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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. Head of Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources – Kenya Methodist University (2001-2002), full time Lecturer – University of Nairobi (2002 to 2008) and senior lecturer (2008 to date). He is the current Chairman of the  Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering, University of Nairobi.

He has been reviewing peer refereed papers for numerous journals from 2005 to date including; Agricultural engineering international CIGR e-journal, Africa journal of science and technology, Taylor and Francis Energy series; Australian journal of Agricultural Engineering among others.  He has also edited scientific publication with East Africa Education Publishers (EAEP) from 2003 to-date.

Eng Dr. A. N. Gitau has an extensive training, research and consultancy experience in agricultural mechanization; process engineering, renewable energies; irrigation systems, equipment design and valuation and conservation agricultural technologies for small and medium scale farmers in developing countries. He is a registered lead expert in EIA/EA with NEMA and a Quality Assurance Auditor with KEBS. He has conducted international training on post harvest processes, renewable energies – solar, bio gas and wind, conservation tillage and rainwater harvesting.

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