Publications

Karanja, L., Wangai, A., Pathak, R.S. and Harper, G. (2013). Effect of environment and cultivar on the expression of banana streak disease symptoms in Kenya. African Journal of Biotechnology 12(16):1999-2005.

Kavoo-Mwangi, A.M., Kahangi, E.M., Ateka, E., Onguso, J., Mukhongo, R.W., Mwangi, E.K. and Jefwa, J.M. (2013). Growth effects of microorganisms based commercial products inoculated to tissue cultured banana cultivated in three different soils in Kenya. Applied Soil Ecology 64:152-162.

Fischer, E. and Qaim, M. (2012). Linking Smallholders to Markets: Determinants and Impacts of Farmer Collective Action in Kenya. World Development 40(6):1255-1268.

Kabunga, N.S., Dubois, T. and Qaim, M. (2012). Yield Effects of Tissue Culture Bananas in Kenya: Accounting for Selection Bias and the Role of Complementary Inputs. Journal of Agricultural Economics 63(2):444-464.

Jogo, W., Karamura, E., Kubiriba, J., Tinzaara, W., Rietveld, A., Onyango, M. and Odongo, M. (2011). Farmers’ awareness and application of banana Xanthomonas wilt control options: The case of Uganda and Kenya. Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics 3(11):561-571.

Kabunga, N.S. (2011). Improving the welfare of smallholder farmers through biotechnology: Analyzing Adption and Impacts of Tissue Culture Bananas in Kenya. Cuvillier Verlag, Goettingen (DEU). 167p.

Kabunga, N.S., Dubois, T. and Qaim, M. (2011). Yield Effects of Tissue Culture Bananas in Kenya: Accounting for Selection Bias and the Role of Complementary Inputs. Courant Research Centre ‘Poverty, Equity and Growth in Developing and Transition Countries: Statistical Methods and Empirical Analysis’. Discussion paper 82. Universität Gottingen, Goettingen, Germany. 27p.

Kabunga, N.S., Dubois, T. and Qaim, M. (2011). Impact of tissue culture banana technology on farm household income and food security in Kenya. ‘Poverty, Equity and Growth in Developing and Transition Countries: Statistical Methods and Empirical Analysis’. Discussion paper 89.  Universität Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany. 27p.

Kabunga, N.S., Dubois, T. and Qaim, M. (2011). Information asymmetries and technology adoption: the case of tissue culture bananas in Kenya. ‘Poverty, Equity, and Growth in Developing and Transition Countries: Statistical methods, empirical analyses, and policy issues’.  Discussion paper 74. Universität Gottingen, Goettingen, Germany. 31p.

Okumu, M.O., Van Asten, P.J.A., Kahangi, E.Okech, S.H., Jefwa, J. and Vanlauwe, B. (2011). Production gradients in smallholder banana (cv. Giant Cavendish) farms in Central Kenya. Scientia Horticulturae 127(4):475-481.

Carter, B.A., Reeder, R., Mgenzi, S.R., Kinyua, Z.M., Mbaka, J.N., Doyle, K., Nakato, V., Mwangi, M., Beed, F., Aritua, V., Lewis Ivey, M.L., Miller, S.A. and Smith, J.J. (2010). Identification of Xanthomonas vasicola (formerly X. campestris pv. musacearum), causative organism of banana xanthomonas wilt, in Tanzania, Kenya and Burundi. Plant Pathology 59(2): 403.

2 conference papers In: Dubois, T., Hauser, S., Staver, C. and Coyne, D. (eds). International Conference on Banana and Plantain in Africa on Harnessing International Partnerships to Increase Research Impact, Mombasa, Kenya, 2008/10/05-09. Acta Horticulturae 879.  ISHS, Leuven, Belgium.

Mbaka, J.N., Nakato, V.G., Auma, J. and Odero, B. (2009). Status of banana Xanthomonas wilt in western Kenya and factors enhancing its spread. African Crop Science Conference Proceedings 9:673-676

Muyanga, M. (2009). Smallholder adoption and economic impacts of tissue culture banana in Kenya. African Journal of Biotechnology 8(23):6548-6555.

Acharya, S.S. and Mackey, M.A. (2008). Socio-economic impact assessment of the tissue culture banana industry in Kenya. Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International (AHBFI), Nairobi, Kenya. 40p. http://africaharvest.org/files/tcBanana.pdf

Karanja, L., Wangai, A., Harper, G. and Pathak, R.S. (2008). Molecular identification of banana streak virus isolates in Kenya. Journal of Phytopathology 156(11):678-686.

Mbaka, J.N., Mwangi, M. and Mwangi, M.N. (2008). Banana farming as a business: the role of tissue cultured planting materials in Kenya. Journal of Applied Biosciences 9(1):354-361.

Njuguna, J., Nguthi, F., Wepukhulu, S., Wambugu, F., Gitau, D., Karuoya, M. and Karamura, D.A. (2008). Introduction and evaluation of improved banana cultivars for agronomic and yield characteristics in Kenya. African Crop Science Journal 16(1):35-40.

Muendo, K.M. and Tschirley, D. (2004). Improving Kenya’s domestic horticultural production and marketing system: current competitiveness, forces of change, and challenges for the future. Volume I: Horticultural production. Egerton University, Nairobi (KEN). 42p.

Onguso, J.M., Kahangi, E.M., Ndiritu, D.W. and Mizutani, F. (2004). Genetic characterization of cultivated bananas and plantains in Kenya by RAPD markers. Scientia Horticulturae 99(1):9-20.

Angima, S.D., Stott, D.E., O’Neill, M.K., Ong, C.K. and Weesies, G.A. (2003). Soil erosion prediction using RUSLE for central Kenyan highland conditions. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 93(1/3):295-308.

Kahangi, E.M., Lawton, M.A. and Kumar, C.A.C.Y. (2002). RAPD profiling of some banana varieties selected by small-scale farmers in Kenya. Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology 77(4):393-398.

Mbogoh, S.G., Wambugu, F.M. and Wakhusama, S. (2002). Socio-economic impact of biotechnology applications: some lessons from the pilot tissue-culture (TC) banana production promotion project in Kenya, 1997-2002. A contributed paper submission for XXV IAAE Conference, Durban (ZAF), 2003/08. University of Nairobi, Nairobi (KEN). 14p.

Kung’u, J.N. and Jeffries, P. (2001). Races and virulence of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense on local banana cultivars in Kenya. Annals of Applied Biology 139(3):343-349.

Wambugu, F. (2001). Modifying Africa: how biotechnology can benefit the poor and hungry, a case study from Kenya. 2nd edition. ISAAA, Nairobi (KEN). 78p.

Wambugu, F.M., Karembu, M., Njuguna, M. and Wakhusama Wanyangu, S. (2001). Biotechnology to benefit small-scale banana producers in Kenya. International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications, Ithaca, NY (USA). 24p.

Kwach, K.J., Makworo, S., Nasambu, O. and Onyango, M. (2000).  Performance of banana cultivars in South Western Kenya. p.239-243. In: Craenen, K., Ortiz, R., Karamura, E.B. and Vuylsteke, D.(eds). First International Conference on Banana and Plantain for Africa, Kampala (UGA), 1996/10/14-18. Acta Horticulturae 540. ISHS, Leuven (BEL).

Musabyimana, T., Seshu Reddy, K.V. and Ngode, L. (2000). Evaluation of banana cultivars for resistance to the banana weevil Cosmopolites sordidus and nematode complex in Western Kenya. p.233-238. In: Craenen, K., Ortiz, R., Karamura, E.B. and Vuylsteke, D. (eds). First International Conference on Banana and Plantain for Africa, Kampala (UGA), 1996/10/14-18. Acta Horticulturae 540. ISHS, Leuven (BEL).

Shepherd, G., Buresh, R.J. and Gregory, P.J. (2000). Land use affects the distribution of soil inorganic nitrogen in smallholder production systems in Kenya. Biology and Fertility of Soils 31(3-4):348-355.

Mango, N.A.R. (1999). Integrated soil fertility management in Siaya District, Kenya. IIED-Drylands Programme, Edinburgh (GBR). 34p.

Qaim, M. (1999). Assessing the impact of banana biotechnology in Kenya. ISAAA Briefs. International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications, Ithaca, NY (USA). 38p.

Kung’u, J.N. and Jeffries, P. (1998). Vegetative compatibility groups within Kenyan populations of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense. p.305-313. In: Galán Saúco, V.(eds). First International Symposium on Banana in the Subtropics, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife (ESP), 1997/11/10-14. Acta Horticulturae 490.  ISHS, Leuven (BEL).

Koppenhöfer, A.M. (1993). Egg predators of the banana weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus (Germar) (Col., Curculionidae) in western Kenya. Journal of Applied Entomology 116(4):352-357.

Koppenhöfer, A.M., Seshu Reddy, K.V., Madel, G. and Lubega, M.C. (1992). Predators of the banana weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus (Germar) (Col. Curculionidae) in western Kenya. Journal of Applied Entomology 114(5):530-533.

Kung’u, J.N., Seif, A.A. and Waller, J.M. (1992). Black leaf streak and other foliage diseases of bananas in Kenya. Tropical Pest Management 38(4):359-361.

Thesis

Nguthi, F.N. (2007). Adoption of agricultural innovations by smallholder farmers in the context of HIV/AIDS: the case of tissue-cultured banana in Kenya. Wageningen University, Wageningen (NLD). PhD Thesis (Social Sciences). 226p.

Bioversity-INIBAP publications:

Saravanan, T., Muthusamy, M., Ebenezar, E.G. and Bhaskaran, R. 2007. Distribution of plant-parasitic nematodes on Musa in Kenya [Distribution des nématodes phytoparasites chez le bananier au Kenya]. Infomusa (FRA) 16(1-2):18-23.

Kimani, E. 2006. Disease status in Kenya. p. 34-35. In: Karamura, E., Osiru, M., Blomme, G., Picq, C. (eds). Developing a regional strategy to address the outbreak of banana Xanthomonas wilt in East and Central Africa. INIBAP, Montpellier.

Inzaule, S.S.S., Waswa, P.W., Makokha, M., Ragama, P.E., Wabule, M., Karamura, E.B. and Blomme, G. 2005. Farmer-participatory testing of integrated pest management options in western Kenya. p. 26-42. In: Blomme, G., Gold, C.S. and Karamura, E.B. (eds). Farmer-Participatory Testing of Integrated Pest Management Options for Sustainable Banana Production in Eastern Africa, Seeta (UGA), 2003/12/08-09. INIBAP, Montpellier (FRA).

Kung’u, J.N., Rutherford, M.A. and Jeffries, P. 2001. Distribution of Fusarium wilt of banana in Kenya and its impact on smallholder farmers [La fusariose du bananier au Kenya : distribution et impact sur les petits producteurs]. Infomusa (FRA) 10(1):28-32.