Dr. Maina Mwangi

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Tittle/Qualifications: Dr. PhD
Department: Agricultural Science and Technology
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844 Nairobi 00100
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Telephone: 
(private) +254.710.860.550; cell (office) +254. 704.110.011 
Position: Senior Lecturer and Director, Research Support
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Publications

  1. M. Mwangi, A. Egesa and F. Matheri, 2017. Strategies to increase strawberry competitiveness among fruit growers, marketers and consumers in Kenya. Acta Hortic. 1156: 921 - 927. ISHS 2017. DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1156.136.
  2. Grace J. Chirchir, Maina Mwangi, Desterio O. Nyamongo and Joseph P. Gweyi-Onyango, 2017. Effects of genotype and agro-ecological conditions on storability of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] seed. Tropical Plant Research 4(1) 126 – 133. DOI:10.22271/tpr.2017.v4.i1.019
  3. Grace Chirchir, Maina Mwangi, D.O. Nyamongo, Joseph Gweyi, 2016. Soybean: An Assessment of Varieties Grown, Seed Sources and Farmsaved Seed Management Practices in Meru South Sub-County, Kenya. Elixir Agriculture 98: 42471 – 42475.
  4. Grace Chirchir, Maina Mwangi, D.O. Nyamongo, Joseph Gweyi, 2016. Soybean farm-saved seed viability and vigor as Influenced by agroecological conditions of Meru South Sub-county, Kenya. Journal of Applied Biosciences 101: 9634 – 9642.http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jab.v101i1.7
  5. Peter Mwirigi, Maina Mwangi, and Joseph Gweyi-Onyango, 2016. Agronomic Management of Yellow Passion Fruit Among Farmers In Mbeere Sub-County, Kenya. African Journal of Horticultural Sciences 10: 1 – 13.
  6. Mwita. A. C., Maina M. Nyairo N. M., Ramaswamy B., 2016. Assessment of profit efficiency among sweet yellow passion fruit farmers in Mbeere south Embu county, Kenya. Journal of Plant and Animal sciences 27(3): 4305 – 4314.
  7. Egesa Ogolla, N. Njau, P. Mwirigi, C. Muui, Korir Kibet,, M. Mwangi, 2016.Climate change effects on rainfall patterns and its implications on sorghum and millet production in Kenya: A review. International Journal of Science and Technoledge 4(8): 44-52.
  8. James K. Mutura, Newton Nyairo, Maina Mwangi and Stephen K. Wambugu, 2016.Analysis of Determinants of Vertical and Horizontal Integration among Smallholder Dairy Farmers in Lower Central Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural and Food Research [IJAFR] ISSN 1929-0969 Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 1-13. (2016)
  9. Grace Chirchir, Maina Mwangi, D.O. Nyamongo, Joseph Gweyi, 2016. Soybean: An Assessment of Varieties Grown, Seed Sources and Farmsaved Seed Management Practices in Meru South Sub-County, Kenya. Elixir Agriculture 98: 42471 – 42475.
  10. Grace Chirchir, Maina Mwangi, D.O. Nyamongo, Joseph Gweyi, 2016. Soybean farmsaved seed viability and vigor as Influenced by agroecological conditions of Meru South Subcounty, Kenya. Journal of Applied Biosciences 101: 9634 – 9642. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jab.v101i1.7
  11. Peter Mwirigi, Maina Mwangi, and Joseph Gweyi-Onyango, 2016. Agronomic Management Of Yellow Passion Fruit Among Farmers In Mbeere Sub-County, Kenya. African Journal of Horticultural Sciences 10: 1 – 13.
  12. Mwita. A. C., Maina M. Nyairo N. M., Ramasawmy B., 2016. Assessment of profit efficiency among sweet yellow passion fruit farmers in Mbeere south Embu county, Kenya. Journal of Plant and Animal sciences 27(3): 4305 – 4314.
  13. Egesa Ogolla, N. Njau, P. Mwirigi, C. Muui, Korir Kibet,, M. Mwangi, 2016. Climate change effects on rainfall patterns and its implications on sorghum and millet production in Kenya: A review. International Journal of Science and Techknowledge 4(8): 44-52.
  14. James K. Mutura, Newton Nyairo, Maina Mwangi and Stephen K. Wambugu, 2016. Analysis of Determinants of Vertical and Horizontal Integration among Smallholder Dairy Farmers in Lower Central Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural and Food Research [IJAFR] ISSN 1929-0969 Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 1-13. (2016)
  15. James K. Mutura, Newton Nyairo, Maina Mwangi and Stephen K. Wambugu, 2016. Analysis of Integration among Smallholder Dairy Farmers in Lower Central Kenya. International Journal of Business and Management 4(2): 57 – 64.
  16. E.N. Marigi, J.O. Masanga, T.L.Munga, L.S. Karanja, M.P. Ngugi, W.M. Thagana, D. Kirubi, M. Mwangi, C.M. Githunguri, W.M. Muiru, D.W. Miano and R.O. Oduor, 2016. Optimisation of a somatic embryogenesis and transformation protocol for farmer-preferred cassava cultivars in Kenya. African Crop Science Journal 24: 35 – 44. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/acsj.v24i1.4S
  17. Matheri F, Mwangi M, Runo S, Ngugi M, Kirubi DT, Fred Teya, Mawia AM, Kioko FW, and Kamau DN., 2016. Phenotypic Characterization of Selected Kenyan Purple and Yellow Passion Fruit Genotypes Based on Morpho-Agronomic Descriptors. Advances in Crop Science and technology 4 (4): 1000226. 5 pp. DOI: 10.4172/2329-8863.1000226
  18. Felix Matheri, Fred Teya, Festus Kioko, Amos Musyoki Mawia, Maina Mwangi, Duncan T Kirubi, Mathew Ngugi and Steven Runo, 2016. Genotyping of Kenyan Passiflora Edulis Flavicarpa Hybrid Accessions and their Parents using SSR Markers. Vegetos –An International Journal of Plant Research 29(4). doi:10.4172/2229-4473.1000181, 4pp.
  19. Matheri F, Nyamai D, Ngugi MP, Runo S, Njuguna JK, Mwangi M and Kirubi DT., 2016. Phenotyping of Selected Kenyan Passiflora edulis Varieties and Their Hybrids Based on Quantitative Morpho-agronomic Traits. Journal of Horticulture 3(3): 1-4. DOI: 10.4172/2376- 0354.1000181
  20. N. Njau, M. Mwangi, R. Kahuthia-Gathu, R. Muasya and J.N. Mbaka, 2015. Macropropagation technique for producing cost-effective healthy banana seedlings in Eastern and Central Kenya. In Agricultural innovations for sustainable development, - contributions from the third Africa wide Women and young professionals in science competitions. Volume 4: Issue 3. pp. 130 – 137.
  21. James K. Mutura, Newton Nyairo, Maina Mwangi and Stephen K. Wambugu, 2015. Analysis of Determinants of Market Channel Choice among Smallholder Dairy Farmers in Lower Central Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Research and Development 4(10): 264 – 270.
  22. James K. Mutura, Newton Nyairo, Maina Mwangi and Stephen K. Wambugu, 2015.Vertical and Horizontal Integration as Determinants of Market Channel Choice among Smallholder Dairy Farmers in Lower Central Kenya. Asian Journal of Economic and Empirical Research 2(2): 83-90.
  23. Mugambi, David Kimenchu, Maina Mwangi, Wambugu, Stephen Kairu, Gitunu Antony. Assessment of performance of smallholder dairy farms in Kenya: an econometric approach. Journal of Applied Biosciences 85: 7891– 7899.
  24. Carolyne W. Wangungu, Maina Mwangi, Ruth Gathu, and Reuben Muasya. (2014). Good Orchard Maintenance and Agronomic Practices as Working Components in Management of Dieback Disease on Passion Fruit (Passiflora sp.) in Kenya. Annual Research & Review in Biology. 4(9): 1397-1405, 2014.
  25. Riziki Mwadalu and Maina Mwangi, 2013. The potential role of sorghum in enhancing food security in semi-arid eastern Kenya: A review. Journal of Applied Biosciences (J. Appl. Biosci.) 71: 5786 – 5799.
  26. C. Karani Gichimu, I. Macharia, M. Mwangi, 2013. Assessment of Input-Output Transformation in purple passion fruit production in Central-Eastern and North Rift, Kenya. Current Research Journal of Economic Theory 5(2): 32-37, 2013. ISSN 2042-4841; e-ISSN 2042-485X.
  27. Charles Karani Gichimu, Maina Mwangi and Ibrahim Macharia, 2013. Assessment of passion fruit orchard management and farmers technical efficiency in Central-eastern and North-Rift Highglands, Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Developemnt, Vol 4, 183 – 190. ISSN 2222-1700 (paper), ISSN 2222-2855 (online).
  28. Kwame Okinyi Ogero, Gitonga Nkanata Mburugu, Maina Mwangi, Michael Mugambi Ngugi and Omwoyo Ombori, 2012. Low Cost Tissue Culture Technology in the regeneration of Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas (L) Lam). Research Journal of Biology (2012), Vol. 02, Issue 02, pp. 71-78.
  29. Kwame O. Ogero, Gitonga N. Mburugu, Maina Mwangi, Omwoyo Ombori and Michael Ngugi, 2012. In vitro Micropropagation of Cassava Through Low Cost Tissue Culture. Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 4(3): 205-209.
  30. Wangungu, C., Maina, M. and Mbaka, J., 2012. Proposed assessment scale for dieback disease severity on passion fruit. J. Animal and Plant Sciences [ISSN 2071 - 7024] 12(2): 1560 -1572.
  31. Njeri Njau, Maina Mwangi, Ruth Gathu, Jesca Mbaka, Reuben Muasya, 2011. Banana weevil (Cosmopolites sordidus) reduces availability of corms for seedling production through macropropagation technology. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences [ISSN 2071 - 7024] Volume 12(1): 1537 -1542.
  32. Supervisor to winning paper of the international TEEAL competition by Ogero Kwame Okinyi -- Kenyatta University, PAPER TITLE: "In vitro micropropagation of cassava through low cost tissue culture. http://teeal.org/about/news/winners-announced-teeal-graduate-student-research-paper-competition-2011
  33. H. Bouwmeester, S. Abele, V.M. Manyong, C. Legg, M. Mwangi, V. Nakato, D. Coyne and K. Sonder, 2010. The Potential Benefits of GIS Techniques in Disease and Pest Control: an Example Based on a Regional Project in Central Africa. In ISHS Acta Horticulturae 879: International Conference on Banana and Plantain in Africa: Harnessing International Partnerships to Increase Research Impact . . Pp 333 – 340. Editors; T. Dubois, S. Hauser, C. Staver, D. Coyne. 25 November 2010. ISBN 978-90-66055-93-3; ISSN 0567-7572

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