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Prof. Monicah Wanjiku Mucheru Muna

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Department : Environmental Sciences and Education
Current Position: Associate Professor
Address :P. O Box 1525, 00232. Ruiru
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ORCID ID :https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4340-7233

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Publons · Web of Science Researcher ID  X-6087-2019

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RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

A).PAPERS/PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS

  • Kimaru-Muchaia, SW, Ngetich FK, Baaru, M, Mucheru-Muna MW 2020. Adoption and utilisation of Zai pits for improved farm productivity in drier upper Eastern Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics, 121:13–22. https://doi.org/10.17170/

  • Omenda JA, Ngetich KF, Kiboi MN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN 2019. Soil Organic Carbon and Acid Phosphatase Enzyme Activity Response to Phosphate Rock and Organic Inputs in Acidic Soils of Central Highlands of Kenya in Maize. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science 30(2): 1-13 

  • Musyoka MW, Adamtey N, Muriuki AW, Bautze D, Karanja EN, Mucheru-Muna M, Fiaboe KKM, Cadisch G 2019. Nitrogen leaching losses and balances in conventional and organic farming systems in Kenya. Nutrient Cycling Agroecosystems, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-019-10002-7
  •  Murage FM, Mugwe JN, Ngetich KF, Mucheru-Muna MM, Mugendi DN 2019. Adoption of soyabean by smallholder farmers in the Central Highlands of Kenya. African Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, 7(5) 001-012, https://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/19470
  •  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. Nutrient Cycling Agroecosystems https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-019-09978-z
  •  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, http://www.researchjournali.com/view.php?id=4848
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2017.04.001
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Njeru P, Maina I, Lekasi J, Kimani S, Esilaba A, Mugwe J 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, https://doi.org/10.1504/IJARGE.2016.076928
  •  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, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2015.11.004
  • 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, https://hdl.handle.net/10568/73658
  • 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, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0014479715000095
  • 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, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0014479713000525
  • 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,
  • 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 and land equivalent ratio. Journal of Cereals and Oilseeds: 4 (4)48-57. http://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/8781
  • 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, http://www.advancedjournals.org/AJAR
  • 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, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2013.12.011
  • 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, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378377414000390
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2014.05.026
  • 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, http://escijournals.net/index.php/IJAE/article/view/801 http://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/11707
  • 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
  • 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, https://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/10372
  • 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
  • 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, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/262680353
  • 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, http://irlibrary.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/8751
  • 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
  • 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, http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2012092441785
  • 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
  • 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, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2009.10.013
  • 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, 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, 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
  • Shisanya CA, Mucheru MW, Mugendi DN and Kung’u JB. 2009. Effect of organic and inorganic nutrient sources on soil mineral nitrogen and maize yields in central highlands of Kenya. Soil and Tillage Research, 103(2), 239-246
  • Mugendi D, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe J, Kung’u J, Bationo A, 2008. Best bet soil fertility technologies for improved food production in the Central highlands of Kenya. African Journal of Environmental Studies and Development 1: 8-15
  • Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi D, Mugwe J, Kung’u J, 2008. Maize yields and mineral-N movement as affected by organic and inorganic inputs in a humic nitisol in Meru South District, Kenya. African Journal of Environmental Studies and Development 1: 99-108
  • 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, 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
  • 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

B).  PEER-REVIEWED BOOK CHAPTERS WITH ISBN NUMBERS

  • 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)
  • 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 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)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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, 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
  • 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, 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
  • 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
  • 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)

 C). REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS (PROCEEDINGS)

  • Njue, A.M, Mucheru, M.and Maina, M. (2016). Pesticide use knowledge, attitude and perception influence residue occurrence in french bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) pods in murang‟a county, Kenya. In: Isutsa, D.K. Proceedings of the First International Research Conference held in Chuka University, 28th to 30TH October, 2015 Chuka, Kenya, pp 179-185
  • Ada, M.A, Mucheru-Muna, M.W, Mugwe, J.M, Zingore, S, Mugi-Ngenga, E, Mairura, F, Ayieko, D. (2016). Determinants of use of integrated soil fertility management strategies and phosphorus management for maize production intensification in Runyenjes sub-County, Kenya. In: Wanjohi W, Kyalo DW, Nguhiu P and Gichaga C (Eds). Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial International Conference on Enhancing Sustainable Agricultural Production and Marketing Systems, held in Kenyatta University on 29th November to 2nd December 2016, pp 198-213
  • Vincent Rabach, Monicah Mucheru-Muna, Jonathan Muriuki and James Koske (2016). Combining agroforestry with conservation agriculture for soil fertility enhancement in the dryland context: case of Machakos County, Kenya. In: Wanjohi W, Kyalo DW, Nguhiu P and Gichaga C (Eds). Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial International Conference on Enhancing Sustainable Agricultural Production and Marketing Systems, held in Kenyatta University on 29th November to 2nd December 2016, pp 214-229
  • F.W. Ng’ang’a, M. Mucheru-Muna, F.Waswa, F.S Mairura (2016). Farmer knowledge and utilization of rainwater harvesting and conservation technologies in a semi-arid agro-ecozone of Kenya. In: Wanjohi W, Kyalo DW, Nguhiu P and Gichaga C (Eds). Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial International Conference on Enhancing Sustainable Agricultural Production and Marketing Systems, held in Kenyatta University on 29th November to 2nd December 2016, pp 239-254
  • Murage, F.M, Mugwe, J.N, Ngetich, K.F, Mucheru-Muna, M.M. and Mugendi, DN (2016). Effect of phosphorous on yield and growth of soybean (Glycine max L) varieties in central highlands of Kenya. In: Wanjohi W, Kyalo DW, Nguhiu P and Gichaga C (Eds). Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial International Conference on Enhancing Sustainable Agricultural Production and Marketing Systems, held in Kenyatta University on 29th November to 2nd December 2016, pp 356-367
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  •  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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

 NON REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • Ngetich KF, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Shisanya CA, Diels Jand 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
  • MachariaJM, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Mairura SF and MugendiDN (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 MugendiDN (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 MugendiDN (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 MugendiDN (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, MugendiDN 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.
  • 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 MugendiD.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.
  • Macharia JM, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mairura S, Kimani SK and Mugendi DN (2012) Training needs in soil fertility management for farmers and extension workers in central highlands of Kenya. KARI Conference, KARI Hqs, Nairobi, Kenya, 22 to 28th October 2012. (with student)
  • Mucheru-Muna MW, Ngetich F, Mugendi DN, Mugwe JN, Pypers P, Vanlauwe B, Diels J and Merkx R (2012) Effect of inputs application on yields of soybean and climbing a maize-legume rotation in central Kenya. Presented in the Integrated Soil Fertility Management: From microbes to Markets. Safari Park hotel, Nairobi, Safari park hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 22 to 26th October 2012. (with student)
  • Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Muthamia J and Mugendi DN (2012) Effect of inputs application on yields of soybean and climbing a maize-legume rotation in central Kenya. Presented in the Integrated Soil Fertility Management: From microbes to Markets. Safari Park hotel, Nairobi, Safari park hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 22 to 26th October 2012.
  • Mugwe JN, Mugendi DN and Mucheru-Muna MW (2012) Farm and socio-economic factors influencing farmers’ decision to cultivate soybeans in the central highlands of Kenya (2012) Safari park hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. Presented in the Integrated Soil Fertility Management: From microbes to Markets. Safari Park hotel, Nairobi, Safari park hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 22 to 26th October 2012.
  • Okeyo I, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Ngetich F, Mugendi DN, Diels J (2012) Effect of selected soil and water conservation techniques on rainfall use efficiency and maize productivity in central highlands of Kenya. Presented in the Integrated Soil Fertility Management: From microbes to Markets. Safari Park hotel, Nairobi, Safari park hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 22 to 26th October 2012. (with student)
  • Ngetich F, Diel J, Shisanya C, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugendi DN (2012) Effects of soil and water conservation techniques on runoff, sediment yield and maize productivity. Presented in the Integrated Soil Fertility Management: From microbes to Markets. Safari Park hotel, Nairobi, Safari park hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 22 to 26th October 2012
  • Mugendi DN, Ngetich KF, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna M, Shisanya CA and Diels J (2013)Subsoiling and soil surface management effects on maize productivity in the central highlands of Kenya.Presented in the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) & 6th African Soil Science Society Conference in Nakuru on 21st to 25th October 2013
  • Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna M, Muthamia J and Mugendi D (2013) Effect of inputs application on yields of soybean and climbing bean in a maize - legume rotation system in central Kenya. Presented in the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) & 6th African Soil Science Society Conference in Nakuru on 21st to 25th October 2013
  • Mugi EW, Ngetich FK,Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Mugendi DN and Mairura F (2013) Integrating indigenous and conventional knowledge-based seasonal climate forecasts for farmers enhanced adaptation to climate variability in Tharaka-Nithi and Kitui counties. Presented in the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) & 6th African Soil Science Society Conference in Nakuru on 21st to 25th October 2013(with student)
  • Kiboi MN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Ng’etich FK,Mugwe JN, Mugendi DN and Wambugu S (2013) Effects of selected soil water conservation strategies on maize yield through farmer managed trials in the central highlands of Kenya. Presented in the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) & 6th African Soil Science Society Conference in Nakuru on 21st to 25th October 2013(with student)
  • Adamtey, N., Cobo, J.G., Musyoka, M., Karanja, E., Fiaboe, K.M., Muriuki, A., Mucheru-Muna, M., Berset, E., Fliessbach, A., Forster, D., (2014). Productivity of maize and baby corn in organic and conventional farming systems. Tropentag. “Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge and decreasing resources”. 17-19 September, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Mugendi DN, Ngetich FK, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Shisanya AC and Diels J. (2014). Sowing Date and Timing of Nitrogen Fertilizer Application Effects on Soil Water Content and Maize Yield in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Paper presented during International Annual Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America held on November 2 to 5, 2014.
  • Kiboi MN, Ngetich FK, Mucheru Muna M, Diels M, Mugwe J and Mugendi DN (2014) Effects of soil water conservation strategies on maize yield stability in farmer managed trials at Embu and Tharaka-Nithi Counties, Embu International Conference on Building a new generation of Agricultural Scientists (Pg 141-book of abstracts) 1st to 5th December 2014(with student)
  • Sibomana JD, Mugwe JN, Ngetich FK, Mucheru-Muna and Mugendi DN (2014) Effect of integrated soil fertility management and tied-ridging on selected soil properties and crop yields in Meru County, Kenya International Conference on Building a new generation of Agricultural Scientists (Pg 142-book of abstracts) 1st to 5th December 2014(with student)
  • Njeru PNM, Mugwe JN, Mucheru Muna M, Maina I, Mugendi D, Esilbaba AO (2014) Rainfed agriculture adaptation to climate change variability for sorghum productivity in semi arid areas of Embu County International Conference on Building a new generation of Agricultural Scientists (Pg 153-book of abstracts) 1st to 5th December 2014(with student)
  • Matusso J M, Mugwe JN and M Mucheru-Muna (2014) Effects of Different maize (Zeamays L) – Soybean (Glycine Max (L) Merrill) intercropping patterns and Yields and Its profitability International Conference on Building a new generation of Agricultural Scientists (pg 88- book of abstracts) 1st to 5th December 2014 (with student)
  • Mugi EW, Mucheru_Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Ngetich FK, Mugendi DN and Mairura FS (2014) Households Socio-economic factors influencing the level of adaptation to climate variability in the dry zones of Eastern Kenya International Conference on Building a new generation of Agricultural Scientists (with student)
  • Masika OK, Mucheru-Muna, Ngetich FK, Mugwe JN, Mugendi DN and Mairura F (2016). Spatial-temporal maize productivity and stability response to soil-water-use efficiency strategies under high rainfall variability agroecologies. Third International Conference, Chuka University 26th to 28th October 2016(with student)
  • Masika O.K, Mugwe JN, Ngetich FK, Mucheru-Muna M, and Mugendi D (2016). Performance evaluation of the Apsim-model on maize productivity in integrated soil fertility management in Kenya’s dryer agroecosystems. Third International Conference, Chuka University 26th to 28th October 2016(with student)
  • Mugwe JN, Sibomana D., Ngetich FK, Mucheru-Muna MM and Mugendi DN (2017). Response of Maize and Soybean to Tied Ridging and Combined Application of Manure, Tithonia and Fertilizer in the Central Highlands of Kenya. 11th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week (29th to 31st March 2017)
  • Njagi EW., Mucheru-Muna, M., Mugwe, J., Ngetich, K F., and Mugendi, D N. (2017). Collective action in seed distribution; Case of soybean (Glycine max) in Mbeere South, Meru South and Imenti South sub counties of Eastern Kenya. 11th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week (29th to 31st March 2017) (with student)
  • Murage, F.M., Mugwe, J.N., Ngetich, K.F., Mucheru-Muna, M.M. and Mugendi, D.N (2017). Effect of phosphorus ongrowth and yields of soybean (Glycine max L) varieties in the central highlands of Kenya. 11th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week (29th to 31st March 2017)
  • Kibet P, NK Korir, Mugwe J N, Mucheru-Muna Mand Mugendi D.N(2017). Effects of agricultural lime types on soil properties and maize (Zea mays L) performance in acidic soils of Tharaka Nithi county, Kenya. 11th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week (29th to 31st March 2017)
  • Njoroge GM, Mugwe.J, Ngetich K.F, Mucheru-Muna. M, Bett. E, and Mugendi.D(2017). Agroecological suitability screening of soybean (Glycine max) varieties in Meruu and Tharaka Nithi counties. 11th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week (29th to 31st March 2017)
  • Kimiti W, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Ngetich F and Mugendi D (2018) Effect of lime, manure and fertilizer on soil acidity and maize performance at Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya. 12th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week (27th to 29th March 2018) pp 24
  • Ngetich KF, Diels J, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Shisanya CA and Mugendi DN (2018). Rainfall distribution, sowing date and timing of nitrogen fertilizer application effects on soil water content and maize productivity in Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya. 12th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week (27th to 29th March 2018) Pp 13
  • Kibet, P, Korir NK, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Ngetich FK and Mugendi DN (2018). Granular and powdered limes effects on soil properties and maize performance in soils of Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya. 12th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week (27th to 29th March 2018) Pp 23
  • Mugwe JN, Mutesa F, Ngetich KF, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugendi DN (2018). Mulch application increase maize and soyabean yields in central highlands of Kenya. 12th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week (27th to 29th March 2018) Pp 16
  • Ndungu M, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Ngetich FK and Mugendi DN (2018). Effects of tied-ridging, manure and tithonia combined with mineral fertilizer on maize-soyabean yields and their profitability in Cental Highlands of Kenya (2018). 12th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week (27th to 29th March 2018) Pp25
  • Omenda JA, Ngeich KF, Mucheru-Muna MW, Kiboi MN, Mugendi DN (2019). Response of soil organic carbon and acid phosphatase enzyme activity to phosphate rock and organic inputs on acidic soils of central highlands of Kenya. Kenyatta University Biennial Research and Innovation Conference (23rd to 25th October 2019). Pp 107(with student)
  • Ndeleko-Barasa EM, Mucheru-Muna MW, Ngetich KF (2019). Response of phosphate rock fertilizer on maize yields in acidic soils of Tharaka-Nithi County. Kenyatta University Biennial Research and Innovation Conference (23rd to 25th October 2019). Pp 85-86(with student)

 BOOKS PUBLISHED/EDITED

  •    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 and Mugwe JN (Eds.) 2nd Revised Edition (2012). Soil Fertility: Enhancing Community Extension. Manilla Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya. (ISBN 9966-9821-1-6)

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MODIS Flood Monitoring Assessment Training at Kenyatta University The training began by a courtesy call to the Dean School of Environmental Studies by the GIS Patron Kenyatta University Prof. Simon Onywere, who introduced…

MR AND MISS ENVIRONMENT 2019 AT KENYATTA UNIVERSITY BSSC RM 12

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MR AND MISS ENVIRONMENT 2019 AT KENYATTA UNIVERSITY BSSC RM 12 This an annual event organized by the office of the Dean School of Environmental Studies and KUSA office of the Congress Person.…

Enhancing food security through outreach youth champions

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 Enhancing food security through outreach youth champions EFSOYC projectis an initiative of Kenyatta University in collaboration with Impressive and Digital opportunity trust that aims at achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) food security in…

DEAN CUP 2019

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DEAN CUP 2019 Kenyatta University School of Environmental Studies Deans' Cup is an annual football event which is organized through KUSA office of the Congress person. This was a game between departments within…

School ongoing and upcoming events

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Training on flood and Drought Hazard Assessment GIS(9-13 September,2019) Started on 9th – 13th September,2019 (ongoing) Climate March 20th September,2019 National Youth Climate Leaders’ Summit 2019(NYCLS)/ISTEC 19th September,2019 KU- KUNEC 23rd- 28th September,…

WORLD WETLAND DAY CELEBRATION JANUARY 2019

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WORLD WETLAND DAY CELEBRATION JANUARY 2019 World Wetlands Day was first celebrated in 1997. Since then government agencies, non-government organisations and community groups have celebrated World Wetlands Day by undertaking actions to raise…

WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION 2018

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WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION 2018 Desertification is the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas. It is caused primarily by human activities and climatic variations. Desertification does not refer…

TRAINING ON THE USE OF MODIS DATA PRODUCTS

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Kenyatta University in partnership with the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) is organizing a series of training workshops to introduce satellite data users to the domain of MODIS Data.…

SCHOOLS UPCOMING EVENTS

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SCHOOLS UPCOMING EVENTS 1. The World Wetlands Day (WWD) will be commemorated on 2nd February, 2020 at Enapuiyapui Swamp in Kiptunga Subcatchment of Mau Forest. The School of Environmental Studies (KUNEC) clubs members…

WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL DAY CELEBRATIONS HELD IN UKUNDA KWALE COUNTY

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WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL DAY CELEBRATIONS HELD IN UKUNDA KWALE COUNTY A Platform for Action World Environment Day is the United Nations'(UN) most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of…

OL DONYO SABUK NATIONAL PARK TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY 2017

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OL DONYO SABUK NATIONAL PARK TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY 2017 This national park is an ultimate Panoramic Experience” which is dominated by a small mountain covered in montane forest, the Ol Donyo Sabuk National…

ARCGIS training GIS training Room

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ARCGIS training GIS training Room ArcGIS is a geographic information system (GIS) for working with maps and geographic information. It is used for creating and using maps, compiling geographic data, analyzing mapped information,…

WORLD WETLANDS DAY

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WORLD WETLANDS DAY World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2nd February, marking the date in 1971, when the Convention on Wetlands, known as the Ramsar Convention, was adopted in the Iranian…

GIS SEMINAR HELD AT BSSC ROOM 14 ON 15TH NOVEMBER 2017

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The first formal GIS (geographic information system) Day took place in 1999 and is celebrated worldwide. Esri president and co-founder Jack Dangermond credits Ralph Nader with being the person who inspired the creation…

KUNEC MEMBERS JOINS THE REST OF THE WORLD TO MARK THE WORLD EARTH HOUR

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KENYATTA UNIVERSITY KUNEC MEMBERS JOINS THE REST OF THE WORLD TO MARK THE WORLD EARTH HOUR The Earth Hour is a global event that is held yearly to switch off their lights, and…

SILOLE SANCTUARY

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SILOLE SANCTUARY Just an hours's drive from the city, the Silole Sanctuary is private land adjoining the Nairobi National Park, a rich landscape of rolling plains situated that is between the deep gorges…

WORLD WATER DAY CELEBRATED AT GATHARA-INI RIVER GITHURAI MWIKI WARD

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WORLD WATER DAY CELEBRATED AT GATHARA-INI RIVER GITHURAI MWIKI WARD The World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. This year's event was graced by Kenyatta University Environmental Club Members(KUNEC), who…

WORLD IN MARKING THE GLOBAL MARCH

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KENYATTA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDENTS (KUNEC) S JOINS THE REST OF THE WORLD IN MARKING THE GLOBAL MARCH This is a march celebrated all over the world to bring awareness and bring…

THE WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL DAY

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THE WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL DAY The world environmental day was for everyone and everywhere. Since it began in 1972, global citizens have organized thousands of events from neighborhood clean-ups to action against wildlife crime,…

KUNEC VISITS JOMO KENYATTA HOME FOR THE DISABLED IN EMBU

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KUNEC VISITS JOMO KENYATTA HOME FOR THE DISABLED IN EMBU Jomo Kenyatta Home for the physically handicapped children began in 1970. The major reason for beginning this home was to cater for the…

The mazingira challenge

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The Mazingira challenge Mazingira is a Swahili word which means the surrounding or in environmental science, the word simply means (environment). This challenge is a yearly internal event and draws participants (students) from…

THE GREEN CHAMPION MASHUJAA DAY IN GATHARAINI RIVER IN GITHURAI

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THE GREEN CHAMPION MASHUJAA DAY IN GATHARAINI RIVER IN GITHURAI The direct impact of desertification is reduced biodiversity. The reasons for this are many, as climatic changes, drought, or human activity such as…

STUDENT’S PRESENTATIONS/PROJECTS DURING THE GREEN WEEK

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STUDENT’S PRESENTATIONS/PROJECTS DURING THE GREEN  WEEK The students go an opportunity to present their wonderful projects to the guests who attended the seminar on the second day of Green Week. The following students…

THE WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION 2017

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  THE WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION 2017   CELEBRATIONS AT CHELETA PRIMARY SCHOOL IN RUNDA ESTATE This is an event that is held globally and helps young students to learn about more…

A VISIT TO KIKONGONI PRIMARY SCHOOL IN MAKUENI COUNTY

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A VISIT TO KIKONGONI PRIMARY SCHOOL IN MAKUENI COUNTY Kenyatta university Environmental club members (KUNEC) , organized a tree planting event.at Kikongoni primary school in Kitaingo Makueni County. The bus left the University…

TEAM BUILDING EVENT AND ADVENTURE IN KARURA FOREST

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TEAM BUILDING EVENT AND ADVENTURE IN KARURA FOREST Karura Forest is an urban forest in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. The forest was gazetted in 1932 and is managed by the Kenya Forest…

KU HOLDS 1st ESDA WORKSHOP

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Participants during the Workshop The workshop started at 8.30 AM and was opened by Dr. Njoroge Gitau on behalf of the Deputy Vice Chancellor-administration, and who heaped praise on the ESDA programme,and especially…

KUNEC CELEBRATING 25 YEARS SINCE THE CLUB STARTED IN 1992

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Students walk through the university street to usher in the green week April 27th 2017 The Kenyatta university environmental club was started in 1992 with the aim of allowing individuals to explore environmental…

Intakes

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School of Business Intake Schedule S/N MODE FULLTIME PARTTIME ODEL IBP PROGRAM   Diplomas  May & September         B.Com May & September May & September January & July    …

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