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Prof. Alexander K. Kahi

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Professor of Animal Breeding and Genomics and Director CoELIB Project
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Prof. Dr. sc. agr. A. K. Kahi, AMP is a Professor of Animal Breeding and Genomics at Egerton University's Department of Animal Sciences and a member of the Permanent International Committee of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, the Apex in Animal Breeding and Genomics. Membership to this committee is restricted to scientists with increased international visibility through research and publications in higher-impact factors journals. He joined the Department as a Teaching Assistant in 1991. He is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) (since April 2016) and Director, Centre of Excellence for Livestock Innovation and Business (CoELIB Centre – www.coelib.org), a centre that he established through his own determined effortsThe centre is at the forefront of research and strengthening of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kenya, Malawi and Nigeria. In Kenya, the centre was constructed and equipment through his own networking and fundraising efforts. The centre hosts the African Dairy Academy, African Animal Breeding Academy and about to host the African Innovation Academy. CoELIB Centre also hosts the Alliance for African Partnerships (AAP) which is an initiative of African institutions and Michigan State University that seeks to promote sustainable, effective, and equitable long-term partnerships to address mutually defined challenges experienced on the continent. He is the Focal Point, Chair of the Planning and Resource mobilization Committee and the champion for the youth at the AAP.

He is a member of the Advisory Board of the National Defence College of Kenya of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF). He was instrumental in the transformation of the college to the National Defence University of Kenya (NDU-K). He has acted as the Vice Chancellor of Egerton University on several occasions including representing the substantive Vice Chancellor in national and international engagements. In September 2015, he was interviewed for the position of Vice Chancellor, Egerton University and performed well in the interviews and topped the list but was not appointed due to gender considerations.

As Director of CoELIB, he is directing several projects funded by various donors with a total budget of over USD 6 million. He has served in this position for over 13 years while also serving in different capacities. For those years, he has attracted and managed over USD 10 million. Some of the projects have led to the internationalization of Egerton University through admission of over 90 international postgraduate students from Malawi, Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Mali, Mozambique, Liberia etc. He has served as visiting professor at Wageningen University (The Netherlands), Kyoto University (Japan) and University of New England (Australia) and conducted international research relevant to Africa, Asia (Japan, Thailand and Malaysia), Australia and Europe.

He is a high‐performing, strategic‐thinking professional with more than 30 years' experience in the agriculture and higher education sectors. He is highly skilled at partnership ‐ building with the private sector and across organizations and teams. He is experienced in implementing solutions in collaboration with clients and stakeholders in the agricultural value chain and well‐versed in all phases of review and implementation of competence-based education and training curricula in the higher education sector. He is well versed with accreditation processes of agriculture training programmes and experienced at business development, gender mainstreaming and labour market assessment in higher education. 

He is currently negotiating for funding with USAID, Dutch Government, World Bank, European Union and AU-NEPAD and Germany through KfW for various research, youth, capacity building and rural and infrastructural development projects to the tune of over USD 18 million. Some of the projects being negotiated are on skills development in the agricultural value chain, research in animal breeding and genomics and accelerating potential for agricultural innovation in Eastern Africa. In has been instrumental in the building of capacity in the agriculture value chain in institutions of higher learning in Nigeria, Ghana, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Mozambique, Malawi and Kenya. In Kenya, he is building the capacity of a number of TVET organizations to churn out competent graduates in the agricultural sector. He recently won a grant (EURO 3 million) for the Kisii National Polytechnic to build capacity to deliver skills programmes for the agricultural value chain through curricula development and review, construction of the only agribusiness incubator in Western Kenya and improvement of teaching and learning equipment. 

Prof. Dr. A. K. Kahi completed in November 2015 his Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at Strathmore Business School, Strathmore University (Kenya). The AMP is a joint programme between Strathmore Business School (SBS), Kenya, Lagos Business School (LBS), Nigeria and IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. AMP helps business leaders and CEOs develop the professional and personal capabilities required to successfully meet their professional endeavors. The programme offers an invaluable opportunity to learn from high-caliber faculty members, interact with a group of senior-level peers and strengthen leadership and networking skills. This programme is designed for CEOs and directors in private and public sectors, with at least 10 years senior management experience. This programme complements the experience he has so far gathered in research leadership and self-leadership, strategic management, financial management (corporate, operational, research etc.), strategy (marketing etc.), project management, decision marking, economics, innovation, entrepreneurship and negotiation.

He has served as Dean, Faculty of Agriculture (the faculty at the core of Egerton University and its philosophy) from 2010 to 2014 and was instrumental in the transformation of the faculty to world-class institution. In 2011, he was offered the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs and Research) at the Great Lakes University of Kisumu but declined to take up the position. Before serving as Dean, he served as Chair of the Department of Animal Sciences from 2007 to 2009. During his term as Chair, the Department of Animal Sciences was transformed to one of the best departments in the University with the highest number of publications in refereed journals and substantial number of funded projects. He has served as a Programmes Director at the Division of Applied Biosciences, Kyoto University for 2 years from 2004 to 2006. He is a consultant for the State Ministry of Agriculture and involved in animal genetic resources management initiatives in Kenya. He is involved in research projects in various livestock species including supervision of several MSc and PhD students. He has supervised PhD and MSc students registered in world-renowned universities including Egerton University (Kenya), Wageningen University (The Netherlands), University of Hohenheim (Germany) and Humboldt University (German), Kyoto University (Japan), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Kenya) etc. and served as external examiner for universities in all continents where he has served as visiting Professor. He has supervised post doc scientists in animal breeding and genomics and in livestock economics.

Prof. Dr. A. K. Kahi is currently the leading scientist with the highest number of publications in ISI journals in Egerton University and other universities offering agricultural courses in Kenya. He has over 40 papers published in premier internationally refereed journals above the second ranking scientist! This is according to Scopus®, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature that delivers a comprehensive overview of the world’s research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities (www.scopus.com). Prof. Dr. Kahihas authored or co-authored over 375 publications, including several papers in the premier internationally refereed animal science journals, books and book chapters/case studies.  He has executively directed over 10 video production of projects’ documentary, commercials and films.

Prof. Dr. A. K. Kahi has wide experience of livestock production systems and their economics and a special interest in the definition of breeding objectives for different production systems, genetic improvement, computer simulation, genetic evaluation, experimental and observational quantitative genetics, molecular genetics, genomics, health and disease resistance, value chains analysis, development and capacity building in post-secondary education institutions and business incubation.

Prof. Dr. Kahi has served as a consultant on animal genetic resources both in Africa (Ethiopia and Kenya) and in Europe (Germany). He has worked at the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU), University of New England where he evaluated the efficiency of beef cattle breeding programme for the Australian and Thailand (South East Asia) beef industries. He was the first African scientist to be invited to spend some time at AGBU. He has been a consultant for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Applied Genetic Network (AGN) of Germany and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). At FAO, he was involved in the drafting of the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources – a blueprint for the management of animal genetic resources. At ILRI, he authored a book on Zebu cattle of Kenya. At AGN, he authored a book chapter on valuation of indigenous farm animal populations and breeds in comparison with imported exotic breeds - with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. 

From 2004 to 2006, Prof. Dr. Kahi was a visiting Professor under Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) funding at the Laboratory of Animal Husbandry Resources, Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan and offered the position of Programs Director within the Division of Applied Biosciences. He developed advanced indigenous Japanese beef cattle breeding schemes and systems to support management and genetic improvement of cattle genetic resources in developing countries. He was involved in the evaluation of the crossbreeding programme between the Kambing Katjang goat and its crosses, with the German Fawn in South East Asia, Malaysia in particular. Due to his exemplary performance, he was invited to Kyoto University for 2 months (April and May 2010) to create, sustain and strengthen scientific networks between Kenya and Japan under JSPS‘s Bridge Fellowship programme. He has served as a visiting Professor at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Prof. Dr. Kahi is a recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship to collaborate in research with universities in Germany and other countries in Europe; past recipients include over 43 Nobel Prize Laureates. 

His Masters degree (registered at Egerton University) and his PhD degree studies (registered at the University of Hohenheim) were carried out with support from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) within the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute/ILRI collaborative research programme on dairy systems in the coastal lowland tropics. His PhD research, which built on his earlier studies, evaluated crossbreeding systems for dairy production in the lowland tropics. It combined genetic and economic analyses and simulation models to test alternative strategies for their biological and economic merits. The University of Hohenheim awarded his thesis their highest grade, Magna cum Laude. He continues today as an ILRI collaborator in research on animal genetic resources and sustainable livestock breeding strategies for smallholder farmers and pastoralist.

In 2001, Prof. Dr. Kahi was awarded the prestigious Peter Doherty award for being the most promising young scientist and was the winner of the 2001 Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)'s Excellence in Science Award in Promising Young Scientist award category. This clearly reflects that even in his early years in research he was already a determined fellow and has lived up to the awards’ expectation by showing his focus on contributing knowledge to the science community. He has further demonstrated this by retaining the lead position for the Award of Researcher of the Year in two categories – Publications and Funds attracted at Egerton University, since 2005. These awards indicate that he shares the vision, contributes positively to the mandate and upholds the core values of Egerton University.

Due to his strong networking skills and experience, Prof. Dr. Kahi is always called upon to advice on resource mobilization at Egerton University and other Institutions of Higher Learning.  He has already raised funds for the construction of a Poultry Research Unit (PRU), Innovation Centre and fishponds, beautification of grounds, improvement of teaching and learning facilities, purchase of vehicles, motorbike, equipment etc. He is instrumental in the development and commercialization of “Egerton Honey” and recently “Egerton Feeds” and formation of an incubation centre at Egerton University. He is a recipient of funds from various international donor agencies including the International Foundation of Science (IFS), World Bank through the Kenya Agricultural Productivity Programme (KAPP), European Union (EU), African Union Commission (AUC), UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID), JSPS, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, The Netherland’s Koepon Foundation, Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC), USDA/USAID etc. This demonstrable experience in networking, fundraising and resource mobilization has benefited the university and will continue doing so in future especially in an environment guided by an enviable performance culture; a culture he is promoting at Egerton University and beyond.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
  1. AMP. Advanced Management, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya. This is a joint programme of Strathmore Business School (SBS), Lagos Business School (LBS) and IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain, 2015
  2. Dr. sc. agr. Animal Breeding and Genomics. Magna cum Laude, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, 2000. – Coursework and research – Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  3. M.Sc. Animal Production (Animal breeding and genetics option), Distinction, Egerton University, Kenya 1995 
  4. B.Sc. Animal Production, Second Class Honours (Upper Division), Egerton University, Kenya 1992.
  5. KACE - Nairobi School/Strathmore College, 3 Principles, 1 subsidiary, 1987.
  6. KCE - Highway Secondary School, Nairobi, 1st Division -14 points, 1985.
  7. CPE - Nairobi South Primary School, 1981.
FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION
  • Animal Breeding and Genomics
  • General Livestock Management and Production
  • Value Chains Analysis
  • Development and Capacity Building in Post-secondary Education Institutions Innovation and Business Incubation
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

April 1996 - September 1996: German Language course at Goethe Institute in Freiburg, Germany.

January 1997 - March 1997: Advanced courses in Animal Breeding and Genetics at Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

July 1999: Advanced course in simulations in population genetics and theory of selection at Institut National Agronomique (INRA) Paris-Grignon, France.

September 1999: Course in Enterprise Development and Management organised by the German Investment and Development Company (Deutsche Investitions - und Entwicklungsgesellschaft, DEG) in Bonn, Germany.

July 2001: University teaching methodology course at Egerton University, Egerton, Kenya

April 2005 – July 2005: Japanese Language course at Kyoto University, Kyoto. Japan

June 2007: Team leadership and corporate governance course at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi, Kenya

June 2008: Corporate Governance and Strategic Planning in Nakuru, Kenya

May 2009: Summer School on value chain analysis, problem based learning, team work and soft skills, Berlin, Germany.

June 2010: Summer School on value chain analysis, participatory approaches, Haramaya University, Ethiopia.

May 2011: Summer School on value chain analysis, problem based learning, team work and soft skills, Egerton, Kenya

June 2012: Summer School on value chain analysis, problem based learning, team work and soft skills, Egerton, Kenya

March 2013: Summer School on value chain analysis, problem based learning, team work and soft skills, Khartoum, Sudan.

2015: Strathmore University. Advanced Management Programme (AMP). The AMP is a joint programme between Strathmore Business School (SBS), Lagos Business School (LBS) and IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain

2020: Development of and uploading of online course content, Kenya

2021: Partnership for Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL) - Online: Technology for Transformative Pedagogy, Kenya

WORK EXPERIENCE

ADMINISTRATIVE AND RESEARCH/ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES AS ACTING VICE CHANCELLOR, EGERTON UNIVERSITY

September 2018 – November 2018 

Ag. Vice Chancellor. The Vice-Chancellor is the executive academic and administrative head of the University and as responsible for maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good order of the University. The Vice-Chancellor is the overall administrative head of the University and the accounting officer of the University. The Vice-Chancellor shall be responsible for policy matters, planning, overall coordination of University functions, public relations, fund raising, risk management and general development of the University.  The Vice-Chancellor is the Chairperson of: 

  • The Senate; 
  • The University Management Board; 
  • The Staff Appointment Committee for Associate Professors, Senior Lecturers, and equivalent posts. 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND RESEARCH/ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES AS DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR (ACADEMIC AFFAIRS)

2016 - present

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs). The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) is the head of the Academic Division of the University, whose functions are: 

  • Formulating and providing policy guidelines on planning, development and management of academic programmes; 
  • Preparing curricula/syllabuses, and rules and regulations governing the implementation of academic programmes; 
  • Formulating guidelines for the effective management, implementation and evaluation of academic programmes; 
  • Coordinating both continuous assessment and final examinations; 
  • Guiding Chairpersons of Departments, Deans of Faculties, Directors of Schools or Institutes and Managers of Academic Centres on the running of academic programmes; 
  • Overseeing the administration of the students’ welfare services; 
  • Working closely with the other Deputy Vice-Chancellors on staff development, training and research programmes. 
  • The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) is the Chairperson of: 
    • The Bookshop and Library Committee; 
    • The Deans’ Committee; 
    • The Staff Appointment Committee for Lectureship, Assistant Lectureship, and Technologists; 
    • The Students’ Disciplinary Committee; 
    • The Student Welfare Committee; 
    • The Staff Appointment Committee in the absence of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration and Finance) and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Extension)

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND RESEARCH/ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES AS DIRECTOR, CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR LIVESTOCK INNOVATION AND BUSINESS

2005 - present

Director, International Programmes and later in 2016 as Director, CoELIB.  Responsible for management of projects in the following countries: Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Malawi, Sudan, Netherlands, USA (completed) and Japan (completed). Other duties include:-

  • To work as a key member of the project’s leadership team, playing a central role in the development and implementation of the international projects and programmes.
  • To provide strategic oversight of the programmes’ planning processes, to ensure that these fully support delivery of the objectives set out in the University’s Strategic Plan and align resource allocation to the delivery of these objectives.
  • To work closely with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (RE) and Director of Research to ensure effective stock-taking of institutional performance against the strategic objectives and key performance indicators in the University Strategic Plan, and to bring forward recommendations to ensure consistent institutional delivery against these objectives and indicators.
  • To provide strategic leadership for projects, to support institutional achievement of the objectives set out in the University’s Strategic Plan.
  • To provide senior leadership for the development of strategies, policies and procedures and their implementation.

  • To provide senior academic leadership for the development and implementation of the University’s policies on research, consultancy etc and procedures.

  • To represent the programmes nationally and internationally, and to influence national and international policies and agendas on behalf of the programmes.

  • To chair relevant programme committees meetings, boards and groups from the collaborating international universities.

  • To undertake research at the highest level as a member of an appropriate department within the University. He is currently negotiating for funding with USAID, Dutch Government, World Bank, European Union and AU-NEPAD and Germany through KfW for various research, capacity building and rural and infrastructural development projects to the tune of over USD 18 million 

As a Director and due to my strong networking skills, I have raised funds for the following initiatives at Egerton University:

  • Construction and equipping of a Poultry Research Unit (PRU) at Tatton Agriculture Park (TAP).
  • Construction of an two office blocks to host the Centre of Excellence for Livestock Innovation and Business.
  • Purchase of one ISUZU DMAZ, two FORD EVEREST, one FORD Ranger and four YAMAHA motor bikes through international linkages
  • Purchase and installation of a 75,000 egg capacity setter and 20,000 egg capacity hatcher.
  • Purchase and installation of a hammer mill and a feed mixer.
  • Purchase and installation of an hydroponic fodder production unit
  • Construction of six fish ponds
  • Renovation of the milking parlour
  • Renovation of the zero grazing unit
  • Purchase of an automatic milking machine for cattle
  • Purchase of milking machine for dairy goats
  • Importation of 30 dairy goats from South Africa
  • Importation of 150 male parent stock from France
  • Renovation of the spray race and manager’s office
  • Purchase of five dairy cows
  • Purchase of computers (desktop and laptops) for some staff in the Faculty of Agriculture
  • Repair and purchase of equipment for DAFTECH
  • Purchase of computer server and programmes
  • Purchase of audio video equipment
  • Building capacity in the agriculture value chain in institutions of higher learning in Nigeria (Obafemi Awolowo University), Ghana (University of Education), Sudan (University of Khartoum), South Sudan (University of Juba), Ethiopia (Hawassa University), Rwanda (University of Rwanda), Mozambique, Malawi (Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources) and Kenya. In Kenya, building the capacity of a number of TVET organizations (Dairy Training Institute, Bukura Agricultural College, Latia Agribusiness, Kisii National Polytechnic etc) to churn out competent graduates in the agricultural sector.
  • Establishment of audio and video studios.

The Centre of Excellence for Livestock Innovation and Business builds on existing capacity and fosters innovation and business development. Since its inception in 2016, CoELIB (www.coelib.org) has developed and offered the following products and services to achieve the planned outputs:- 

  • Incubation, Business and Market DevelopmentThe cluster of products and services provided within the incubation, business and market development theme target students, innovative entrepreneurs and community members and provide support for the establishment of new business, growing existing businesses, taking products to market and linking entrepreneurs with opportunities. 
  • Information, Technical Assistance and Consulting: CoELIB develops information resources and offers technical assistance and consulting in the key domains of innovative technology, business and market development.
  • Research, Development and Commercialization: CoELIB has expanded the production of knowledge relevant to the growth and productivity of business ventures. The Centre is not in the business of developing knowledge for the sake of knowledge. CoELIB contributes to the application of knowledge derived from research to address the most pressing problems in society.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND RESEARCH/ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES AS DEAN, FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

October 2010 – October 2014

Dean, Faculty of Agriculture. Responsible for all aspects (Teaching, Research and Administrative) of Agriculture at Egerton University including supervision of over 250 staff members trained at PhD, MSc and BSc levels. In charge of overseeing the smooth running of all BSc, MSc and PhD programmes in the Faculty of Agriculture that comprises four departments namely Departments of Animal Sciences, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Dairy and Food Science Technology and Crops, Horticulture and Soil Sciences. The Dean’s duties: 

  • Direction of the Faculty’s mission and objectives. 
  • Convening Faculty Board meetings. 
  • Overall management of the Faculty’s academic programmes as required by the Senate under various rules and regulations, including being Chief Examiner of the Faculty. 
  • Implementation of the University’s policy decisions and regulations in respect to the Faculty. 
  • Representation of the Faculty in the Senate and its Committees. 
  • Planning and co-ordination of the Faculty’s budgetary estimates and inter-departmental activities. 
  • Working in liaison with other University organs for the effective and efficient Management of the University.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND RESEARCH/ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES AS CHAIRMAN, DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCES

January 2007 – December 2009

Chair of Animal Sciences, Egerton University.Responsible for all aspects (Teaching and Research) of Animal Sciences at Egerton University including supervision of over 50 staff members trained at PhD, MSc and BSc levels. In charge of overseeing the smooth running of all BSc, MSc and PhD programmes in Animal Sciences at Egerton University. The Chairman’s duties are: 

  • Articulation and implementation of the mission and objectives of the Department. 
  • Convening Departmental meetings. 
  • Overall management of the department’s academic programmes as required by the Senate under various rules and regulations, including being Chief Examiner of the Department. 
  • Representation of the Department in the Faculty Board, the Senate and other organs of the University. 
  • Planning and budgeting for the Department. 
  • Supervision of the academic and other staff of the Department. 
  • Preparation of the annual work plans and an Annual Departmental Report. 
  • The Promotion and maintenance of a conducive working environment in the Department.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND RESEARCH/ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES AS PROFESSOR OF ANIMAL BREEDING AND GENOMICS, DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCES

March 2013 - present

Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Egerton University. Responsible for teaching and conducting practicals in Animal production for M.Sc, B.Sc and Diploma classes. Also responsible for teaching and supervision of MSc and PhD students. 

  • This is a supervisory grade and the appointee shall be expected to provide academic leadership to members of lower academic grades.
  • Train Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • Develop and plan new programs e.g. diploma and degrees
  • Carry out supervision of projects/research by students
  • Prepare, conduct and mark examinations. 
  • Participate in development and preparation to Faculty Development Plan.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Vice Chancellor or his appointee.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND RESEARCH/ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES AS PROGRAMMES DIRECTOR AT THE DIVISION OF APPLIED BIOSCIENCES, KYOTO UNIVERSITY, JAPAN

November 2004 – November 2006

Programmes Director, Division of Applied Biosciences, Kyoto University, Japan. Responsible for management of projects in Japan and Malaysia. This included developing advanced indigenous Japanese beef cattle breeding schemes and systems to support management and genetic improvement of cattle genetic resources in developing countries and evaluation of the crossbreeding programme between the Kambing Katjang goat and its crosses, with the German Fawn in South East Asia, Malaysia in particular. Other duties included:-

  • To work as a key member of the project’s leadership team, playing a central role in the development and implementation of the international projects and programmes.
  • To provide strategic oversight of the programmes’ planning processes, to ensure that these fully support delivery of the objectives set out and align resource allocation to the delivery of these objectives.
  • Train Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • Carry out supervision of projects/research by students

 

OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE AND RESEARCH/ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITES IN THE UNIVERSITY (CURRENT AND PAST)

  • Member of the Joint Admission Board
  • Member of the Tender Committee (2011 – 2014)
  • Member of the Egerton University Senate
  • Member of the Deans’ Committee of Egerton University
  • Member of the Corruption Prevention Committee
  • Member of the Deans’ Committee of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)

RUFORUM supports universities to address the important and largely unfulfilled role that universities play in contributing to the well‐being of small‐scale farmers and economic development of countries throughout the sub‐ Saharan Africa region. - See more at: http://www.ruforum.org/about-us#sthash.RfQ8Haie.dpuf

  • Treasurer to the Kenya National Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (KENFORUM)
  • Chair (February 2011 – present) of ICT Steering Committee
  • Chair (October 2010 – present) of Committee on Office, Laboratory and Space Allocation
  • Member of the Fundraising Steering Committee 
  • Member of Nobel Prize Task Force 
  • Chair of Animal Sciences, Egerton University (January 2007 – December 2009).
  • Acted Dean, Faculty of Agriculture (2007 – 2008).
  • Member Council Task Force to Make Egerton University a Centre for Excellence in Capacity Building for Agricultural Development (2007 – 2008).
  • Member of the Board of Postgraduate Studies (BPGS), Egerton University (2001-2004).
  • Acted Chairman of Department of Animal Science on several occasions (2000-2004).
  • Chairman of the Faculty of Agriculture Postgraduate Committee. Responsible for evaluation of postgraduate proposals, review of postgraduate programmes and preparation of the faculty of Agriculture postgraduate seminars (2001-2004).
  • Departmental Examination and Curriculum Officer. Responsible for examination matters and developed two postgraduate programmes in the Department. These programmes include: MSc. in animal breeding and genetics and MSc in livestock production systems (2001-2004).
  • Web Coordinator of the Faculty of Agriculture (2000-2004).
  • Coordinator, Faculty of Agriculture computer room (2000-2004).
  • Member of various committees in the University (e.g. NARC Manifesto Committee) and Department of Animal Science (e.g., Curriculum Committee, ICT Committee).
  • Reviewer of the Egerton Journal (2000-present).

 

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

January 2021 - present

Project Coordinator and CoELIB Centre as principal HUB.  Boosting rural youth employment opportunities through integrated agribusiness hubs in Cameroon, Kenya and Mozambique. [funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) . Collaborating institution Ustadi, International Labour Organisation, Procasur, AGRO-PME Foundation, Universidade Eduard Mondlane – USD 3 million]

 

July 2020 - present

Project Coordinator.  New horizons for food security and agri-education in South Sudan [funded by the Netherlands Organization for InternationalCooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC) . Collaborating institution include MDF and University of Juba  - € 1.3 million]

 

October 2019 - present

Project Coordinator.  Strengthening skills and training capacity in the horticulture sector in Kenya [funded by the Netherlands Organization forInternational Cooperation in Higher Education(NUFFIC). Collaborating institution include Q-Point, Bukura Agricultural College, Latia Resource Centre, Maastricht School of Management and Inholland University of Applied Sciences - € 0.80 million

 

August 2019 - present

Project Coordinator.  Strengthening teacher training programmes to improve the delivery of Technical and Vocational Training and Education in the agricultural sector of Kenya in collaboration with the private sector [funded by the NetherlandsOrganization for International Cooperation inHigher Education (NUFFIC) . Collaborating institution TVETA, KTTC, MDF and Aeres Group - € 1.3 million]

 

October 2016 - present

Project Director.  Capacity Building for Strengthening the Livestock Value Chain [financed by the Netherlands Organization for InternationalCooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC) . Collaborating institution include Q-Point, HAS Den Bosch University, DLV, Growth Africa and Maastricht School of Management - € 1.3 million]

 

January 2017 – present

Project Coordinator.  Resilient, Robust and Reliable – from Aid to Trade (3R). [funded by the Dutch Embassy in Kenya. Collaborating institution include Wageningen University, The Netherlands – € 3.5 million].

 

October 2018 – December 2019

Principal Investigator. Sustainable Genetic Improvement via Simplified Artificial Insemination for Sheep and Goat Producers [funded by the United States Department of Agriculture– Collaborating institution include Langston University,– USD 40,000].

 

January 2014 – June 2017

Programme Leader. Strengthening capacity for participatory management of indigenous livestock to foster agricultural innovation in Eastern, Southern and Western Africa (ILINOVA) [funded by the European Union through the ACP-EU Co-operation Programme in Science and Technology (S&T II)– Collaborating institutions include Egerton University, Kenya, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi and Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria,– € 1,234,805].

 

October 2013 – March 2017

Programme Leader. Strengthening capacity of higher education institutions in Eastern and Western Africa to enhance efficiency in the dairy value chain (DAIRYCHAIN) [funded by the European Union through the EDULINK II programme - Collaborating institutions include Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and University of Education, Ghana Budget € 693,767].

 

March 2013 - present

Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Egerton University. Responsible for teaching and conducting practicals in Animal production for MSc, BSc and Diploma classes. Also responsible for teaching and supervision of MSc and PhD students. 

 

April 2012 – October 2015

Principal Investigator. Improving indigenous chicken productivity for enhanced livelihood and food security in sub-saharan Africa (INCIP). Funded by The European Union through to the African Union Commission - Collaborating institution include University of Malawi, Malawi and Wageningen University, The Netherlands – € 1,041,578.

 

July 2012 – December 2014

Co-principal Investigator. Trilateral partnership for food security. Funded by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA/USAID). Collaborating institution Punjab Agricultural University and Ohio State University - $800,000. Activities included development of demonstration plots, training in business plan development and entrepreneurship etc.

 

January 2012 – December 2015 

Project Director. Building capacity to deliver competent graduates for enhanced competitiveness in the dairy value chain(DAIRYTRAIN). Funded through the Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Development in Higher Education (NUFFIC). Budget – € 1,293,760.

 

January 2012 – March 2012

Erasmus Mundus Fellow in Animal Breeding and Genetics, Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Involved in teaching, leading and participating in seminars and workshops, monitoring and tutoring student research/project activities and participating in thesis reviews.

 

September 2010 - present

Programme Leader. Value chains for poverty reduction in the dairy sector: Problem based learning in higher education (DAIRYLEARN). Funded within the Development Partnerships in Higher Education (DelPHE) programme by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and implemented by the British Council - Collaborating institutions include Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, University of Education, Ghana and University of Khartoum, Sudan. Budget UK£ 105,000.

 

April 2010 – May 2010

Visiting Professor under Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) funding, Laboratory of Animal Husbandry Resources, Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan. Involves creating, sustaining and strengthening scientific networks between Kenya and Japan to set up a platform for multi-institutional research approaches that integrate animal science with other disciplines to tackle complex challenges related to food security under climate change. Budget – ¥1,800,000 ~ US$ 20,000.

 

December 2009 – December 2010

Chair, Committee on Climate Change (CC), Egerton University. Responsible for coordinating proposals preparation on climate change, advising on activities to be undertaken as corporate social responsibility under the climate change theme, assisting in solicitation for funds for CC adaptation and mitigation, preparation of quarterly policy briefs on CC adaptation and mitigation and establishing/strengthening local, regional and/or international CC adaptation networks.

 

October 2008 – November 2011

Country Director, Kenya. Value chains for poverty reduction in the agri-food sector - problem-based learning in higher education (VALUELEAD). Funded by the European Union through the EDULINK programme – Collaborating institution include Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany and Haramaya University, Ethiopia. Other Associate partners include the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Kenya Dairy Board (KDB), Horticultural Crops Development Authority (HCDA) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Budget – € 700,000.

 

July 2006 – June 2009

Principal Investigator/Team Leader, Egerton University, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute and Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development collaborative Project on “Indigenous Chicken Productivity for Improved Livelihoods in Kenya“. This is a multidisciplinary project funded by the Kenya Government/World Bank sponsored Kenya Agricultural Productivity Project, Competitive Agricultural Research Grant System.Responsible for ensuring the success of the project and supervision of staff and students attached to the project. Instrumental in the construction of a Poultry Research Unit at Egerton University Budget – US$ 110,000.

 

December 2005 – March 2013

Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Egerton University. Responsible for teaching and conducting practicals in Animal production for MSc, BSc and Diploma classes. Also responsible for teaching and supervision of MSc and PhD students. 

 

June 2005 – October 2005

Consultant, ILRI-Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) project on capacity building for sustainable use of Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR) in developing countries. Responsible for reviewing several case studies written for inclusion in Version 2 of the AnGR training resources for the ILRI-SLU project.

 

November 2004 – November 2006

Postdoctoral Research Scientist under Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) funding, Laboratory of Animal Husbandry Resources, Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan. Responsible for the development of advanced indigenous Japanese beef cattle breeding schemes and systems to support management and genetic improvement of cattle genetic resources in developing countries. Budget – ¥11,900,000 ~ US$ 110,000.

 

September 2004 – December 2008

Senior National Project OfficerILRI-BMZ-Hohenheim-Göttingen collaborative Project on “Improving the Livelihoods of Poor Livestock-keepers in Africa through Community-Based Management of Indigenous Farm Animal Genetic Resources“. Responsible for ensuring the success of the project and supervision of staff and students attached to the project.

 

February 2004 - present

Consulting Scientist, Livestock Recording Centre (Naivasha), Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development, Kenya. Responsible for the improvement of livestock recording and development and running of a Best Linear Unbiased Prediction (BLUP)-based genetic evaluation system for different livestock species in Kenya. Involved in animal genetic resources management initiatives and in the drafting of the FAO country report on management of animal genetic resources.

 

March 2002 - September 2002

Visiting Scientist, Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU), University of New England, Armidale, Australia. Evaluated the genetic and economic efficiency of Australian Hereford cattle breeding programme incorporating the Insulin-Like Growth factor I (IGF-1) as an indirect measure of feed intake. During this time, a breeding programme for the Thailand Indigenous beef cattle incorporating adaptation to the environment was also evaluated.

 

July 2001 – November 2005

Senior Lecturer, Department of Animal Sciences, Egerton University. Responsible for teaching and conducting practicals in Animal production for MSc, BSc and Diploma classes. Also responsible for teaching and supervision of MSc and PhD students.

 

March 2001 - July 2001

Lecturer, Department of Animal Science, Egerton University. Responsible for teaching and conducting practicals in Animal production for MSc, BSc and Diploma classes.

 

August 2000 - November 2000

Consultant, ILRI's Animal Genetic Resources Project, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Responsible for writing a synthetic report on the Zebu cattle of Kenya: Uses, performance, farmers’ preferences, measures of genetic diversity and options for improved use.

 

November 1999 - December 1999

Consultant, Applied Genetics Network, Stuttgart, Germany. Involved in a study sponsored by the 'Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH' on Valuation of indigenous farm animal populations and breeds in comparison with imported exotic breeds - with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. 

 

July 1997- June 2000

Graduate fellow, ILRI’s Dairy Research Project, Nairobi, Kenya. Responsible for designing (writing of a research proposal/protocol) and reporting a research project on the genetic and economic aspects of dairy cattle crossbreeding strategies.

 

January 1997 – March 1997

Visiting Researcher, Animal Breeding and Genetics Group, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.Responsible for designing and reporting a research project on influence of production circumstances and economic evaluation criteria on economic comparison of breeds and breed crosses. Also attended advanced courses in Animal Breeding and Genetics.

 

March 1994 – February 2001

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Animal Science, Egerton University. Responsible for teaching and conducting practicals in Animal production for B.Sc. and Diploma classes. Assisted in the supervision of a M.Sc. student in Animal breeding and genetics.

 

August 1993 – April 1994

Graduate associate, ILCA, Mombasa, Kenya.Responsible for designing (writing of a research proposal/protocol) and reporting a research project on preweaning performance of crosses of Ayrshire, Brown Swiss and Sahiwal cattle. Collaborating Institution KARI.

 

December 1991 – February 1994

Teaching assistant in the Department of Animal Science, Egerton University. Responsible for teaching and conducting practicals in Animal Production for degree and diploma classes. Worked in a research project analysing the indigenous goat breeds of Kenya. Collaborating Institution University of Hohenheim, Germany.

 

May 1991 – November 1991

Animal Health Services to farmers. Responsibilities included diagnosing and treating of various livestock diseases.

 

May 1990 – July 1990

Attached to Goat and Sheep Project (GASP) Kitui District. Assisted the manager in the day-to-day management of the project.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES IN OTHER UNIVERSITIES/ORGANISATIONS

  • Focal Point and Chair of the Planning and Resource mobilization Committee of the Alliance for African Partnership (AAP). The AAP is an initiative of African institutions and Michigan State Universitythat seeks to promote sustainable, effective, and equitable long-term partnerships to address mutually defined challenges experienced on the continent. The AAP’s goal is to transform lives through innovative research, mutual capacity development and outreach activities that connect theory into practice. 
  • Member of the Permanent International Committee of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production; the Apex in Animal Breeding and Genomics
  • Member of the Advisory Board, National Defence College of Kenya
  • Reviewer of research proposals submitted for funding to the Austrian Science Fund (ASF).
  • Member of the Grants Management Committee of the East African Agricultural Productivity Project (EAAPP).
  • Reviewer of research proposals submitted for funding by the East African Agricultural Productivity Project (EAAPP)
  • External Examiner of Animal Breeding and Genetics and Ruminant Production of the Department of Animal Production, University of Nairobi.
  • Member of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Selection committee for MSc and PhD scholarships tenable at German Universities.
  • Reviewer of the genetic section of the Livestock Science (formerly Livestock Production Science Journal, the official Journal of the European Association of Animal Production - EAAP).
  • Reviewer for the South Africa Journal of Animal Science.
  • Reviewer for the Animal Genetics.
  • Reviewer for Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • Reviewer for the Italian Journal of Animal Science.
  • Reviewer for Tropical Animal Health and Production.
  • Reviewer for Animal Production Science (Formerly Australian Journal of Agricultural Experimentation).
  • Reviewer for African Journal of Agricultural Research.
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Livestock Production.
  • Reviewer for International Research Journal of Agricultural Science (IRJAS).
  • Reviewer for the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production.
  • Reviewer for Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology (JAST).
  • Reviewer for Biomedical Central (BMC) Genetics.
  • Reviewer for Journal of Dairy Science
  • Reviewer for Small Ruminant Research
  • Patron, Egerton University Football Club,
  • Patron, Abeingo Welfare Association
  • Sponsor, Zakita Club
  • Founder of the Kenya Animal Breeding and Genomics Association.
  • Chair of Board, Molaplus Company Limited
KEY PROJECTS

Completed research projects in the years 2002 – 2017

  1. Evaluation of the genetic and economic efficiency of beef cattle breeding programme for the Australian and Thailand beef industries (2002) [Funded by the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU) of the University of New England, Australia].
  2. Developing breeding schemes for pasture based dairy production systems in Kenya (2003) [Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and University of Hohenheim, Germany]
  3. Productive and reproductive performance of purebred Bos tauruscattle in Egerton University Farms (2003) [Funded by Egerton University, Kenya]
  4. Evaluation of advanced Japanese beef cattle breeding schemes incorporating performance testing for Blood Serum Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-I) and carcass traits (2006) [Funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): collaborating institution – Kyoto University, Japan – > ¥ 11,900,000 ~ US$ 110,000]
  5. Improving the livelihoods of poor livestock keepers in Africa through community based management of indigenous farm animal genetic resources. (2008) [ILRI-BMZ-Hohenheim-Göttingen collaborative Project funded by Germany’s Bundesministerium für wirtshaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)]
  6. Indigenous chicken productivity for improved livelihood in Kenya [Funded by the Kenya Government/World Bank sponsored Kenya Agricultural Productivity Project, Competitive Agricultural Research Grant System – KSh 8,250,000 ~ US$ 110,000].
  7. Phenotypic characterisation of indigenous chicken (Gallus domesticus) genetic resources in Kenya [Funded by the International Foundation of Science (IFS): Collaborating institution – KARI, Naivasha – US$ 12,000].
  8. Ultramix Mineral Supplements: Formulations for milk production and live-weight gain and source of ingredients. [Funded by Ultravetis East Africa Limited KSh 200,000].
  9. Value chains for poverty reduction in the agri-food sector - problem-based learning in higher education (VALUELEAD) [funded by the European Union through the EDULINK programme – Collaborating institution include Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany and Haramaya University, Ethiopia. Other Associate partners include the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Kenya Dairy Board (KDB), Horticultural Crops Development Authority (HCDA) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) – € 700,000].
  10. Designing systems to support genetic improvement of dairy cattle in the tropics [Funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Collaborating institutions - University of Hohenheim, Germany > € 40,000]
  11. Improving indigenous chicken productivity for enhanced livelihood and food security in sub-Saharan Africa (INCIP)[Funded by The European Union through the African Union Commission - Collaborating institution include University of Malawi, Malawi and Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Other Associate partners include the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Ministry of Livestock Development of Kenya and Department of Agriculture Research Services and Department of Animal Health and Livestock Development of Malawi – € 1,041,578].
  12. Trilateral partnership for food security. Funded by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA/USAID) (USINKEN). [Collaborating institution Punjab Agricultural University and Ohio State University - $800,000].
  13. Building capacity to deliver competent graduates for enhanced competitiveness in the dairy value chain (DAIRYTRAIN) [Funded through the Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Development in Higher Education –Collaborating institutions include the Dairy Training Institute, Naivasha, Kenya, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, Aeres Group, The Netherlands and SNV Kenya – € 1,293,760].
  14. Strengthening capacity of higher education institutions in Eastern and Western Africa to enhance efficiency in the dairy value chain (DAIRYCHAIN) [funded by the European Union through the EDULINK II programme - Collaborating institutions include Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and University of Education, Ghana Budget € 693,767].
  15. 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. [Funded through the Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Development in Higher Education –Collaborating institutions include QPoint B. V., HAS Den Bosch, University of Applied Sciences, DLV Plant BV and University of Nijmegen– € 750,000]
  16. Strengthening capacity for participatory management of indigenous livestock to foster agricultural innovation in Eastern, Southern and Western Africa (ILINOVA) [funded by the European Union through the ACP-EU Co-operation Programme in Science and Technology (S&T II)– Collaborating institutions include Egerton University, Kenya, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi and Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria,– € 1,234,805].
  17. Value chains for poverty reduction in the dairy sector: Problem based learning in higher education (DAIRYLEARN) [funded within the Development Partnerships in Higher Education (DelPHE) programme by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and implemented by the British Council - Collaborating institutions include Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, University of Education, Ghana and University of Khartoum, Sudan. Budget UK£ 105,000].
  18. Development of breeding schemes for indigenous chicken for improved livelihood in Kenya [Funded by Koepen Foundation and Wageningen University - € 110,804].
  19. Designing systems to support genetic improvement of dairy cattle in the tropics [Funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Collaborating institutions - University of Hohenheim, Germany > € 40,000]
  20. Optimization of breeding schemes for nile tilapia (O. niloticus) in smallholder production systems in Kenya [Candidate registered at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Funded by Koepen Foundation and Wageningen University - € 110,804].

 

Ongoing projects

  1. New horizons for food security and agri-education in South Sudan [funded by the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperationin Higher Education (NUFFIC) . Collaborating institution include MDF and University of Juba  - € 1.3 million]
  2. Capacity Building for Strengthening the Livestock Value Chain [funded by the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation inHigher Education (NUFFIC) . Collaborating institution include Q-Point, HAS Den Bosch University, DLV, Growth Africa and Maastricht School of Management - € 1.3 million]
  3. Resilient, Robust and Reliable – from Aid to Trade (3R). [funded by the Dutch Embassy in Kenya. Collaborating institution include Wageningen University, The Netherlands – € 3.5 million].
  4. Sustainable Genetic Improvement via Simplified Artificial Insemination for Sheep and Goat Producers [funded by the United States Department of Agriculture– Collaborating institution include Langston University,– USD 40,000].
  5. Strengthening skills and training capacity in the horticulture sector in Kenya [funded by the Netherlands Organization for InternationalCooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC). Collaborating institution include Q-Point, Bukura Agricultural College, Latia Resource Centre, Maastricht School of Management and Inholland University of Applied Sciences - € 0.80 million
  6. Strengthening teacher training programmes to improve the delivery of Technical and Vocational Training and Education in the agricultural sector of Kenya in collaboration with the private sector [funded by the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in HigherEducation (NUFFIC) . Collaborating institution TVETA, KTTC, MDF and Aeres Group - € 1.3 million]
  7. Boosting rural youth employment opportunities through integrated agribusiness hubs in Cameroon, Kenya and Mozambique. [funded bythe International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) . Collaborating institution Ustadi, International Labour Organisation, Procasur, AGRO-PME Fondation, Universidade Eduard Mondlane – USD 3 million]
  8. Youth Economic Empowerment through Agribusiness in Kenya Project - Support to the Vijabiz Project in Kenya on Youth Group Mentorship for Agribusiness in Cereals, Dairy and Fisheries Value Chains [funded by UstadiKES 5 million]

 

Research/consultancy proposals submitted for funding or in preparation

  1. Kenya Empowered Youth (KEY) program. [submitted to USAID– Collaborating institutions include Michigan State University USA, United States International University and Cooperative League of the USA d.b.a. National Cooperative Business Association NCBA CLUSA,– US$ 15 million]
  2. African Livestock Alliance for Food Security (ALIVE). [submitted to the European Union, Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme – Collaborating institutions include Egerton University, Kenya, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and natural Resources, Malawi, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and University of Hohenheim, Germany, – € 1.5 million]
  3. Delivering genetic gains in livestock under multiple stressors. [submitted to the NFR South Africa under the Oliver Tambo Research Chair Initiative – Collaborating institutions include Egerton University, Kenya, Pwani University, Kenya, Maseno University, Kenya and University of Hohenheim, Germany,– € 1 million]
  4. Building capacity to deliver skills programmes for the agricultural value chain (AGSKILLS) [submitted to AU-NEPAD to be funded within the Skills Initiative for Africa programme – € 3.2 million]
  5. Accelerating the potential for agricultural innovation for inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development in Eastern Africa (AGNOVATE)[submitted to the European Union – Collaborating institutions include Egerton University, Kenya, University of Rwanda, Rwanda and Haramaya University, Ethiopia,– € 4.9 million].
  6. Agricultural Innovation Partnership (AIP) [submitted to USAID to be funded within the Feed the Future Strengthening Agricultural Innovation Capacities Program– Collaborating institutions include Ohio State University USA, RUFORUM, University of Ghana, Ghana and Makerere University, Uganda– US$ 9 million]
  7. Provision of agricultural content to farmers in crop and livestock value chains on Digifarm platform [submitted to Safaricom PLCKES 304 million]
  8. Strengthened and Innovative Teacher Training for ATVET in Kenya (SITTAK) [submitted to the Netherlands Organization for InternationalCooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC). Collaborating institution include Q-Point, Baraka Agricultural College, Latia Resource Centre, Maastricht School of Management and Inholland University of Applied Sciences - € 1.3 million]
  9. Fast Assisted Semen Transfer for Sustainable Genetic Improvement of Goats in Rural Areas [submitted to the United States Department of Agriculture– Collaborating institution include Langston University,– USD 400,000].
  10. Alliance for post-harvest innovations for food security (APHIFS) [submitted to USAID to be funded within the USAID/Global Hunger and Food Security Research Strategy: Climate Resilence, Nutrition and Policy – Collaborating institutions five U.S. land grant universities: Cornell, Auburn University (AU), Kansas State University (K-State), Tuskegee University (TU), and Michigan State University (MSU) and Sathguru Management Consultants (Sathguru), Egerton University, Kenya, Sokoine University,  Tanzania, Makerere University, Uganda, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ (LUANAR) Bunda College of Agriculture (Bunda) and Mzuzu University (Mzuzu),  Malawi – US$ 25 million].
  11. Genomics of resilience in goats to climatic stressors [submitted to USAID to be funded within the USAID/Global Hunger and Food Security Research Strategy: Climate Resilence, Nutrition and Policy – Collaborating institutions two U.S. land grant universities: Langston University, USA, Oklahoma State University, USA, Egerton University, Kenya, Haramaya University, Ethiopia, Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Ethiopia, Sokoine University, Tanzania and Segou University, Mali.                                                                                                                                     – US$ 10 million].
  12. Improving food security for Sub-Saharan smallholders through productive, disease-resistant and climate-resilient chickens [submitted to USAID to be funded within the USAID/Global Hunger and Food Security Research Strategy: Climate Resilence, Nutrition and Policy – Collaborating: University of Georgia, USA, Egerton University, Kenya. – US$ 10 million].
  13. Trilateral initiative to reform agricultural training system at Egerton University for improved livelihood and food security in Kenya [concept note shared with USAID and full proposal in preparation – US$ 5,000,000].
  14. African Graduate School of Agriculture and Food Security. [In preparation and to be submitted to the European Union € 2.55million]
  15. Indigenous chicken production chain, products and value addition technologies for enhanced food and nutrition security in Eastern, Southern and Western Africa (INCIP I) [submitted to the African Union – Collaborating institutions include Egerton University, Kenya, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi and Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria,– € 1,254,320].
  16. Research Challenge Program: An Innovation for Impact and Business Oriented Action in the Agricultural Sector in Eastern and Southern Africa (AGRIMPACT) [submitted to USAID– Collaborating institutions include Egerton University, Kenya, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi and Langston University, USA– USD 1 million].
RESEARCH INTERESTS

Genetic and economic aspects of breeding indigenous animal genetic resources, genetic improvement, breeding objectives, computer simulation, genetic evaluation, experimental and observational quantitative genetics, molecular genetics, genomic selection, health and disease resistance, value chains analysis and development and capacity building in post-secondary education institutions.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Books, book chapters and case studies

  1. Kahi, A. K. 2000. Genetic and Economic Aspects of Breeding for Dairy Production in Kenya. Verlag Grauer, Beuren and Stuttgart, Germany. ISBN 3-86186-343-1. 171pp. (Book)
  2. Rege J.E.O., A. K. Kahi, M. Okomo-Adhiambo, J. Mwacharo and O. Hanotte. 2001Zebu cattle of Kenya: uses, performance, farmer preferences, measures of genetic diversity and options for improved use. Animal Genetic Resources Research 1. ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute), Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN 92-9146-094-X. 103pp. (Book)
  3. Kahi, A. K. 2003. Crossbreeding systems and appropriate levels of exotic blood: Examples from Kilifi Plantations. In: ILRI-SLU 2003. Animal genetic training resource CD-ROM. Version 1. Mwai O. and Malmfors B. (eds). ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute), Nairobi, Kenya, and SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), Uppsala, Sweden. ISBN 92-9146-133-4. (Case study)
  4. Kahi, A. K. 2007. Genetic improvement of an indigenous livestock breed – Boran cattle in Kenya. In: FAO 2007. The State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, edited by Barbara Rischkowsky and Dafydd Pilling, Rome.
  5. Mutua, S. M., A. Y. Guliye, B. O. Bebe, A K Kahi, I. M. Osuga and J. M. K. Muia. 2011. Economic, production, and environmental effects of commercial feed manufacturing on industry actors in Nakuru district-Kenya: implications for decision-making. In: Thierry Burger-Helmchen (Editor). INTECH Open Access Publisher, University Campus, STeP Ri  Slavka Krautzeka 83/A51000 Rijeka, Croatia. www.intechweb.org.
  6. Kahi, A. K. and C. B. Wasike. Animal Breeding in the Tropics: Solutions to constraints to genetic improvement (in preparation).
  7. Kahi, A. K. Sustainable and Quality-Oriented Dairy Production (in preparation).

 

Scientific journal articles  

  1. Kahi, A.K., M. J. Mackinnon, W. Thorpe, R. L. Baker and D. Njubi. 1995. Estimation of individual and maternal additive genetic and heterotic effects for preweaning traits of crosses of Ayrshire, Brown Swiss and Sahiwal Cattle in the lowland tropics of Kenya. Livestock Production Science 44: 139-146https://doi.org/10.1016/0301-6226(95)00064-9
  2. Kahi, A.K., I. S. Kosgey, V. L. Cardoso and J. A. M. van Arendonk. 1998. Influence of production circumstances and economic evaluation criteria on economic comparison of breeds and breed crosses. Journal of Dairy Science 81: 2271-2279. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.s0022-0302(98)75807-2
  3. Kahi, A. K., W. Thorpe, G. Nitter and R. L. Baker. 2000. Crossbreeding for dairy production in the lowland tropics of Kenya. I. Estimation of individual crossbreeding effects on milk production and reproductive traits and on cow live weight. Livestock Production Science 63: 39-54https://doi.org/10.1016/s0301-6226(99)00120-7
  4. Kahi, A. K., G. Nitter, W. Thorpe and C. F. Gall. 2000. Crossbreeding for dairy production in the lowland tropics of Kenya. II. Prediction of performance of alternative crossbreeding strategies. Livestock Production Science 63: 55-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0301-6226(99)00132-3
  5. Kahi, A. K., W. Thorpe, G. Nitter, J. A. M. van Arendonk and C. F. Gall. 2000. Economic evaluation of crossbreeding for dairy production in a pasture based production system in Kenya. Livestock Production Science 65: 167-184. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0301-6226(99)00154-2
  6. Kahi, A. K., S. A. Barwick and H.-U. Graser. 2003. Economic evaluation of Hereford cattle breeding schemes incorporating direct and indirect measures of feed intake. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 54: 1039-1055. https://doi.org/10.1071/ar03025
  7. Kahi A. K., W. Thorpe and R. L. Baker. 2003. Estimates of heritabilities and genetic and phenotypic correlations for preweaning traits of calves in a crossbred dairy herd in coastal lowland Kenya. East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 69: 241-245. https://hdl.handle.net/10568/28473
  8. Kahi, A. K. and G. Nitter. 2004. Developing breeding schemes for pasture based dairy production systems in Kenya. I. Derivation of economic values using profit functions. Livestock Production Science 88: 161-177. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.livprodsci.2003.10.008
  9. Kahi, A. K., G. Nitter and C. F. Gall. 2004. Developing breeding schemes for pasture based dairy production systems in Kenya. II. Evaluation of alternative objectives and schemes using a two-tier open nucleus and the young bull system. Livestock Production Science 88: 179-192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.livprodsci.2003.07.015
  10. Kahi, A. K., S. K. Ng’ang’a, M. S. Mbuku, T. O. Okeno and M. K. Ambula. 2004. Productive and reproductive performance of purebred Bos tauruscattle in three large scale dairy farms in Kenya. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 3: 846-851. ISSN : 1680-5593
  11. Kahi, A. K., and H.-U. Graser. 2004. Indigenous Thai beef cattle breeding scheme incorporating indirect measures of adaptation: sensitivity to changes in heritabilities of and genetic correlation between adaptation traits. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 17: 1039-1046. https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.2004.1039
  12. Kosgey, I. S., A. K. Kahi and J. A. M van Arendonk. 2005. Evaluation of closed adult multiple ovulation and embryo transfer and conventional progeny testing nucleus breeding schemes for milk production from crossbred cattle in the tropics. Journal of Dairy Science 88: 1582-1594. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.s0022-0302(05)72827-7
  13. Gicheha, M. G., I. S. Kosgey, B. O. Bebe and A. K. Kahi. 2005. Economic values for resistance to gastrointestinal helminths in meat sheep in Kenya. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 122: 165-171. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0388.2005.00499.x
  14. Ibi, T., H. Hirooka, A. K. Kahi, Y. Sasae and Y. Sasaki. 2005. Genotype x environment interaction effects on carcass traits in Japanese Black cattle. Journal of Animal Science 83: 1503-1510.https://doi.org/10.2527/2005.8371503x
  15. Kahi, A. K. and H. Hirooka. 2005. Genetic and economic evaluation of Japanese Black (Wagyu) cattle breeding schemes. Journal of Animal Science 83: 2021-2032. https://doi.org/10.2527/2005.8392021x
  16. Menge, E. O., I. S. Kosgey and A. K. Kahi. 2005. Bio-economic model to support breeding of indigenous chicken in different production systems. International Journal of Poultry Science 4: 827-839. ISSN : 1682-8356
  17. Kahi, A. K., T. O. Rewe and I. S. Kosgey. 2005. Sustainable community-based organizations for the genetic improvement of livestock in developing countries. Outlook on Agriculture 34: 261-270. https://doi.org/10.5367%2F000000005775454706
  18. Rewe, T. O., D. Indetie, J. M. K. Ojango and A. K. Kahi. 2006. Breeding objectives for the Boran breed in Kenya: Model development and application to pasture based production systems. Animal Science Journal 77: 163-177. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-0929.2006.00334.x
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  111. Mbuthia J.M., T. O. Rewe and A. K. Kahi. 2015. Evaluation of pig production practices, constraints and opportunities for improvement in smallholder production systems in Kenya. Tropical Animal Health and Production 47: 369-76. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11250-014-0730-2
  112. Mbuthia J.M., T. O. Rewe and A. K. Kahi. 2015. Analysis of pig breeding management and trait preferences in different smallholder production systems in Kenya. Animal Genetic Resources 56:111-117. doi:10.1017/S207863361400054X
  113. Ayuya O.I., E. O. Gido, H. K. Bett, J. K. Lagat, A. K. Kahi and S. Bauer S. 2015. Effect of Certified Organic Production Systems on Poverty among Smallholder Farmers: Empirical Evidence from Kenya. World Development 67: 27-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.10.005
  114. Ibi T., A. K. Kahi and H. Hirooka. 2015. Genetic parameters of postnatal mortality and birth weight in Japanese Black calves. Animal Science Journal 86: 25-30. https://doi.org/10.1111/asj.12233
  115. Khobondo J.O., T. K. Muasya, S. Miyumo, T. O. Okeno, C. B. Wasike, R. Mwakubambanya, A. M. Kingori  and A. K. Kahi. 2015. Genetic and nutrition development of indigenous chicken in Africa. Livestock Research for Rural Development 27http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd27/7/khob27122.html
  116. Mbuku S.M., A. M. Okeyo, I. S. Kosgey  and A. K. Kahi. 2015. Optimum crossbreeding systems for goats in low-input livestock production system in Kenya. Small Ruminant Research 123: 55-61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smallrumres.2014.10.001
  117. Khobondo, J.O., T. O. Okeno and A. K. Kahi. 2015. Genomic composition are determinants of Codon usage in the porcine genome, African Journal of Biotechnology 14: 341-349. https://doi.org/10.5897/AJB2014.14110
  118. Ngeno K., E.H. van der Waaij, H. J. Megens, A. K. Kahi, J. A. M. van Arendonk and R. P. M. A. Crooijmans. 2015. Genetic diversity of different indigenous chicken ecotypes using highly polymorphic MHC-linked and non-MHC microsatellite markers. Animal Genetic Resources 55: 1-3. doi:10.1017/S2078633614000484
  119. Khobondo, J. O., P. B. Ogore, J. A. Atela, P. S. Onjoro, J. O. Ondiek and A. K. Kahi. 2015. The effects of dietary probiotics on natural IgM antibody titres of Kenyan indigenous chicken. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 27, Article #230. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd27/11/khob27230.html
  120. Kahi, A. K and S. Miyumo. 2016. Hydroponic fodder technology – the potential and challenges. Resilience Focus 3, 46 – 49. www.resilience.igad.int
  121. Miyumo, S., A. K. Kahi, and C. B. Wasike. 2016. Non genetic sources of variation and temporal variability in growth and feed efficiency traits among phylogenetically distinct clusters of indigenous chicken in Kenya. Tropical Animal Health and Production 48(6): 1569 – 1575. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11250-016-1129-z
  122. Khobondo, J.O., R. Mwakubambanya, C. B. Wasike and A. K. Kahi. 2016. Variation and Repeatability of Natural Antibodies Against Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin of Indigenous Chicken of Kenya. Genomics and Applied Biology, 2016, Vol. 7, No. 1. https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/2491
  123. Amayi, A. A., T. O. Okeno, M. G. Gicheha, and A. K. Kahi. 2016. Breeding systems for genetic improvement of dairy goats in smallholder production systems in Kenya. Small Ruminant Research, 144, 176-183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smallrumres.2016.09.017
  124. Omasaki, S. K., J. A. M. Arendonk, A. K. Kahi, and H. Komen. 2016. Defining a breeding objective for Nile tilapia that takes into account the diversity of smallholder production systems. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 133(5), 404-413. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbg.12210
  125. Omasaki, S. K., H. Charo-Karisa, A. K. Kahi, and H. Komen. 2016. Genotype by environment interaction for harvest weight, growth rate and shape between monosex and mixed sex Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Aquaculture, 458, 75 - 81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2016.02.033
  126. Kamiti, D., E.D. Ilatsia, R. Bett, and A.K. Kahi. 2016. Population structure and demographic trends of the registered Sahiwal cattle in Kenya. Tropical animal health and production, 48(5), 1029-1036. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11250-016-1055-0
  127. Mwangi, S., T. K. Muasya, E. D. Ilatsia, and A. K. Kahi. 2016. Assessment of the genetic variability using pedigree analysis of the Sahiwal breed in Kenya. Animal Genetic Resources/Resources génétiques animales/Recursos genéticos animales 59: 7-14. doi:10.1017/S2078633616000199
  128. Gakige, J. K., A. M. King’ori, B. O. Bebe, and A. K. Kahi. 2016 Performance of scavenging ecotypes of indigenous chickens on targeted phase supplementary feeding. Livestock Research for Rural Development, 28, 4. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd28/4/gaki28065.html
  129. Khobondo, J.O., R. Mwakubambanya, C. B. Wasike and A. K. Kahi.2017. Genetic and non-genetic sources of variation in natural antibodies titre values among indigenous chicken. American Journal of Research Communication, 5(7): 30-45}. ISSN: 2325-4076. http://www.usa-journals.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Khobondo_Vol57.pdf
  130. Kariuki, C. M., E. W. Brascamp, H. Komen, A.K. Kahi, and J. A. M. Van Arendonk. 2017. Economic evaluation of progeny-testing and genomic selection schemes for small-sized nucleus dairy cattle breeding programs in developing countries. Journal of dairy science, 100(3), 2258-2268. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11816
  131. Mahoro, J., T.K. Muasya, F. Mbuza, R. Habimana, and A.K. Kahi. 2017. Characterization of indigenous chicken production systems in Rwanda. Poultry science, 96(12), 4245-4252. https://doi.org/10.3382/ps/pex240
  132. Okumu, O. N., J. J. N. Ngeranwa, Y. S. Binepal, A. K. Kahi, W. W. Bramwel, L. O. Ateya, and F. C. Wekesa. 2017. Genetic diversity of indigenous chickens from selected areas in Kenya using microsatellite markers. Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, 15(2), 489-495. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgeb.2017.04.007
  133. Oloo, B. O., S. Mahungu, L. Gogo and A. K Kahi. 2017. Design of a HACCP plan for indigenous chicken slaughter house in Kenya. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 17(1), 11616-11638. eISSN: 1684-5374. print ISSN: 1684-5358
  134. Kariuki, C. M., J. A. M. van Arendonk, A. K. Kahi, and H. Komen, 2017. Multiple criteria decision-making process to derive consensus desired genetic gains for a dairy cattle breeding objective for diverse production systems. Journal of dairy science, 100(6), 4671-4682. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11454
  135. Miyumo, S., A. K. Kahi and C. B. Wasike. 2018. Genetic and phenotypic parameters for feed efficiency in indigenous chicken. Livestock Sciences, 207: 91-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2017.11.011
  136. Oloo, B. O., S. Mahungu and A.K. Kahi. 2018. Descriptive sensory quality of Kenya’s Indigenous chicken meat from different ecotype-cluster reared under an intensive system. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 18(1): 13202-13225. eISSN: 1684-5374. print ISSN: 1684-5358
  137. Musingi, M., T. K. Muasya, E.D. Ilatsia and A. K. Kahi. 2018. Effect of inbreeding on traits of economic importance in Kenyan Sahiwal cattle. Livestock Research for Rural Development. 30(1). http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd30/1/muas30013.html
  138. Mahoro, J., T.K. Muasya, F. Mbuza, J. Mbuthia, and A.K. Kahi. 2018. Farmers’ breeding practices and traits of economic importance for indigenous chicken in Rwanda. Tropical animal health and production, 50(1), 121-128. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11250-017-1411-8
  139. Mwangi, S., T. K. Muasya and A. K. Kahi 2018. Within-population genetic structure and trend in genetic diversity for Sahiwal cattle breed in Kenya. Livestock Research for Rural Development, 30, 7. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd30/7/mwang30129.html
  140. Mwangi, S., T. K. Muasya and A. K. Kahi. 2018. Genetic parameters for measures of longevity in Kenyan Sahiwal cattle. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 30, Article #96. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd30/6/muasy30096.html
  141. Oloo, B. O., S. Mahungu, A. K. Kahi and E. Amonsou. 2018. Original Paper Quantity and Functionality of Protein Fractions Isolated from 3 Ecotypes of Indigenous Chicken in Kenya. Food Science and Nutrition, 2(3). ISSN 2573-1661(Print) ISSN 2573-167X (Online)
  142. Kariuki, C. M., J. A. M. van Arendonk, A. KKahi and H. Komen. 2019. Deterministic simulations to determine the impacts of economic and non-economic breeding objectives on sustainable intensification of developing smallholder dairy farms. Livestock Science, 226, 7-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2019.05.019
  143. Kahi, A. K. and C. B. Wasike. 2019. Dairy goat production in sub-Saharan Africa: current status, constraints and prospects for research and development. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 32(8), 1266. https://dx.doi.org/10.5713%2Fajas.19.0377
  144. Sagwa, C. B., T. O. Okeno, and A. K. Kahi. 2019. Increasing reproductive rate of both sexes in dairy cattle breeding optimizes response to selection. South African Journal of Animal Science, 49, 654-663. https://doi.org/10.4314/sajas.v49i4.7
  145. Sagwa, C. B., T. O. Okeno, and A. K. Kahi. 2019. Including protein yield and mastitis resistance in dairy cattle breeding goal optimizes response to selectionSouth African Journal of Animal Science, 49(6), 1148-1157. https://doi.org/10.4314/sajas.v49i6.18
  146. Lihare, G. O., C. B. Wasike, and A. K. Kahi.  2020. Describing Growth Pattern Using Gompertz Growth Function–A Case Study of Kuchi Chicken in Kenya. Poultry Science Journal, 8 (2), 119-127. https://dx.doi.org/10.22069/psj.2020.18194.1606
  147. Mwangi, S. I., T. K. Muasya, E. D. Ilatsia, and A. K. Kahi. 2020. Effect of controlling future rate of inbreeding on expected genetic gain and genetic variability in small livestock populations. Animal Production Science, 60 (14), 1681-1686. https://doi.org/10.1071/AN19123
  148. Gathura, D. M., T. K. Muasya, and A. K. Kahi. 2020. Meta-analysis of genetic parameters for traits of economic importance for beef cattle in the tropics. Livestock Science, 242, 104306. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2020.104306
  149. Bett, R.C., I.S. Kosgey, A. K. Kahi and K.J. Peters. 2020. Incorporation of risk and producer’s preferences in the definition of breeding objectives for dairy goats in the smallholder production systems. Small Ruminant Research (in press).
  150. Mbuku, S. M., I.S. Kosgey and A. K. Kahi. 2020. Management strategies for small ruminants among pastoral communities in semi-arid Kenya: do they lead to genetic progress? Tropical Animal Health and Production (in press).
  151. Kahi, A. K., C. B. Wasike and R. C. Bett. 2020. Goat breeding in low input production systems: Integrating values and modern breeding technologies for improving intrinsic robustness. Small Ruminant Research (in press).
  152. Gicheha, M., and A. K. Kahi. 2020. Determinants of farmer participation and intensity of participation in collective marketing of indigenous chicken. Journal of Agriculture and Animal Science (in press).
  153. K. Ngeno, J. M. Herrero-Medrano, E.H. van der Waaij, A.K. Kahi, H.J. Megens, J.A.M. van Arendonk and R.P.M.A. Crooijmans. 2020. Genetic variation and signatures of selection in the genomes of Kenyan indigenous chicken and commercial layers. Animal Genetics (submitted).
  154. Mbuku, S.M., I. S. Kosgey, A. M. Okeyo and A. K. Kahi. 2020. Adapting pastoral production systems to climate variability in sub-Saharan Africa: synopsis of opportunities for goat production. Outlook on Agriculture (submitted).
  155. Mbuku, S.M., I. S. Kosgey, A. M. Okeyo and A. K. Kahi. 2020. Indigenous knowledge and adaptation strategies of pastoralists to climate variability: insights from droughts in semi-arid areas of northern Kenya. Climate Change (submitted).
  156. Nishio, M., A. K. Kahi and H. Hirooka. 2020. A method for genetic evaluation combining estimated breeding values from phenotypic and genotypic information. Animal Science Journal (submitted).
  157. Bett, R.C., I.S. Kosgey, A.K. Kahi and K.J. Peters. 2020. Evaluation of alternative selection objectives and schemes for optimisation of village/community dairy goat improvement programs. Small Ruminant Research (submitted).
  158. Oishi, K., A. K. Kahi and H. Hirooka. 2020. A general deterministic herd growth model using functional programming. Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience (submitted).
  159. Kahi, A. K., C. B. Wasike, Y. Sasaki and H. Hirooka. 2020. Lessons for the management of animal genetic resources in Kenya from beef cattle breeding in Japan. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences (submitted).
  160. Bett, R. C., B. O. Bebe, I. S. Kosgey, A. K. Kahi and K. J. Peters. 2020. Institutional and organisational challenge confronting the dairy goat farmers in Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability (submitted).
  161. Kariuki, C. M., E. D. Ilatsia, C. B. Wasike and A. K. Kahi. 2020. Sire x environment interaction and direct-maternal genetic correlations for pre-weaning weights of the Dorper Sheep in semi-arid Kenya. South African Journal of Animal Science (submitted).
  162. Gradiz, L., H. Alvarado, K. Najera, M. Castro, K. Oishi, A. K. Kahi and H Hirooka. 2020. A bio-economic simulation model for evaluation of on-farm dry season feeding strategies in pasture-based cattle system in Honduras. Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience(submitted).
  163. Menge, E. O., T. O. Rewe and A.K. Kahi. 2020. Economic values for traits of indigenous chicken in three production systems. Tropical Animal Health and Production (submitted).
  164. Ochiel O. A., K. Ngeno and A. K. Kahi. 2020. Distribution of mutational effects in indigenous Chicken. Scientific African Journal. (submitted)
  165. Gathura D., T. K. Muasya and A. K. Kahi. 2020. Decline of genetic parameters due to selection for Boran cattle in Kenya. South Africa Journal of Animal Sciences. (submitted)
  166. Wasike C. B., A. K. Kahi and K. J. Peters. 2020. Non genetic factors influencing lactation curve traits and test day milk yield of dairy cattle in Kenya. Journal of Dairy Research – Cambridge (in preparation).
  167. Wahinya, P. K., H. Hirooka, I. S. Kosgey and A. K. Kahi. 2020. Developing breeding objectives for pasture based dairy production systems in the tropics. I. A bio-economic simulation model incorporating risks. Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience (in preparation).
  168. Wahinya, P. K., H. Hirooka, I. S. Kosgey and A. K. Kahi. 2020. Developing breeding objectives for pasture based dairy production systems in the tropics. II. Economic and biological values. Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience (in preparation).
  169. Wahinya, P. K., H. Hirooka, I. S. Kosgey and A. K. Kahi. 2020. Developing breeding objectives for pasture based dairy production systems in the tropics. III. Effect of production circumstances on genetic gain. Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience(in preparation).
  170. A. K. Kahi. and P. K. Wahinya. 2020. Evaluation of live weights and carcass characteristics of different beef cattle genotypes in Kenya (in preparation).
  171. Magothe, T. M., W. B. Muhuyi and A. K. Kahi. 2020. Growth patterns and relationships between body weights and linear body measurements of indigenous chickens reared intensively in Kenya. Livestock Research for Rural Development (in preparation).
  172. Rewe, T. O., P. Herold, H-P, Piepho, A. K. Kahi and A. Valle Zárate. 2020. Sensitivity of Kenya Boran cattle open and closed nucleus breeding programmes to changes in biological and technical parameters (in preparation).
  173. Kahi, A. K., T. O. Rewe, C. B. Wasike and E. D. Ilatsia. 2020. Better genetic technologies for the livestock industry in Kenya. Outlook on Agriculture (in preparation).
  174. Kahi, A. K. and H. Simianer. 2020. Valuing indigenous non-ruminant farm animal populations and breeds in sub-Saharan Africa: Comparison with imported exotic breeds. Animal Breeding Abstract (in preparation).
  175. Kahi, A. K. and H. Hirooka. 2020. Economic efficiency of genomic breeding programs for Japanese Black (Wagyu) beef cattle. Journal of Animal Science (in preparation).
  176. Muasya, T. K., K.J. Peters, M.T. Magothe and A. K. Kahi. 2020. Improving lactation persistency and milk yield in Holstein-Friesian dairy cattle (in preparation).
  177. D. N. Kamiti, E.D. Ilatsia, R. C. Bett and A.K. Kahi. 2020. Evaluation of genetic diversity of Sahiwal cattle genetic resources in Kenya. Population viability analysis. I) Animal Genetic Resources (in preparation).
  178. D. N. Kamiti, E.D. Ilatsia, R. C. Bett and A.K. Kahi. 2020. Evaluation of genetic diversity of Sahiwal cattle genetic resources in Kenya. Population structure, demographic trends and risks associated with genetic erosion. Animal Genetic Resources (in preparation).

 

Refereed conference proceedings

  1. Kahi, A.K., W. Thorpe, R.L. Baker, Z. Ali and D. Njubi. 1994. Preweaning performance of crosses of Ayrshire, Brown Swiss and Sahiwal cattle in the coastal lowland tropics of Kenya. In: Proceeding of the 4th KARI Scientific Conference held on 25th - 28th October 1994 at Silver Springs Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, pp 284 - 292.
  2. Kahi, A. K., W. Thorpe and R.L. Baker. 1996. Parameter estimates for additive breed genetic and heterotic effects for preweaning traits of dairy calves in coastal lowland Kenya. In: Proceeding of All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture held on 1st-4th April 1996 in Pretoria, South Africa. South African Society of Animal Science Handbook and Volume Abstract, pp 2 - 5.
  3. Ogore, P.B., R.L. Baker, M. Kenyanjui, W. Thorpe and A. K. Kahi. 1996. Genetic variation in infestations with ticks and infections with gastrointestinal nematodes of sheep in coastal Kenya. In: Proceeding of the 5th KARI Scientific Conference held on 14th - 16th October 1996, Nairobi, Kenya.
  4. Kahi, A.K., J.A.M van Arendonk, I.S. Kosgey and V.L. Cardoso. 1997. The influence of economic evaluation criteria on ranking of genotypes under different circumstances. 48th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production. 25th - 28th August 1997, Vienna, Austria.
  5. Kahi, A.K., J.A.M. van Arendonk and I.S. Kosgey. 1998. Factors influencing the outcome of economic comparison of dairy cattle genotypes. In: Food, Land and Livelihood: Setting Research Agendas for Animal Sciences. 27th - 30th January 1998, Nairobi, Kenya, pp 95-96.
  6. Kosgey, I. S., J.A.M van Arendonk and A. K. Kahi. 1998. Potential benefit and implementation of nucleus breeding scheme for milk production from crossbred cattle in Kenya. In: Food, Land and Livelihood: Setting Research Agendas for Animal Sciences. 27th - 30th January 1998, Nairobi, Kenya, pp 97-98.
  7. Kahi, A. K. and W. Thorpe. 1998. Estimates of crossbreeding parameters for defining optimal crossbreeding systems for the coastal lowland tropics. In: Proceedings of the 6th KARI Scientific Conference held on 9th – 13th November 1998 pp.441-449.
  8. Kosgey, I. S., A. K. Kahi, J. A. M. van Arendonk and B. O. Bebe. 1998. Geneflow and cumulative discounted revenues of dairy cattle crossbreeding schemes. In: Proceedings of the 6th KARI Scientific Conference held on 9th – 13th November 1998 pp 532-539.
  9. Kahi, A. K., G. Nitter, J. A. M. van Arendonk, W. Thorpe and C. F. Gall. 1999. Crossbreeding of dairy cattle in Kenya. An economic evaluation. 50th Annual meeting of the European Association for Animal Production. 22nd - 26th August 1999, Zurich, Switzerland.
  10. Kahi, A. K, W. Thorpe, G. Nitter and C.F. Gall. 1999. Crossbreeding for dairy production in Kenya: Parameter estimates for defining optimal crossbreeding systems. International Conference on Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Forestry, 14th - 15th October 1999, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
  11. Kahi, A. K., W. Thorpe, G. Nitter and C.F. Gall1999. Economic evaluation of crossbreeding for dairy production in Kenya. International Conference on Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Forestry, 14th - 15th October 1999, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
  12. Kahi, A. K., G. Nitter, W. Thorpe and C.F. Gall. 2000. Genetic and economic evaluation of alternative breeding objectives and schemes using deterministic simulation in Kenya. International Conference on Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Forestry, 11th - 12th October 2000, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.
  13. Kahi, A. K and W. Thorpe. 2000. Economics of crossbreeding for dairy production in the coastal lowland tropics of Kenya. In: Proceedings of the 7th KARI Scientific Conference held on 13th – 17th November 2000 at KARI Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya.
  14. Kahi, A. K. and J. E. O. Rege. 2001. African cattle genetic resources: their unique attributes and conservation through utilization for milk production. In: 12th Symposium on Tropical Animal Health and Production held on 2nd November 2001, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, pp 25 - 32.
  15. Kahi, A. K. and J. M. K. Ojango. 2002. Short note on modern methods of estimating breeding values versus those currently used at the Sahiwal stud in Naivasha, Kenya. In: Sahiwal Initiative- workshop held on 25th January 2002 at KARI Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya.
  16. Kahi, A. K. and G. Nitter. 2002. Evaluation of alternative breeding schemes for milk production in Kenya. 7th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Montpellier, France, 33: 211-214. 
  17. Rewe, T. O., P. B. Ogore and A. K. Kahi. 2002. Integrated goat projects in Kenya: Impact on genetic improvement. 7th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Montpellier, France, 33: 385-387.
  18. Kahi, A. K., G. Nitter and C.F. Gall. 2002. Deterministic simulation of alternative breeding objectives and schemes for purebred cattle in Kenya. In: Proceedings of the 8th KARI Scientific Conference held on 13th – 17th November 2002.
  19. Kahi, A. K. and J. E. O. Rege. 2002. African cattle genetic resources: their unique attributes and conservation through utilization for milk production. In: Securing tomorrow’s food: Promoting the sustainable use of farm animal genetic resources – Information for action. Compiled by E. Geerlings, E. Mathias and I. Köhler-Rollefson. League for Pastoral Peoples. Ober-Ramstadt. Germany pp 32-39.
  20. Rewe, T. O., D. Indetie, K. R. G. Irungu, J. M. K. Ojango and A. K. Kahi. 2003. Construction of a bio-economic profit function for production systems utilizing the Boran Breed. In: Proceedings of APSK 2003 Annual Scientific Symposium held on 6th – 7th March 2003, Naivasha, Kenya.
  21. Rewe, T.O., D. Indetie, J. M. K. Ojango and A. K. Kahi. 2004Economic values for production and functional traits in Boran cattle of Kenya. In: Proceedings of APSK/TSAP/Makerere University Regional Animal Production Conference, 15th – 18th March 2004, Nairobi, Kenya.
  22. Bett, R. C., B. O. Bebe and A. K. Kahi. 2004The Kenya Dual Purpose Goat (KDPG): Previous and current status and options for improved use. In: Proceedings of APSK/TSAP/Makerere University Regional Animal Production Conference, 15th – 18th March 2004, Nairobi, Kenya.
  23. Wasike, C. B., J. M. K. Ojango and A. K. Kahi. 2004. Random Regression Models: Methodology and applicability in genetic evaluation of beef cattle in Kenya. In: Proceedings of APSK/TSAP/Makerere University Regional Animal Production Conference, 15th – 18th March 2004, Nairobi, Kenya.
  24. Gicheha, M. G., B. O. Bebe and A. K. Kahi. 2004. Estimation of economic values for resistance to helminths in meat sheep in Kenya. In: Proceedings of APSK/TSAP/Makerere University Regional Animal Production Conference, 15th – 18th March 2004, Nairobi, Kenya.
  25. Kahi, A. K., T. O. Rewe and I. S. Kosgey. 2004. Community-based organisations for the genetic improvement of small ruminants (CBOGISR): Their establishment and sustainability. In: Proceedings of the 5th biannual conference of the Eastern Africa Goat Development Network (EAGODEN), 7th – 9th June 2004, Meru, Kenya.
  26. Kosgey, I. S., B. O. Bebe and A. K. Kahi. 2004. Sustainable breeding and utilization of small ruminants in smallholder production systems. In: Proceedings of the 5th biannual conference of the Eastern Africa Goat Development Network (EAGODEN), 7th – 9th June 2004, Meru, Kenya.
  27. Kahi, A. K. 2004. Evaluation of dairy cattle breeding objectives and schemes in Kenya using modelling aproach. In: Proceedings of TSAP 2004 annual scientific conference held on 5th - 7th October 2004, Moshi, Tanzania.
  28. Bett, R.C., I. S. Kosgey, B. O. Bebe and A. K. Kahi. 2004. Economic analysis of smallholder production systems utilising the Kenya Dual Purpose Goat. In: Proceedings of TSAP 2004 annual scientific conference held on 5th - 7th October 2004, Moshi, Tanzania
  29. Wasike, C. B., J. M. K. Ojango and A. K. Kahi. 2004. The effect of selection and data structure on genetic evaluation of growth traits in tropical beef cattle. In: Proceedings of TSAP 2004 annual scientific conference , 5th - 7th October 2004, Moshi, Tanzania
  30. Rewe, T. O., D. Indetie, K. R. G. Irungu, J. M. K. Ojango and A. K. Kahi. 2004. Genetic improvement of Boran cattle in Kenya: Development of breeding objectives. In: Proceedings of TSAP 2004 annual scientific conference, 5th - 7th October 2004, Moshi, Tanzania.
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  131. Hirooka, H and A. K. Kahi. 2010. Derivation of economic values considering nitrogen loss. 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, 1st – 6th August 2010, Leipzig, Germany.
  132. Ngeno, K., B. O. Bebe and A. K. Kahi. 2010. Heritability estimates for growth traits of different ecotypes of indigenous chicken reared intensively. 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, 1st – 6th August 2010, Leipzig, Germany.
  133. Kariuki, C. M., E.D. Ilatsia, C.B. Wasike, I.S. Kosgey and A.K. Kahi. 2010. Genetic evaluation of growth of dorper sheep in semi-arid Kenya using random regression models. 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, 1st – 6th August 2010, Leipzig, Germany.
  134. Bett, R.C., I.S. Kosgey, A. K. Kahi and K.J. Peters. 2010. Comparison of economic values with and without risk for breeding objectives traits derived from producer’s preference. 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, 1st – 6th August 2010, Leipzig, Germany.
  135. Ojango, J. M., J. Panandam, A.K. Bhuiyan, S.Khan, A. K. Kahi, V.Chikosi, T.E. Halimani, I.S.Kosgey and A.M. Okeyo. 2010. Higher education in animal breeding in developing countries – challenges and opportunities. 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, 1st – 6th August 2010, Leipzig, Germany.
  136. Rewe, T. O., P. Herold, A.K. Kahi and A. Valle Zárate. 2010. Genetic improvement and monetary returns in alternative closed and open nucleus breeding programs for Boran cattle reared in semi-arid tropics9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, 1st – 6th August 2010, Leipzig, Germany.
  137. Magothe, T. M., W.B. Muhuyi and A.K. Kahi. 2010. Genetic parameter estimates for egg and body weights of indigenous chicken in Kenya. 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, 1st – 6th August 2010, Leipzig, Germany.
  138. Bett, R.C., I.S. Kosgey, A. K. Kahi and K.J. Peters. 2010. Comparison of economic values with and without risk for breeding objectives traits derived from producer’s preference. Tropentag 2010, held from 14th – 16th  September 2010 in Zurich, Switzerland.
  139. Ilatsia, E., R. Röessler, A. K. Kahi and A. Valle Zárate. 2010. Production objectives, trait perception and breeding goals of Sahiwal cattle keepers in Kenya.  Tropentag 2010, held from 14th – 16th  September 2010 in Zurich, Switzerland.
  140. Wasike C. B., A. K. Kahi and K. J. Peters. 2010. Modelling of lactation curves of cows used in medium and smallholder dairy systems in Kenya. 5th all Africa Conference held on 25th – 28th October in Addis Ababa.
  141. Ngeno, K., B. O. Bebe and A. K. Kahi. 2010. Heritabilities and correlations between body weights and growth curve parameters of indigenous chicken populations reared intensively in Kenya. 5th all Africa Conference to be held on 25th – 28th October in Addis Ababa.
  142. Ngeno, K., B. O. Bebe and A. K. Kahi. 2010. Growth parameters of Indigenous Chicken populations reared intensively in Kenya. 5th all Africa Conference held on 25th – 28th October in Addis Ababa.
  143. Ngeno, K., B. O. Bebe and A. K. Kahi. 2010. Heritability Estimates For Growth of Different Ecotypes of Indigenous Chicken Reared Intensively. 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production Conference to be held 1st – 6th August 2010.
  144. Okeno, T. O., A.K. Kahi and J.K. Peters. 2010. Characterization of indigenous chicken production systems in Kenya: household flock structure, dynamics and breeding practices. In: Proceedings of the 12th KARI Scientific Conference held on 8th – 12th November 2010 pp 877-884.
  145. Wasike, C. B., T. M. Magothe, A. K. Kahi and K. J. Peters. 2010. Non genetic sources of variation in lactation curve traits of dairy cattle in Kenya. In: Proceedings of the 12th KARI Scientific Conference held on 8th – 12th November 2010.
  146. Mbuthia, J., T. O. Rewe and A. K. Kahi. 2011. Evaluation of Smallholder Pig Management and Breeding under Different Production Systems in Kenya. Presented at the Tropentag 2011, held on October 5-7 at University of Bonn, Germany.
  147. Okeno, T. O., T. M. Magothe, A.K. Kahi and J.K. Peters. 2011. Application of risk-rated profit model function in estimation of economic values for indigenous chicken breeding. Presented at the Tropentag 2011, held on October 5-7 at University of Bonn, Germany.
  148. Okeno, T.O., T. M. Magothe, A. K. Kahi and J. K. Peters. 2011. Application of bio-economic model accounting for risk attitude of farmers in economic evaluation of indigenous chicken production systems. Tanzania Society of Animal Production Annual Scientific Conference 25th - 27th October 2011, Olasit Garden, Arusha, Tanzania.
  149. Ngeno, K., B. O. Bebe and A. K. Kahi. 2011. Genetic evaluation of growth traits in ecotypes of Kenyan indigenous chicken. Pan-African Conference, NAGRC & DB Headquarters, Entebbe, Uganda.
  150. Okeno, T.O., A. K. Kahi and J. K. Peters. 2012. Genetic and economic evaluation of alternative breeding objectives for adoption in the smallholder indigenous chicken improvement program. Tropentag 2012 to held on September 19 – 21 at University of Goettingen, Germany.
  151. Muasya T., A. K. Kahi and J. K. Peters. 2012. Genetic similarity and environmental sensitivity for milk and fertility traits in Holstein-friesian by Herd Hierarchy. Tropentag 2012 to held on September 19 – 21 at University of Goettingen, Germany
  152. Mbuku, S.M., A. K. Kahi, I. S. Kosgey. 2012. Management Strategies for Small Ruminants among Pastoralists in Semi-arid Kenya: Do They Lead to Genetic Progress. In: Resilience of agricultural systems against crises, Proceedings of the Tropentag, September 19-21, 2012, Gottingen -Kassel/ Witzenhausen, Germany.
  153. Mbuku, S.M., A. K. Kahi, I. S. Kosgey. 2012. Indigenous Knowledge and Adaptation Strategies of Pastoralists to Climate Variability in Northern Kenya. In: Resilience of agricultural systems against crises, Proceedings of the Tropentag, September 19-21, 2012, Gottingen -Kassel/ Witzenhausen, Germany.
  154. Mbuku, S.M., I. S. Kosgey, A. M. Okeyo and A. K. Kahi. 2014. Risk-rated economic values for production and functional traits of Small East African goat using profit functions. 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP) held from 17 – 22 August 2014, Westin Bayshore Conference Center, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  155. Wasike, C. B., A. K. Kahi and K. K. Peters. 2014. Genetic Relationship between Lactation Curve Traits in Dairy Cattle. 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP) held from 17 – 22 August 2014, Westin Bayshore Conference Center, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  156. Mbuthia, T. O. Rewe, T. O. Okeno and A. K. Kahi. 2014. Incorporating Risk in Economic Values for Pigs in Smallholder Production Systems in Kenya. 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP) held from 17 – 22 August 2014, Westin Bayshore Conference Center, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  157. D. N. Kamiti, E.D. Ilatsia, R. C. Bett and A.K. Kahi. 2014. Population viability analysis of the Kenya Sahiwal breed. In. All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture, KICC, 27th to 30th October 2014
  158. Ngeno, K, E. H. Vander Waaij and A. K. Kahi. 2014. Indigenous chicken genetic resources: Their unique attributes and conservation Options for improved use. Lillehammer, Norway 27th-29th of January 2014.
  159. Ngeno, K., E.H. van der Waaij, Hendrik-Jan Megens, A. K. Kahi, J. A.M. van Arendonk and R. P. M. A. Crooijmans. 2014. Major Histocompatibility Complex genetic diversity of Kenyan Indigenous Chicken populations based on microsatellite markers. 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP) being held from 17 – 22 August 2014 at the Westin Bayshore Conference Center, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  160. Ngeno, K., J. M. Herrero-Medrano, E.H. van der Waaij, H.J. Megens, A. K. Kahi, J.A.M. van Arendonk and R.P.M.A. Crooijmans. Genetic Variation and Signatures of Selection in the Genomes of Kenyan Indigenous Chicken and Commercial Layers. 9th Annual International Conference, Egerton University, 25th to 27th March, 2015.
  161. Khobondo, J.O, T. K. Muasya, S. Miyumo, T. O. Okeno, C. B. Wasike and A. K. Kahi. 2015. Effects of age on natural (auto) antibodies profiles and repertoire  in calves. Proceedings of the Animal Production Society of Kenya Annual Scientific Conference, April 2015, Mombasa, Kenya.
  162. Khobondo J.O and A. K. Kahi. 2015. Exploitation of variation of indigenous chicken genetic resources in Kenya. Proceedings of the 9THEgerton University International Conference, March 2015, Egerton University, Kenya
  163. Moturi, W.O., G. A. Obare and A. K. Kahi. 2015. Milk Marketing Channel Choices for Enhanced Competitiveness in the Kenya Dairy Supply Chain: A multinomial Logit Approach. Paper accepted for presentation in the 2015 Milan International Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE).
  164. Kahi, A. K., C. B. Wasike,  T. O. Okeno, H.K. Bett, K. Ngeno, T.M. Magothe, J. Gakige, S. Gicheha, and S. Miyumo. 2015. Improving indigenous chicken productivity for enhanced livelihood and food security in sub-Saharan Africa. The Animal Production Society of Kenya 2015 Annual Scientific Symposium, 21st -23rd April, 2015, Sarova White-sands Beach Resort and Spa, Mombasa, Kenya.
  165. Muasya, T. K., S. Miyumo, K. Ngeno, J.O. Khobondo, C. B. Wasike, T.M. Magothe and A.K. Kahi. 2015. Preliminary selection results for body weight in indigenous chicken in Kenya. The Animal Production Society of Kenya 2015 Annual Scientific Symposium, 21st -23rd April, 2015, Sarova White-sands Beach Resort and Spa, Mombasa, Kenya.
  166. Ngeno, K. and A.K. Kahi. 2015. Consumer preference and behaviour towards indigenous chicken meat and eggs. The Animal Production Society of Kenya 2015 Annual Scientific Symposium, 21st -23rd April, 2015, Sarova White-sands Beach Resort and Spa, Mombasa, Kenya.
  167. Ngeno, K., E.H. van der Waaij, H.J. Megens, A.K. Kahi, J.A. van Arendonk, and R.P.M.A. Crooijmans. 2014. Genetic diversity of different indigenous chicken ecotypes using highly polymorphic MHC linked and non-MHC linked microsatellite markers. The Animal Production Society of Kenya 2015 Annual Scientific Symposium, 21st -23rd April, 2015, Sarova White-sands Beach Resort and Spa, Mombasa, Kenya.
  168. Ngeno, K. and A.K. Kahi. 2015. Genetic diversity and population structuring of Kenyan indigenous chicken populations. In Proceedings of the 9th Egerton University International Conference, March, 2015. Egerton Univeristy, Kenya.
  169. Khobondo, J. O. and A.K. Kahi. 2015. Exploitation of variation of Indigenous Chicken Genetic Resources in Kenya. In Proceedings of the 9th Egerton University International Conference, March, 2015. Egerton Univeristy, Kenya.
  170. Miyumo, S., C.B. Wasike and A.K. Kahi. 2015. Influence of cluster and genotype on feed efficiency in Indigenous chicken. In Proceedings of the 9th Egerton University International Conference, March, 2015. Egerton Univeristy, Kenya.
  171. Wahinya, P. K., T.O. Okeno, I.S. Kosgey and A.K. Kahi. 2015. Economic and biological values for pasture-based dairy cattle production systems and their application in genetic improvement in the tropics. In Proceedings of the 9th Egerton University International Conference, March, 2015. Egerton Univeristy, Kenya.
  172. Wahinya, P. K., T.O. Okeno, I.S. Kosgey and A.K. Kahi. 2015. A bio-economic simulation model incorporating risk in breeding objectives for pasture-based dairy production systems in the tropics. In Proceedings of the 9th Egerton University International Conference, March, 2015. Egerton Univeristy, Kenya.
  173. Gakige, J. K., A.K. King’ori, B.O. Bebe and A.K. Kahi. 2015. Effects of targeted phase supplementary feeding on performance of scavenging ecotypes of indigenous chicken in Kenya. In Proceedings of the 9th Egerton University International Conference, March, 2015. Egerton Univeristy, Kenya.
  174. Lihare, G. O., C.B. Wasike and A.K. Kahi. 2015. Early growth patterns of Kuchi described by various mathematical growth functions. In Proceedings of the 9th Egerton University International Conference, March, 2015. Egerton Univeristy, Kenya.
  175. Kahi, A. K. 2015. Opportunity in crisis: Exploiting the potential for agribusiness in the livestock value chain. For presentation in the 1stAfrican Agri-Business Incubation Conference and Expo, Kenyatta International Convention Centre, 28th to 30th September 2015.
  176. Khobondo J.O., R. Mwakubambanya, C. B. Wasike and A. K. Kahi, 2015. Natural antibodies against keyhole limpet hemocyanin in indigenous chicken: variability among and repeatability within Indigenous Chicken sampled within three weeks. Proceedings of 2nd International conference on Biodiversity for food and nutrition, November 2015, Safari park hotel, Nairobi.
  177. Mwangi, S., T. K. Muasya, E. D. Ilatsia and A. K. Kahi.  2016. Assessment of the genetic variability using pedigree analysis of the Sahiwal breed in Kenya. Proceedings of the 1st World Congress on Innovations for Livestock Development conference. 26th to 30th June, 2016 at the Sentrim Elementaita Lodge, Nakuru, Kenya.
  178. Oloo B. O., Mahungu S, Gogo L. and A. K. Kahi. 2016. Design of a HACCP Plan for indigenous chicken Slaughter house in Kenya. Poster presented at 18th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, IUFoST, at Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland.
  179. Oloo B. O., Mahungu S, Gogo L. and A. K. Kahi. 2016. Prevalence of enteric pathogens and Staphylococcus aureus on surfaces and rinse water in poultry slaughter house in Nakuru County. Submitted to internet Journal of Food Safety. On March, 2016.
  180. Khobondo, J.O., A. K. Kahi and P. Roger. 2017. Polymorphisms at the Microsatellite Locus LEI0258 in Three Genetic Groups of Indigenous Chicken in Kenya.  Proceedings of Tropentag, September 20-22, 2017, Bonn, Germany.
  181. Mwangi, S., T. K. Muasya and A. K. Kahi, 2017. Genetic variability of the Sahiwal cattle breed in Kenya using pedigree analysis. International Multiplication Symposium Held on 22nd – 24th May 2017 at ARC Hotel, Egerton University Njoro-Nakuru, Kenya.
  182. Achiel A. O., T. K. Muasya and A. K. Kahi, 2017. Distribution of mutational effects in indigenous chicken. International Multiplication Symposium Held on 22nd – 24th May 2017 at ARC Hotel, Egerton University Njoro-Nakuru, Kenya.
  183. Mwangi S. I., T. K. Muasya, E. D. Ilatsia and A. K. Kahi. 2017. Within-population genetic structure and genetic diversity trend for Sahiwal cattle breed in Kenya: APSK 2017. Sustainable Livestock Innovation and Technology: Roadmap to Improved Food and Nutrition Security. In: Proceedings of the Animal Production Society of Kenya (APSK) 2017 Scientific Symposium, April 5-7, 2017, Starbucks Hotel and Restaurant, Eldoret. 242 pp.
  184. Mwangi S. I., T. K. Muasya, E. D. Ilatsia and A. K. Kahi. 2018. Effect of controlling future rate of inbreeding on expected genetic gain and genetic variability in Sahiwal breed population in Kenya. APSK 2018. Sustainable Livestock Innovation and Technology: Roadmap to Improved Food and Nutrition Security. In: Proceedings of the Animal Production Society of Kenya (APSK) 2018 Scientific Symposium, April 4-6, 2018, Sportsman Arms Hotel, Nanyuki.
  185. Mwangi, S., T. K. Muasya and A. K. Kahi. 2018. Restricting the Rate of Inbreeding in Small Populations Optimizes Response to Selection and Genetic Diversity. Proceedings of the 12th Egerton University International Conference. 27th to 29th March 2018, FEDCOS Complex, Njoro Campus.
  186. Musingi B. M., T. K. Muasya, and A. K. Kahi. 2018. Posterior analysis of Genetic parameters for measures of longevity in Kenyan Sahiwal cattle. APSK 2018. Sustainable Livestock Innovation and Technology: Roadmap to Improved Food and Nutrition Security. In: Proceedings of the Animal Production Society of Kenya (APSK) 2018 Scientific Symposium, April 4-6, 2018, Sportsman Arms Hotel, Nanyuki.
  187. Sagwa, C.B., T. O. Okeno, and A. K. Kahi. 2018. The Economic Value of Mastitis Resistance in Dairy Cattle in Kenya. In proceedings of the Animal Production Society of Kenya Scientific Symposium, 4th – 6th April 2018, Sportsman Arms Hotel, Nanyuki.
  188. Sagwa, C.B., T. O. Okeno, and A. K. Kahi. 2018. Evaluation of the Current and Alternative Dairy Cattle Breeding Goal in Kenya. In proceedings of the Animal Production Society of Kenya Scientific Symposium, 4th – 6th April 2018, Sportsman Arms Hotel, Nanyuki
  189. Sagwa, C.B., T. O. Okeno, and A. K. Kahi.  2018. Economic Values for Protein Yield and Mastitis Resistance in Dairy Cattle in Kenya. In proceedings of the 12th Egerton University International Conference, 20- 30 March 2018
  190. Sagwa, C.B., T. O. Okeno, and A. K. Kahi. 2018. Multiple Ovulation and Embryo Transfer with X-sorted semen optimizes response to selection in dairy cattle. In proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock production, Aotea Centre Auckland, New Zealand, 11- 16 February 2018.
  191. Sagwa, C.B., T. O. Okeno, and A. K. Kahi . 2018. Sexed semen is not superior to conventional semen in genetic gain. In proceedings of the 13th JKUAT Scientific, Technological and Industrialization Conference, 15th – 16th November 2018 (pp. 301-305)
  192. Musingi B. M., T. K. Muasya, and A. K. Kahi. 2019. Evaluation for inbreeding depression on survivability and performance in Kenya Sahiwal Cattle breed. In proceedings of All Africa in Animal Agriculture (AACAA) Accra, Ghana,  27th -29th July 2019: paper no 6.4.6

 

Theses

  1. Kahi, A. K. 1995. Growth and survival to weaning of crosses of Ayrshire, Brown Swiss and Sahiwal cattle. M.Sc. Thesis. Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.
  2. Kahi, A. K. 2000. Genetic and economic aspects of breeding for dairy production in Kenya. Dr. sc. agr. Dissertation, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.

 

Consultancy reports

  

  1. Simianer, H. and A. K. Kahi. 2000. Valuation of indigenous farm animal populations and breeds in comparison with imported exotic breeds - with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Consultant, Applied Genetics Network, Stuttgart, Germany. Report published in Animal Genetic Resources Virtual Library, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  2. Rege J.E.O., A. K. Kahi, M. Okomo-Adhiambo, J. Mwacharo and O. Hanotte. 2001Zebu cattle of Kenya: uses, performance, farmer preferences, measures of genetic diversity and options for improved use. Consultant, ILRI's Animal Genetic Resources Project, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  3. Kahi, A. K. 2006. Genetic evaluation methods and pedigree and performance recording systems. Consultant, Livestock Recording Centre (Naivasha), Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development, Kenya.
  4. Kahi, A. K. and I. Osuga. 2009. Ultramix mineral supplements: Formulations for milk production and live weight gain and source of ingredients. Consultant, Ultravetis East Africa Limited, Kenya.

 

Video production
As an Executive Producer at CoELIB Media, I have been responsible for productions of different project documentaries, commercials and films. The links to these videos are herein: -

  • Strengthening Capacity of Higher Education Institutions in Eastern and Western Africa to enhance Efficiency in the Dairy Value Chain or otherwise known as DairyChain. This programme was financed by the European Union through EDULINK and implemented by Egerton University Kenya, University of Education, Winneba in Ghana and Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria. CoELIB Media was engaged to document this programme in all the implementing partner countries. The links to the videos are herein:
  • DairyTrain Project; this was funded by the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC) and was implemented by Egerton University and Dairy Training Institute in Naivasha, Kenya. CoELIB Media was contracted to document the project and the documentary can be accessed from this link; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhZS0uibkKk&t=1439s
  • Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation; the two videos were on cage and pond aquacultures farming in Kenya for the 3R Kenya project. Find links for the two videos below.
  • Maji Milele a leading prepaid water metering solutions provider in East Africa by providing prepaid water metering solutions for communal (Water ATM/Communal Prepaid water meters) as well as for individual (household and institutions) including any customised water dispensed points (animal watering troughs, water truck dispenser points-water bowsers etc). Find link to the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdLvy_j79iQ&t=8s
  • Egerton University television commercials
CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS

1999: The 4th KARI Scientific Conference, 25th - 28th October 1994, Nairobi, Kenya.

1996: The All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture, 1st - 4th April 1996, Pretoria, South Africa.

1996: The 5th KARI Scientific Conference, 14th - 16th October 1996, Nairobi, Kenya.

1996: International Conference on Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Forestry, 12th - 28th December 1996, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

1997: 48th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production, 25th - 28th August 1997, Vienna, Austria.

1998: Food, Land and Livelihood: Setting Research Agendas for Animal Science. International Conference organised by the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) and KARI, 27th - 30th January 1998, Nairobi, Kenya

1998: The 6th KARI Scientific Conference, 9th - 13th November 1998, Nairobi, Kenya.

1999; 50th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production, 22nd- 26th August 1999, Zurich, Switzerland

1999: International Conference on Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Forestry, 14th - 15th October 1999, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

2000: International Conference on Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Forestry, 11th - 12th October 2000, Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany.

2000: The 7th KARI Scientific Conference, 13th - 17th November 2000, Nairobi, Kenya.

2001: APSK 2001 Annual Scientific Symposium, 7th – 8th March 2001, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya

2001: Symposium on Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2nd November 2001, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

2002: Sahiwal Initiative- workshop, 25th January 2002 at KARI Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya.

2002: 7th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, 19th - 23rd August 2002, Montpellier, France.

2002: The 8th KARI Scientific Conference, 13th - 17th November 2002, Nairobi, Kenya.

2003: APSK Annual Scientific Symposium, 6th – 7th March 2003, Naivasha, Kenya.

2004: APSK/TSAP/Makerere University Regional Animal Production Conference, 15th – 18th March 2004, Nairobi, Kenya

2004: The 5th Biennial Conference of the Eastern Africa Goat Development Network (EAGODEN), 7th – 9th June 2004, Meru, Kenya.

2004: Tanzania Society of Animal Production Annual Scientific Conference, 5th – 7th October 2004, Moshi, Tanzania

2004: The 9th KARI Scientific Conference, 8th - 12th November 2004, Nairobi, Kenya.

2005: APSK Annual Scientific Symposium, 9th – 11th March 2005, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya

2005: 105th Annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Animal Science, 9th to 10th September 2005, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

2005: Animal Husbandry Association of Thailand (AHAT) BSAS International Conference at TROFREC, 14th – 18th November 2005, Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand 

2005: 9th Scientific Conference of the International Biometric Society (IBS), 12th to 16th December 2005, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2006: APSK Annual Scientific Symposium, 8th – 10th March 2006, Isiolo, Kenya.

2006: 8th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, 13th – 18th August 2006, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2006: Tropentag 2006 - International Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development, 11th – 18th October 2006. Bonn, Germany

2007: APSK Annual Scientific Symposium, 15th – 16th March 2007, Mtwapa, Kenya.

2007: World Conference and Festival on Indian Breed Cattle, 21st – 29th April 2007, Bangalore, India.

2007: Capacity Enhancing Package Workshop for IFS Grantees, 28th May - 1st June 2007, Pretoria, South Africa

2007: John Vercoe Memorial Conference, 7th – 9th November 2007, Nairobi, Kenya

2007: Information and Communication Technologies and Food Security in sub-Saharan Africa Symposium organised by the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) and the European Action in Global Life Sciences (EAGLES), 14th – 16th November 2007, Pretoria, South Africa.

2008: International conference on bioethics, 12th – 14th August 2008, Egerton University, Kenya

2008: 10th World Conference on Animal Production, 23rd – 28th November 2008, Capte Town, South Africa

2009: APSK Annual Scientific Symposium, 22nd – 23rd April 2009, Kisumu, Kenya.

2009: KARI mini Scientific Conference, 9th - 12th November 2009, Nairobi, Kenya.

2009: Global Consortium of Higher Education and Research for Agriculture, 23rd – 27th November 2009, Nairobi, Kenya.

2010: APSK Annual Scientific Symposium, 20th – 22nd April 2010, Garissa, Kenya

2010: CCAA-supported Conference on “Pastoralism and Climate Change Adaptation in Africa’’, 24th – 28th May 2010, Egerton University, Kenya.

2010: 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, 1st – 6th August 2010, Leipzig, Germany

2011: Tropentag, University of Bonn from 5thto 7th October, 2011, Bonn, Germany.

2012: XI International Conference on Goats (IGA) from 23rd to 28th September 2012 in Gran Canaria, Spain. 9th World Congress on Genetics

2012: Tropentag, University of Goettingen, Goettingen from 19th to 21st September 2012, Germany

2014: 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, 17th to 22ndAugust 2014, Vancouver, Canada

2015: Animal Production Society of Kenya Annual Symposium, April, 2015. Mombasa, Kenya.

2015: 9th Egerton University International Conference, March, 2015. Egerton Univeristy, Kenya.

2015: 1st African Agri-Business Incubation  Conference & Expo. 28th to 30th September 2015

2018: 11th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock production, Aotea Centre Auckland, New Zealand, 11- 16 February 2018.

HONORS, PRIZE AND AWARDS

1988: Kenya Government scholarship to undertake a BSc in Animal Production

1992: Egerton University scholarship to undertake a MSc in Animal Production (Animal breeding and genetics).

1993: ILCA (now ILRI) graduate associate research fellowship.

1996: DAAD scholarship to undertake a PhD degree in Animal breeding and genetics in the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

1997: ILRI graduate associate research fellowship.

2001: Peter Doherty award for ILRI's most promising young scientist (prize). Award ceremony held at ILRI’s offices in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

2001: Winner of the 2001 Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)'s Excellence in Science Award in Promising Young Scientist award category (prize). Award ceremony held at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC, USA.

2002: Wageningen Institute of Animal Science Fellowship, The Netherlands

2002: University of New England (Australia), Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU) research award.

2002: Travel grant from the organisers and AGBU to attend and present papers at the 7th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP) held from 19th to 23rdAugust 2002 in Montpellier, France

2004: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) research fellowship tenable at Kyoto University, Japan [¥11,900,000 ~ US$ 110,000]

2006: Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship tenable at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

2006: International Foundation of Science (IFS) research award [US$ 12,000].

2006: World Bank research award within the Kenya Agricultural Productivity Programme (KAPP) [US$ 110,000]

2008: European Union research award within the EDULINK programme Value chains for poverty reduction in the agri-food sector - problem-based learning in higher education (VALUELEAD) [€ 700,000]

2008: International Foundation of Science (IFS) travel grant to attend the World Conference on Animal Production (WCAP) held from 23rd to 28thNovember 2008 in Cape Town, South Africa.

2009: Funds by Ultravetis East Africa Limitedto formulate mineral supplements for milk production and live-weight gain[KSh 200,000].

2010: Researcher of the year (2008/2009 academic year) award in two categories – Publications and Funds attracted.

2010: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) research BRIDGE fellowship (2 months) tenable at Kyoto University, Japan [¥ 1,800,000 ~ US$ 20,000]

2010: Funds from DAAD for CCAA-supported Conference on “Pastoralism and Climate Change Adaptation in Africa’’, 24th – 28th May 2010, Egerton University, Kenya [KSh 124,000].

2010: Travel grant to attend and present an invited presentation at the 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP) to be held from 1st to 6th August 2010 in Leipzig, Germany

2010: Funded within the Development Partnerships in Higher Education (DelPHE) programme by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and implemented by the British Council. Value chains for poverty reduction in the dairy sector: Problem based learning in higher education (DAIRYLEARN). Budget UK£ 105,000.

2012: Erasmus Mundus Fellowship in Animal Breeding and Genetics, Wageningen University, The Netherlands € 14,400.

2012: Funded by the Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Development in Higher Education (NUFFIC). Building capacity to deliver competent graduates for enhanced competitiveness in the dairy value chain (DAIRYTRAIN). Budget – € 1,293,760

2012: Funded by The European Union through to the African Union Commission Improving indigenous chicken productivity for enhanced livelihood and food security in sub-Saharan Africa (INCIP). Budget – € 1,041,578.

2012: Funded by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA/USAID). Trilateral partnership for food security. Budget - $800,000.

2012: Travel grant to attend and present an invited presentation at the XI International Conference on Goats (IGA) to be held from 23rd to 28thSeptember 2012 in Gran Canaria, Spain. 9th World Congress on Genetics 

2013: Funded by The European Union within the EDULINK II. Strengthening capacity of higher education institutions in Eastern and Western Africa to enhance efficiency in the dairy value chain (DAIRYCHAIN) Budget € 693,767.

2014: Funded by the European Union through the ACP-EU Co-operation Programme in Science and Technology (S&T II. Strengthening capacity for participatory management of indigenous livestock to foster agricultural innovation in Eastern, Southern and Western Africa (ILINOVA) € 1,234,805.

2016: Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. Sustainable Genetic Improvement via Simplified Artificial Insemination for Sheep and Goat Producers–USD 40,000.

2016:Funded by the NetherlandsOrganization for InternationalCooperation in Higher Education(NUFFIC). Capacity Building for Strengthening the Livestock Value Chain - € 1.3 million

2017: Funded by the Dutch Embassy in Kenya.  Resilient, Robust and Reliable – from Aid to Trade (3R). € 3.5 million.

2018: Sustainable Genetic Improvement via Simplified Artificial Insemination for Sheep and Goat Producers [funded by the United States Department of Agriculture,– USD 40,000

2019: Youth Economic Empowerment through Agribusiness in Kenya (funded by CTA – USD 25,000]

2019: Strengthening teacher training programmes to improve the delivery of Technical and Vocational Training and Education in the agricultural sector of Kenya in collaboration with the private sector [funded by the Netherlands Organization forInternational Cooperation in HigherEducation (NUFFIC) . - € 1.3 million]

2019: Strengthening skills and training capacity in the horticulture sector in Kenya [funded by the NetherlandsOrganization for InternationalCooperation in Higher Education(NUFFIC). - € 0.80 million

2020: New horizons for food security and agri-education in South Sudan [funded by the NetherlandsOrganization for InternationalCooperation in Higher Education(NUFFIC)  - € 1.3 million]

2021: Boosting rural youth employment opportunities through integrated agribusiness hubs in Cameroon, Kenya and Mozambique. [funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) . – USD 3 million]

TEACHING AREAS

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

When teaching I intend to build a student who can think on his/her own and not a machine that has to receive a command to operate. I like to view my students as trees in a nursery that I plant and expect to mature and yield fruits. I intend that my students look at themselves as “solutions to their society’s problems and not to look at themselves as part of the problem”. In this case I expect that in the course of learning my students will come out always better than me. I have always endeavoured that my students remain relevant in their field and hence I keep up with the latest mechanisms of delivery using the latest advances in technology. I usually have objectives that I use to measure myself with: 

  • Have I developed a problem-solving skill in my students?
  • Have I developed a market relevant student?
  • Have I produced a critical thinker?
  • Have I developed an expert in this field?

My philosophy is therefore built on the pillars of these objectives. To realize these objectives I have designed methods, which include:

Development of problem-solving skills in students

I always like to expose my students to problems that they may face in the field. Call these real situations that they are bound to meet once they step out of class. To these I have my own assessment standards that I use to evaluate the student’s ability to solve the issues. Although I notice the diversity in the students I deal with and that the capabilities to grasp concepts may vary, I always strive to ensure that the students are encouraged to exhale. I like that a student should be helped to succeed but on the other hand he she should also show a desire to succeed.

Developing of a market relevant student

I strive to keep up with current issues as they evolve in my field of study. I keep myself abreast with these issues as they happen locally and globally. As a result I encourage my students to learn newer things in these areas and to make comparisons with what is happening in the region and beyond. I realize the fast nature with which the demands in the industry change especially with the current speed in advancement of technology. I therefore ensure that apart from teaching in class, my students get to visit relevant industries, attend workshops, talks, symposiums, seminars, exhibitions and participate in the research projects I am leading.

Production of a critical thinker 

I like that my students can analyse situations, contribute to discussions and criticize an opinion in whatever forum. I do not intend that my students will rely on what they are taught alone but will encourage them to go out of their way learn more on their own in their field of expertise. This encourages them to be independent thinkers and those who can be relied upon to give solutions.

Production of an expert

In this age where our world is awash with too much information we risk losing experts in different fields since our students have information so close to them that they do not labour to search for the information. This has led to a serious problem of cut and paste generation. I therefore encourage my students to read widely and to publish more. This makes them to be exposed to what other scientists are doing and what he/she can contribute to society and science.

I strive for a better society and giving knowledge has been my contribution to the betterment of society. I however love that I package my knowledge to appeal to my students so that they too can advance it to generations that follow them.

POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
MASTERS LEVEL :

Completed MSc supervision

  1. T. O. Rewe (MSc). Development of breeding objectives for production systems utilising the Boran breed (2004) [Funded by the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI)].
  2. R. C. Bett (MSc). Developing breeding goals for the Kenya Dual Purpose goat (2005).
  3. C. B. Wasike (MSc). Genetic evaluation of growth and reproductive performance of the Kenya Boran cattle (2006).
  4. E. D. M. Ilatsia (MSc). Genetic analysis of milk production and fertility traits of Sahiwal cattle in semi arid Kenya (2006) [Funded by the Agricultural Research Fund - ARF].
  5. S. M. Mbuku (MSc). Characterisation of the breeding practices of sheep and goat keepers in Northern Kenya (2006) [within the ILRI-BMZ-Hohenheim-Göttingen collaborative Project funded by BMZ].
  6. T. O. Okeno (MSc). Evaluation of breeding strategies for genetic improvement of dairy cattle in Kenya (2006).
  7. E. O. Menge (MSc). Breeding goals for production systems utilising the indigenous chicken (2008)
  8. J. S. K. Orenge (MSc). Genetics of growth and fertility traits in Polled Hereford and Charolais cattle in Kenya (2008).
  9. M. G. Gicheha (MSc). Optimising breeding strategies incorporating resistance to helminths in meat sheep (2009).
  10. 1C. M. Kariuki (MSc). Genetic analysis of growth traits of the Dorper sheep in semi-arid Kenya (2010).
  11. F. B. Kaingu (MSc). Investigation of the prevalence of the helminthes and effectiveness of the crude extract (Aloe secundiflora) as an anthelmintic in indigenous chicken in Kenya (2010) [Candidate registered at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology - JKUAT].
  12. K. Ngeno (MSc). Genetic analysis of growth patterns in different ecotypes of indigenous chicken in Kenya (2011).
  13. S. Migose (MSc). Genetic evaluation of growth of Sahiwal cattle using multi-trait and random regression models (2011).
  14. M. Magothe (MSc). The influence of major genes for feather reduction and curling on the growth and reproductive performance of indigenous chicken (2013).
  15. W. Moturi (MSc). Smallholder milk marketing channel choice determinants for enhanced competitiveness in the dairy supply chain; A Case study of Nyandarua Milk Shed (2014).
  16. J. M. Mbuthia (MSc). Production practices and breeding objectives for pigs in Kenya (2014). 
  17. P. E. Oyieng (MSc). Evaluating the performance of the African Catfish(Clarias gariepinus) in high altitudes areas of Kenya (2014)
  18. N. Kamiti (MSc). Population viability analysis and evaluation of population structure of the Kenyan Sahiwal cattle breed (2015).
  19. P. K. Wahinya (MSc). Bioeconomic modelling to support genetic improvement of dairy cattle (2015)
  20. S. Gicheha (MSc). Role of Rural Institutions and farmer marketing organizations in Marketing of Indigenous Chicken: a case of Kakamega County Kenya. (2016)
  21. J. Mahoro (MSc). Characterization of production systems and development of breeding objectives for indigenous chicken in Rwanda (2017)
  22. S. Miyumo (MSc). Genetic evaluation of feed use efficiency in indigenous chicken in Kenya (2017)
  23. S. Mwangi (MSc). Management of genetic diversity in the Sahiwal cattle breed in Kenya. [2018].
  24. C. Sagwa (MSc). Optimising breeding systems incorporating protein yield and mastitis resistance in dairy cattle breeding goal in Kenya. [2020]
  25. D. V. Muyera (MSc). Effects of climate change/variability on smallholder livestock production in Njoro sub-county [2020].

 

Ongoing MSc supervision

  1. L. M. Were (MSc). Genetic analysis of productive and reproductive performance of the Large white and Landrace pig breeds and their crosses in Kenya [Candidate registered at the Egerton University].
  2. M. M. Gachukia (MSc). Genetic analyses of selection criteria for growth and reproductive performance of beef cattle populations [Candidate registered at the Egerton University].
  3. E. K. Shakala (MSc). Characterisation of the genetic diversity in indigenous chicken populations in Kenya using microsatellite DNA markers [Candidate registered at the Egerton University].
  4. D. Malala (MSc). Effect of energy on energy and proteins requirements of indigenous chicken in Kenya [Candidate registered at the Egerton University].
  5. G. M. Kashindi (MSc). Modeling for the optimization of protein utilization by indigenous chickens in two production systems in Kenya [Candidate registered at the Egerton University].
  6. C. O. Were (MSc). Production objectives and breeding goals for broiler rabbits in Kenya [Candidate registered at the Egerton University].
  7. S. O. Abuya (MSc). Genetic analysis of lactation curves of Sahiwal cows in semi-arid Kenya [Candidate registered at the Egerton University].
  8. A. Amayi (MSc). Optimising breeding strategies for dairy goats that incorporate risk, disease resistance and producer’s preferences [Candidate registered at the Egerton University].
  9. D. Gathura (MSc). Model for Sustainable Utilization and Conservation of Indigenous Livestock Breeds In Rangelands [Candidate registered at the Egerton University].
  10. G. Lihare (MSc). Genetic analysis of growth patterns of the Kuchi indigenous chicken in Kenya [Candidate registered at the Egerton University].
  11. K. Barasa (MSc). Genetic analysis of milk component production in dairy cattle breeds in Kenya [Candidate registered at the Egerton University].
  12. G. Gitau (MSc). Analysis of farm level efficiency among smallholder indigenous chicken farmers: A case of Bomet County [Candidate registered at the Egerton University].
  13. O. Otieno (MSc). Genetic analysis of productive and reproductive performance of Red Poll and Boran cattle and their crosses in the lowland tropics of Kenya. [Candidate registered at the Egerton University].
PhD. LEVEL :

Completed PhD supervision

  1. N. A. Bosso (PhD). Genetic improvement of livestock in tsetse infested areas in West Africa (2006) [Candidate was registered at the Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands].
  2. T. O. Rewe (PhD). Breeding objectives and selection schemes for beef cattle populations in Kenya (2009) [Candidate was registered at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany on DAAD Scholarship - > € 40,950].
  3. R. C. Bett (PhD). Design and evaluation of breeding strategies for low input dairy goat production systems in Kenya (2009) [Candidate registered at the Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany on DAAD Scholarship - > € 40,950].
  4. C. B. Wasike (PhD). Efficient utilization of pedigree and performance data for genetic improvement of cattle genetic resources in Kenya (2010). [Candidate registered at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany on DAAD Scholarship- > € 40,950].
  5. E. D. Ilatsia (PhD). Genetics of performance traits of Sahiwal cattle on large-scale Kenyan farms and prospects for genetic improvement using nucleus breeding schemes (2011) [Candidate registered at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany under DAAD Scholarship- > € 40,950].
  6. H. K. Bett (PhD). Economic analysis of indigenous chicken genetic resources in Kenya (2011) [Candidate registered at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany on Yousef Jameel Scholarship- > € 50,000].
  7. T. O. Okeno (PhD). Production systems, breeding objectives and selection schemes for indigenous chicken genetic resources in Kenya (2012) [Candidate registered at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany on DAAD Scholarship- > € 40,950].
  8. T. K. Muasya (PhD). Genetic and economic evaluation of Bos taurusdairy breeds in different agro-ecological zones of Kenya (2012) [Candidate registered at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany on DAAD Scholarship- > € 40,950].
  9. K. Ngeno (PhD). Development of breeding schemes for indigenous chicken for improved livelihood in Kenya (2014) [Candidate registered at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Funded by Koepen Foundation and Wageningen University - € 110,804].
  10. S. Omasaki (PhD). Optimization of breeding schemes for nile tilapia (o. Niloticus) in smallholder production systems in Kenya (2015) [Candidate registered at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Funded by Koepen Foundation and Wageningen University - € 110,804].
  11. C. Kariuki (PhD). Design of breeding program to enhance competitiveness in the dairy value chain in Kenya (2016) [Candidate registered at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Funded by NUFFIC€ 110,804].
  12. P. Mutua (PhD). Development of multi-objective dairy ration formulation program for improved productivity and environmental sustainability (2016). Candidate registered at the Egerton University, Kenya]
  13. J. Khobondo (PhD). Genetics and immunity of indigenous chicken in Kenya (2019) [Candidate registered at the Egerton University, Kenya].
  14. B. Oloo (PhD). Evaluation of egg and meat quality of indigenous chicken ecotypes in Kenya (2019) [Candidate registered at the Egerton University].
  15. S. Migose (PhD). Breeding practices for sustainable intensification of smallholder dairy production in Kenya (2020) [Candidate registered at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Funded by NUFFIC - € 110,804]

 

Ongoing PhD supervision

  1. T. M. Magothe (PhD). The genetics of indigenous chicken production in Kenya [Candidate registered at the Egerton University].
OTHER SOCIETIES
  • Kenya Animal Breeding and Genomics Association (KABGA)
  • Animal Production Society of Kenya (APSK).
  • American Dairy Science Association (ADSA).
  • American Society of Animal Science (ASAS).
  • Japan Society of Animal Science (JSAS).
  • Boran Cattle Breeders Society (BCBS).
  • Tropical Agriculture Association (TAA)
  • South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS)
  • International Goat Association (Country Representative)
  • Permanent International Committee of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP)
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