Paul Kimurto is a Professor at Egerton University, Faculty of Agriculture and currently the Director of Markerking and Resource Mobilization and also the Agro-Science Park (GOK, Vision 2030 Flagship Project) and Head of Egerton University Seed Unit and Team Leaders Seeds of Gold communication Platform. He has over 15 yrs experience in academia and research. He is a Professionally Dryland research and drought stress physiology/Breeding specialist with enormous experiences in dryland development and validation of breeding and variety development techniques, Application of molecular breeding techniques, Irrigation, fertility and water use and management and seed systems in ASALs, Training and curricula development, scientific writing and reporting. He has attended several International courses offered by ICRISAT, CIMMYT, Generation Challenge Program-GCP, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), IFS, BECA/ILRI and Germany-DAAD in breeding, Genetics, Application of molecular breeding techniques, Bio-Saline and Drought Technology and Seed systems. He hold a PhD in Crop Science (Crop Physiology/Breeding), and a Master of Science in Crop Science & a BSc in Agriculture. He has authored/co-authored over 20 papers in refereed journals and over 50 Conference proceedings in various fields. production, Application of biotechnology and molecular breeding in Agriculture, climate change resilience, modeling among others. He is/has been supervisor of several Msc.& PhD Students in local and other universities. He has won several grants in research in development of resilient high yielding crop varieties of Beans, Chickpea, Finger millet, wheat, Sorghum funded by several International Donors like Gates Foundation AGRA, CIAT, ICRISAT etc.
2008: Ph.D Crop Physiology, Sandwich PhD of Egerton University & University of Potsdam (ATB), Germany
2000: Master of Science Crop Sciences, Egerton University, Kenya.
1995: Bsc Agriculture (Agronomy), Egerton University, Kenya
Dryland resource management, drought physiollogy, crop breeding for against climate change, seed systems, networking, rural development expertise
Prof Kimurto is a professionally Dryland research and drought stress physiology/Breeding specialist with enormous experiences in dryland development and validation of breeding and variety development. Paul has wide experiene in seed systems, agronomy, community and rural development and business developmnt skills for agriculture development.ii) Undertaking other recognized responsibilities within the University:
PROFESSIONAL/CONSULTING/INDUSTRY (Networking & collaborating with external organizations)
Appointment to national, regional or international board as consultant:
June 2021 to Date: Director Marketing and Resource Mobilization, Egerton University
Oct 2015-date: Director Agro-Science Parkof Innovation Centre, Egerton University
2012 to date: Team Leader Seeds of Gold Agricultural Information and Communication platform, Nation Newspapers (Saturday Edition)
July 2021 to date: Professor Crop Physiology/Breeding, Egerton University
April 2009-Sept 2013: Senior Lecturer, Dept of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University
2005-2009: Lecturer, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University
2005-2007: Research Fellow, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Njoro, Kenya
2001-2004: Assistant Lecturer, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University, Kenya
2002-2004: Research Fellow KARI Njoro
1996-2002: Assistant lecturer/Research Assistant, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University, Kenya
Resource Mobilization (Research Grants, Consultancies)
Dryland research and drought stress physiology/Breeding specialist, Breeding for biotic stress and nutrition (drought, heat, nutritional qualitiesa), variety development techniques, Application of molecular breeding techniques, Irrigation, fertility and water use and management and seed systems in ASALs. Major crops of interest Beans, Finger millets, groundnuts, chickpeas, pigeon peas, Tef, Greengreams etc
LIST OF INNOVATIONS AND PRODUCTS/PATENTS
Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers
Non-Reviewed Conferences and Workshops
Annual Crops, Dryland Agriculture, Stress physiology, Seed Science and Technology, Contemperry issies in Agriculture, Field crops
Ongoing Msc supervision
External supervsion in other Universities
Academic advising & student mentoring
ONGOING PhD student Supervision
Prof James Tuitoek,
Commissioner Lands Commision.
Dr Moses Siambi,
Director CIMMTY Nairobi, Kenya.
Dt Danniel Tan,
Faculy of Agriculture and Natural Resources,
University of Sydney Australia.