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Journal Articles

Institutional linkages and landscape governance systems: the case of Mt.
Marsabit, Kenya

Lance W. Robinson and Joram K. Kagombe Ecology and Society 23(1):27

The desire to overcome fragmented management of the natural ecosystems on which human beings depend has contributed
to a growing interest in landscape approaches and to deeper questions about landscape governance systems.

Role of Devolved Governance in Enhancing Incentives in Participatory Forest Management in Kenya
Joram K. Kagombe, MTE Mbuvi & Joshua K. Cheboiwo Journal of Environment and Earth Science. Vol.7, No.2, 2017. Pg 12-17.

Natural resource management in East Africa has been centrally managed for a long period. However, recent
initiation of decentralized system has been erratic and it is only recently, it has been undertaken systematically
with supporting legislation and political will.

Payment for Environmental Services: Status and Opportunities in

Joram K. Kagombe, Joshua K. Cheboiwo, Alfred Gichu, Collins Handa & Jane Wamboi Journal of Resources Development and Management. Vol.40, 2018.

Payment for Ecosystem Service (PES) is a market driven tool to motivate upstream land owners to practices land
uses that enhance water quantity flows through compensation incentive packages supported by downstream
beneficiaries and partners.

Evaluating the Willingness to Pay for Watershed Protection in
Ndaka-ini Dam, Muranga County, Kenya

Joram Kimenju Kagombe, Prof. James Kungu, Prof Daniel Mugendi & Joshua Kiplongei Cheboiwo Civil and Environmental Research. Vol.10, No.1, 2018

Payment for Ecosystem Service (PES) has become a handy tool for promotion of sustainable watershed
management across the globe due its versatility and capacity to engage multiple stakeholders in the public and
private sectors.

Review of the Wood Industry in Kenya; Technology Development, Challenges and Opportunities
George Muthike, Joseph Githiomi. International Journal of Research Studies in Agricultural Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 10, 2017, PP 45-52

Kenya forest sector is vibrant, undergoing a number of remarkable changes. It is estimated that the forestry sector
contributes approximately 3.6% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). …

First report of Teratosphaeria gauchensis causing stem canker of Eucalyptus in Kenya

Machua,J., Jimu,L., Njuguna,J.,Wingfield, M. J., Mwenje, E. & Roux, J. 2016, Forest Pathology

Teratosphaeria stem canker is an important disease of Eucalyptus species in many parts of the world where these trees are intensively propagated in plantations. Symptoms similar to those of Teratosphaeria stem canker…

* Capability Map For Growing High Value Tree Species In The Coast Region of Kenya
KEFRI, 2016.

The tree species capability map for the Coast Region is aimed at contributing to national development
goals of meeting the 10% forest cover…

* A Field Guide To Valuable Trees And Shrubs of Kaya Mudzi Muvya Forest In Kilifi County, Kenya
Francis Gachathi, Musingo T.E. Mbuvi, Linus Wekesa, Chemuku Wekesa & Nereoh Leley, KEFRI, 2016.

Kayas are remnant forest patches mainly found on the lowland hills along the Kenyan Coast that are considered sacred by the Mijikenda community…

* Effects of Forest Disturbance on Vegetation Structure and Above-Ground Carbon in Three Isolated Forest Patches of Taita Hills
Chemuku Wekesa, Nereoh Leley, Elias Maranga, Bernard Kirui, Gabriel Muturi, Musingo Mbuvi, Ben Chikamai, Open Journal of Forestry, 2016, 6, 142-161.

The structure and species composition of undisturbed natural forests serve as benchmarks for understanding forest carbon storage potential for reduced carbon emissions.

* Smallholder Innovation for Resilience(SIFOR): Watamu, Kilifi County, Kenya Coast 12–16 October 2015
C. Wekesa, N. Leley, L. Ndalilo, A. Amur, S. Uchi and K. Swiderska , IIED 2016

The Smallholder Innovation for Resilience (SIFOR) project aims to strengthen biocultural innovation for
food security in the face of climate change in China, India, Kenya and Peru.

* Cherangani Hills Forest Strategic Ecosystem Management Plan 2015 – 2040

The Cherangani Forest Ecosystem is a major water shed that supports the livelihoods of many communities locally and within the Lake Victoria and Lake Turkana basins…

* North and South Nandi Forests Strategic Ecosystem Management Plan 2015 – 2040

The North and South Nandi Forests are the fragments of forests in Nandi County of the once expansive forest area that included the Kakamega Forest before the 1920s…

* Potential Growth, Yields and Socioeconomic Benefits of Four Indigenous Species for Restoration in Moist Forests, Mau Kenya
Cheboiwo, J., Mugabe, R., Mbinga, J., Mutiso, F. Journal of Environment and Earth Science, Vol.5, No.6, 2015.p 72-85.

The study was aimed at bridging the knowledge gap by assessing the growth, yield potentials and financial returns of four indigenous species namely P. africana, X.gilletti, J. procera, and P. fulva….

* Floristic Composition, Affinities and Plant Formations in Tropical Forests: A Case Study of Mau Forests in Kenya
Mutiso, F., Mugo, J., Cheboiwo, J., Sang, F., Tarus, G. International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry 2015, 5(2): 79-91

In the past, Mau forest complex has faced a wide range of disturbances majorly anthropogenic in nature. In this paper, the ecosystem floristic composition, richness, diversity and affinities are evaluated…

* Financial analysis of growing Eucalyptus grandis for production of medium size power transmission poles and firewood in Kenya
Langat, D., Cheboiwo, J., Muchiri, M. African Journal of Agriculture and Utilisation of Natural Resources for Sustainable Development 1 (1): 38-45, January, 2015

Eucalyptus grandis are grown in most ecological zones and variety of soils in Kenya. Eucalyptus production is likely to increase due to rising demand for transmission poles and firewood…

* Performance Of 28-Year-Old Provenances Of Liquidambar Styraciflua At Two Sites In Western Kenya
Mbinga, J., Chagala-Odera, E. Octa Journal of Environmental Research Vol. 3(1): 094-099

The phenotypic variation in growth of ten 28-year-old Liquidambar styraciflua provenances was studied at two sites, Lugari and Kakamega in Western Kenya…

* Determining The Pottential For Introducing and Sustaining participatory Forest Management: A Case Study of South Nandi Forest of Western Kenya
Mbuvi, M.T.E, Musyoki, J.K., Ayiemba, W.O., Gichuki, J.W. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation

This study was conducted to provide socio-economic baseline information about the forest adjacent community members and other forest stakeholders who are the key blocks upon which the joint management strategies and programmes would be anchored…

* An Assessment of the Socio-economic Importance of Melia volkensii based Enterprises in Kenya
Luvanda A., Musyoki J., Cheboiwo J., Wekesa, L and Ozawa M. (2015) KEFRI

Melia market study as part of Extension is one of the four components of the Project on the Development of Drought Tolerant Trees species for the Drylands of Kenya, which is implemented by the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)…

* Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers for Acacia tortilis(Forsk.) Hayne
Omondi, S., Machua,J., Gicheru, J. and Hanaoka, S. (2015) Springer

Acacia tortilis is a drought tolerant multipurpose dryland tree species widely distributed in Africa and
Asia. Its overexploitation has caused its population decrease. A set of 11 polymorphic nuclear microsatellite loci were isolated…

* Socio-Economics Of Trans-Boundary Timber Commodity Chain In The East And Central Africa Region
Cheboiwo, J., Biloko, F., Abdalla, A., Kambuku, R. and Mutaganda, A. (2015) KEFRI

The global Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) process has become an important tool in Africa, Asia and South America to control illegal timber trade with support from the European Union and other partners…

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