Basweti Profile


PhD. in Plant and Soil Sciences -West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA           2006

 Master of Philosophy in Agroforestry -Moi University, Eldoret- Kenya                            2000

Bachelor of Science in Animal Production - EgertonUniversity, Nakuru, Kenya.              1996

Diploma in Animal Husbandry,- Egerton University, Nakuru, Kenya.                                1990


2013 (May) – To Present: Senior Lecturer and Dean, School of Agriculture and Natural Resources Management.

2012 (August) – 2013 (May): Senior Lecturer & Chairman, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Kisii University, Kenya

2010 (April)–2012 ( August): Lecturer& Chairman, Department Agriculture, Kisii University College, Kenya.

2010 (January- Date): Part-Time Lecturer, Chepkoilel Campus, Moi University, Kenya.

2008 – 2009: Post Doctoral Scientist in Forage Characterization and Regeneration – International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Debre Zeit, Ethiopia.


Ngeywo J., Basweti, Eand Shitandi, A. 2015.Influence of Gender, Age, Marital Status and FarmSize on Coffee Production: A Case of Kisii County,Kenya. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension,Economics & Sociology 5(3): 117-125.

Okech, S. O., Ngigi, M.,Basweti, E., Kibet, N.and Okeyo, B. O. 2015. Towards Macroeconomic Convergence and Monetary Coordination: Challenges to Regional Integration in Sub-Saharan Africa. Maseno University Journal, Vol. 1, 245 – 261.

Ngeywo, J. C., Shitandi, A. A.,Basweti, E ,and Agasa L.O. 2015. Effect of Farm Succession and Farm Inputs use on Coffee Productivity in Kisii County, South WesternKenya. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology 5(2): 69-75.

Omoro, P.O., Shitandi, A. A., Aming’a N. N andBasweti, E. 2015. Assessing the Extension Staff Farm VisitsFrequency Effect on Greenhouse TechnologyPerformance in Small Scale Farms in GusiiHighlands, Kenya.Open Access Library Journal,2: e1135.


Ngeywo, J. C., Shitandi, A. A.,Basweti, E , and Aming’a N. N. 2014. Effect of Farm Succession on Coffee Production In Kisii County Kenya.  Int. J. Agr. Ext. 02(02). 183-191

Makone, S. M., Menge, D and Basweti,E..2014. Impact of Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease on Maize Yield: A Case of Kisii, Kenya.  Int. J. Agr. Ext. 02(03) 2014. 211-218

Ngeywo, J. C.,Basweti, E. A., Makone, S. M.2015. Farmers’ Response to Organic and InorganicFertilizer Utilization on Maize Cropping Systems inKisii County, Kenya.International Journal of Plant & Soil Science6(1): 26-33,; Article no.IJPSS. 094.

Ngeywo, J. C., Shitandi, A. A.,Basweti, E. A., Makone, S. M., and  Nyangena,D. N. 2014.

Family Attachment to Coffee Farms, a Case of Coffee Farming in Kisii County, Kenya.International Journal of Recent Research in Interdisciplinary Sciences (IJRRIS) Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp: (1-9)

Makone, S. M.,Basweti,E.A., Menge, D. and Mang’ana, E. M. 2014.  Analysis of Coping Mechanisms against Food Shortage Adopted By Households Farm Families in Gusii Highlands, Kenya. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, Volume 8, Issue 2 Ver. I, PP 10-13

Maobe, S. N., Nyang’au, M. K.,Basweti, E. A., Getabu, A., Mwangi, T. J. and Ondicho, A. R. 2014. Effect of Plant Density on Growth and Grain Yield of Finger Millet ( Eleusine coracana) Under High Potential Conditions of Southwest Kenya. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences 10 (6): 261-268.

 Ochola, W.A.,Basweti, E.A,, Ogendi, G.M., Onyango C.A. and Ochola W.O. 2014. Relationship Between Level of Participation of Researchers,Extension Agents and Farmers in On-Farm Research Trials andAdoption of Technologies Case Study: Maize and Beans Producers, Kenya.American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 14 (11): 1141-1149.

Ochola, W. A.,Basweti, E. A., Ochola, W.O and Onyango C. A. 2014. Attitudes among Extension Agents, Researchers and Farmers and their Effects on Adoption Rates of Agricultural Technologies.Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 6, Nos 1 & 2. 69 -82.

Omoro P. A., A.  Shitandi, R. O. Bitonga andE. Basweti. 2014.Determination of Farmer’s Choice of Fertilizer Application Rate and its Effect on the Greenhouse Technology Performance in Gusii Highlands, Kenya.  Int. J. Agr. Ext. 02(01) 35-41.

Basweti, E .A.2012.  Supplemental Forages for Grazing Beef Cattle in Appalachia.  Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 5, Nos 1 & 2. 18 -37.

Gichang,i A., S.N. Maobe, D. Karanja, A. Getabu, C.N. Macharia, J.O. Ogecha, M.K. Nyang’au,E. Baswetiand L. Kitonga. 2012. Assessment of Production and Marketing of Climbing Beans by Smallholder Farmers in Nyanza Region, Kenya. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences 8 (3): 293-302.

Basweti,E. A.,and J. Hanson. 2012.Variation in Morphological and Agronomic Characteristics of Quartin Clover (Trifolium quartinianum) Accessions.World Journal of Agricultural Sciences 8 (2): 179-185.

 Basweti, E. A., Jama B. A., Koech, E. K. and Okalebo J.R. 2011. Impacts of Improved Fallows and Phosphorus Application.American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 10 (4): 507-514.

Basweti, E. A.,Turk, P. J., Rayburn, E. B., and Bryan, B. B.2009. No-Till Sequential Cropping of Summer and Fall Annual Forages Compared with Grassland. Agronomy Journal, 101: 1497-1502.

Basweti, E., Moore, S, and Bryan W. 2007. Cultural Method of Controlling Creeping Thistle in an Organic Farming System.West Virginia University, Plant and Soil Sciences Publication.http://www.caf.wvu.edu/plsc/organic/Publications/

Basweti, E. A. 2006. Supplemental Forages for Pasture-Finished Beef in Appalachia. Ph.D. Thesis. West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.

Basweti, E. A.2000. Effect of Improved Fallow Species and Phosphorus Application on Weed Biomass, Composition and Maize Yield in Western Kenya. M. Phil. Thesis. Moi University, Eldoret-Kenya.


Jebet, C. Omasaki,  S. K.,Basweti, E., Getabu1, A., Oketch, S and Kibet, N.2014. Management and Value Chain of Small Holder Fish Farmers in Borabu Sub-County, Nyamira County, Kenya” 1stInternational Interdisciplinary Annual Conference, Kisii University 30th July to 2nd August 2014.

Morara, V.andE. A.Basweti. 2012. The Effect of Plant Density and Defoliation and Spacing on the Yield of Grain Amaranth (Amaranthus hybridus).Proceedings of the7th  Egerton University International Conference and Expo, Kenya, 26th– 28th September 2012.

Basweti, E. Aand Y. M. Nyakundi. 2011. The Effect of Plant Density and Defoliation Frequency on the Biomass of Spider Plant (Cleome gynandra).Proceedings of the6th  Egerton University International Conference and Expo, Kenya, 21st- 23rdSeptember 2011.

Gekara, J., Basweti, E., Kotcon, J., Minch, M., Eddy, J., Mata, D., and Bryan, W. 2011. Effect of protein supplementation of ewes and grazing management on performance of organic lambs. In: Neuhoff, D., Sohn, S. M., Ssekyewa, C., Halberg, N., Rasmussen, I., and Hermansen, J. (eds.). Organic is Life - Knowledge for tomorrow. Proceedings of the Third Scientific Congress of the International Society for Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR). University ofBonn.Katzenburgweg 3, D-53115, Bonn, Germany.

Basweti, E. A.2010. Supplemental Forages for Grazing Beef Cattle in Appalachia. Humboldt Alumni Association Conference, Nairobi, Kenya. 24th– 26thNovember, 2010.

Basweti E. Aand J. Hanson. 2010. Morphological and Agronomic Characterization of Quartin clover (Trifolium quartinianum).Proceedings of 5thAnnual Research Week and International Conference, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya. 22nd– 24thSeptember, 2010.

Ponsens, J.,Basweti, Eand Hanson, J.  2010. Selecting Rhodes Grass Genotypes for Dry Areas. World Food Systems- A contribution from Europe”. Tropentag, September 14- 16, Zurich.

2010 (March):A one-week Certificate course in Monitoring and evaluation: Kenyatta university, Kenya.

2006 :Presented a paper at The Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences Tenth Annual Conference.

1999:Soil Science Society, Kampala,Uganda,   East Africa   where I presented a Poster on the effect of agroforestry tree species and phosphorus application on weed dynamics.

1993:Attended one-week Seminar on Training of Trainers on Agroforestry Extension organized by Kenya Wood Fuel and Agro- Forestry Project (KWAP).


 1998:ANAFE scholarship from ICRAF towards my masters’ research work($3000.00).

 2003:Fellowship for PhD in Pasture Agronomy, West VirginiaUniversity, Morgantown, WV. USA.


             Project Directorof a research project onImmune status of lambs, born of protein-supplemented periparturient ewes and creep-grazed in spring, against haemonchus contortus. West Virginia university, USA.

 2004-2005 Treasurer – African Students Association – West VirginiaUniversity


Trans African Universities Partnership – Secretary General

Soil Science Society of East Africa- Member.

African Network for Soil biology and fertility (AfNet) of the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility (TSBF) - Member.

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