CURRICULUM VITAE Personal Details Full Names Nationality Date of Birth Marital status Occupation Current employer Present

designation Specialization Research Programme Contact Address Kenya Agricultural Research Institute P.O. Box 340-90100 Machakos, Kenya E-mail: gichangim@yahoo.com REFEREES Prof. C.C.K. Gachene (Chairman) Department of Soil Science, University of Nairobi P.O. Box 30197, Nairobi, Kenya. Tel. 254-20-631643, Prof. P. C. Brookes Agriculture and Environment Division, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts AL5 2JQ UK. Phone number: +44 1582 763133 Ext 2672 Fax number: +44 1582 760981 E-mail: philip.brookes@bbsrc.ac.uk GICHANGI Elias Maina Kenyan 23rd September 1962 Married Research Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) Research officer Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Soil and water Management Research

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Académie Qualification University Department of Agronomy, University of Fort Hare, (South Africa) Discipline Soil Science Degree awarded PhD (Soil Science) thesis under examination Thesis title
Enhancing phosphorus availability in some phosphate fixing soils of the Transkei region, South Africa using goat manure

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Department of Soil Science, University of Nairobi (Kenya).

Soil Science

Promoters, Profs. PN.S. Mnkeni, University of Fort Hare (South Africa) and P.C. Brookes, Rothamsted Research Station (UK) MSc (Soil Science), May 2004 2000 Part I. Course Work Soil chemistry and Mineralogy, Soil Technology, Soil Conservation, Irrigation and Drainage, Soil Fertility and Fertilizer use, Soil Organisms and Soil Biochemistry, Soil Genesis and Morphology, Soil Survey and Classification, Crop Physiology and Ecology, Soil Physics Statistics and field Experimentation Thesis title Enhancing manure quality using agroorganic wastes in the Central Kenyan Highlands. Promoters, Profs. N.K. Karanja University of Nairobi, (Kenya) and C.W. Wood, Auburn University (USA). BApp.Sc. Rural Technology Second class Honors 1990 (Division A), May, 1992 Dissertation: The phenological development and grain yield of two sorghum cultivars planted at three sowing dates at Lawes, (1991). Promoter, Dr. C.J. Queensland (Australia), Birch, University of Grade B

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Department of Agriculture and Soils, University of Queensland (Australia),

Land Resource Management

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Professional Qualifications Institution Micrologic Computer Training Institute (Kenya). Certificate/ Diploma Certificate in Ms office Skills attained Ms Word Ms Excel Ms Power point On-farm Experimental Design and Computerised Analysis of Statistical Data Year 1998 Duration 2 weeks

KARI/Crop Certificate of Participation Management Research Training Project (Kenya) Computer skills • • • • Ms Word Ms Excel Ms Powerpoint Genstat Statstical Package

1999

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Awards. Course award for the outstanding achievement in Bachelor of Applied Science (Rural Technology), May 1992, University of Queensland, Australia. Prizes 1. Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland, Australia. Prize for the highest achievement in Bachelor of Applied Science (Rural Technology), May 1991. 2. Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland, Australia. Prize for the highest achievement throughout Bachelor of Applied Science (Rural Technology), May 1992. PUBLICATIONS Journal Papers
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Gichangi, E.M. N.K. Karanja & C. W. Wood. 2006. Composting cattle manure from zero grazing systems with agro-organic wastes to minimise nitrogen losses in smallholder farms in Kenya. Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, 6: 57-64. Karanja, N.K., E. M. Gichangi & C. W. Wood. 2005. Simulation study to assess the potential of selected agro-organic wastes for ability to reduce N volatilization from cow manure. Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, 5: 25-31 characteristics and requirements for some soils of Transkei, South Africa (submitted to S. Afr. J. plant & Soil).

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3. Gichangi, E. M., Mnkeni, P. N. S., & Muchaonyerwa, P. 2006. Estimation of phosphate sorption

4. Gichangi, E. M. & Mnkeni, P. N. S. 2006. The effects of goat manure addition on phosphate sorption
characteristics of two selected soils from the Transkei region, South Africa. (submitted to the S. Afr. J. Plant & Soil). Referred Proceedings 1. Ikombo, B.M., Nguluu, S.N. & Gichangi, E.M. (1998). On-farm experimentation of improved soil fertility management practices and model application in the semi-arid areas of Eastern Kenya. In: Okwach, G.E. and Siambi, M.M (Eds). Agricultural Resource Management for Sustainable Cropping in Semi-Arid Eastern Kenya. CARMASAK Proceedings No.1. ISBN 9966-879-33-1.
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2. Gichangi E.M., Karanja N.K. & Wood C.W. 2006. Managing manure heaps with agro-organic wastes and cover to reduce nitrogen losses during storage on smallholder farms. In: Bationo, A., Waswa, B., Kihara, J. and Kimetu, J. (eds). Advances in integrated soil fertility management in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities. (in press) 3. Gichangi E.M., Njiru E.N., Itabari J.K., Wambua J.M., Maina J.N. & Karuku A. 2006: Assessment of improved soil fertility and water harvesting technologies through community based on-farm trials in the ASALs of Kenya. In: Bationo, A., Waswa, B., Kihara, J. & Kimetu, J. (eds). Advances in integrated soil fertility management in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities. (in press) Conferences and Workshops
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Gichangi E.M., Karanja N.K. & Wood C.W. Managing manure heaps with agro-organic wastes and cover to reduce nitrogen losses during storages in the Central Kenyan Highlands. An International Symposium on Improving Human Welfare and Environmental Conservation by Empowering Farmers to Combat Soil Fertility Degradation Yaoundé, Cameroon May 17 – 21, 2004. Gichangi E.M., Karanja N.K. & Wood W. (2002). Soil Fertility Problem Solving in the Central Kenyan Highlands. Enhancing manure quality through use of organic amendments. Paper presented at the 5th Regional Meeting of the Forum for Agricultural Resource Husbandry (FORUM) on 12th to 16th Aug. 2002, Entebbe Uganda. Gichangi E.M., Njiru E.N, Itabari J.K., Wambua J.M. & Maina J.N. (2003). Promotion of improved soil fertility and water harvesting technologies through community based on-farm trials in the ASALs of Kenya. Paper Presented at the 1st Adaptive Research Conference held at KARI Headquarters, Nairobi, from 16-19th July 2003. Gichangi, E. M, Karanja N.K. & Wood C.W. (2003). The potential of agro-organic wastes to reduce nitrogen losses from cattle manure used by smallholder farmers in the Central Kenyan Highlands. Paper presented at the Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA), Eldoret, Kenya. 2003. Gachimbi, L.N., Van Keulen, De Jager, A, H., Thuranira, E.G, Karuku, A.M., Itabari, J.K., Nguluu, S.N., & Gichangi, E.M (2003). Participatory land use analysis for semi-arid regions in Kenya. A nutrient monitoring approach. Paper presented at the International Symposium for Sustainable Dry land Agriculture Systems, 2-5thDecember 2003, Niamey, Niger. Itabari, J.K. Nguluu, S.N, Gichangi, E.M, Karuku, A.M. Wambua J.M., Njiru E & Maina J.N. (2003). Managing land and water resources for sustainable crop production in dry areas. A Case Study of Small Scale Farms in semi-arid areas of Eastern, Central and Rift Valley provinces of Kenya. Paper prepared for presentation at the end of project conference (2003). Karuku, A.M, Itabari, J.K., Nguluu, S.N, Van Keulen, H., de Jager, A, Wambua, J.M., Gichangi, E.M. & Ikombo, B.M (2002). Analysis of the current nutrient management practices in semi-arid areas of Eastern Kenya: A NUTMON approach. A Paper presented at the KARI conference November 2002. Nguluu, S.N., Itabari, J.K. Itabari., Karuku, A.M., de Jager, A., Van Keulen, H., Wambua, J.M., Gichangi, E.M., & Ikombo, B.M. (2002). Development of nutrient management strategies for ASAL using Participatory learning and Action Research (PLAR) approach. Paper presented at the 8th Biennial KARI conference, held at KARI Headquarters, Nairobi, November 2002. Gichangi, E.M., Njiru, E.N., Itabari, J.K. & Maina, J.M. (2002). Community based on-farm trials combining fertilizer and water harvesting techniques in semi- arid eastern Kenya. In: KARI-Katumani Annual Report 2002. Karuku, A.M., Itabari, J.K., Nguluu, S.N. & Gichangi, E.M. (2002). Assessment and monitoring of nutrient flows and stocks to determine appropriate nutrient management strategies for ASAL In: KARIKatumani Annual Report 2002. Karuku, A.M., Itabari, J.K., Gichangi, E.M & Nguluu, S.N., (2003). Up scaling of integrated nutrient management approaches emerging from the nutrient monitoring and on-farm trials’ with Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in Kasikeu and Kibwezi. In KARI Katumani Annual Report 2003
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4. Gichangi, E.M., Njiru, E.N. & Itabari, J.K. (2003). Up scaling of improved soil fertility and water
harvesting technologies for maize production through group demonstrations in the ASALs of Kenya. In KARI Katumani Annual Report 2003 5. Karanja, N.K, Kinyua, D.N, Gichangi, E.M & Sande S., (2001). Soil Fertility Problem Solving in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Technical Report and Financial Statement, Rockefeller Foundation Forum for Agricultural Research Husbandry Extension Pamphlet Gichangi E.M., Njiru E.N, Itabari J.K & Maina J.N. (2003). Improved Soil Fertility and Water Harvesting Technologies for Increased Crop Production in the ASALs of Kenya (2003). In: Wamuongo J. (ed). Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Research Publications. Membership to Professional Groups Member of the African Network for Soil Biology and Fertility (AfNet) of Soil Biology and Fertility (TSBF) Institute of CIAT

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