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PROF. AMBULA MARY KIVALI

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
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+254721379151
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Agriculture
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DEPT. OF ANIMAL SCIENCE
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SUMMARY

Prof. Ambula holds a PhD in Animal Production (Nutrition option), MSc and BSc in Animal Production from Egerton University. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at Egerton University where she has served with dedication in her current position since August 2021. Prof. Ambula executes different duties and responsibilities: instructing and supervising under graduate and post-graduate students; coordinating field/industrial attachment, student academic advising, Chair, Research & Consultancy Committee of the Department, Programme Coordinator, Animal Nutrition Group, Chair, Post-graduate curricula review, internal theses examiner, member, Animal Science & Faculty of Agriculture post graduate committees and Secretary Egerton University Research Ethics Review Committee among others. Her track record in the Department has been exemplary. Prof. Ambula serves as external examiner for University of Eldoret and Gulu University in Uganda. She is a reviewer for Egerton Journal of Science & Technology and reviews protocols for the Division of Research & Extension. Prof. Ambula is self-driven, a good team player and has worked tirelessly to uphold the tenets of the Department and those of the University at large. She is actively involved in her local church, serving as Deputy Archbishop in Ministry of Repentance & Holiness, works closely with women and youth, offering mentorship both in spiritual matters and livestock farming activities.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

 

2002: PhD Animal Production (Nutrition option) - Egerton University, Kenya

1996: MSc Animal Production (Nutrition option) - Egerton University, Kenya

1992: BSc Animal Production - Egerton University, Kenya

1982: Diploma Animal Husbandry - Egerton College, Kenya

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

Animal Nutrition & Feed Formulation, Use of Non-conventional Feed Resources in Animal Feeding (Brewers’ Waste, Prosopis pods, Sorghum, Cassava, Crickets, Black Soldier Fly Larvae & Termites)

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

June 2020
Title of Certificat: Research Administration Training
Institution Awarding: HATUA_KEMRI, Nairobi
Sept 2019
Title of Certificat: Bioethics Training Initiative
Institution Awarding: CDEC-KEMRI, Nairobi
Dec 2017
Title of Certificat: Institutional Research Ethics Training for Better Service
Institution Awarding: Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM)
Nov 2017
Title of Certificat: CESAAM-Virginia Tech Retooling on Research Analytics & Development of Fundable Proposals
Institution Awarding: Centre for Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture and Agribusiness Management (CESAAM)
Sept 2017
Title of Certificat: Staff Retooling Workshop on Community Engagement & Experiential Learning
Institution Awarding: TAGDev, Egerton University

WORK EXPERIENCE

August 2021 – To present
Associate Professor of Animal Nutrition in the Department of Animal Sciences at Egerton University. Teaching and conducting applied research in conventional and non-conventional Animal Nutrition, exploring emerging and new feed resources for non-ruminant farm animal spp, supervising post graduate students, examining theses, and assisting the COD in the day to day running of the Department

July 2007- July 2021
Senior Lecturer, Coordinator Field Attachment/Internship Programs, Students’ Academic Guidance & Counselling, Team Leader Animal Nutrition Group, Internal Graduate Theses Examiner (MSc & PhD), Department of Animal Sciences, Egerton University, Chair, Research Committee; Chair, CESAAM Evaluation Processing Committee; Member, Faculty Post Graduate Committee; External Examiner Gulu, University

Oct 2002-June 2007
Lecturer, Department of Animal Sciences, Egerton University

Oct 1996-Sept 2002
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Animal Sciences, Egerton University

Dec 1991-Sept 1996
Teaching Assistant, Department of Animal Sciences, Egerton University

KEY PROJECTS

2014-2017

iLinova: Strengthening capacity for participatory management of indigenous livestock to foster agricultural innovation in Eastern, Southern & Western Africa. Projected funded by the EU. Collaborating institutions: Egerton University, Luanar (Malawi) & Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. Prof. Ambula was CR in the project

2014-2016

RUFORUM: Innovative Engagement of Rural Communities Through Student Internship Program. Project funded by RUFORUM at $ 100000. Prof. Ambula is CR in the project

2012-2015

DairyTrain: Build capacity to deliver Graduates for enhanced competitiveness in the dairy value chain in Kenya. Project funded by NUFFIC. Collaborating institutions: Egerton University, Wagenigen UR, SNV, aeres groep, GoK. Prof Ambula was CR in the project

2012-2016

Trilateral Partnership For Food Security: Building capacity to provide practical & modern agricultural knowledge to contribute to the growth of agriculture in Kenya. Project funded by USAID. Collaborating Institutions: Egerton University, Luanar (Malawi), Ohio State University, Punjab Agricultural University & Langston University. Prof. Ambula was CR in the project

2009-2012

DairyChain: Value Chains for Poverty Reduction in the Dairy Sector. Building institutional capacity to enhance poverty reduction and income security. Project funded by DFID, British Council & DELPHE. Collaborating institutions: Egerton University, University of Khartoum, Sudan, University of Education, Weneba, Ghana, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. Prof. Ambula was CR in the project

2006-2016

Incip: Improving Indigenous Chicken Productivity For Enhanced Livelihoods & Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa. Working to improve livelihoods and food security among resource poor households in sub-Saharan Africa. Collaborating institutions: Egerton University, University of Malawi (now LUANAR), Wagenigen UR. Project funded by KAPAP, European Union & African Union. Prof. Ambula was CR in the project

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Conventional and non-conventional Animal Nutrition, exploring emerging and new feed resources for non-ruminant farm animal spp

 

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  1. Jane Atieno Odero-Waitituh, Anthony Macharia Kingori, Mary Kivali Ambula, Joseph Wafula Matofari, Stephen Odera Onyango , Robert Mwasigwa (2021). Descriptive Sensory Characteristics of Meat From Grower Rabbits Fed on Fermented Ground Mature Prosopis Juliflora Pods Based-Diets. World Journal of Food Science and Technology 2021; 5(2):19-24
  2. Esther Sumbule, Mary Ambula, Isaac Osuga, Ghemoh Changeh, David Miano Mwangi, Sevgan Subramanian, Daisy Salifu, Peter Alaru, Macdonald Githinji, Joop Van Loon, Marcel Dicke, Chrysantus Tanga (2021). Cost-Effectiveness of Black Soldier Fly Larvae as Substitute of Fishmeal in Diets for Layer Chicks and Growers. Sustainability 2021, 13, 6074
  3. Waitituh-Odero JA. AM Kingori & M.K Ambula (2020). Lactation performance of New Zealand White rabbits fed fermented ground mature Prosopis juliflora pods replacing maize. Animal Research International (2020) 17(2):3726-3746
  4. Hassan NG, Tuitoek JK and Ambula M.K (2020). Acceptability (measured as feed intake) by broilers of red earthworms (Eisenia foetida). International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry 202; 5(4): 93-96
CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS

June 2020
Hatua Virtual Research Ethics Administration Training
September 2019
CBEC-KEMRI Bioethics Training Initiative, Nairobi
April/May 2019
Curriculum of IERC, Egerton University, Njoro Kenya
April 2019
Animal Production Society of Kenya Annual Symposium, Nakuru

TEACHING AREAS

Associate Professor of Animal Nutrition in the Department of Animal Sciences at Egerton University. Teaching and conducting applied research in conventional and non-conventional Animal Nutrition, exploring emerging and new feed resources for non-ruminant farm animal spp, supervising post graduate students, examining theses, and assisting the COD in the day to day running of the Department

OTHER SOCIETIES
  1. Member, Production Society of Kenya
  2. Fellow, The Higher Education Academy, UK
  3. Livestock  Judge, Agricultural Society of Kenya
  4. Member, Kenya Animal Breeders’ Association
  5. Member, Livestock Producers’ Society of Kenya
  6. Life member, Egerton Alumni Association
REFEREES

Prof. Bockline Bebe

Egerton University

POB 536-20115, Egerton, Kenya

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Dr Nancy Openda

Egerton University

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Mrs. Pamela Oguda

POB 833, Mumias 50102, Keny

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