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Naomi Boke Rioba

Country of origin: Kenya Currently in: Kenya, Kericho General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background

Degrees

2015 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
2004 Master Agricultural Sciences
2000 Undergraduate Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

I have been involved in reaerch activities in the area of testing botanical extracts for the management of fall armyworm in babycorn. Previously I conducted research on the effects of vermicompost, tithonia green manure and urea on growth, yield and quality of Swiss Chard (Beta vulgaris L. var. cicla L.).

Research Keywords: 
essential oil
botanical extracts
biopestides
herbs
medicinal and aromatic plants
vegetables

Publications resulting from Research: 


1. Rioba, N.B. and Stevenson P.C. 2017. Ageratum conyzoides L. for the management of pests and diseases by small holder farmers. Industrial Crops and Products. 110: 22-29.
2. Rioba, N.B., F.M. Itulya, M. Saidi, B. Nirit, and N. Dudai. 2015. Effects of nitrogen, phosphorus and irrigation frequency on essential oil content and composition of sage (Salvia officinalis L). Journal of Applied Research in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. 2:21-29
3. Rioba, N.B., M. Saidi and F.M. Itulya. 2014. Effects of nitrogen, phosphorus and irrigation regimes on growth and leaf productivity of sage (Salvia officinalis L) in Kenya. Annals of Biological Research. 5(2):84-91.
4. Rioba, N.B., Itulya, F.M. and Liu G. 2014. Effects of mulching on growth, yield and quality of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) under greenhouse conditions in Kenya. Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary. 1 (20): 2319-2801.



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
Administration
Teaching

Workshop and Conference Attended

2018 Kericho University of Kabianga 2nd Annual International Conference

Affiliations

Horticultural Association of Kenya

Presentation given

2018
Integrated management of Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith) in Africa: The Ethical Dilemmas.
Kericho
Event: University of Kabianga 2nd Annual International Conference
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Oct 2012
DAAD- In- country, PhD scholarship
The award included monthly stipend for two years, research funds and school fees towards my PhD
Sep 2012
National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
Research grant of Kshs. 900,000 towards my PhD.
Jun 2016
University of Kabianga Research Grants
Awarded Kshs. 300,000 for research on effects of vermicompost, tithonia green manure and urea on growth, yield and quality of Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris L. var. cicla L.).
Jun 2016
DAAD-Sub-Saharan Africa Staff exchange fellowship, 2016
Paid for stipend and travel cost while on staff exchange programme at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania.
Jun 2019
International DAAD Alumni Expert Seminar On “Diversification Of Water Sources And Production Systems Towards Climate Smart Agriculture” Held In Northern Uganda, On 25th June, 2019 To 6th July, 2019.
Fully paid for Seminar/training on climate smart agriculture in Northern Uganda

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