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Dr. Richard N. Onwonga, PhD, is Kenyan citizen and holds a PhD in Natural resources and Life sciences (Dr. nat. techn) from the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, M.Sc. in Soil Science, and B.Sc. in Agriculture Education & Extension from Egerton University. Currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi - Department of Land Resource Management and Natural Resources (LARMAT) where he is involved in; Teaching and supervising both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and examining thesis on various soil and soil-environment related courses. This is in addition to carrying out research in areas of specialization. His current research interests are on (i) application of agroecological intensification approaches to enhance agricultural productivity under varied environments (ii) modeling the impact of climate change on agricultural production and (iii) Evaluating soil organic carbon dynamics for informed mitigation and accounting in agricultural systems of Kenya. Previously worked in the same department as a lecturer (2007- April, 2013). Between 1997 and March, 2007 he worked with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) in various capacities and served as the link person between the MoA and Kenya Agriculture Research Institute for the Kenya Agriculture Productivity and Sustainable Land Management Project and oversaw the implementation of the World Bank sponsored, work improvement initiatives including service charters and 100 days Rapid Result Initiatives (RRI) for the MoA. Dr. Onwonga has published and continues to publish soil and soil-environment related articles in refereed journals. He peer reviews papers for various local and international journals. Attended and presented in various local, regional and international conferences. Has attracted donor funding for soil, environment and Climate Change related research projects. Attended and participated in various retooling and professional enrichment short courses. He can be reached at; University of Nairobi, Faculty of Agriculture, P.O. Box 29053 – 00625 Nairobi. Email: richard.onwonga@uonbi.ac.ke/onwongarichard@gmail.com/, Mobile: +254736517545

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