Josephine Musyoki

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Josephine Musyoki

Senior Research Scientist
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Researcher ID : 0000-0001-9317-4904
Designation : Senior Research Scientist
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Journal papers

  1. Mbuvi, M. T. E., Musyoki, J. K ., & Ndalilo, L. A. (2020). Forest Management Teams, a Citizenship Paradigm Analysis through Influence and Importance Factors; Experience from Arabuko Sokoke Forest, Kenya. Open Journal of Forestry, 2020, 10, 81-109 ISSN Online: 2163-0437 ISSN Print: 2163-0429.
  2. Musyoki, J.K ., Wachira, N., Mwitari, P.C., Tolo, F.M., Kuria, J.M., Adipo, N., Mutuku, C.N. and Mutunga, J.N. (2017). Use of Maerua Decumbens as a Natural Coagulant for Water Purification in the Dry Lands of Kenya. International Journal of Sciences, Volume 6, pp1-6
  3. Maluki, J.M., Kimiti, J.M., Nguluu, S. and Musyoki, J.K. (2016). Adoption levels of agroforestry tree types and practices by small holders in the semi-arid areas of Kenya: A case of Makueni County. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Vol 8(9) pp187-196 September 2016.
  4. Musyoki, J. K ., Mugwe, J., Mutundu, K. and Muchiri, M. (2016).Factors influencing level of participation of Community Forest Associations in management of forests in Kenya. Journal of Sustainable Forestry Volume 35, 2016 Issue 3 pp 205-216, March 2016.
  5. Mbuvi, M.T.E., J.K. Musyoki, Ayiemba, W.O. and J.W Gichuki (2015). Determining the potential for introducing and sustaining Participatory Forest Management: A case study of South Nandi Forest of Western Kenya. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation Vol.7 (3), pp190-201, March 2015 ISSN 2141-243x©2015 academic Journals.
  6. Musingo, T.E Mbuvi, Josephine K. Musyoki and Paul O. Ongugo (March, 2015). Equity mechanisms in Traditional Forest Management Systems: A case study of Loita Forest in Kenya. Journal of Sustainable Forestry , 34:380–405, 2015. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. ISSN: 1054-9811 print/1540-756X.
  7. Musyoki, J. K ., Mugwe, J., Mutundu, K. and Muchiri, M. (2013). Determinants of household decision to join Community Forest Associations: A case study of Kenya. ISRN Forestry, Volume 2013, Article ID 902325, 10 pp. http://dx.dorg/10.1155/2013/90325
  8. Mbuvi, M.T.E. and Musyoki, J.K . (2013). Impacts of Participatory Forest Management on community livelihoods: A case study of Dida community adjacent to Arabuko-Sokoke Forest in Kilifi County, Kenya. World Journal of agricultural Sciences Vol. 1 (2), pp 044-055. ISSN 2329-9312©2013 Wor4ld Science Research Journals.
  9. Musyoki , J.K., Luvanda A.K. and Kitheka, E. M. (2012). Sources of natural dyes and tannins among the Somali Community living in Garissa County, Kenya. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation Vol. 4(12), pp400-410, September 2012. ISSN 2141-243x©2012 academic Journals.


  1. Luvanda A.M., Musyoki J., Wekesa L. and Ozawa M. (2015). An assessment of the socio-economic importance of Melia volkensii based enterprises in Kenya. A book published by KEFRI/JICA Project, Nairobi, Kenya
  2. Musingo, T. Mbuvi, Josephine K. Musyoki and Paul. O. Ongugo (2014). The Impact of Participatory Forest Management on Forest Management and Community Livelihoods under Traditional Community Based Forest Managemement: The case of Loita (Naimina-Enkiyio) Forests, Narok County, Kenya. a book published by Lambert Academic Publishing.

Technical Notes /Protocols/Guidelines

  1. An Extension guideline for farmers on Establishment, management and utilization of Moringa oleifera. (Review of the guideline underway).
  2. Mwamburi A. and Musyoki, J.K. (2010). A guideline for increasing tree survival in the dry lands.


  • October 2020 up to date : Appointed as Deputy Regional Director for Dry Land Eco-region Research Programme charged with the responsibility of supervising implementation of research in dry land forestry in the region.
  • July 2014 to September 2020 : Appointed officially asAssistant Regional Director for Kibwezi Sub Centre (Kenya Forestry Research Institute) and working as a Senior Research Officer under the Dry land Eco-region Programme, KEFRI.
  • February 2014 to July 2014 : Senior Research Officer Acting asOfficer In-charge –Kibwezi KEFRI Sub Centre
  • November 2012 to February 2014 : Research Officer Acting as Officer In-charge –Kibwezi KEFRI Sub Centre
  • April 2004 up to October 2012 : Research Officer, Kitui Regional Research Centre, Kenya Forestry Research Institute. Undertaking research on indigenous knowledge on species used as sources of dyes and Tannins in Kitui and Garissa District and Socio-economic studies under Miti Mingi Maisha Bora Project
  • November 2002 to March 2004 : Assistant Research Officer, Kitui Regional Research Centre, Kenya Forestry Research Institute involved in establishing and managing mulching trials of the INRMU (Integrated Natural Resource Management in Ukambani) Project in Machakos and Kitui Counties.
  • Nov. 1997-Oct. 2002 : Forestry Extension and Information officer in Social Forestry extension Model Development Project implemented collaboratively by KEFRI, Forest Department (currently Kenya Forest Service) and JICA.
  • March 1996 to Nov. 1997 : Joined KEFRI on 1st March 1996: Assistant Research Officer, KEFRI working as a Training officer in Social Forestry Project Training Project Phase II funded by JICA involved in actual planning and implementing training for farmers, extension agents and other grass root level stakeholders on forest tree planting and management.
  • August 1995 -March 1996 : Technical Assistant to JICA team leader-vegetative propagation and establishment of tree species trials.

Administrative Responsibility

  • October 2012 to September 2020 : Officer In-charge/Assistant Regional Director in Kibwezi Sub Centre
  • October 2020 up to date : Deputy Regional Director, Dry land Ecoregion Research Programme, Kitui.

Academic Qualification

  • May 2016 to date : Undertaking Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Studies & Community Development) in Kenyatta University
  • 2008- 2012 : Masters in Environmental studies and Community Development in Kenyatta University by Course work and Thesis
  • 1991-1995 : Moi University, B.Sc. Degree in Forestry, Second Class Honors Upper division
  • 1986-1989 : Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, Mutonguni Secondary School, Grade B.

Key Competencies

  1. Socio-economic studies related to indigenous use and distribution of various forest products
  2. Forestry extension/information dissemination and training: This includes practical community training on propagation of bamboo, Melia volkensii and other tree species
  3. Participatory Forest management research
  4. Use of SPSS for data analysis
  5. Establishment and management of research trials

Other Courses

  • Jan to Feb 2020 : Senior Management Course (Kenya School of Government, Kabete)
  • November 2014 : Performance Management Training organized by KEFRI and Career Route
  • September 2014 : Training workshop for professionals on Rapid carbon Stock appraisal organized by African Forest Forum (AFF), KEFRI, Kitui, Kenya.
  • June 2013 : Breeding Theory Training, Japan
  • May 2013 : Resource Use Conflict Management Course, CETRAD, Nanyuki, Kenya
  • April to June 2012 : Training on Bamboo Propagation, utilization and management, China.
  • Mar 2012 : Training on Marketing Analysis and Market Development Supported by Miti Mingi Maisha Bora Programme, Machakos-Kenya
  • Feb 2012 : Extension material Preparation, Muguga, Nairobi.
  • Sept 2009 : International Forestry Resources and Institutions Regional Training, Muguga, Kenya.
  • Dec. 2002 : Plant improvement (grafting) held at Kibwezi, Kenya.
  • Nov-Dec. 2000 : Use of Photo shop and Page maker for Publication organized by Winrock International held at Kitui KEFRI Centre, Kenya.
  • Aug.–Oct. 2000 : Joint training course on social forestry in Japan organized by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
  • Sept. 2000 : Basic computer training course (Microsoft windows and Microsoft office) organized by Tsukuba International Academy in Conjunction with JICA, Japan.
  • July 1999 : Computer training Course on Microsoft word 97, Microsoft Excel 97 and Windows 98 Disk operating System.
  • Feb. 1998 : Socio-economic survey training held at Kitui Regional research Centre.
  • July 1997 : Training of Trainers course conducted by Kenya/Japan Social Forestry Training Project, Muguga, Kenya.
  • Feb. - Mar 1997 : First regional refresher course for Alumni of IAC-International course on the design of community forestry held at Muguga, Kenya.
  • 17- 27 Nov. 1996 : Training workshop on how to grow and use Azadirachta indica (A. Juss) held at ICIPE’s Mbita point field station (Kenya).