Naomi Boke RiobaCountry of origin: Kenya Currently in: Kenya, Kericho General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Degrees2015 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences2004 Master Agricultural Sciences2000 Undergraduate Agricultural Sciences
Current Research Activities
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.).
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 professionCurrent professional activities type:ResearchAdministrationTeaching
Workshop and Conference Attended2018 Kericho University of Kabianga 2nd Annual International Conference
AffiliationsHorticultural Association of Kenya
Presentation given2018Integrated management of Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith) in Africa: The Ethical Dilemmas.KerichoEvent: University of Kabianga 2nd Annual International Conference
Other AwardsOct 2012DAAD- In- country, PhD scholarshipThe award included monthly stipend for two years, research funds and school fees towards my PhDSep 2012National Commission for Science, Technology and InnovationResearch grant of Kshs. 900,000 towards my PhD.Jun 2016University of Kabianga Research GrantsAwarded 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 2016DAAD-Sub-Saharan Africa Staff exchange fellowship, 2016Paid for stipend and travel cost while on staff exchange programme at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania.Jun 2019International 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