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Dr. Monica. Mucheru Muna

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Department : Environmental Sciences
Current Position: Senior Lecturer
Qualifications:
1995-1999: Kenyatta University, Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Science)
2000-2003: Kenyatta University, Masters Degree in Environmental Studies (Agroforestry and Rural development)
2005-2008: Kenyatta University, PhD in Soil Science
Address Department of Environmental Sciences,Kenyatta University,P. O. Box 43844-00100,Nairobi, Kenya
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ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4340-7233

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A) PAPERS/PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS

  • Muriu-Ng’ang’a FW, Mucheru-Muna MW, Waswa F, Mairura FS 2017. Socio-economic factors influencing utilisation of rain water harvesting and saving technologies in Tharaka South, Eastern Kenya. Agricultural Water Management 194 (2017) 150–159 (with student)
  • Kiboi, M.N., Ngetich, K.F., Diels, J., Mucheru-Muna, M., Mugwe, J., Mugendi, D.N 2017. Minimum tillage, tied ridging and mulching for better maize yield and yield stability in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Soil & Tillage Research, 170: 157-166. (with student)
  • Muthaura C, Mucheru-Muna M, Zingore Z, Kihara J and Muthamia J 2017. Effect of application of different nutrients on growth and yield parameters of maize (Zea mays), Case of Kandara Murang’a County. ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science, Vol. 12, No. 1, January 2017. (with student)
  • Mugi-Ngenga EW, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Ngetich FK, Mairura FS,and Mugendi DN 2016. Household's socio-economic factors influencing the level of adaptation to climate variability in the dry zones of Eastern Kenya. Journal of Rural Studies 43 (2016) 49-60 (with student)
  • Peterson Njeru, Immaculate Maina, John Lekasi, Stephene Kimani, Anthony Esilaba, Jayne Mugwe and Mucheru-Muna M 2016. Climate Smart agriculture adaptation strategies for rainfed agriculture in drought prone areas of central Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology . Vol 12 (2) 113-124. Inderscience Publishers Ltd. (with student)
  • Adamteya N, Musyok M, Zundel C, Guillermo J, Cobo, Karanja E, Fiaboe K, Muriuki A, Mucheru-Muna MW, Vanlauwe B, Berseta E, Messmera M, Gattingera A, Bhullara G, Cadisch G, Fliessbach A, Mädera P, Nigglia U, and Foster D. 2016. Productivity, profitability and partial nutrient balance in maize-based conventional and organic farming systems in Kenya. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 235 (2016) 61–79
  • Kisaka MO, Mucheru-Muna M, Ngetich F, Mugwe J, Mugendi DN, Mairura F (2015). Seasonal Rainfall Variability and Drought Characterization: Case of Eastern Arid Region, Kenya. In: WL Filho, AO Esilaba, KPC Rao, G Sridhar (Eds). Adapting African Agriculture to Climate Change Climate Change Management 2015, pp 53-71 (Springer NL ISBN 978-3- 319-13000-2; DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-13000-2_5).
  • Kisaka MO, Mucheru-Muna M, Ngetich F, Mugwe J, Mugendi DN, Mairura F, Shisanya C & GL Makokha 2015. Potential of deterministic and geostatistical rainfall interpolation under high rainfall variability and dry spells: case of Kenya’s Central Highlands. Theoretical and Applied Climatology DOI 10.1007/s00704-015-1413-2
  • Kisaka MO, Mucheru-Muna M, Ngetich F, Mugwe J, Mugendi DN, Mairura F and Muriuki J 2015. Using Apsim-Model as a Decision-Support-Tool for Long-Term Integrated-Nitrogen-Management and Maize Productivity under Semi-Arid Conditions in Kenya. Experimental Agriculture, doi:10.1017/S0014479715000095
  • Macharia J, Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi DN 2014. Socioeconomic Factors Influencing Levels of Knowledge in Soil Fertility Management in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology 4, 701-711, ISSN 1939-1250, doi: 10.17265/2161-6264/2014.09.003
  • Kisaka MO, Mucheru-Muna M, Ngetich F, Mugwe J, Mugendi DN, Mairura F 2014. Rainfall Variability, Drought Characterization, and Efficacy of Rainfall Data Reconstruction: Case of Eastern Kenya. Advances in Meteorology, Volume 2014, Article ID 380404, 16 pages
  • Kimaru SM, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe J, Mairura FS and Mugendi DN 2014. Client Focused Extension Approach for Disseminating Soil Fertility Management in Central Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural Extension. Vol 2, No 2 (2014) 129-136: Int. J. Agric. Ext. ISSN: 2311-6110 (Online), 2311-8547
  • Kisaka MO, Mucheru-Muna M, Ngetich F, Mugwe J, Mugendi DN, Mairura F (2015). Seasonal Rainfall Variability and Drought Characterization: Case of Eastern Arid Region, Kenya. In: WL Filho, AO Esilaba, KPC Rao, G Sridhar (Eds). Adapting African Agriculture to Climate Change Climate Change Management 2015, pp 53-71 (Springer NL ISBN 978-3-319-13000-2; DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-13000-2_5).
  • Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN, Pypers P, Mugwe JN, Kung'u JB, Vanlauwe B and Merckx R 2014. Enhancing maize productivity and profitability using organic inputs and mineral fertilizer in central Kenya small-hold farms. Experimental Agriculture 50: 250-269
  • Jossias Mateus Materusse Matusso JMM, Mugwe JN and Mucheru-Muna MW 2014. Effects of different maize (Zea mays L.) – soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill) intercropping patterns on soil mineral-N, N-uptake and soil properties. African Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 9(1), pp. 42-55, 2 January, 2014
  • Ngetich KF, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugwe JN, Shisanya CA, Diels J, Mugendi DN 2014. Length of growing season, rainfall temporal distribution, onsetand cessation dates in the Kenyan highlands. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 188 (2014) 24– 32
  • Okeyo AI, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugwe J, Mugendi DN, Diels J and Shisanya CA 2014. Effects of selected soil and water conservation technologies on nutrient losses and maize yields in the central highlands of Kenya. Agricultural Water Management 137: 52-58
  • Njenga NW, Mucheru-Muna MW and Muriuki J 2014. Assessing perceived impacts of climate change and how small scale farmers adapt in N in North Kinangop Location, Kenya. The International Journal of Innovative Research and Studies 3: 68-85
  • Matusso JMM, Mugwe JN and Mucheru-Muna MW 2014. Potential role of cereal-legume intercropping systems in integrated soil fertility management in smallholder farming systems of Sub-Saharan Africa. Research Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Management. Vol. 3(3), pp. 162-174, March, 2014
  • Njenga NW, Mucheru-Muna MW and Muriuki J 2013. Climate Change Impacts on Small Scale Farmers in North Kinangop Location, Kenya. The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses. Volume 5, 2013 (WITH STUDENT)

  • Kimaru SM, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe J, Mairura FS and Mugendi DN 2013. Gender disparities in uptake of information on soil fertility management in the Central highlands of Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural Science and Research (IJASR) Vol. 3, Issue 1, Mar 2013, 197-206 (WITH STUDENT)
  • Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN, Pypers P, Mugwe JN, Kung'u JB, Vanlauwe B and Merckx R 2013. Enhancing maize productivity and profitability using organic inputs and mineral fertilizer in central Kenya small-hold farms. Experimental Agriculture (in press, accepted on 15th July 2013)
  • Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi D, Kung’u J, Mugwe J, Bationo A, 2007. Effects of organic and mineral fertilizer inputs on maize yield and soil chemical properties in a maize cropping system in Meru South District, Kenya. Agroforestry Systems 69: 189-197
  • Mugwe J, Mugendi D, Kung’u J and Mucheru-Muna MW 2008. Maize yields response to application of organic and inorganic inputs under on-station and on-farm experiments in central Kenya. Experimental Agriculture 45: 47-59.
  • Mugwe J, Mugendi D, Mucheru-Muna MW, Merckx R, Chianu J and Bernard V 2008. Determinants of the decision to adopt integrated soil fertility management practices by small holder farmers in the central highlands of Kenya. Experimental Agriculture 45: 61-75.
  • Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN, Kung’u J, Bationo A, Mairura F 2009. Adoption potential of selected organic resources for improving soil fertility in the central highlands of Kenya. Agroforestry Systems DOI 10.1007/s10457-009-9217-y
  • Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi D, Mugwe J, and Kung’u J 2009. Soil mineral N dynamics in a maize crop following different soil fertility amendments in different soil fertility status in sub-humid and semi-arid regions in Central Kenya. Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences 5 (6): 978-993
  • Mugwe J, Mugendi D, Mucheru-Muna MW, Odee D and Mairura F 2009. Effect of selected organic materials and inorganic fertilizer on the soil fertility of a Humic Nitisol in the central highlands of Kenya. Soil Use and Management 25: 434–440
  • Mucheru-Muna MW, Pypers P, Mugendi D, Kung’u J, Mugwe J, Merckx R and Vanlauwe B 2010. A staggered maize-legume intercrop arrangement robustly increases crop yields and economic returns in the highlands of central Kenya. Field Crops Research 115: 132-139
  • Mutegi1 EM, Kung’u JB, Mucheru-Muna MW, Pypers P, Mugendi DN 2012. Complementary effects of organic and mineral fertilizers on maize production in the smallholder farms of Meru South District, Kenya. Agricultural Sciences 3: 221-229
  • Mutegi EM, Kung’u JB, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN 2012. Consequences of organic-mineral N soil fertility amendments on nitrogen uptake and maize grain yield in the smallholder farms of Meru South district, Kenya. Sky Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management Vol. 1(1), pp. 9–14
  • Kimaru SM, Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN 2012. Influence of Education Levels on Dissemination of Soil Fertility Management Information in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics (JARTS). 113: 89–99 (WITH STUDENT)
  • Njenga NW, Mucheru-Muna MW and Muriuki J 2013. Climate Change Impacts on Small Scale Farmers in North Kinangop Location, Kenya. The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses. Volume 5, 2013 (with student)
  • Kimaru SM, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe J, Mairura FS and Mugendi DN 2013. Gender disparities in uptake of information on soil fertility management in the Central highlands of Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural Science and Research (IJASR) Vol. 3, Issue 1, Mar 2013, 197-206 (with student)
  • Njeru PNM, Mugwe J, Maina I, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi D, Lekasi JK, Kimani SK, Miriti J, Esilaba AO and Muriithi F 2013. Integrating scientific and farmers’ perception towards evaluation of rain-fed agricultural technologies for sorghum and cowpea productivity in Central Kenya. Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management Vol. 4(7), pp. 123-131, November, 2013 (with student)
  • Njeru PNM, Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna M, Maina I, Mwangi DM, Amboga S, Miruka M, Lekasi JK, Kimani SK, Miriti J, Gitari J, Mahasi M, Mutea K and Muriithi F 2013. Integrating Scientific and Farmers’ Evaluation of Water Harvesting and Soil Fertility Technologies on Sorghum Productivity in Eastern Kenya. E. Afr. agric. For. J. (2013) 78(3), 143-150 (with student)
  • Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN, Pypers P, Mugwe JN, Kung'u JB, Vanlauwe B and Merckx R 2014. Enhancing maize productivity and profitability using organic inputs and mineral fertilizer in central Kenya small-hold farms. Experimental Agriculture 50: 250-269
  • Matusso JMM, Mugwe JN and Mucheru-Muna MW 2014. Effects of different maize (Zea mays L.) – soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill) intercropping patterns on soil mineral-N, N-uptake and soil properties. African Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 9(1), pp. 42-55, 2 January, 2014 (with student)
  • Matusso JMM, Mugwe JN and Mucheru-Muna MW 2014. Effects of different maize (Zea mays L.) – soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill) intercropping patterns on yields and economics. Advanced Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 2(003), pp. 38-48, March, 2014 (with student)
  • Ngetich KF, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugwe JN, Shisanya CA, Diels J, Mugendi DN 2014. Length of growing season, rainfall temporal distribution, onset and cessation dates in the Kenyan highlands. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 188 (2014) 24– 32
  • Okeyo AI, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugwe J, Mugendi DN, Diels J and Shisanya CA 2014. Effects of selected soil and water conservation technologies on nutrient losses and maize yields in the central highlands of Kenya. Agricultural Water Management 137: 52-58 (with student)
  • Njenga NW, Mucheru-Muna MW and Muriuki J 2014. Assessing perceived impacts of climate change and how small scale farmers adapt in N in North Kinangop Location, Kenya. The International Journal of Innovative Research and Studies 3: 68-85 (with student)
  • Matusso JMM, Mugwe JN and Mucheru-Muna MW 2014. Potential role of cereal-legume intercropping systems in integrated soil fertility management in smallholder farming systems of Sub-Saharan Africa. Research Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Management. Vol. 3(3), pp. 162-174, March, 2014 (with student)
  • Matusso JMM, Mugwe JN and Mucheru-Muna MW 2014. Effect of different maize (Zea mays L.) – soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill) intercropping patterns on yields, light interception and leaf area index in Embu West and Tigania East sub counties. Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research Vol. 2(2), pp. 6-21, April 2014 (with student)
  • Matusso JMM, Mugwe JN and Mucheru-Muna MW 2014. Changes of Soil Inorganic N, Soil Organic C and N Uptake by Maize and Soybean under Different Intercropping Patterns in Embu West and Tigania East Counties of Central Kenya. Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research Vol. 2(2), pp. 22-33, April 2014 (with student)
  • Nyi T, Mucheru-Muna MW, Shisanya C, Lama JP, Mutuo PK, Pypers P, Vanlauwe B 2014. Effect of Delayed Cassava Planting on Yields and Economic Returns of a Cassava-Groundnut Intercrop in the Democratic Republic of Congo. World Journal of Agricultural Research 2(3):101-108. (with student)
  • Ngetich KF, Diels J, Shisanya CA, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi DN. 2014. Effects of selected soil and water conservation techniques on runoff, sediment yield and maize productivity under sub-humid and semi-arid conditions in Kenya. Catena 121 (2014) 288–296
  • Kimaru SM, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe J, Mairura FS and Mugendi DN 2014. Client Focused Extension Approach for Disseminating Soil Fertility Management in Central Kenya International Journal of Agricultural Extension. Vol 2, No 2 (2014) 129-136: Int. J. Agric. Ext. ISSN: 2311-6110 (Online), 2311-8547 (Print) http://www.escijournals.net/IJAE (with student)
  • Kisaka MO, Mucheru-Muna M, Ngetich F, Mugwe J, Mugendi DN, Mairura F 2014. Rainfall Variability, Drought Characterization, and Efficacy of Rainfall Data Reconstruction: Case of Eastern Kenya. Advances in Meteorology, Volume 2014, Article ID 380404, 16 pages (with student)
  • Macharia J, Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi DN 2014. Socioeconomic Factors Influencing Levels of Knowledge in Soil Fertility Management in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology 4, 701-711, ISSN 1939-1250, doi: 10.17265/2161-6264/2014.09.003 (with student)
  • Kisaka MO, Mucheru-Muna M, Ngetich F, Mugwe J, Mugendi DN, Mairura F, Shisanya C & GL Makokha 2015. Potential of deterministic and geostatistical rainfall interpolation under high rainfall variability and dry spells: case of Kenya’s Central Highlands. Theoretical and Applied Climatology DOI 10.1007/s00704-015-1413-2 (with student)
  • Kisaka MO, Mucheru-Muna M, Ngetich F, Mugwe J, Mugendi DN, Mairura F and Muriuki J 2015. Using Apsim-Model as a Decision-Support-Tool for Long-Term Integrated-Nitrogen-Management and Maize Productivity under Semi-Arid Conditions in Kenya. Experimental Agriculture, doi:10.1017/S0014479715000095 (with student)
  • Mugi-Ngenga EW, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Ngetich FK, Mairura FS,and Mugendi DN 2016. Household's socio-economic factors influencing the level of adaptation to climate variability in the dry zones of Eastern Kenya. Journal of Rural Studies 43 (2016) 49-60 (with student)
  • Peterson Njeru, Immaculate Maina, John Lekasi, Stephene Kimani, Anthony Esilaba, Jayne Mugwe and Mucheru-Muna M 2016. Climate Smart agriculture adaptation strategies for rainfed agriculture in drought prone areas of central Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology . Vol 12 (2) 113-124. Inderscience Publishers Ltd. (with student)
  • Adamteya N, Musyok M, Zundel C, Guillermo J, Cobo, Karanja E, Fiaboe K, Muriuki A, Mucheru-Muna MW, Vanlauwe B, Berseta E, Messmera M, Gattingera A, Bhullara G, Cadisch G, Fliessbach A, Mädera P, Nigglia U, and Foster D. 2016. Productivity, profitability and partial nutrient balance in maize-based conventional and organic farming systems in Kenya. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 235 (2016) 61–79
  • Muthaura C, Mucheru-Muna M, Zingore Z, Kihara J and Muthamia J 2017. Effect of application of different nutrients on growth and yield parameters of maize (Zea mays), Case of Kandara Murang’a County. ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science, Vol. 12, No. 1, January 2017. (with student)
  • Kiboi, M.N., Ngetich, K.F., Diels, J., Mucheru-Muna, M., Mugwe, J., Mugendi, D.N 2017. Minimum tillage, tied ridging and mulching for better maize yield and yield stability in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Soil & Tillage Research, 170: 157-166. (with student)
  • Muriu-Ng’ang’a FW, Mucheru-Muna MW, Waswa F, Mairura FS 2017. Socio-economic factors influencing utilisation of rain water harvesting and saving technologies in Tharaka South, Eastern Kenya. Agricultural Water Management 194 (2017) 150–159 (with student)
  • Nyamwange MM, Njeru EZ, Mucheru-Muna M and Ngetich F 2018. Soil management practices affect arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi propagules, root colonization and growth of rainfed maize. AIMS Agriculture and Food, 3 (2): 120–134 (with student)
  • Mwebia FW, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN 2019. Inflence of farmer groups’ characteristics on up scaling uptake of soil fertility technologies in Eastern Kenya. Researchjournali Journal of Agriculture No 1 Jan 2019 1-17(with student)
  • Musyoka MW, Adamtey N, Bu¨nemann EK, Muriuki AW, Karanja EN, Mucheru-Muna M, Fiaboe KKM, Cadisch G 2019. Nitrogen release and synchrony in organic and conventional farming systems of the Central Highlands of Kenya. Nutr Cycl Agroecosyst https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-019-09978-z

B) ARTICLES/PAPERS IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  • Mwebia F.W., Mucheru-Muna M.W., Mugwe J.N. and Mugendi D.N. (2015). Farmer Groups’ Characteristics Influencing Application of Soil fertility Technologies in the Central Highlands of Kenya. In: Isutsa, D.K. Proceedings of the First Internation Research Conference held in Chuka University, 29th to 31st October, 2014 Chuka, Kenya, pp 81-90 (with student)
  • Mwebia F.W., Mucheru-Muna M.W., Mugwe J.N. and Mugendi D.N. (2015). Farmer Groups’ Members’ Household Factors Influencing Selection of Soil fertility Technologies in the Central Highlands of Kenya. In: Isutsa, D.K. Proceedings of the First Internation Research Conference held in Chuka University, 29th to 31st October, 2014 Chuka, Kenya, pp 90-100 (with student)
  • Muchai, S.W.K. Baaru, M., Ngetich, K. F. and Mucheru-Muna, M.W.M. (2015). Adoption and Utilization of Zai Pits for Improved Farm Productivity in Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya. In: Isutsa, D.K. Proceedings of the First Internation Research Conference held in Chuka University, 29th to 31st October, 2014 Chuka, Kenya, pp 126-130(with student)
  • Mwebia F.W., Mucheru-Muna M.W., Mugwe J.N. and Mugendi D.N. (2014). Farmer Groups’ Characteristics Influencing Application of Soil fertility Technologies in the Central Highlands of Kenya. 1st International Research Conference of Chuka University (Kenya) held on 29th – 31st October 2014
  • Mwebia F.W., Mucheru-Muna M.W., Mugwe J.N. and Mugendi D.N. (2014). Farmer Groups’ Members’ Household Factors Influencing Selection of Soil fertility Technologies in the Central Highlands of Kenya. 1st International Research Conference of Chuka University (Kenya) held on 29th – 31st October 2014
  • M.O. Kisaka, M. Mucheru-Muna, F.K., Ngetich, J. Mugwe, D. Mugendi and F. Mairura (2013). Characterization of seasonal rainfall variability and drought probability of the semi arid areas of Mbeere region in Embu County, Kenya. In: Githunguri C, Kimani S, Esilaba A, Njeru P, Lekasi J, Gachene C, Baaru M, Muriuki A, Nyamwaro S, Maina F, Muniafu M, Kibunja C, Mangale N. Transforming rural livelihoods in Africa: How can land and water management contribute to enhanced food security and address climate change adaptation and mitigation? Joint proceedings of the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa and the 6th African Soil Science Society. pp 64-75
  • P.N.M. Njeru, I. Maina, J. Mugwe, M. Mucheru-Muna, D. Mugendi, J.K. Lekasi, S.K. Kimani, J. Miriti B.J. Mugo, H. Mwangi, V.O. Oeba, A.O. Esilaba and F. Muriithi (2013). Drought mitigating technologies: lessons learnt from sorghum and cowpea production in semi-arid areas of Embu County, eastern Kenya. In: Githunguri C, Kimani S, Esilaba A, Njeru P, Lekasi J, Gachene C, Baaru M, Muriuki A, Nyamwaro S, Maina F, Muniafu M, Kibunja C, Mangale N. Transforming rural livelihoods in Africa: How can land and water management contribute to enhanced food security and address climate change adaptation and mitigation? Joint proceedings of the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa and the 6th African Soil Science Society.pp 203-211
  • Mucheru-Muna MW, Ngetich F, Mugendi DN, Mugwe JN, Vanlauwe B, Diels J and Merckx R (2013) Soil chemical properties as influenced by organic inputs and mineral fertilizer in Mbeere District, Kenya. In: Githunguri C, Kimani S, Esilaba A, Njeru P, Lekasi J, Gachene C, Baaru M, Muriuki A, Nyamwaro S, Maina F, Muniafu M, Kibunja C, Mangale N. Transforming rural livelihoods in Africa: How can land and water management contribute to enhanced food security and address climate change adaptation and mitigation? Joint proceedings of the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa and the 6th African Soil Science Society. Pp 328-340
  • J.S. Abuli, J. N. Mugwe, M. Mucheru-Muna, D. N. Mugendi (2013) Economic suitability of selected phosphorus sources on soybean yield in central highlands of Kenya. In: Githunguri C, Kimani S, Esilaba A, Njeru P, Lekasi J, Gachene C, Baaru M, Muriuki A, Nyamwaro S, Maina F, Muniafu M, Kibunja C, Mangale N. Transforming rural livelihoods in Africa: How can land and water management contribute to enhanced food security and address climate change adaptation and mitigation? Joint proceedings of the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa and the 6th African Soil Science Society.pp 456-463
  • A.M. Ndung’u, J.N. Mugwe, M. Mucheru-Muna Effect of Rhizobia inoculation, and three Phosphorus fertiliserlevels on nodulation and yield of soybean in central highlands of Kenya (2013). In: Githunguri C, Kimani S, Esilaba A, Njeru P, Lekasi J, Gachene C, Baaru M, Muriuki A, Nyamwaro S, Maina F, Muniafu M, Kibunja C, Mangale N. Transforming rural livelihoods in Africa: How can land and water management contribute to enhanced food security and address climate change adaptation and mitigation? Joint proceedings of the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa and the 6th African Soil Science Society. pp 768-778
  • J.M.M. Matusso, J.N. Mugwe, M. Mucheru-Muna (2013). Effects of different Maize (Zea mays L.) – Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill) Intercropping Patterns on Soil Mineral-N, N-uptake and Soil Properties. In: Githunguri C, Kimani S, Esilaba A, Njeru P, Lekasi J, Gachene C, Baaru M, Muriuki A, Nyamwaro S, Maina F, Muniafu M, Kibunja C, Mangale N. Transforming rural livelihoods in Africa: How can land and water management contribute to enhanced food security and address climate change adaptation and mitigation? Joint proceedings of the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa and the 6th African Soil Science Society. pp 1046 -1061
  • J.M.M. Matusso, J.N. Mugwe, M. Mucheru-Muna (2013). Effects of different maize, soybean intercropping patterns on yields and its economics. In: Githunguri C, Kimani S, Esilaba A, Njeru P, Lekasi J, Gachene C, Baaru M, Muriuki A, Nyamwaro S, Maina F, Muniafu M, Kibunja C, Mangale N. Transforming rural livelihoods in Africa: How can land and water management contribute to enhanced food security and address climate change adaptation and mitigation? Joint proceedings of the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa and the 6th African Soil Science Society. pp 1062-1075
  • Mugendi DN, Mucheru MW, Micheni A, Mugwe JN, Kung'u JB and Otor S 2001. Soil fertility strategies for improved food production in the central highlands of Kenya. Proceedings of the 5th Africa Crop Science Conference, Lagos, Nigeria. 5:897-904. ISSN 1023-070X
  • Micheni A, Mugendi DN, Mucheru M, Mugwe J, Kung’u J, Otor S, Muriithi F and Gitari J 2003. Low cost soil fertility amendment strategies for improved food production in maize cropping systems in central Highlands of Kenya. In: Mureithi JG, Macharia PN, Gichuru M, Mburu MWK, Mugendi DN and Gachene CKK (eds.) Proceedings of the 18th Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) Conference held in Mombasa on 4th–8th December 2000. pp 111-118.
  • Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugwe J, & Bationo A 2003. Enhancement of food productivity using leguminous shrubs in the Eastern highlands of Kenya. African Crop Science Conference Proceedings, Vol. 6. 581-586
  • Mugwe JN, Mugendi DN, Mucheru M, Micheni A and Kung’u JB. 2004. Agroforestry trees for soil productivity improvement in small scale farms of central Kenya. In: Muchiri MN, Kamondo B, Tuwei P and Wanjiku J. Recent advances in forestry research and technology development for sustainable forest management. Proceedings of the 2nd KEFRI Scientific Conference pg 55-62
  • Mucheru M, Mugendi DN, Micheni A, Mugwe J, Kung’u JB, Gitari J, 2004. Enhancement of food productivity using locally available nutrient replacements in the central highlands of Kenya. In: Msaky JJ, Msumali GP and Rwehumbiza FBR (Eds), Soil Science Research and Technologies: Foundations for Sustainable Food Security: Proceedings of the 19th SSSEA Conference, 2-7 December 2001, Moshi, Tanzania
  • Kangai A, Mugendi DN, Mucheru MW, Otor SCJ, Waswa BS, Kung’u J, Mugwe J, 2005. Cost-benefit analysis of farmer-tested soil fertility replenishment technologies in Kirege Location, Chuka Division, Eastern Kenya. In: Mugendi DN, Kironchi G, Gicheru PT, Gachene CKK, Macharia PN, Mburu M, Mureithi JG and Maina F (eds.) 2005. Proceedings of the 21st Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) Conference held in Eldoret on 1st – 5th December 2003. Eldoret, Kenya.
  • Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi DN, Pypers P, Mugwe J, Vanlauwe B, Merckx R, and Kung'u J (2008) Enhancing crop productivity using tree biomass in the central highlands of Kenya. Paper presented in the 4th Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) Scientific Conference
  • Zundel C, Schneider M, Musyoka M, Muriuki A, Vanlauwe B, Mucheru-Muna M, Chabi-Olaye A and Niggli U (2009) Long term performance of organic crop rotations in the tropics: First results from a high and medium potential site in sub-humid Central Kenya. African Organic Conference, Kampala, Uganda, 19-22 May 2009. In: Ssekyewa C and Neuhoff D (EDS). Fast tracking sustainable development in Africa through harnessing organic agriculture and bio-technology, Uganda Martys University, Faculty of Agriculture, Kampala, Uganda pp 30-31
  • Ngetich KF, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Shisanya CA, Diels J and Mugendi DN (2010) Evaluation of strategies that optimizes water productivity in maize; simulation and testing of crop field practices using AquaCrop model in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Conference paper presented during the First East African Regional Scientific Conference of Pure and Applied Science. 10-13th August 2010, Kenyatta University, Kenya.
  • Musyoka M, Zundel C, Chabi-Olaye A, Muriuki A, Mucheru-Muna MW and Vanlauwe B (2010) Site-specific organic and conventional crop yields in a long-term farming systems comparison in sub-humid central Kenya. Paper presented during the Tropentag, Zurich, Switzerland, 14-16 September 2010
  • Pieter P, Munyahali W, Mutegi E, Musyoki M, Mburu M, Okalebo R, Mucheru-Muna M and Lessueur D (2010) An evaluation of alternative methods of P application for increased maize production under smallholder farmers' conditions in Kenya. Paper presented during the 4th International symposium on phosphorus dynamics in the soil – plant continuum (ISPDSPC), Beijing, China, 19th to 23rd September 2010.
  • Ngetich KF, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Shisanya CA, Diels J and Mugendi DN (2010) Assessment of strategies that optimize water productivity in maize: Simulation and testing of crop field practices using AquaCrop and field experimentation in central highlands of Kenya. Paper presented during the 6th Asian Regional Conference (ICID) Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 8-16th Oct 2010
  • Macharia JM, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Mairura SF and Mugendi DN (2011) Knowledge levels and training needs of smallholder farmers in Meru south and Mbeere south districts, Kenya. Paper presented at Safaripark Kenya in Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa (ASARECA) regional workshop. 24th to 26th January, 2011. (WITH STUDENT)
  • Kimaru-Muchai SW, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Mairura F, Kimemia J and Mugendi DN (2011) Gender disparities in uptake of information on soil fertility management in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Paper presented at Safaripark Kenya in Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa (ASARECA) regional workshop. 24th to 26th January, 2011. (WITH STUDENT)
  • Kimaru-Muchai SW, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Mairura F, Kimemia J and Mugendi DN (2011) Extension system analysis in dissemination of soil fertility technologies in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Paper presented at Safaripark Kenya in Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa (ASARECA) regional workshop. 24th to 26th January, 2011. (WITH STUDENT)
  • Kimaru Muchai SW, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Mairura F, Kimemia J and Mugendi DN (2011) Enhancing communication for effective up-scaling of soil fertility technologies in central Kenya. Paper presented at Safaripark Kenya in Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa (ASARECA) regional workshop. 24th to 26th January, 2011. (WITH STUDENT)
  • Ngetich KF, Shisanya CA, Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN and Diels J (2011) Tillage and surface management effects on soil water content and maize productivity in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Conference paper presented during Lake and Catchment Research Symposium (LARS) 2011. 14-18 March 2011, Kenyatta University, Kenya.
  • Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Ngetich KF, Mugwe J, Vanlauwe B, Merckx R and Diels J (2011) Organic inputs and mineral fertilizer effects on soil water content and maize productivity in Mbeere District, Kenya. Paper presented during the International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter 11-14 July 2011, Leuven, Belgium.
  • Kimaru-Muchai SW, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Kimemia J, Mugendi DN and Macharia JM (2011) The effect of education levels in dissemination of soil fertility management practices in the central highlands of Kenya. Paper presented during the Kenyatta University International Conference 20-22nd July (WITH STUDENT)
  • Mugendi DN, Ngetich KF, Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna M, Shisanya CA and Diels J (2011). Effects of sub-soiling and soil surface management on maize productivity in the central highlands of Kenya. Conference paper presented during the ASA CSSA SSSA International Annual Meetings on 16-19th Oct 2011, San Antonio, TX USA.
  • Jefwa JM, Asrat A, Hermann L, Jemo M, Kavoo A, Lesueur D, Majengo C, Mucheru M, Mukhongo R, Mulet F, Munyahal W, Mutegi E, Mwangi E, Ncho C, Nwoke OC, Okalebo R, Pypers P, Were B and Yusuf A (2011) Do commercial biological and chemical products increase crop yields and economic returns under smallholder farmer conditions? CIALCA Conference on Agricultural Intensification of the African Humid Highlands held on 24th -27th October 2011 in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • Kimaru-Muchai S.W., Mucheru-Muna M., Mugwe J.M., Mairura F.S and Mugendi D.N. (2011) Communication channels used in dissemination of soil fertility management practices in the Central Highlands of Kenya. CIALCA Conference on Agricultural Intensification of the African Humid Highlands held on 24th -27th October 2011 in Kigali, Rwanda. (WITH STUDENT)
  • Ngetich F, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna M, Shisanya CA, Diels J and Mugendi DN (2011) Planting dates effect on maize yield performance under rainfed conditions in the Central Highlands of Kenya. CIALCA Conference on Agricultural Intensification of the African Humid Highlands held on 24th -27th October 2011 in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • Kimaru-Muchai S.W., Mucheru-Muna M., Mugwe J.M., Mairura F.S and Mugendi D.N. (2011) Factors that influence reliability of information sources on soil fertility management practices in the Central Highlands of Kenya. The sixth JKUAT scientific, technological and industrialization conference held on 16th -18th November 2011 in JKUAT Main Campus Juja Nairobi, Kenya. (WITH STUDENT)
  • Munyahali W, Mutegi E, Mucheru-Muna M, Didier L and Pieter P (2011) Evaluation of commercial chemical products for increased maize production through the use efficiency of applied P under smallholder farmers’ conditions in different agro-ecological zones of Kenya. CIALCA Conference on Agricultural Intensification of the African Humid Highlands held on 24th -27th October 2011 in Kigali, Rwanda. (WITH STUDENT)
  • Mugwe J, Mugendi D, Mwebia FW, Kimaru S and Mucheru-Muna M (2011) Maize yield response to intercropping and application of manure, tithonia and fertilizer in the central highlands of Kenya. CIALCA Conference on Agricultural Intensification of the African Humid Highlands held on 24th -27th October 2011 in Kigali, Rwanda.

C) BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Mucheru MW, Mugendi DN, Micheni A, Mugwe J, Kung’u J, Otor S and Gitari J 2003. Improved food production by use of soil fertility amendment strategies in the Central Highlands of Kenya. In: Bationo A (ed.) Managing Nutrient Cycles to Sustain Soil Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa. pp 585-594. Academy Science Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Mucheru MW, Mugendi DN, Mugwe J, Adiel K, Kung’u J, and Micheni A 2003. Organic Resources in Soil Fertility Management in Eastern Kenya. In: Savala CEN, Omare MN and Woomer PL (ed.) Organic Resource Management in Kenya: Perspectives and Guidelines. pp 26-33. Forum for Organic Resource Management and Agricultural Resource Management (FORMAT)
  • Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi DN, Kangai R, Kung’u J, Mugwe J and Otor S 2004. Farmer participation in enhancing food productivity through agroforestry in the central highlands of Kenya. In Temu AB, Chakeredza S, Mogotsi K, Muthali D and Mulinge R (eds.). Rebuilding Africa’s capacity for agricultural development: the role of tertiary education. Reviewed papers presented at ANAFE Symposium on Tertiary Agricultural Education, April 2003. ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN:92-9059-1609
  • Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Kung’u J, and Bationo A 2005. Improvement of food production using different sources of nitrogen in Central Kenya. Science Press USA Inc, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, USA. ISBN 1-933100-10-9
  • Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugwe JN (Eds.) (2006). Soil Fertility: Enhancing Community Extension. Manilla Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya. (ISBN 9966-9821-1-6)
  • Kaburu D, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugendi DN 2006. Mineral Fertilizers. In: Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugwe JN (Eds) 2006. Soil Fertility: Enhancing Community Extension. Manilla Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN 9966-9821-1-6
  • Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN and Mwebia F 2006. Organic Materials. In: Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugwe JN (Eds) 2006. Soil Fertility: Enhancing Community Extension. Manilla Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN 9966-9821-1-6
  • Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Waswa B and Mugwe J 2007. Agroforestry for land and water management in Kenya. In: Waswa F, Otor S, Olukoye G and Mugendi D (Eds) 2007. Environment and Sustainable Development: A Guide for Higher Education in Kenya, Vol 2. School of Environmental Studies and Human Sciences, Kenyatta University. ISBN: 9966-776-34-6
  • Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe J, Kung’u J and Bationo A, 2007. Improving food production using ‘best bet’ soil fertility technologies in the Central highlands of Kenya. In: A. Bationo (eds.) Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, pp 345–351, Springer NL. ISBN 978-1-4020-5759-5
  • Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN, Mugwe J, and Kung’u J 2007. Economic evaluation of local inputs in Meru South District, Kenya. In A. Bationo (eds.) Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, pp 443–448, Springer NL. ISBN 978-1-4020-5759-5
  • Ngetich KF, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Shisanya CA, Diels J and Mugendi DN (2011). Assessment of strategies that optimize water productivity in maize: Simulation and testing of crop field practices using AquaCrop and field experimentation in central highlands of Kenya. In; Ardakanian, R. & Walter, T. (eds) 2011.Capacity Development for Farm Management Strategies to Improve Crop-Water Productivity using AquaCrop: Lessons Learned. Knowledge Series No. 7, UNW-DPC, Bonn, Germany Pp 88.
  • Mugendi DN, Waswa BS, Mucheru-Muna MW, and Kimetu JM (2011) Strategies to adapt, disseminate and scale out legume based technologies. In A Bationo, Waswa B, Okeyo J, Maina F, Kihara J and Mokwunya U (eds). Fighting poverty in sub-saharan Africa: The multiple Roles of legumes in integrated soil fertility management, pp 85-116, Springer NL. ISBN 978-94-007-1535-6
  • Mugendi DN, Waswa BS, Mucheru-Muna MW, Kimetu JM and Palm C (2011) Comparative analysis of the current and potential role of legumes in integrated soil fertility management in East Africa. In A Bationo, Waswa B, Okeyo J, Maina F, Kihara J and Mokwunya U (eds). Fighting poverty in sub-saharan Africa: The multiple Roles of legumes in integrated soil fertility management, pp 151-173, Springer NL. ISBN 978-94-007-1535-6
  • Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi D, Pypers P, Mugwe J, Vanlauwe B, Merckx R and Kung’u JB (2011) Increasing productivity through maize-legume intercropping in central Kenya. In A Bationo, Waswa B, Okeyo J, Maina F, and Kihara J (eds). Innovations as key to the Green Revolution in Africa – Vol 1, Exploring the Scientific Facts. Pp 843-858, Springer NL ISBN 978-90-481-2541-8
  • Mugwe J, Mugendi D, Mucheru-Muna M and Kung’u JB (2011) Soil inorganic N and N uptake by maize following application of legume biomass, tithonia, manure and mineral fertilizer in central Kenya. In A Bationo, Waswa B, Okeyo J, Maina F, and Kihara J (eds). Innovations as key to the Green Revolution in Africa – Vol 1, Exploring the Scientific Facts. Pp605-616, Springer NL ISBN 978-90-481-2541-8
  • Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi D, Pypers P, Mugwe J, Vanlauwe B, Merckx R and Kung’u JB (2011) Effect of organic inputs and mineral fertilizer on maize yield in a ferralsol and nitisol soil in central Kenya. In A Bationo, Waswa B, Okeyo J, Maina F, and Kihara J (eds). Innovations as key to the Green Revolution in Africa – Vol 1, Exploring the Scientific Facts. Pp 191-203, Springer NL ISBN 978-90-481-2541-8
  • Mugendi DN, Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna M, Karega R, Muriuki J, Vanlauwe B and Merckx R (2011). Dissemination of integrated soil fertility management technologies using participatory approaches in the central highlands of Kenya. In A Bationo, Waswa B, Okeyo J, Maina F, and Kihara J (eds). Innovations as key to the Green Revolution in Africa – Vol 1, Exploring the Scientific Facts. Pp 1279-1296605-616, Springer NL ISBN 978-90-481-2541-8
  • Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugwe JN (Eds.) 2nd Revised Edition (2012). Soil Fertility: Enhancing Community Extension. Manilla Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya. (ISBN 9966-9821-1-6)
  • Ngetich KF, Shisanya CA, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugendi DN (2012). The potential of organic and inorganic nutrient sources in sub-Saharan African crop farming systems. In Soil Fertility Improvement and Integrated Nutrient Management - A Global Perspective. Edited by: Joann K. Whalen. InTech, ISBN 978-953-307-945-5
  • Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi D.N and Mwebia F (2012). Organic materials. Methodologies and approaches for uptake and scaling up soil fertility management In: Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugwe JN (Eds.) 2nd Revised Edition (2012). Soil Fertility: Enhancing Community Extension. Manilla Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya. (ISBN 9966-9821-1-6) pgs 116 – 128.
  • Kimaru-Muchai S, Mugwe JN, Mugendi DN and Mucheru-Muna MW (2012). In: Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugwe JN (Eds.) 2nd Revised Edition (2012). Soil Fertility: Enhancing Community Extension. Manilla Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya. (ISBN 9966-9821-1-6) pgs 129-138.
  • Mugwe JN, Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna M and Muthamia JM (2012). Methodologies and approaches for uptake and scaling up soil fertility management In: Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugwe JN (Eds.) 2nd Revised Edition (2012). Soil Fertility: Enhancing Community Extension. Manilla Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya. (ISBN 9966-9821-1-6) pgs 116 – 128.
  • Kimaru-Muchai S.W., Mucheru-Muna M., Mugwe J.M., Mairura F.S and Mugendi D.N. (2013) Communication channels used in dissemination of soil fertility management practices in the Central Highlands of Kenya. In: Bernard Vanlauwe, Piet van Asten, Guy Blomme (Eds) Agro-Ecological Intensification of Agricultural Systems in the African Highlands. (Routledge, 3 Dec 2013; ISBN-10: 0415532736, ISBN-13: 978-0415532730), pp 281-290
  • Njeru PNM, Mugwe JN, Maina I, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi DN, Lekasi JK, Kimani SK, Wamuongo J, Oeba VO and Muriithi F (2014). Adapting Rain-fed Agriculture to Climate Change: An Overview of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) and Cowpea Production in agro-Pastoral Areas of Eastern Kenya. In: Eds, Khalif Z, Gachene CKK, Gicheru P, Mburu DW, Gakahu CG. Sustainable Land Management in Dry Lands of Kenya Improving Land Productivity through Participatory Research and Technology Transfer. United Nations Development Programme - Kenya 2014, pp 137-145 (ISBN 978 9966 1805 5 1)
  • Kisaka MO, Mucheru-Muna M, Ngetich F, Mugwe J, Mugendi DN, Mairura F (2015). Seasonal Rainfall Variability and Drought Characterization: Case of Eastern Arid Region, Kenya. In: WL Filho, AO Esilaba, KPC Rao, G Sridhar (Eds). Adapting African Agriculture to Climate Change Climate Change Management 2015, pp 53-71 (Springer NL ISBN 978-3-319-13000-2; DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-13000-2_5).
  • Njeru PNM, Mugwe JN, Maina I, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi DN, Lekasi JK (2015). Integrating Farmers and Scientific Methods for Evaluating Climate Change Adaptation Options in Embu County. In: Eds, Walter Leal Filho, Anthony O. Esilaba, K. P. C. Rao and G. Sridhar. Adapting African Agriculture to Climate Change. Climate Change Management 2015, pp 185-197. ((Springer NL ISBN 978-3-319-13000-2; DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-13000-2_5).
  • Njeru PNM, Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna M, Maina I, Kimani SK, and Lelgut DK 2018. Drought-Tolerant Crops in Kirinyaga County, Kenya: Climate-Smart Agriculture Adaptation Strategies W. In Leal Filho (ed.), Handbook of Climate Change Resilience, Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018. (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71025-9_80-1)

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