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Florence Kanze Lenga

Professor of Soil Physics
Department of Land Resource Planning and Management
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Kenya

Biography

AWARDS · Honorary Appointment to the Research Board of Advisors of the American Biographical Institute since 2001. · Scholarship from the United States Agency for International Development (U.S.A.I.D.) 1982-1985. · Scholarship from the International Development Research Centre (I.D.R.C.), 1977- 1979. RESPONSIBILITIES HELD · Member of the Advisory Board of African Quality Assurance Network (AfriQAN) from August 2011 to 2013 · Chairperson of the Liaisons and Regional Networks Committee of INQAAHE from May 2011 to April 2013 · Member of the Scholarship Selection Group for Quality Assurance Certificate Course Sponsorship by INQAAHE undertaken at Melbourne University, Australia from May 2011 to April 2013 · Member of the Board of Directors for the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) from April 2011 to 2013 · Member of the Technical Advisory Team for the Quality Assurance Project under Inter-University Council for East Africa and German Exchange Service (DAAD) from 2008 to 2012 · Member of the Board of Management for Mombasa Polytechnic from September 2006 to June 2008 · Member of the Board of Directors for Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) from 30th June 2006 to June 2009 · Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies, JKUAT since 8th January 2006 to 10th November 2006 · Acting Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies, JKUAT from 24th July 2005 to 7th January 2006 · Member of the JKUAT Organizing Committee for the Annual Scientific, Technological and Industrialization Conference from 2005 to 2006 · Senate Representative to JKUAT Council, from 2003 to 31st July 2005 · Member of the Board of Governors for Maryhill Girls’ High School Thika, since 2003 · Member of the Board of Directors for Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) and Vice Chairman of the Research and Development Committee of the same from March 2003 to March 2006 · Member of the Supervisory Committee for Legume Research Network Project (LRNP) from July 2002 to 2004 · Member of the Board of Directors for Coffee Research Foundation (CRF) from January 2002 to 2nd June 2005 · Dean Faculty of Agriculture, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, from June 2001 to 31st July 2005 · National Co-ordinator for Kenya for Female education in Mathematics and Science in Africa (FEMSA) Project from 1998 to 2001 · Chair, Soil science society of east Africa from December 1992 to December 1993 · Member of Board of governors for Ribe Boys Secondary School from 1992 to 1995 · Member of the Board of Bible society of Kenya from 1992 to 1996 · Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, JKUCAT, November 1990 to 31st August 1992 · Chair, Department of Agriculture Engineering JKUCAT, November 1990 to 31st August 1991

Research Interest

Crop diversification and soil and water conservation technologies for food security and poverty alleviation

Publications

  • Saha, H. M., F. K. Lenga, L. S. Wamocho, and J. G. Mureithi. 2010. The Effect of Legume Management on Root Distribution in a Maize-Mucuna Intercrop. In the Proceedings of the 12th Biennial Scientific Conference on “Transforming Agriculture for Improved Livelihoods through Agricultural Product Value Chains”. 8th to 12th November 2010. KARI Headquarters, Kaptagat Road, Loreto, Nairobi. Pgs 39 - 45

  • Lenga, F. K. 2010. The Role of Higher Education in Industry Transformation. Keynote Presentation during the 1st KIM Annual Conference on Management on Transforming Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges. Vol. 3. Journal of the KIM School of Management. ISSN 2074 – 4730

  • Mburu, D. M, F. K. Lenga and M. K. Mburu. 2011. Assessment of Maize Yield Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer in Two Semi-Arid Areas of Kenya with Similar Rainfall Pattern. Journal of Agriculture Science and Technology Vol. 13 (1): 22 - 34

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