Dr. Joseph W. Kamau

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Title/Qualifications: Ph.D
Department/Unit/Section: Plant and Microbial Sciences  
Contact Address: P. O. Box 1644, THIKA
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Position: Lecturer
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Publications

  • Kamau, J.W; Laing, M.; Melis R. and Migwa, U. Different Gender Preferences in Cassava a Breeder Should Consider. Accepted at as a Conference Paper to be presented in cassava conference in Kampala - Uganda 28 – 30th July 2014
  • Sikuku P.A., Kimani J.M., Kamau J.W. and Simon Njinju. 2014. Comparison of different improved upland rice varieties to low soil nitrogen adaptability. Accepted at as a Conference Paper to be presented in cassava conference in Morogoro - Tanzania 15th – 18th July 2014
  • Njenga, P., Edema, R. and Kamau, J., 2014: Combining ability for beta-carotene and important quantitate traits in cassavaf1 population. Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science Vol. 6(2), pp. 26-30, February 2014
  • Kamau, J. W., Melis, R., Laing, M., Derera, J., Shanahan, P. and Ngugi, E. C. K., 2011. Farmers’ participatory selection for early bulking cassava genotypes in semi-arid Eastern Kenya, Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science Vol. 3(3), pp. 44-52, March 2011
  • Njenga, P. W., Edema, R. Kamau, J.W., September 2010 Variability in carotenoid content among introduced yellow-fleshed cassava clones. Second RUFORUM Biennial
    Meeting 20 - 24 September 2010, Entebbe, Uganda. pp 139-142
  • Kamau, J.W., Melis, R., Derera, J. and Laing, M. R., Shanahan, P., E.C.K. Ngugi, 2010. Combining ability of selected cassava genotypes for yield and secondary traits in the semi-arid areas of Eastern Kenya. Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science Vol. 2(7), pp. 181–191, July 2010
  • Kamau, J.W., Melis, R., Laing, M., Shanahan, P., Derera, J. 2007. Farmers Participatory selection for early bulking cassava genotypes in the semi-arid areas of eastern Kenya. In: Biotechnology, Breeding and Seed Systems for Africa. (Research and product development that reaches farmers) 26 to 29 March 2007, Maputo, Mozambique. Abstract. Pp 87
  • Kamau J.W., R. Melis, M. Laing, P. Shanahan. 2006. Participatory based development of early bulking cassava varieties for the semi-arid areas of Eastern Kenya. PhD Thesis. University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Kariuki, C.W., J.W. Kamau, Mbwika, J., Munga, T., Makhoha, A.O., Tunje, T., Nzioki, S.Gatheru, Njaimwe, Wambua, Odendo, M. Lutta, M. and Karuri, E.G. 2002. A report on Cassava sub-sector analysis for Kenya. In J.M. Mbwika, P. Ntawuruhunga, C. Kariuki and A. Makhoka (eds). Proc. of the regional workshop on improving the cassava sub-sector, Nairobi Kenya. April 2002. Pp35.
  • Legg, J.P.Sseruwagi, B.Owor, J.B.A. Whyte, H.Obiero, J.W. Kamau, L. Ndyetabula, S.Jeremiah and G.W.Otim-Nape. July 2001.Management of cassava mosaic germiniviruses in East and Central Africa. Presented at the germiniviruses meeting at John Innes Centre UK.
  • Kamau, J.W. L. Muhamed, C.W. Kariuki, P.J. Ndolo, and T.L. Munga. 1998.Cassava in Kenya. In the proceedings “Cassava mosaic disease management workshop held held at Sunset Hotel Jinja, Uganda 7- 8 December, 1998.
  • S.T.Gichuki, E.Carey, R.Mwanga, R.Kapinga, P.J.Ndolo and J.W. Kamau. Presented at the ISTRC-AB, 1995. Evaluation of sweet potato seedling progenies in Kenya and Tanzania. Kamau, J.W., S. Nguluu, J. Kinama. Presented at the ISTRC-AB, 1999.Farmer evaluation of cassava varieties in the semi arid areas of Kenya.
  • Ndolo, P.J.,E.Carey, S.T. Gichuki, G. Maisiba, J. Ngungi, J.W. Irungu, J.W. Kamau, C. Lusweti and D. K. Maina. Presented at the ISTRC-AB, 1995.Multilocational testing of sweet potato clones in Kenya.
  • Kamau J.W. and H. Thomas. Identification of genetic diversity in physiological responses to stress in maize. University of Wales UK., Msc thesis, 1993.
  • Kamau, J.W., Kinama, J.M., Nguluu, S.N., Muhammad, L., Whyte, J.B.A., Ragwa, S.M., Migwa, E.N. and Simiyu, P.M. 1998b. Farmer’s evaluation of cassava varieties in the semi-arid areas of Kenya. In: Akoroda, M.O., and Ngeve, J.M. (eds.) Root Crops in the 21st century. Proceedings of the seventh ISTRC-AB. Pp. 378-383
  • Kamau, J.W., P.J. Ndolo, A. Mambiri, C.M. Githunguri, S.T. Gichuki, B.A. Bugusu, F. A. Omari, F. Kusewa, Presented at the ISTRC-AB, 1995.An update of cassava program in Kenya, Root Crops in the 20th century. Proceedings of the seventh ISTRC-AB.
  • Kermali, I.K., A. Shakoor, J.W. Kamau, 1983. Abstract, Breeding sorghums for semi arid area E. Afr Agri and For. J. Vol.44.
  • Waite, B.H., A.Shakoor, I.R.Kermali, J.W. Kamau. Evaluation of resistance of sorghum varieties to charcoal rot disease, (Macrophomina phasedlina) 1983. E. Afr .Agri and For. J. Vol.44.
  • Wambua . J., C. Kariuki, J. Kamau, D. Njarui, D. Miano, G. Keya and S. Nguluu Cassava market demand analysis for improved commercialization in Kenya. Proceedings of the 12th KARI biennial scientific conference, Nairobi, Kenya 8th to 12th November, 2010
  • Shakoor, E.C.K. Ngugi, S. Muthoka, J.W. Kamau, 1983. Improvement of cowpea varieties for the dryland areas in Kenya, E. Afr. Agri and For. J. Vol.44.

Research work

  • 2012-2014 Developing early bulking cassava varieties with acceptable agronomic and end-user preferences. Funded by Pro-AGRA, US$ 150,000 for three year.
  • 2010- Managing East African Agricultural Research Productivity Project on cassava
  • 2009- 2012: Breeding for high beta carotene content in Cassava roots.
  • 2008 – 2009: Physiological Mechanisms and their Variability for Drought Tolerance in Cassava. Funded by German government (BMZ/GTZ), EURO 60,000.00
  • 2007-2010: Developing early bulking cassava varieties with acceptable agronomic and end-user preferences. Funded by Pro-AGRA, US$ 182,300 for three year.
  • 2001-2003: Phase 2: Accelerated multiplication and distribution of improved cassava varieties in Western and Nyanza provinces, funded by The Rockefeller Foundation and The Gatsby Charitable Organisation, UK, US $ 200,000
  • 1999-2003: Cassava mosaic disease pandemic mitigation in East and Central Africa (Cassava multiplication in Western and Nyanza provinces) funded by USAID, US$ 90,000 per year.
  • 1997-2000: Phase 1: Accelerated multiplication and distribution of improved cassava varieties in Western and Nyanza provinces, funded by The Rockefeller Foundation and The Gatsby Charitable Organisation, UK, US $ 200,000
  • 1994- 2000: Pre and Post harvest improvement of cassava research work and extension by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, US$ 40,000 per year.
  • 1987-1989: Wild species of grain legumes and underutilized grain legumes. Project funded by the national council for science and technology of Kenya. KSH 122,400.00
    : Dryland seed multiplication of food crops under FAO sponsored project
    : Onfarm training of farmers in food crop husbandry
  • 1985-1990: Conservation and exchange of Dryland germplasm
  • 1983- 1983: Breeding of sorghum crop that generated the crosses emanated with the release of KARI Mtama-1
  • 1981- 82: Breeding of cowpeas for grain and vegetables

 

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