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The project on rice research for tailor-made breeding and cultivation technology development in Kenya

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Participating Researchers from Japan (other than students)

NameAffiliation, PositionResearch theme
Akira Yamauchi Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Professor Evaluation of drought tolerance- related traits and development of cultivation technologies
Hidemi Kitano Bioscience and Biotechnology Center, Nagoya University, Professor Evaluation of cold tolerance & high yielding-related traits and selection of promising lines
Daigo Makihara International Center for Research and Education in Agriculture, Nagoya University, Associate Professor G x E x M analysis for various stress resistance under Kenya's conditions
Kazuyuki Doi Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Associate Professor Genetic analysis for various stress resistance using genome-wide SNP information & development of highly stress tolerant/resistant breeding materials
Yoshiaki Inukai International Center for Research and Education in Agriculture, Nagoya University, Associate Professor Identification and evaluation of genetic loci for abiotic stress tolerances & development of stress tolerant breeding materials
Shiro Mitsuya Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Lecturer Clarification of physiological mechanisms for salt tolerance
Mana Nakata Institute for Advanced Research, Nagoya University, Designated Assistant Professor Identification of traits related to drought resistance and evaluation of interaction between genotypes and cultivation environments
Joel Siopongco Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Researcher (Aug, 2013- Dec, 2013) Characterization of locally available varieties under Kenyan conditions
Hiroaki Samejima International Center for Research and Education in Agriculture, Nagoya University, Research Institution Researcher (April, 2015-March, 2017)
Mikako Tasaki Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Technical Assistant Genetic analysis for various stress resistance using genome-wide SNP information & development of highly stress tolerant/resistant breeding materials
Kimiyo Inukai Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Technical Assistant Identification of genetic loci for root traits related to drought avoidance and low fertility adaptability
Daniel Menge International Center for Research and Education in Agriculture, Nagoya University, Researcher
Mayumi Kikuta International Center for Research and Education in Agriculture, Nagoya University, Researcher
Keisuke Katsura Graduate School of Agriculture (Master's Course), Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Associate Professor Analysis on the rice production potential in Kenya & development of prediction model for rice productivity
Masahiko Maekawa Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University, Professor Development of low fertilization adaptable breeding lines & evaluation of their adaptability to Kenya's conditions
Yoko Kato Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University, Technical Assistant Measurements of yield components & seed fertility
Tsugiyuki Masunaga Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, Shimane University, Professor Analysis of cultivation environment & improvement of cultivation management with focus on soil nutrition status
Yuka Sasaki Faculty of Agriculture, Yamagata University, Associate Professor Analysis of cultivation environment & improvement of cultivation management with focus on soil water status

Participating Researchers from Kenya (other than students)

NameAffiliation, PositionResearch theme
John Kimani Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Mwea Center, Principal Researcher Establishment of traits screening systems and development of breeding lines
Esther Gikonyo Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Kabete Center, Principal Researcher Evaluation of breeding lines on low fertilization adaptability
Simon Mugo Njinju Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Mwea Center, Researcher Clarification of growth conditions for high yielding in Mwea
Rahab Magoti Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Embu Center, Researcher Evaluation of drought resistance under different soil conditions
Sammy Kagito Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Mwea Center, Researcher Clarification of physiological mechanisms for low fertilization adaptability
Mary Wakaria Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Mwea Center, Researcher
Justine Kitony Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Mwea Center, Intern
Emily Gichuhi Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Mwea Center, Intern
Winfred Kore Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Kibosu Center, Deputy Center Director Adaptability evaluation of breeding lines to the lake Victoria region.
Ruth Musila Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Mtwapa Center, Researcher Adaptability evaluation of breeding lines to the coast region.
Catherine Machungo National Irrigation Board (NIB) Ahero, Research Officer Screening of breeding lines for blast resistance
Cornelius Wainaina Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Assistant Lecturer Identification and evaluation of genetic loci for cold tolerance and low soil fertility tolerance
Duncan Thungu Kirubi Kenyatta University, Lecturer Evaluation of breeding lines on drought resistance and cold tolerance
Ngwey Onyango Kenyatta University, Lecturer Effect of cultivation management and environment factors on yield and yield components
Joseph Kimenju University of Nairobi, Professor

Supervised Students

NameUniversityProgram
Simon Njinju Kenyatta University Master
Faith Kariuki Kenyatta University Master
Francis Kobia Kenyatta University Master
Sammy Kagito Kenyatta University Master
Rahab Magoti University of Nairobi Master
Mary Wakaria Kenyatta University Master
Geoffrey Malemba University of Nairobi Master (completed)
Daniel Menge Nagoya University Doctor (completed)
Mayumi Kikuta Nagoya University Doctor (completed)
Cornelius Wainaina Nagoya University Doctor (completed)
Stella Owusu-Nketia Nagoya University Doctor
Takahiro Kakehashi Nagoya University Doctor
Ayumi Agata Nagoya University Doctor
Nonawin Borreta Lucob Nagoya University Doctor
Koshiro Imayoshi Nagoya University Master (completed)
Ryuhei Koike Nagoya University Master (completed)
Zhu Xinhao Nagoya University Master (completed)
Akihide Shibata Nagoya University Master (completed)
Akika Kurita Nagoya University Master (completed)
Yasumi Takeda Nagoya University Master (completed)
Peter Murithi Nthia Nagoya University Master (completed)
Jackline Nekesa Wasilwa Nagoya University Master (completed)
Kenji Ishihara Nagoya University Master
Tomomichi Nakamura Nagoya University Master
Tomomi Hasegawa Nagoya University Master
Emily Gichuhi Okayama University Doctor (completed)
Kenichi Hamamura Shimane University Master (completed)
Caroline Kundu Shimane University Doctor
Masaya Ishii Shimane University Master
Yuki Matsuura Shimane University Master
Shota Fukuda Yamagata University Master
Kyohei Takano Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Undergraduate
Naoki Makiguchi Kyoto University Master (completed)