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Eng Dr. A. N. Gitau

Eng Dr. A. N. Gitau is an Agricultural Engineer (Registered with Engineers Registration Board of Kenya) with 24 years of academic and practical experience in: Agricultural Mechanization Development, Renewable Energies; conservation agriculture technologies and Power and Machinery Engineering. He has held various professional positions which include: Lecturer and Head of Department of Science and Technology, Kenya Industrial Training Institute (KITI) –Ministry of Trade and Industry (1997-2001); Lecturer and Ag.

Publications


2014

N., GA, Njoroge BNK, O. OJP.  2014.  Effects of Water Application Levels on Growth Characteristics and Soil Water Balance of Tomatoes in Greenhouse. International Journal of Engineering Innovation & Research. Volume 3(Issue3):ISSN:2277-5668.

2013

Gitau A. N., Mboya P. O, Njoroge B. N. K., M. M.  2013.  Optimizing the Performance of a Manually Operated Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) Decorticator.. Open Journal of Optimization. 2(March):26-32.ojop_optimizing_the_performance_of_a_manually_operated_groundnut.pdf

2012

Gakungu, N. K., Gitau A. N., K.; NBN, W. KM.  2012.  Solid waste management in Kenya; A case study of Public Technical Training Institutions.. ICASTOR Journal of Engineering. 5:3(ISSN-0974-407X):127-138.
Kimani P.K., Njoroge B. N. K., Gitau A. N..  2012.  Use of UASB reactor in treatment of Dairy industry wastewater in New KCC Kitale factory, Kenya. ICASTOR Journal of Engineering. 5:2(ISSN-0974-407X.):111-125.

2011

Gichuhi, S, N.; GA, J.M.; M, K.K. K, M.K. M.  2011.  Distributed Generation of Green Electricity for Sustainable Rural Electrification in Kenya. . ICASTOR journal of engineering.. Vol. 4. No.1 (ISSN-0974-407X):65-77..
Mutai, E.B.K., Gitau A. N., D.O. M, Otieno P. O..  2011.  Simulation of the microclimate in poultry structures in Kenya.. Research Journal of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology . 3 (7):579-588.
Kinyanjui, B.K., N. GA, K M’oli.M.  2011.  Power development planning model in East Africa. Journal of strategic planning for energy and the environment.. Taylor and Francis group. . Vol. 31:( ISSN: 1546-0126):43-55..

2010

Mganilwa, Z.M; Kasisira, GLL; AN.  2010.  Mechanization status in the Lake Victoria Basin of East Africa.
Gitau, AN, Mutai EBK, Aganda AA, Karuri GE.  2010.  Dynamic modeling of Temperatures in Poultry Structures. Website
Gitau A. N..  2010.  Technical Manual : Groundnut Production - ISBN: 978 9966 1533 5 7. , Nairobi: Sustainable Agriculture Information Initiative
N., GA.  2010.  Technical Manual : Organic Pineapple Production - ISBN: 978 9966 1533 7 1. , Nairobi: Sustainable Agriculture Information Initiative
Gitau A. N..  2010.  Technical Manual : Certification of Organic Products - ISBN: 978 9966 1533 2 6. , Nairobi: Sustainable Agriculture Information Initiative
N., GA.  2010.  Technical Manual : Agro Forestry Practices - ISBN: 978 9966 1533 1 9. , Nairobi: Sustainable Agriculture Information Initiative
N., GA.  2010.  Technical Manual : Farmer Field School (FFS) Approach - ISBN: 978 9966 1533 4 0. , Nairobi: Sustainable Agriculture Information Initiative
Gitau A. N..  2010.  Technical Manual : Integrated Agriculture Systems - ISBN: 978 9966 1533 9 5. , Nairobi: Sustainable Agriculture Information Initiative
Gitau A. N..  2010.  Technical Manual - Nine-Seeded Hole Technique - ISBN: 978 9966 1533 6 4. , Nairobi: Sustainable Agriculture Information Initiative
Gitau, A.N., K. N.  2010.  Technical Manual : Soil and Water Conservation - ISBN: 978 9966 1533 8 8. , Nairobi: Sustainable Agriculture Information Initiative
  2010.  Technical Manual in Conservation Agriculture - ISBN: 978 9966 1533 0 2. Conservation Agriculture. , Nairobi: Sustainable Agriculture Information Initiative
Gitau, A.N..  2010.  Mechanical Behaviour of Hardsetting Soils, The critical state soil mechanics approach to soil tillage. ISBN: 978-3-8433-7027-1. Mechanical Behaviour of Hardsetting Soils. , Nairobi: LAMBAERT publishers
MIAGRI Republic of Rwanda, Gitau A. N..  2010.  Rwanda irrigation Masterplan (RIMP). 240 p. ISBN: 978-92-9059-278-5.. , Nairobi: World Agroforestry Centre
Gitau, A.N., Ali A.A., Hassan M.A., Gumbe L.O. Gichuki NN.  2010.  Household solid waste generation and management practices in Nairobi.. Journal of waste management. Elsevier.. 30:1752-1755.
Gitau, A.N., L. K, Mganilwa ZM.  2010.  Mechanization status in the lake Victoria of East Africa.. AJAE.. Vol. 1(5):(ISSN-1836-9448):160-164.

2008

Akendo I.C.O., Gumbe LO, Gitau AN.  2008.  Dewatering and drying characteristics of water hyacinth (Eichhornia Crassipes) petiole. Part I: Dewatering characteristics. . Agricultural engineering international the CIGR E-journal.. X(Manuscript FP 070)
Akendo I.C.O., Gumbe LO, Gitau AN.  2008.  Dewatering and drying characteristics of water hyacinth (Eichhornia Crassipes) petiole. Part II: Drying characteristics. . Agricultural engineering international the CIGR E-journal. X (Manuscript FP 07033.)

2007

Gitau, AN, Gumbe LO.  2007.  Transition from brittle failure to ductile flow in an irrigatable sandy soil. . Discovery and Inovation journal. . 19 No. 2 . (1015 – 079X):Pg.140-146.
NJOROGE, DRGITAUAYUB.  2007.  Gitau, J. M., Riechi A.R.O. ,Gitau, A.N. (2007). Effects of Students. IEE Journal in Engineering, Science and Education, Vol. & (NO) vol. 7, no. 2, pp. pp. 81-87. : Academic Journals Abstract
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2006

NJOROGE, DRGITAUAYUB.  2006.  Gitau, A.N., Gumbe, L.O., Mwea S.K. (2006). Transition from Brittle Failure to Ductile Flow of a luvisol Soil. European Journal of Soil Science. In press.. IEE Journal in Engineering, Science and Education, Vol. & (NO) vol. 7, no. 2, pp. pp. 81-87. : Academic Journals Abstract
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NJOROGE, DRGITAUAYUB,.O PROFGUMBELAWRENCE.  2006.  Gitau, A. N., Gumbe, L. O., Biamah E. K. Influence of soil water on stress-strain behaviour of a compacting soil in semi-arid Kenya. Soil and Tillage Res. 89 (2006): 144-154 ; Elsevier B.V. The Netherlands.. IEE Journal in Engineering, Science and Education, Vol. & (NO) vol. 7, no. 2, pp. pp. 81-87. : Academic Journals Abstract

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2005

NJOROGE, DRGITAUAYUB.  2005.  Gitau, A. N., Gumbe, L. O. , Mwea S. K. (2005). Triaxial testing of a Cemented Agricultural Soil under Varying Soil Water Levels. Transactions of the ASAE. In press.. IEE Journal in Engineering, Science and Education, Vol. & (NO) vol. 7, no. 2, pp. pp. 81-87. : Academic Journals Abstract
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2004

Gitau, A.N., Ayub, Njoroge; Gumbe P(S)LO.  2004.  Mechanical behaviour of a hardsetting luvisol soil Gitau, Ayub, Njoroge; Gumbe, L.O Prof. (Supervisor) . Abstract

The study applies critical state soil mechanics to model the mechanical behavior of luvisol soils. Field work involved sampling and soil physical characterization to obtain undisturbed and disturbed specimens

Gitau, AN, Gumbe LO.  2004.  Triaxial testing of an agricultural soil. ISBN 7-80167-707-2, 11th - 14th Oct. 2004 CIGR International Conference. , Beijing, China
and Gitau, AN, Gumbe LO.  2004.  Alleviating hard pan formation in the semi-arid Kenya soils for conservation farming. , 17th – 19th Nov.. Regional Workshop on Conservation Agriculture and Rainwater Harvesting.. , Adidas Ababa, Ethiopia.
NJOROGE, DRGITAUAYUB.  2004.  Gitau, A. N., Gumbe, L. O. (2004). Alleviating soil hardpan formation for conservation farming. IEE Journal in Engineering, Science and Education, Vol. & (NO) vol. 7, no. 2, pp. pp. 81-87. : Academic Journals Abstract
21) S. Derese, A. Yenesew, J.O. Midiwo, Heydenreich and M.G. Peter. (). ..

2002

2001

NJOROGE, DRGITAUAYUB.  2001.  Gitau, A.N (2000). Conservation tillage implements and operations for soil and water management in Eastern and Southern Africa. In KSAE, Nov. 30-Dec 1,2000. In press,. IEE Journal in Engineering, Science and Education, Vol. & (NO) vol. 7, no. 2, pp. pp. 81-87. : Academic Journals Abstract
21) S. Derese, A. Yenesew, J.O. Midiwo, Heydenreich and M.G. Peter. (). ..

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