Monday, 18 February 2019

Dr. Esther Edith Arunga Profile

Name: Esther Edith Arunga
Title/Qualification: Dr.
Position: Lecturer
Department: Agricultural Resource Management
School:  Agriculture
Area of Specialization:  Plant Breeding and Biotechnology
Contact Address: P.O. Box 6-60100, Embu
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Short Biography

Esther Arunga has a Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology from Moi University Kenya.

Research Interests

Dr. Arunga’s research interest is on marker-assisted breeding, genetics and genomics of major tropical food crops. Special interests to the following crops: Common beans (dry and snaps), groundnuts, cowpeas, lablab, cassava and Irish potato. Dr. Arunga has also equiped the research lab at University of Embu with the support of Kirkhouse Trust, UK. Currently, Dr. Arunga is involved in the following research Projects:

2013 – 2017: Kirkhouse Trust, Principal Investigator- Marker-assisted Breeding for Multiple Disease Resistance in Market-Class Kenyan French Beans.
2013-2015: National Commission for Science, technology and innovation, Women innovations: Principal Investigator-Groundnut innovations and groundnut rosette disease to improve livelihoods of Kenyan farmers.

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