Dr. Jackson Mulatya

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Dr. Jackson Mulatya

Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs & Quality Assuarance
E-mail : jmulatya@kefri.org
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Designation : Chief Scientist
Expertise : Eco physiologist/Agroforester

Journal Papers

  1. Jaoko, V., Ttaning, C. N. T., Backx, S., Mulatya, J., Van den Abeele, Magomere, T., Olubayo, F., Mangelinckx, S., Werbrouk, S. & Smagghe, G. (2020). The phytochemical composition of Melia volkensii and its potential for insect pest control. Plants, 9(2), 143.
  2. James Munga Kimondo, Jacob Godfrey Agea, Clement Akais Okia, Refaat Atalla Ahmed Abohassan, Jackson Mulatya and Zewge Teklehaimanot (2014). Distribution and regeneration status of Vitex payos (Lour.) Merr. In Kenyan drylands. Journal of horticulture and forestry 6(9): 81-91.
  3. Wekesa L., Muturi G., Mulatya J., Esilaba A.O., Keya G.A. and Ihure S (2012).
  4. Economic viability of Melia volkensii (Gurkii) production on smallholdings in drylands of Kenya. International Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Soil Science (ISSN: 2251-0044) Vol. 2(8) pp. 364-369
  5. Kimondo J.M. Agea J.G. Okia C.A., Abohassan R.A.A, Ndeunyema E.T.N, Waiso D.A., Tecklehaimanot. Z. and Mulatya J.M (2012). Physiochemical and Nutritional characterization of Vitex Payos (lour)Merr. (Verbenacae). An indigenous fruit tree of East Africa. Journal of Horticulture and Forestry 4 (10): 161- 168.
  6. James Munga Kimondo, Jacob Godfrey Agea, Clement Akais Okia, Refaat Atalla Ahmed Abohassan, Jackson Mulatya and Zewge Teklehaimanot (2011). Estimating fruit yield from Vitex payos (Lour) Merr. In semi-arid Eastern provinces of Kenya: Application of allometric equations. Research Journal of Applied Sciences 6(3): 153-162, 2011
  7. Wekesa L., Mulatya J. and Esilaba A0. (2011). Bio-socio-economic Factors Influencing Tree Production in South eastern Drylands of Kenya. A Bationo et al. (eds.), Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa, 1035. DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-2543-2 105, ©Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
  8. James Munga Kimondo, Jacob Godfrey Agea, Clement Akais Okia, Refaat Atalla Ahmed Abohassan, Jackson Mulatya and Zewge Teklehaimanot (2010). Vitex payoo (Lour) Merr. Fruit trees in drylands areas of Eastern Kenya: Use, marketing and management. Botany Research Journal 3(1-4): 14-21- 2010.
  9. Jama B.A., Mohamed A.M., Mulatya J.M. and Njui A.N. (2005). The Big five: harnessing the potential of dryland fruit tree species in East and Central Africa for food security and poverty reduction (Ecological Indicators 8(2):170-179; Elsevier Science).
  10. C.K. Ong, J. Wilson, J.D. deans, J. Mulatya, T, Raussen, N. Wajja-Musukwe (2002). Tree-crop interactions: Manipulation of water use and root function. Agricultural Water Management 53; 171-186.
  11. J. M. Mulatya, C.K.Ong, J. Wilson, J.I. Sprent and J.D. Deans (2001). Crop yields and below ground resource uptake by Melia volkensii in semi-arid areas of Kenya. Agroforestry systems 51: 39-45, 2001.
  12. J.M. Mulatya, C.K.Ong, J. Wilson, J.D. Deans and J.I. Sprent (2002). Root architecture of provenances, seedlings and cuttings of Melia volkensii: implications for crop yields in dryland agroforestry. Agroforestry systems 56: 65-72, 2002.
  13. J. M. Mulatya (2000). Tree root development and interactions in drylans; focusing on Melia volkensii with socio-economic evaluations. Ph.D. thesis, University of Dundee, UK.
  14. Mulatya J.M. (1989). Agroforestry: It’s potential to solve fuelwood crisis in Bura Irrigation and Settlement Scheme, Bura-Tana. MSc. Thesis, University of Edinburgh, UK.
  15. Miettinen P., Luukkanen O., Johansson,S., Eklund. E and Mulatya J. (1988). Rhizobium nodulation in Prosopis juliflora seedlings at different irrigation levels in eastern Kenya. Plant and Soil: 112, 233-238.

Books

  1. M. Mulatya, P.L. Shinyada, E.N. Njagi, D.N. Ombego, D. Koech and J. Mbugua (2017). Assessment of the effects of Capacity building on Employee Performance: a case study of Kenya School of Government – Baringo campus.
  2. Edward. Mengich, Joshua Cheboiwo, Jackson Mulatya, Jesse Owino and Paul Ongugo (2017). Guidelines for integrating trees in the irrigated agricultural landscapes of Kenya. (KEFRI EU funded publication)
  3. Muturi, G., Mulatya J. and Cheruiyot H. (2004). Benchmark characterization of the Southern rangelands, Marsarbit and Turkana/Turkwel Ecosystems: Summary report for Kenya. Edited by Kigomo B. N. DMP KARI/KEFRI/GEF Reports
  4. Kamondo B.M, Kimondo J.M, Mulatya J.M and Muturi G.M (2006). Recent Mukau (Melia volkensii Gurke) Research Development. Proceeding of the first National Mukau workshop
  5. J.M Mulatya (2005). On farm socio-economic survey of Melia volkensii in Kitui and Mbeere districts, Kenya. In Kimondo et al., (eds.). Melia volkensii research and development proceedings of a workshop held in Kitui regional Center 16th –19th December 2005.
  6. Maina I., Muturi G.M., Mulatya J.M, Ego. E., Nyariki D., Muthoka P., Kariuki J, Eilaba A.O.and Cheruiyot H.K (2004). Desert Margins Programme in Kenya: Integrated socio- economic analysis of benchmark sites Paper in the KARI 9th Conference held 1-4th November, at KARI Headquarters, Kenya
  7. Muturi G., Mulatya J. and Cheruiyot H (2004). Benchmark characterization of southern rangelands, Marsabit and Turkana/ Turkwel ecosystems: in Kigomo BN Edits: DMP KARI/KEFRI/GEF Reports
  8. A. M. Mohammed, J. Mulatya and B. Chikamai (2002). Rehabilitation of degraded lands in sub-saharan Africa: case study of ARIDSAK project, Southern Kenya (African drylands Publication).
  9. S.Johansson, V. Kaarakka, O.Luukkanen and J.M. Mulatya (1990). Forestry research activities at Bura, Kenya. In Tropical Forestry Reports No.4. University of Helsinkii.
  10. 16. D Gwaze, J Clarke, P Milimo, J Mulatya (1998). Estimates of socio-economic benefits of ACIAR-supported forestry projects in Africa. Commonwealth forestry (JSTOR).

Book Chapter

  1. J.M. Mulatya (2005). A review of Melia volkensii tree - crop interactions in Eastern Kenya. In Kimondo et al., (eds.). Melia volkensii research and development proceedings of a workshop held in Kitui regional Center 16th –19th December 2005.
  2. Wekesa L., Mulatya. J.M. and Misenya T. (2006). Bio-socio-economic of tree production in the south eastern drylands of Kenya; Proceedings of the 3rd KEFRI scientific Conference 6-9th November 2006, KEFRI Headquarters, Muguga (Muchiri et al, edits) pp281-296
  3. Kamondo B.M, Kimondo J.M, Mulatya J.M and Muturi G.M (2006). Recent Mukau (Melia volkensii Gurke) Research Development. A book of Proceeding of the first National Mukau workshop.
  4. J.M. Mulatya (2000). Melia volkensii: Growth and management in ASALs. In Tree growing in ASALs with special reference to Ukambani: yields, costs and economic benefits. GOK (eds). Pp 1-14.
  5. J.M. Mulatya and T. Misenya (2005). Melia volkensii growth in the Southern drylands of Kenya. In Kimondo et al., (eds.). Melia volkensii research and development proceedings of a workshop held in Kitui regional Center 16th –19th December 2005
  6. Wekesa L., Mulatya J. and Esilaba A 0. (2007). Bio-socio-economic factors influencing tree production in south eastern drylands of Kenya. A paper presented at an International Symposium on Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa: Exploring the Scientific Facts.Organized by the African Network for Soil Biology and Fertility (AfNet) of the Tropical and Soil Biology (TSBF) Institute of CIAT in collaboration with the Soil Fertility Consortium for Southern Africa. A book chapter in A Bationo et al. (eds.), Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa, 1035 DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-2543-2_105, CO Springer Science+Business Media B. V. 2011
  7. J. M. Mulatya (2000). Melia volkensii: Its growth and effects on crops. In the proceeding of the social forestry extension seminar for the promotion of tree planting in semi-arid areas of Kenya. pp 55-66.
  8. J.M. Mulatya (2005). A review of Melia volkensii tree - crop interactions in Eastern Kenya. In Kimondo et al., (eds.). Melia volkensii research and development proceedings of a workshop held in Kitui regional Center 16th –19th December 2005
  9. Wekesa L.C, Mulatya J.M and Esilaba A.O (2008). Bio-socio-economic factors influencing tree production in the south-eastern drylands of Kenya. Springer, (A book Chapter).
  10. J.M. Mulatya, P.L. Shinyada, E.N. Njagi, D.N. Ombego, D. Koech and J. Mbugua (2017). Assessment of the effects of Capacity building on Employee Performance: a case study of Kenya School of Government – Baringo campus.
  11. Edward. Mengich, Joshua Cheboiwo, Jackson Mulatya, Jesse Owino and Paul Ongugo (2017). Guidelines for integrating trees in the irrigated agricultural landscapes of Kenya. (KEFRI EU funded publication)
  12. J.M Mulatya (2005). On farm socio-economic survey of Melia volkensii in Kitui and Mbeere districts, Kenya. In Kimondo et al., (eds.). Melia volkensii research and development proceedings of a workshop held in Kitui regional Center 16th –19th December 2005.
  13. Maina I., Muturi G.M., Mulatya J.M, Ego. E., Nyariki D., Muthoka P., Kariuki J, Eilaba A.O.and Cheruiyot H.K (2004). Desert Margins Programme in Kenya: Integrated socio- economic analysis of benchmark sites Paper in the KARI 9th Conference held 1-4th November, at KARI Headquarters, Kenya

Technical Notes /Protocols/Guidelines

  1. Cheboiwo, J, Muthike G, Wekesa L, and Mulatya J.M (2010). Commercial timber resources on farm in Kenya, A consultancy report for ITTO and ICRAF
  2. Machua J.M, Mulatya J.M, and. Kariuki J (2009). The Feasibility of Establishing Commercial Plantations for Timber, Woodfuel, Biofuel, and Carbon Sequestration at Musimba Farm Kulalu Ranch, Malindi
  3. Mulatya J.M, Kariuki J, Kiptot E and Machua J.M (2008). A feasibility study for establishing community biofuel plantations in Mutomo district; A KEFRI consultancy report for Lafarge company, East Africa.
  4. Kimondo J.M, Teklehaimanot Z. and Mulatya J.M (2008). A model for predicting fruit production of Vitex payos (Lour) Merr of verbenacae family in the three districts of eastern province, Kenya.
  5. Mulatya J.M, Machua J.M, Kamondo B.M and Mbuthia G (2006). Kenya Forestry Research Institute: ISO14001 Certification procedure: Environmental appraisal of KEFRI facilities and services
  6. A. M. Mohammed, J. Mulatya and B. Chikamai (2002). Rehabilitation of degraded lands in sub-saharan Africa: case study of ARIDSAK project, Southern Kenya. Report for African drylands.
  7. J. M. Mulatya and A. Tefera (2000). Farmers to farmer’s extension report on farm forestry at Kibwezi region. Machakos and Kisumu farmer’s workshop held at Kibwezi (ICRAF Report).
  8. J.M. Mulatya, D. Ochieng and D. Langat (1996). Report on past research on wood carving species in Kenya. On Sustainable development of Kenya wood carving industry project (AWF report).
  9. Mulatya J.M, Victor. J.O, Kimama I., Maripet G.N and Mbugua. J.W (2018). Kenya Forestry Research Institute: ISO9001/14001: 2015 Certification procedure Manual for Integrated Quality and Management Systems in KEFRI.
  10. KEFRI profile brochures – annually
  11. KEFRI consultancy Curriculum vitae,
  12. Annual reports - yearly
  13. Quarterly Newsletters
  14. Periodic Media articles and Supplements,
  15. KEFRI Official Speeches,
  16. Customer satisfaction reports
  17. KEFRI Intellectual Policy guideline,

Policy Briefs

  1. Coordinated and developed Mwongozo policies for the Institute
  2. Developed Communication policy for the Institute, 2015
  3. Developed OSHA policy for the Institute, 2016
  4. Developed Branding policy for the Institute, 2015
  5. Developed Corporate governance policy for the Institute, 2017
  6. Developed EMS and QMS policies for the Institute 2011, 2016, 2018
  7. Developed Intellectual Property rights (IPR) for the Institute, 2008
  8. Developed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy for the Institute, 2017
  9. Institutional Environmental policies, 2014
  10. Consultancy guideline ,2011
  11. Policies statement for both ISO 14001: 2015, QMS 9001:2015 and OSHA, 2017
  12. KEFRI Service Delivery Charters, 2012, 2014, 2016
  13. KEFRI career progression, 2010

Experience

  • 2012- To date: - Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs and Quality Assurance & Chief Research Scientist; : My responsibilities include: Provision of strategic leadership in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of research and development programmes in the annual Performance contracting and the Strategic Plan of the Institute; Ensure effective and efficient dissemination of research findings for impact through production of publications of targeted information to clients through annual reports, brochures, guidelines, extension materials, exhibitions through ASK shows across the regions; oversees; Communication, Branding, Public Complaints, Corporate CV, IPR, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment management system and Quality management systems policies for KEFRI that directs engagements and networking with staff, public, national and international organizations and quality assurance managements systems for quality products and services delivery.
  • 2005- 2012: - Manager Corporate Affairs and Public Relations and Principal Research Scientist; : Duties included; assisting and mentoring scientists in Projects Proposal development on agroforestry systems and tree Eco physiology in drylands, most of whom were undertaking PhDs and MScs in Agroforestry and Naturals resources management.
  • 2001- March 2005: Project Manager and Principle Research scientis : I was the Manager of Agroforestry Research for Integrated Development in Semi- Areas of Kenya (ARIDSAK) Project which was multi-institutional collaborative project in lower eastern of Kenya. My research was species evaluation for multiple use, technology transfer to farmers and participatory on farm research. I also lead scientist in the Desert Margin Programme (DMP); a GEF /UNEP sponsored project. I chaired the task force carrying out survey on integrated Natural resources management status and opportunities in the southern rangelands of Kenya, Turkana and Marsabit Counties of Kenya.
  • 1997-2000: Senior Research Scientist and Research Fellow with ICRAF. : I worked with International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) as research scientist at Machakos Research Centre while undertaking my PhD studies. My research work involved management and evaluation of Roots and Competition in intercropping systems.
  • 1993-1997: Head, Dryland Silviculture Programme and Senior Scientist. : I headed the Research programme at KEFRI headquarters where I coordinated the institute’s dryland research projects and programmes activities nationally and regionally.
  • 1989- 1992: Forestry Manager, KITUI KEFRI/JICA and Research Scientist I; : Worked with Social Forestry project between governments of Kenya and Japan based in Kitui County. My research work included species germplasm production and multiplication, trial establishment and assessment, on farm trials and participatory extension within farmer’s fields.
  • 1986-1988: Officer-in-charge of Bura Fuelwood Research Project; Bura-Tana and Assistant Research Scientist. : I worked with a bilateral project between the Governments of Kenya and Finland at Bura Irrigation Scheme under supervision of Helsinki University. My research duties included experimental research planning, designing and implementing research trials specifically geared towards irrigated forestry for fuelwood, agroforestry practices, woodland conservation and evaluating useful tree species for wood products, food and environmental services and reporting.

Administrative Responsibility

  • Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs and Quality Assurance & Chief Research Scientist; : Provide strategic leadership in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of research and development programmes in the annual Performance contracting and the Strategic Plan of the Institute; communication and dissemination of research technologies, quality assurance in Performance contracting deliverables, quality management systems, CSR, Branding, IPR and consultancy.

Academic Qualification

PhD; (Agroforestry and Resource Capture);

MSc. Natural Resources management/ agroforestry irrigated systems;

BSC. Forestry.

Key Competencies

  1. Plant Eco physiology and Agroforestry;
  2. Monitoring, evaluation and Reporting

Other Courses

  1. Diploma in Environmental waste management; ISO (14001:2015 and QMS 9001:2015);
  2. Certificate in Risk management Course based on ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001: 2015 based on ISO 31000: 2009