicating food safety and quality standards in the informal market outlets of indigenous processed camel milk and meat products - Pauline S K Madete (Kenya). MSc Agricultural Information and Communication Management programme, 2013
  23. Evaluation of household decision making associated with shift from pastoral to agro-pastoral farming systems in Transmara west district- Kenya - Magembe Esther Machana (Kenya),  MSc Agricultural Economics , 2012
  24. Evaluating Use and Access of Climate Information and Services by Vulnerable People in Semi-arid Kenya - Viola Cherutich Kirui (Kenya). MSc Agricultural Information and Communication Management. 2012
  25. Genetic analysis of growth patterns in different ecotypes of indigenous chicken populations in Kenya. Kiplagat J. Ngeno (Kenya).  MSc Animal Science.2011
  26. An economic impact analysis of adopted management interventions in Indigenous Chicken production in smallholder households of western Kenya. Justus Ochieng (Kenya). MSc Agricultural Economics.2010
  27. A comparative evaluation of economic losses in rearing replacement heifers in pastoral and peri- urban camel herds of Isiolo district, Kenya. Mumina Guyo Shibia (Kenya).  MSc Agricultural Economics , 2010
  28. Influence of Production System and Membership to Dairy Common Interest Groups on Economic Efficiency in Smallholder Milk Production in Kenya. Peter Odour Mungayo (Kenya).  MSc Agricultural Economics. 2010
  29. Optimizing breeding systems incorporating resistance to gastrointestinal helminths in meat sheep in Kenya. Mathews Gicheha Gitau (Kenya).  MSc Animal Science. 2009
  30. Evaluation of functional traits of Holstein-Friesian cattle on large-scale farms in Kenya. Domnic Kiplagat Menjo (Kenya). MSc Animal Science, 2009
  31. Developing breeding goals for the Kenya Dual Purpose Goats (KDPG). Lawrence C. Bett MSc Animal Science, 2008
  32. Evaluating influence of farmer field school extension approach on smallholders’ knowledge and skills in dairy management technologies in Molo division, Kenya. John Abuga Makori (Kenya). MSc Agricultural Extension. 2008
PhD. LEVEL :

Prof Bebe has supervised to completion eleven (11) Doctoral students and thirty-two (32) Masters students. He continues to mentor and supervise postgraduate research projects, presently seven (7) Doctoral students and eight (8) Masters students.

 

Ongoing postgraduate research project supervision

  1. PhD7: Improving milk quality of dairy systems in Kenya. Simon Ndungu Nyokabi, PhD Livestock Production Systems at Wageningen University, Netherlands
  2. PhD6: Role of livestock in circular food systems in Kenya. Dagmar Braamhaar (The Netherlands), PhD Livestock Production Systems at Wageningen University, Netherlands
  3. PhD5: Strategies of ameliorating stressful production environment for dairy production in Tanzanian smallholder farms. Dismass Shija, a faculty of Sokoine University of Agriculture, PhD Livestock Production Systems at Egerton University
  4. PhD4: Influence of drought cycles on cattle herd dynamics under semi-arid agro-pastoral systems in Kenya. Judith Rotich (Kenya) , PhD Livestock Production Systems at Egerton University
  5. PhD3: Evaluating use of reproductive technologies and high grade Sahiwal cattle breed in pastoral production systems in semi-arid Kenya. Fredric Agutu (Kenya), PhD Livestock Production Systems of Egerton University
  6. PhD2: Analysis of Mycobacteria in the camel milk value chain in the pastoral system of Kenya. Linnet Wanjiru Mwangi (Kenya), PhD Food Science at Egerton University
  7. PhD1: Evaluating pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods resilience to climate –variability induced shocks in Samburu county, Kenya. Otieno Barack George (Kenya) of Nairobi University, PhD Animal Production of University of Nairobi

Completed PhD Supervision 

  1. Strengthening innovation capacities of smallholder farmers to address fodder scarcity and low market participation in Mosop Sub-County of Nandi County, Kenya. Beatrice Chepkoech Tuei (Kenya), PhD Agricultural and Rural Innovation of Egerton University. Submitted for defense
  2. Coliform contamination of milk in smallholder and pastoral dairy value chains in Kenya and its implication on post-harvest losses and consumer safety. Nato Samuel Muyoma (Kenya), PhD Food Science of Egerton University. Submitted for defense
  3. Assessing prevalence of endometritis and associated influence on performance of smallholder zero-grazed dairy cows in Rwanda. Pascal Nyabinwa (Rwanda), PhD Livestock Production Systems at Egerton University. 2021
  4. Assessing Prevalence, Biosecurity Measures and Lost carcass-value associated with Porcine Cysticercosis along Pork value chain in Busia and Kakamega counties, Kenya. Marie - Françoise Mwabonimana (Rwanda), PhD Livestock Production Systems at Egerton University. 2021
  5. Breeding practices for sustainable intensification of smallholder dairy production in Kenya. Migose Salome Atieno (Kenya). PhD Livestock Production Systems at Wageningen University, Netherlands. 2020
  6. Effects of drought on livestock assets and use of seasonal climate forecast in Baringo County, Kenya. Richard Ochieng’ (Kenya), PhD Geography. 2017
  7. Assessing farm level practices affecting milk production, quality and postharvest losses in smallholder dairy and pastoral camel herds of Kenya. Kashongwe Basole Olivier (DRC), PhD Livestock Production Systems. 2017
  8. Comparative analysis of economic efficiency of different milk production systems in Uasin Gishu County of Kenya. Michael Bett Kibiego (Kenya), PhD Agricultural Economics. 2016
  9. Associations between nutritional metabolites and hormonal profiles with reproductive performance of lactating cows. Identie Douglas (Kenya), PhD Animal Science, 2015.
  10. Development of multi-objective dairy ration formulation program for improved productivity and environmental sustainability. Stanley P. Mutua (Kenya). PhD Animal Science, 2014.
  11. An evaluation of feeding strategies to support Isiolo peri-urban camel production system in Northern Kenya. Isaack Mohamed Noor (Kenya), PhD Animal Science. 2013
OTHER SOCIETIES
  1. The Circular Food Systems network ( Affiliate of the Global Research Alliance for agricultural greenhouse gases)
  2. Animal Production Society of Kenya (Member # APSK/0012)
  3. Kenya Camel Association
  4. International Society of Organic Agriculture Research
  5. The African Technology Policy Studies Networks (ATPS), Kenyan chapter
REFEREES

Administrative interractions

 

Dr Thomas Serem

Registrar, Human Capital and Administration,

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Box 536 -20115 Egerton,

Egerton University, Kenya,

 

Academia interactions.

 

Prof. Charles Inyagwa Muleke,

Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,

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Box 536 – 20115 Egerton,

Egerton University, Kenya  

Policy interactions.

 

Timothy Olubandwa Wesonga,

Formerly Senior Livestock Officer, East African Community,

East African Community (EAC) 5th Floor, AICC Building Box 1096, Arusha, Tanzania,

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Leadership interractions.

 

Dr Miltone Ayieko,

Director, Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development,

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Box 20498 -00200 Nairobi,

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