PROF. MUKUNYA D. MUNGE BIOGRAPHY

Personal Information

PROFESSOR DANIEL MUNGE MUKUNYA, PhD, MKNAS,OGW

ABRIDGED CURRICULUM VITAE

Name of Institution               : University of Nairobi

Date of Birth                          : 14th April 1944

Profession                              : Professor of Plant Pathology

Years with Institution           : 40 years

Nationality                             : Kenyan

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Member of the Crop Science Society of Kenya
  • Member of the Plant Pathology Society of Kenya
  • Member of the International Society for Horticultural Science
  • Member of Society for International Development
  • Member of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences

Key Qualifications

Professor Daniel M. Mukunya holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in the Agricultural discipline of Plant Pathology from Cornell University, USA. He has 40 years of experience in training, research, administration, and consultancy in the areas of Agricultural Planning, Production, appraisals, policy formulation and capacity building. He has spent over 30 years as a Senior Professor of the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He has held senior responsibilities specifically as Chairman of the Department of Crop Science (3 years), as Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture (7 years) and the Principal of the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (10 years) apart from serving in Kenya Government Statutory Organizations as Founder Chairman of the Pest Control Products Board, a member of the Coffee Research Foundation Board for which he served as the Chairman of the Coffee Research Advisory Committee for a period of eight years. Professor Mukunya has vast experience having handled consultancy assignment in agricultural and environmental areas not only within Kenya but also in other countries including Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Cameroon, Bukina Faso, Tanzania, Canada, and the UK. He has completed research in crops in Collaboration with other researchers in the Ministry of Agriculture in the improvement of beans extensively planted by farmers in Kenya. He has published more than 60 publications in scientific journals and international media and has mentored many upcoming Kenyan scientists and agricultural extension specialists.

 

Professor Mukunya is the current Chairman of the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Board of Directors having been appointed to this position by the President of Kenya in 2011

 

The following are reports of some of the projects for which he played a leading of role:

  1. Mukunya, D.M. and C.M. Karue, 1978. The First Report the Plant Protection Programme for Small Scale Farming Systems. Submitted to the Rockefeller Foundation. 136 p.
  2. Mukunya D.M., Van Eijnatten, C.L.M., Njogu Njeru, and G.S. Roojes and D.L. Sparnaay, 1978. A midterm review of the Grain Legume Project of the Ministry of Agriculture. 54 p.
  3. Mukunya, D.M. and C.M. Karue, 1979. The Second Report of the Plant Protection Programme for Small Scale Farming Systems. Submitted to the Rockefeller Foundation.Vol. 11. 133 p.
  4. Mukunya,D.M., C.N. Karue, D.N. Ngugi, R.S. Pathak, and L.E.Wabwire. 1980.Agricultural Research for Central Kenya. Submitted to the National Council for Science and Technology. Kenya. 70 p.
  5. Mukunya,D.M. et al. 1982. Improvement of beans in semi-arid regions of Kenya. Bean/Cowpea CRSP. Report prepared for the University of Nairobi and the Bean/Cowpea CRSP Management Office, Michigan State University , USA. 150 p.
  6. Mukunya,D.M. et al. 1983. Improvement of beans in semi-arid regions of Kenya. Bean/Cowpea CRSP. Report prepared for the University of Nairobi and the Bean/Cowpea CRSP Management Office, Michigan State University , USA. 86  p.
  7. Mukunya,D.M. and B.B. Singh, 1987. Evaluation of the Dryland Research on legumes, millets and sorghum based at the National Dryland Research Centre, Katumani.
  8. Mukunya D.M. et al. 1988. Factors influencing the recent increase in coffee berry disease in Kenya and suggestions for its control. Report submitted to the Board of Coffee Research Foundation. 56 p.
  9. Mukunya,D.M. and S. Ndiritu. 2004. An Internal Review of Kephis Performance since 1996: Seed Cerfication and Plant Health, Seed Trade and Conservation of Crop Varieties including Plant Quarantines. Submitted to KEPHIS Board of Management. 78 p.
  10. Mukunya D.M. and R. Muchiri, 2008. Development of Cassava at Kibwezi University Farm. Cassava food, feed and fuel (3F’s) Project: Promoting innovations in the drylands due to climate change and natural resource management. Submitted to University of Nairobi Management Board.  20 P
  11. Mukunya,D.M. 2009. Policy guidelines for Methyl bromide phase out in Kenya for agricultural soil fumigation. Report submitted to UNIDO 25 p

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