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Prof. Peter Kisinyo: Dean, School of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Environmental Studies



Staff’s Identity Details

(Full name with title, posting, education level, and any other position of responsibility)


§  Name:



§  Department: Agronomy and Environmental Sciences
§  School: Agriculture,  Natural Resources and Environmental Studies
§  Highest



Ph. D

§  Designation: Full Professor (Soil Chemistry, Fertility and Plant Nutrition)
§  Responsibility: Dean School of Agriculture,  Natural Resources and Environmental Studies


Academic Background

(Education history and awards)

Institution Years of completion Qualification
§  Usenge High School 1981-1984 K.C.E
§  Kianyaga High School 1985-1986 K.A.C.E
§  University of Nairobi 1987-1990 B .Sc. (Agriculture)
§  University of Nairobi 1992-1995 M.Sc. (Soil Science)
§  Moi University


2007-2011 Ph. D (Soil Chemistry, Fertility & Plant Nutrition)
§  Shaw Academy 2018 Diploma in Leadership & Management


Area(s) of Specialization & Research Interests

(Areas of expertise and research interests)

  • Specialization
    • Soil Chemistry, Fertility & Plant Nutrition
  • Research Interest
    • Soil Chemistry
    • Soil Fertility
    • Soil Biology
    • Soil Acidity and Related Constraints
    • Plant Nutrition
    • Agroforestry
    • Climate Change
    • Community Service


Selected Recent Publications

  • Edwin Kiprono Rotich and Peter Oloo Kisinyo (2018). Influence of Cropping System and Residue Management on Selected Soil Chemical Properties. Advances in Research. Vo. 13(4) 1-8. ISSN: 2348-0394, NLM DOI: 101666096.
  • NYAMAI, Daniel Odinde, OBONYO, Collins Otieno, AUCHA, James and KISINYO, Peter Oloo (2017). Policy Framework and Public-Private Partnerships for Agribusiness Development in Africa. In: John A.F. Obiri, Marie-Francoise Driver, Jonathan C. Onyekwelu, Joseph G. Akpoko, Brinda Ramasawmy, Aissetou Drame-Yaye. Agribusiness in Africa – A contextualized manual for tertiary institutions and development practioners. ANAFE, Nairobi-Kenya, pp 154-173
  • Ahamadou, P. O. Kisinyo, P. A. Opala[i], G.A. Damot, I.I. Mudita and D. Nyadanu (2017). Managing Risks Associated with Soil Degradation for Sustainable Crop Production in Africa. In: John A.F. Obiri, Marie-Francoise Driver, Jonathan C. Onyekwelu, Joseph G. Akpoko, Brinda Ramasawmy, Aissetou Drame-Yaye. Agricultural Risk Management in Africa – A contextualized manual for tertiary institutions and development practioners. ANAFE, Nairobi-Kenya, pp 64-93.
  • Kisinyo Peter Oloo and Palapala Valerie Adema (2016). Maize Response to Micro Dose Inorganic Inputs on an Acid Smallholder Farm in Kenyan Lower Midland. Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Technology. Vol. 2(8),125-132
  • Kisinyo P.O. (2016). Effect of lime and phosphorus fertilizer on soil chemistry and maize seedlings performance on Kenyan acid soils. Sky Journal of Agricultural Research. Vol. 5(6): 097 – 106.
  • Nyamolo M. A., Palapala V. A. and Kisinyo P. O. (2016). Effect of Water logging on physio-chemical characteristics in maize. Sky Journal of Agricultural Research. Vol. 5(6): 129-138
  • Kisinyo Peter Oloo (2016). Tobacco Cultivation Effects on Soil Fertility and Heavy Metals Concentration on Smallholder Farms in Western Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Technology 2 (5): 75-79. ISSN: 2465-7522. http://pearlresearchjournals.org/journals/jasft/index.html
  • Kisinyo Peter Oloo (2016). Phosphate Fertilizer Sources and Use in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities. Advances in Research 7(4): 1-9. DOI: 10.9734/AIR/2016/26171.
  • Kisinyo Peter Oloo (2016). Long term effects of lime and phosphorus application on maize productivity in an acid soil of Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. Sky Journal of Agricultural Research. 5(3): 048 – 055. http://www.skyjournals.org/SJAR ISSN 2315-8751 ©2016 Sky Journals
  • Kisinyo Peter Oloo (2016). Maize Response to Organic and Inorganic Soil Amendments Grown Under Tropical Acidic Soil of Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Technology 2 (3):35-40. ISSN: 2465-7522. http://pearlresearchjournals.org/journals/jasft/index.html
  • Ksinyo, A. Opala, S.O. Gudu and C.O. Othieno (2015). Micro-Dosing of Inorganic Inputs on Maize Production on an Acid Soil in Kenya: An Agronomic and Economic Evaluation. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture, Vol. 9(3): 1-9. ISSN: 2231-0606. DOI: 10.9734/AJEA/2015/17984.
  • Peter Asbon Opala, Peter Oloo Kisinyo and Robert Orangi Nyambati (2015). Effects of Tithonia diversifolia, farmyard manure and urea, and phosphate fertiliser application methods on maize yieldsin western Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics. 116 (1): 1-9. urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2015011347180 ISSN: 2363-6033
  • O. Kisinyo, P.A Opala, S.O. Gudu, V. Palapala, C.O. Othieno and E. Ouma (2015). Micro Dosing of Lime, Phosphorus and Nitrogen Fertilizers Effects on Maize Performance on an Acid Soil in Kenya. Sustainable Agriculture Research Vol. 4 (2): 21-30. Doi:10.5539/sar.v4n2p21. ISSN 1927-050X E-ISSN 1927-0518.
  • Kodiago, A. O. Onkware, S. O. Gudu, V. A. Palapala and P. O. Kisinyo (2015). Response of Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) De Wit (Leucaena) Provenances to Aluminium in Potted Soil Experiment. International Journal of Plant and Soil Science. Vol. 7(2): 91-101. DOI: 10.9734/IJPSS/2015/14704


Current/ Recent Teaching & Research

(Recent courses taught and recent research topics engaged in)

  • Teaching
    • Introduction to soil Science
    • Soil Chemistry
    • Soil Biology
    • Soil fertility and plant nutrition
    • Management of humid and sub-humid tropical soils
    • Agricultural Practicum
    • Proposal writing & Research


  • Research
    • Soil fertility and Plant Nutrition
    • Mitigation of soil acidity and infertility
    • Mitigation of food insecurity and climate change in tobacco growing areas
    • Breeding for crop tolerance to soil acidity related constraints


Contact Details

(Details of how to be contacted by prospective collaborators)

  • School of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Studies

Rongo University

  1. O. Box 103 – 40404

Rongo, Kenya( Email:    pkisinyo@rongovarsity.ac.ke

Agribusiness constitutes the knowledge and principles of agriculture, science, economics and business for the production, processing and marketing of agricultural commodities. It exists on the foundation of the entire agricultural value chain extending from farm inputs, through on-farm businesses, to processing, transportation, credit and marketing. Within the agriculture industry, “agribusiness” is used simply as a blend of agriculture and business, referring to the range of activities and disciplines encompassed by modern food production. The Bachelor of Science Agribusiness Management offers a combination of Agricultural, business and Social Sciences required for the management of agribusiness and related institutions. The program offers better prospects for employment in the smaller and upcoming agro-industries that may not have the resources to employ specialists in Human Resource Management, Accounting, Production and Marketing. This program, among other objectives, aims to create a paradigm shift from government-driven production programme to market-centered business; from agricultural graduates looking for employment after college to agri-business innovators and job creators; from basic research to applied research among other transformations in the agriculture industry

To be a world class technology driven University in learning and practice

To provide high quality education through teaching, research, community service and nurture innovative graduates.

To be a dynamic and all-inclusive School, that provides learning, research and outreach to improve food security, income and environmental sustainability.
To produce high skilled and knowledgeable manpower through teaching, innovative research and community service


Contact Information

Dean School of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Studies
Rongo University,
P.O. Box 103-40404, RONGO
Email: dean-agriculture@rongovarsity.ac.ke