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Prof. Richard N. Onwonga, born in December, is a Kenyan citizen and holds: a PhD in Natural resource Management (Doctor rerum naturalium technicarum/Dr. nat. techn) from the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna; MSc. in Soil Science and B.Sc. in Agriculture Education & Extension from Egerton University. Currently serving as Chairman of the Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) at the University of Nairobi. He is also an associate professor in the same department. His duties inter alia are: teaching and supervision of both undergraduate and postgraduate students; examination of theses on various soil, water and-environment-related topics, and 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) Evaluating impact of climate change on agricultural productivity and soil organic carbon dynamics, and other agroecosystem services for informed sustainable management of agricultural systems, respectively. Previously worked in the same department as a Senior Lecturer (2013- Nov. 20, 2017) and a lecturer (2007- April, 2013). Between 1997 and March, 2007 he worked with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) in various capacities including but not limited to serving as the link person between the MoA and Kenya Agriculture Research Institute for the Kenya Agriculture Productivity and Sustainable Land Management Project; in charge of the implementation of World Bank sponsored work improvement initiatives including service charters and 100 days Rapid Result Initiatives (RRI) for the MoA Prof. Onwonga has published and continues to publish articles on areas of expertise in refereed journals and peer reviews manuscripts for various local and international journals. Attended and presented research findings in various local, regional and international conferences. Has attracted donor funding individually and/or in collaboration with other researchers to implement projects/programs in areas of expertise. Attended and participated in various retooling and professional enrichment short courses.
His contacts are; University of Nairobi, Faculty of Agriculture, P.O. Box 29053 – 00625 Nairobi.
Email: richard.onwonga@uonbi.ac.ke/onwongarichard@gmail.com, Mobile: +254725828254

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