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Dr. Bernard Gichimu Profile

PhD in Plant Breeding; MSc in Horticulture; BSc in Horticulture

Short Biography:

Dr. Bernard Mukiri Gichimu is a Lecturer at University of Embu in the Department of Agricultural Resource Management. He is also the Chairman of the Department. He holds BSc. and MSc. Degrees in Horticulture from Maseno University and PhD in Plant Breeding from JKUAT. Previously, he worked in Horticultural Companies before joining Coffee Research Institute (formerly Coffee Research Foundation) in Ruiru as a Plant Breeder and the Head of Plant Breeding Section where he worked 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 USA, 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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