Saturday, 19 August 2017

Dr. Bernard Gichimu Profile

Name:                             BERNARD M. GICHIMU
Qualification:                   PhD
Position:                         COD, Agricultural Resource Management
Department:                   Agricultural Resource Management
School:                            Agriculture
Area of Specialization:     Plant Breeding and Horticulture
Contact Address:            P.O. Box 426 - 10106, Othaya
Telephone:                      +254 721 552757 or +254 731 220558
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Short Biography:

Dr. Bernard M. Gichimu is a Lecturer University of Embu in the Department of Agricultural Resource Management. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Horticulture from Maseno University and Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Breeding from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Previously, he worked at Coffee Research Institute (formerly Coffee Research Foundation) in Ruiru as a Plant Breeder and the Head of Plant Breeding Section for over 5 years. Bernard has published widely in peer reviewed journals and participated in numerous academic and professional conferences. He has also managed several donor funded projects and fostered several collaborative partnerships. He is an active player in the Agriculture Sector in Kenya and is an active member of Horticultural Association of Kenya and Plant Breeders Association of Kenya. Bernard is widely travelled locally and internationally including Colombia, Costa Rica, Italy, Indonesia, India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Tanzania. He is also a mentor to many.

Research Interests:  

Crop Improvement, Horticulture, Food Security and Climate Change

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