COMPONENT 2 SCHOLARS – PhD (36)

Bernard Maranga

Degree being pursued: PhD in Aquatic Ecology Fisheries and Conservation Biology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Research project title: Solar Powered Re-circulative Aquaculture System for Commercialization of fish farming in Arid and Semi-arid Regions

Bernard Maranga

Status: Ongoing

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Magondu Esther Wairimu

Degree being pursued: PhD in Fisheries- Integrated Aquaculture at Pwani University

Research Project Title: Application of an integrated multitrophic Aquaculture system in enhancing production and profitability

Magondu Esther Wairimu

Status: Ongoing

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Joseah Siele Kiplagat

Degree being pursued: PhD in Agriculture and Rural Innovation strategies at Egerton University

Research Project title: Small holders dairy farmers socio-environmental and context in relation to reduction of pre-harvest milk losses in Mogotio sub-county Kenya

Joseah Siele Kiplagat

Status: Ongoing

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Mwangi Muchiri Jackson

Degree being pursued: PhD in Livestock Production Systems at University of Nairobi

Research Project Title: Effects of compost heat recovery on tilapia and catfish performance in fertilized ponds in Kenya

Mwangi Muchiri Jackson

Status: Ongoing

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Awala Boniface Juma

Degree being pursued: PhD in Plant Genetic at University of Nairobi

Research Project Title: Development of Multi- Tolerant Brachiaria Grass Genotypes Through Convectional Breeding in West Pokot and Baringo Counties of Kenya.

Awala Boniface Juma

Status: Ongoing

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Alaru Peter Alphonce

Degree being pursued: PhD in Food Science at Egerton University

Research Project Title: Effect of value addition on dietary liquid brewers’ yeast on performance of lactating dairy cows.

Alaru Peter Alphonce

Status: Ongoing

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Kurgat Kiplagat

Degree being pursued: PhD in Plant Breeding at Egerton University

Research Project Title: Phenotypic and genome-wide association studies of agro-climatic traits in sorghum accessions

Kurgat Kiplagat

Status: Ongoing

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Kinyumu M. Daniel

Degree being pursued: PhD in Soil Science at Karatina University

Research Project Title: Evaluation of the Effects of Conservation Agriculture on Soil Propoerties in Laikipia Kenya

Kinyumu M. Daniel

Status: Ongoing

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Githukia Cecelia Muthoni

Degree being pursued: PhD in Fisheries Management at Kisii University

Research Project Title: Assessment of Gender Constraints and Opportunities In the Aquaculture Value Chain In Western Kenya

Githukia Cecelia Muthoni

Status: Ongoing

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Awour Fonda Jane

Degree being pursued: PhD in Agricultural Economics at Kenyatta University

Research project titleImpact of the production risk on welfare and poverty of smallholder aquaculture in Kenya

Awour Fonda Jane

Status: Ongoing

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Njinju Symon Mugo

Degree being pursued: PhD in Agronomy at Kenyatta University

Research Project Title: Physiological, Morphological and Biochemical Responses of Sorghum Varieties to Progressive Water Stress and Rehydration in Siaya and Baringo Counties, Kenya

Njinju Symon Mugo

Status: Ongoing

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Chembungei Mirriam

Degree being pursued: PhD in Climate Change and Sustainability at Kenyatta University

Research Project title: Climate variability and ecosystem benefits of conservation technologies in Perkerra River catchment in Baringo County

Chembungei Mirriam

Status: Ongoing

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Omollo Ouma Erick

Degree being pursued: PhD in Range Management at University of Nairobi

Research Project Title: Analysis of Utilization and Economic Value of Indigenous Range Grass Ecotypes among Pastoral Communities in Northern Kenya

Omollo Ouma Erick

Status: Ongoing

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Mbiyu Wanjiku Mirriam

Degree being pursued: PhD in Agricultural Resource Management at University of Nairobi

Research Project Title: Diversity of potato cyst nematodes and factors that influence their pathogenicity and potential of phytochemicals in their management

Mbiyu Wanjiku Mirriam

Status: Ongoing

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Kibicho Patrick Wahome

Degree being pursued: PhD in Development Studies at University of Nairobi

Research Project Title: Evaluating impact of gender integration in agricultural value chain for enhanced agricultural productivity and resilience under increasing climate unpredictability

Kibicho Patrick Wahome

Status: Ongoing

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Kipkemoi Richard Kanda

Degree being pursued: PhD in Environmental Planning and Management at University of Eldoret

Research Project Title: Effect of enclosures on soil carbon stock and microbial populations in Kacheliba, West Pokot County.

Kipkemoi Richard Kanda

Status: Ongoing

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Mwauda Grace Wakesho

Degree being pursued: PhD in Environmental Governance and Management at University of Nairobi

Research Project Title: Governance Factors (Gender Inclusion) that Affect Food Security in Wundanyi Constituency, Taita-Taveta County

Mwauda Grace Wakesho

Status: Ongoing

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Were Mariam Nyongesa

Degree being pursued: PhD in Crop Protection at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

Research Project Title: Evaluation of transgenic cassava for resistance and diversity of cassava mosaic and cassava brown streak disease in Kenya.

Were Mariam Nyongesa

Status: Ongoing

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Kimindu Victoria Atieno

Degree being pursued: PhD in Food Science and Technology at University of Nairobi

Research project title: Enterohemorhagic Escherichia Coli In Beef: Seasonal Prevalence, Antimicrobial Resistance and Decontamination Interventions In Kajiado Slaughterhouses

Kimindu Victoria Atieno

Status: Ongoing

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Angu Cohen

Degree being pursued: PhD in Environmental Governance and Management at University of Nairobi

Research Project Title: Assessment of the impact of clean energy applications on energy poverty in Vihiga County.

Angu Cohen

Status: Ongoing

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Wekesa Francis Chaka

Degree being pursued: PhD in Biotechnology at Kenyatta University

Research Project Title: Development of Rapid Diagnostic Tool and Characterization of Rift Valley Fever Virus in Kenya (Abstract)

Wekesa Francis Chaka

Status: Ongoing

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Mutoni Christine Kanee

Degree being pursued: PhD in Genetics and Plant Breeding at University of Nairobi

Research Project Title: Application of in-vitro technologies in virus cleaning and integration of resistance to CBSDS and CMD cassava varieties resilient to climate change for improved livelihoods in Kenya

Mutoni Christine Kanee

Status: Ongoing

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Mutunga Thomas Kioko

Degree being pursued: PhD in Agricultural Resource Management at University of Embu

Research Project Title: Climate smart production systems to enhance productivity and adaptability of dairy goats in Kenyan semi-arid lands.

Mutunga Thomas Kioko

Status: Ongoing

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Mwaura John Gitau

Degree being pursued: PhD in Molecular Biology at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.

Research Project Title: Molecular profiling of different expressed genes in niletilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) subjected to chronic stress and association with growth performance.

Mwaura John Gitau

Status: Ongoing

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Mwololo Bernard Musyoka

Degree being pursued: PhD in Agronomy at Kenyatta University

Research Project Title:  Variations in Agronomic and Physiological Traits of Seed Potato (Solanum tuberosum) Propagated Using Different Techniques

Mwololo Bernard Musyoka

Status: Ongoing

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Adero Willis Abwao

Degree being pursued: PhD in Medical Biotechnology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 

Research Project Title: Identification, Characterization and Evaluation of Potential Vaccine Candidates for the Control and Management of Peste des petits Virus in Ruminants

Adero Willis Abwao

Status: Ongoing

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Waineina Ruth Wambui

Degree being pursued: PhD in Animal Sciences: Animal Breeding and Genetics at Egerton University

Research Project Title: Genetic and economic aspects of implementing economic selection in dairy goat breeding programmes in Kenya.

Wainaina Ruth Wambui

Status: Ongoing

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Oucho Jacob Abwao

Degree being pursued: PhD in Animal Genetics and Breeding at University of Nairobi

Research Project Title: Assessment of Genetic Diversity and Structure of Nile Tilapia in Kenya for Optimization of Aquaculture and Conservation.

Oucho Jacob Abwao

Status: Ongoing

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Magothe Thomas Mwaura

Degree being pursued: PhD in Animal Breeding and Genetics at Egerton University

Research Project Title: Genetic Performance of Indigenous and Synthetic Chicken Populations in Kenya.

Magothe Thomas Mwaura

Status: Ongoing

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Ochola Anyango Celestine

Degree being pursued: PhD in Biotechnology at Kenyatta University

Research Project Title: Morpho-Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular Dissection of Brachiaria brizantha (A. Rich) Stapf for Drought Tolerance

Ochola Anyango Celestine

Status: Ongoing

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Tabby Karanja Njeri

Degree being pursued: PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics at University of Nairobi

Research Project Title: Evaluation of gender-differentiated impact of adoption of thermo-tolerant Newcastle disease vaccine on farm income in Machakos

Tabby Karanja Njeri

Status: Ongoing

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Oyoo Judith

Degree being pursued: PhD in Food Sciences and Technology at University of Nairobi

Research Project Title: Evaluation of pesticides residues in potato and potato products and their consumer exposure in Kenya

Oyoo Judith

Status: Ongoing

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Nakeel Miriam Jepkosgei

Degree being pursued: PhD in Veterinary Epidemology and Economics at University of Nairobi

Research Project Title: Brucellosis and leptospirosis risk on use and evaluation of oestrous synchronisation in Sahiwal breeding in Kajiado and West Pokot.

Nakeel Miriam Jepkosgei

Status: Ongoing

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Muia Mary Waceke

Degree being pursued: PhD in Environmental Governance and Management at University of Nairobi

Research Project Title: An Assessment of Integration of MSMEs in Climate Smart Livestock Value Chain Analysis: A case study in Kajiado County

Muia Mary Waceke

Status: Ongoing

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Lutta Alphayo Inyende

Degree being pursued: PhD in Range Management at University of Nairobi

Research Project Title: Pasture Production Under Different Micro-Catchments and Their Economic Optimization in Agro-pastoral Areas of Kenya.

Lutta Alphayo Inyende

Status: Ongoing

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David Masika

Degree being pursued: PhD in Soil Science at Maseno University

Research Title: USING CLIMATE SMART INNOVATIONS TO ENHANCE SORGHUM FARMERS’ RESILIENCE IN KISUMU AND SIAYA COUNTY

David Musuya Masika

Status: Ongoing

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