Peter Gachie Kimani

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Peter Gachie Kimani

Research Scientist
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Designation :Reseacrh scientist
Expertise : Agroforestry

Journal Papers

  1. Peter Gachie, Jonah Kipsat, Joshua Cheboiwo, Milton Esitubi, James Mwaura, Peninah Wairimu and Miriam Gathogo (2020). On-Farm Tree Growing Opportunities and Constraints in Murang’a County, Kenya. East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal (Submitted and accepted in October 2020, awaiting publication)
  2. Gachie P. K., Koech E.K., Njung’e J.T. and Simons A.J. (2020). Trees on Farm Domestication Level, Opportunities and Challenges: A Case Study of Prunus Africana in Western Kenya. International Journal of Food Science and Agriculture, 2020, 4(2), 156-165.
  3. Gathogo M, Shivairo R, Muleke C, Mdachi R, Mukiria P, Wanyonyi B, Sayah A, William L. and Gachie P (2018). Drug Sensitivity of T. b. Brucei Stabilates from Livestock in Lamu County, Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Research & Development. Vol 7 Issue 2. DOI No. : 10.24940/ijird/2018/v7/i2/FEB18016 Page 218.
  4. Gachie, P.K., E.K. Koech, J.T. Njunge, A.J. Simons and P.K.. Ndalut (2012). Variation in yield and composition of bark extracts of Prunus africana in different provenances of Kenya. Forests, trees and livelihoods, Vol. 21 Issue 1 pp 56-62.


  1. Gachie, P.K. (2003). Variation in Yield and Composition of Bark Chemical Extracts of Prunus africana (Hook F) Kalk and Its Domestication in Kenya. A Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfilment of The Requirements of Master of Philosophy Degree in Forestry (Agroforestry), Moi University.

Book Chapter

  1. Gachie P. and Otieno Y. (2012). Meet Purity Gachanga a Farmer from Embu, Kenya. Transformations Bi-weekly. Internal newsletter of The World Agroforestry Centre. Vol 5 Issue 4 March 2012.

Technical Notes /Protocols/Guidelines

  1. Mutua J., Muriuki J., Gachie P., Bourne M., Capis J. (2014). Conservation Agriculture With Trees: Principles and Practice. A Simplified Guide for Extension Staff and Farmers. Technical Manual No. 21. World Agroforestry Centre, (ICRAF) Nairobi, Kenya.
  2. Gachie, P., S. Muthuri, V. Gitonga (2011). Total Farm Productivity in Smallholder Conservation Agriculture Based Systems in Eastern Africa: A Training Material for Tree Nursery Operators. Prepared for Farmers Training at Kaguru ATC, Meru, on 28-30th June 2011

Policy Beliefs

  1. Gachie P.K. (2016) Farm Forestry. KEFRI. A leaflet.
  2. Gachie P.K., D. Garrity, J. Mowo, T. Apina and S. Mkomwa (2010). Evergreen Agriculture: What is it All About? A Brochure.
  3. Gachie, P.K. (2010). Evergreen Agriculture Initiative in Masongaleni Settlement Scheme, Kibwezi District. A Policy Brief and a Brochure

Employment History

  1. 2019 -Todate Research scientist I, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, KEFRI, Muguga.
  2. 2017 - 2019 Officer in Charge, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, KEFRI, Kakamega Sub-Centre
  3. 2014 - 2017 Research scientist II, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, KEFRI, Muguga.
  4. 2012 - 2014 Part time lecturer, Egerton University, Dept. of Biological Sciences & Natural Resources Management.
  5. 2009-2012 Scientific Assistant/ Consultant, World Agroforestry Centre, ICRAF.
  6. 2009 Private Herbalist/ Researcher/ Consultant.
  7. 2004 -2008 Project Officer / Volunteer, Tree Planting & Food Security; Civic & Environmental Education; Advocacy & Networking, the Green Belt Movement International.
  8. 2002-4 Lecturer Assistant - Moi University, Dept. of Forestry.
  9. 2001 Participant - Kenya energy demand and supply survey in Uasin Gishu and Nakuru Districts.
  10. 1999 & 2009 Supervisor / Senior Supervisor - Kenya National Census.
  11. 1999 Small-scale businessman (self-employment)
  12. 1998 Teacher - Navigators Academy, Nakuru
  13. 1994 Participant - British American Tobacco (BAT) sponsored appraisal of tree planting program.
  14. 1992 & 2007 Clerk - Electoral Commission of Kenya.

Administrative Responsibility

  1. 2017 - 2019 Officer in Charge, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, KEFRI, Kakamega Sub-Centre
  2. 1999 & 2009 Supervisor / Senior Supervisor - Kenya National Census.

Academic Qualification

  1. 1999 - 2003: Master of Philosophy (Agroforestry) degree, Moi University.
  2. 1993-1997: Bachelor of Science (Forestry) second class honors upper division; Moi University.
  3. 1991: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E); Moi High School (NDEFFO).
  4. 1979-1986: Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (K.C.P.E); Bavuni Primary School.