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Prof  Barnabas N. Mitaru  is a Professor of Animal Production at the Department of Animal Production. He has served in several positions key among them being Deputy Director, Institute of Dryland Research, Development and Utilization (IDRDU), University of Nairobi (1995 – 2004) and Regional Coordinator, Eastern and Central Regional Sorghum and Millet Network (ECARSAM), involving 10 countries ( 2005 – 2007).

 To date he has taught and supervised several graduate students at MSc and PhD levels at the University of Nairobi and also in collaboration with other national, regional and international Universities. In Academic Linkages and Training experience he has been the Lead person In the establishment of Linkage between University of Nairobi and Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany (2006 – 2010), Lead person In the establishment of Linkage between University of Nairobi and International Crops Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), 2005 – 2008, Lead Person (2005 – 2007).  In a trilateral project between Department of Animal Production, University of Nairobi, Humboldt University of Berlin, Facultad de Agronomia, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina and Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina on Development of an International exchange semester and rotating modules in English language for MSc. Courses in dryland agriculture (Funded by DAAD, EURO 66,514),Steering Committee Chairman in the University of Nairobi and Kenya Agricultural Research Institute Link (2001-2004) and Lead Person in the establishment of University of Nairobi/University of British Columbia Link funded by CIDA for staff develop in the Faculty of Agriculture . Vice–President, World Association of Animal Production, (2000 – 2008).

 Professional responsibilities held include being the Chairman, East and Central Africa Sorghum and Millet Network (ECARSAM) (2003 – 2004) and being a Member of the Steering Committee representing Kenya in the East and Central Africa Sorghum and Millet Network (2003 – 2008). He is also involved in several reserch projects.

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