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Name: Dr. Baaru Mary Wamuyu
Title/Qualifications: Dr.
Department/Unit/Section:Environmental Studies and Community Development
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844-00100
Position: Lecturer

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Academic Qualifications

  • 2011 Doctorate Degree in Dryland Resource Management, University of Nairobi
    Thesis title: Improving small holder land productivity through promotion of sustainable soil and water conservation technologies in Machakos District: a case of vegetative macro contour lines
  • 2002-2007 Masters Degree in Environmental Studies, Kenyatta University.
    Thesis title: Effect of organic and inorganic inputs on soil microbial biomass at Kabete, Kenya
  • 1986-1989 Bachelors Degree in Agriculture, University of Nairobi

Scientific peer reviewed papers

  • Baaru M.W. and Gachene., C.K.K (2014). Development and promotion of sustainable soil and water conservation technologies in semi arid areas of Kenya: the case of vegetative macro contour line (CTA and FARA, 2014. Agricultural Innovations for Sustainable Development: Contributions fro the 3rd Africa-Wide Women and Young Professionals in Science Competitions. Volume 4 Issue 3)
  • Baaru M.W and Gachene C.K.K (2016). Community empowerment through participatory resource assessment at Kathekakai settlement scheme, Machakos County, Kenya. (International journal of Sociology and Anthropology (IJSA) Vol.8 (2) Pp. 15-22)

Book Chapters

  • Charles K.K. Gachene, Anne N. Karuma, and Mary W. Baaru (2015): Climate Change and Crop Yield in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: Sustainable Intensification to Advance Food Security and Enhance Climate Resilience in Africa, ISBN 978-3-319-0935 8, ISBN 978-3-319-09360-4 (eBook)
  • Gachene CKK, Baaru MW, Gathaara V and Onwonga R (2015). Factors that Influence Adoption of Soil and Water Conservation Technologies at Kathekakai Location, Machakos County. In: Sustainable Land Management in Dry Lands of Kenya. ISBN 978 9966 1805 5 1


  • Baaru M.W and Gachene C.K.K. (2016). Effects of human settlement on land use and land cover in Machakos County, Kenya. The International Society for Ecological Modelling Global Conference 2016 _0587

Reviewer in Journal Paper

  • Equity Outcomes in Two Payments for Ecosystem Service Schemes in Kenya (Conservation &Society)
  • Interrelationship between Water Tower Ecosystems and the Neighbouring Communities;a Case Study of Chyulu Hills Water Tower in Kenya (Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International)
  • Irrigation in Pastoral Landscapes, a climate change adaptation and intervention strategy. The Case of Maasai of Majimoto in Narok County, Southern Kenya (Sustainable Land Management Book)
  • Climate variability and gross primary production in rangelands: a case study of lower ewaso ngiro south river watershed (Sustainable Land Management Book)