Bio

Dr. V. M. Kathumo

He is a Lecturer in the Department of Land Resource Management and Agriculture Technology (LARMAT), University of Nairobi, specializing in Soil Science, Remote sensing and Geo Information Systems. He holds a PhD in Soil Science, a Msc in Soil Science, and B.Sc. degree in Agriculture from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He has taught both Graduate and Undergraduate students for the last 7 years and also has supervised 7 Msc thesis and 19 Undergraduate projects. He has published widely in his area of speciality.

Publications


2015

 Mbau, JS, Nyangito MM, Gachene CKK, Kathumo VM, Worden J.  2015.   Participatory Geographic Information Systems (PGIS) for Sustainable Natural Resource Management: The Case Study of Taita Taveta County, Southern Kenya. . Sustainable Land Management in Dry Lands of Kenya. , Nairobi: UNDP, ISBN No. 978-9966-1805-51. Chapter 3, pp. 35-53.
 Kathumo, VM, Gachene CKK, Okello JJ, Ngigi M, Miruka M.  2015.  Is Lower Tana River Forest Complex and Ecosystem under threat of total destruction? Evidence from Participatory GIS. Sustainable Land Management in Dry Lands of Kenya.. , Nairobi: UNDP, ISBN No. 978-9966-1805-51. Chapter 2, pp. 13-33.
 Muli, M.N., Onwonga, R.N., Karuku, G.N., Kathumo VM, Nandukule MO.  2015.  Simulating Soil Moisture under Different Tillage Practices, Cropping Systems and Organic Fertilizers Using CropSyst Model, in Matuu Division, Kenya.. Journal of Agricultural Science . 7(2):26-30.
 Gachene, C.K.K., Kathumo VM, Okello JJ, Ngigi M, Miruka M.  2015.  The Disappearing Forest: A case study of trends in land use and land cover change of the threatened Lower Tana River Forest Complex, Coastal Kenya.. Sustainable Land Management in Dry Lands of Kenya. , Nairobi: UNDP, ISBN No. 978-9966-1805-51. Chapter 1, pp. 1-12. Abstract

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2014

 Namoi, NL, Onwonga RN, Onyango CM, Karuku GN, Kathumo VM.  2014.  Assessment of Soil Nutrient Balances in Organic Based Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) and Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) Cropping Systems of Yatta Sub-county, Kenya. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 4(2):1557-1578.
 Liavoga, BA, Kathumo VM, Onwonga RN, Karuku GN, Onyango CM.  2014.  Assessment of trends in land cover and crop type change over two decades in Yatta sub county, Kenya. International Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. 2(3):46-52.
 Janeth, MC, Onwonga RN, Karuku GN, Kathumo VM.  2014.  Efficiency and interactive effects of Tillage Practices, Cropping Systems and Organic Inputs on Soil Moisture Retention in Semi-Arid Yatta Sub-County, Kenya. . Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences . 3(2):145-156.

2012

 Kathumo, VM, Gachene CKK, P.T G, P.C K.  2012.  Effect of land-use and climate changes on hydrological processes in the River Gucha Catchment, Kenya. E. Afr. Agric. For. J. 78(1):23-31.
 Kathumo, VM, Gachene CKK, Okello JJ, Ngigi M, Miruka M.  2012.  Using PGIS Reverse Lower Tana River Forest Destruction: Comprehending the Magnitude of Problem, Kenya. ICT4D article.

2008

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