Paul Tuwei

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Paul Tuwei

Principal Research Scientist
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Designation : Principal Research Scientist
Expertise : Agroforestry/Knowledge Management

Journal papers

  1. Tuwei, P., Chagala-Odera, E., Kiprop, J. and Wanjiku, J., (2019). Adoption of Calliandra Calothyrsus for Improved Dairy Production in Embu County, Kenya. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, Vol.9, No. 10, 2019.
  2. Tuwei, P., Chagala-Odera, E., Kiprop J. and Wanjiku, J. (2019). Management of Prosopis juliflora invasion in Baringo County, Kenya through Utilization. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, Vol.10, No. 10, 2019
  3. Franzel, S., Wambugu, C., Tuwei, P. and Karanja, G. 2003. The adoption and scaling up of the use of fodder shrubs in central Kenya. Tropical grasslands 37: 239 -250.
  4. Tuwei, P., Kangara, J.N.N., Mueller-Harvey,I., Poole, J., Ngugi, F.K. and STEWART, j.l. 2003. Factors affecting biomass production and nutritive value of Calliandra calothrysus leaf as fodder for ruminants. Journal of Agricultural Science. 141: 113 - 127
  5. Wambugu, C., Franzel, S., Tuwei, P., and Karanja, G. 2001. Scaling up the use of fodder shrubs in central Kenya. Development and Agroforestry in Practice. Vol II, No. 4 , 487 – 494.


  1. Measures for Combating Desertification: Case Studies from Horn of Africa, (2019)
  2. Guideline on Effective Measures for Combating Desertification for Achieving Sustainable Development in Horn of Africa (2019)

Book Chapter

  1. Mugwe, J.N., Okoba, B.O., Mugendi D.N., and Tuwei, P.K. 2001. Soil conservation and fertility improvement through use of leguminous shrubs in central highlands of Kenya. In: managing nutrient cycles to sustain soil fertility in sub-saharan Africa. Bationo (eds). Academy Science Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya. Chapter 41: 583-591

Technical Notes /Protocols/Guidelines

CADEP Tools (Protocols)

  1. CADEP-SFM Tools for Identifying Good Practices
  2. A Tool for Collecting Good Practices for Combating Desertification in the Horn of Africa
  3. Format for compiling good practices: A CADEP-SFM tool

CADEP Good Practices

  1. Growing Improved Mango On-farm in Kitui County, Kenya
  2. Boundary Tree Planting on Farms in Drylands of Kenya
  3. River Bank Stabilization Using Bamboo
  4. Growing Melia volkensii for Improved Livelihood and Environmental Conservation in Makueni County, Kenya
  5. Soil and Water Conservation through Terracing in Makueni County, Kenya
  6. Natural Pasture Improvement for Enhanced Livestock Productivity in Makueni County, Kenya
  7. Sustainable Production of Bitter Gum from Indigenous Aloe Species in Mogotio Sub-County, Kenya
  8. Domestication and Utilization of Aloe turkanensis in Turkana County
  9. Rehabilitation of Rangelands through Grass Re-seeding in Turkana County
  10. Restoration and Conservation of Mangrove Forests in Kilifi County
  11. On-farm Propagation of Melia volkensii through Seed in Mbeere South Sub-County
  12. Growing Bamboo On-Farm as an Alternative to Traditional Cash Crops in Migori County
  13. Management of Prosopis juliflora Invasion through Production of Animal Feed in Marigat Sub-County, Kenya
  14. Management of Prosopsis juliflora Invasion through Charcoal Production using Improved Earth Kiln in Marigat Sub-County, Kenya
  15. Small-Scale Soap Production from Aloe vera in Koyonin, Marigat Sub-County, Kenya
  16. Reclamation of Land Degraded by Prosopis Invasion for Sustainable Agricultural Production in Marigat Sub-County, Kenya


  1. Production of Aloe bitter gum from Aloe secundiflora (2020). CADEP-SFM Brochure No. 1
  2. Production of Soap from Aloe vera. (2020). CADEP-SFM Brochure No. 2
  3. Charcoal Production from Prosopis using Improved Earth Kiln. (2020). CADEP-SFM Brochure No.3


  • September 2020 – November 2020 : Research Scientist I, Tree breeding and Improvement, Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), P.O Box 20412 -00200 Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 2015- 2020 : Acting Deputy Director Forest Research Support Services
  • 2004 - 2015 : Head of Knowledge Management Section KEFRI Headquarters
  • 1992 – 2004 : Head of information, KEFRI Headquarters
  • 1990 – 1992 : Agroforester, National Agroforestry Research Project, Embu
  • 1990 – 1992 : Officer in Charge KEFRI Turbo Sub station
  • 1990 : Assistant Research Officer, KEFRI headquarters

Academic Qualification

  • 1994 - 1997 : MSc. in Forestry Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
  • 1987-1990 : BSc. in Forestry, Moi University, Kenya

Key Competencies

  1. Editing publications
  2. Dissemination of research findings
  3. Production of extension/training materials

Other Courses

  • 19 November – 2 December 2017 : Knowledge Co-Creation Program, held in Japan.
  • 18 – 21 January 2016 : Records Management Training in KEFRI Karura.
  • 28 April – 2 May 2008 : Training on Scientific Communication and Publishing, University of Nairobi
  • 21 – 25 April 2008 : Project Monitoring and Evaluation Course at Kenya Institute of Administration.
  • 31 March – 4 April 2008 : Training on Public Relations, Community Mobilization and Information Dissemination, KEFRI, Muguga
  • 3 December – 25 January 2008 : Training on Strategic Leadership Development Programme, Kenya Institute of Administration