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Mrs Esther Kimani-Kageche

Organisation name

Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)

Job title

Senior Research Officer

Website address


Africa, Kenya

Country of current residence

Africa, Kenya

Expertise and interests

Sectoral expertise

Agriculture and food systems

Disciplinary Expertise

Biological sciences, Nutrition

Area of interest

Agricultural production, Agriculture, Food safety, Food, Food security, Safety nets and vulnerability, Governance and policy, Diet quality, Health, Biodiversity, Sustainability


Members introduction

I hold an MSc degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and have been involved in research projects in improvement of Food quality and Nutrition and utilized Biotechnology and Molecular Biology techniques in addressing challenges faced in food production and utilization by farmers and research scientists. I am interested in improvement of food production in the sub-saharan region, while addressing the nutrition security.

Academic publications

Recent publications

1. Wambugu F, Obukosia S, Gaffney J, Kamanga D, Che P, Albertsen M.C., Zhao Z.Y., Ragland L, Yeye M., Kimani E., Aba D., Gidado R., Solomon B.O., Njuguna M.( 2015). Is there a place for Nutrition-sensitive agriculture? Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 74(4):441-448


J.N.Ndung’u, E.N Kimani, P.N Njau, R. Cheboswony, A. Gichangi, and M. Ngari (2012). Mineral and Nutritional analysis of bread wheat germplasm in Kenya.  East African agricultural and Forestry Journal 78(1), 113-118

Paul Muigai Kimani, Francis Wachira, Erick Kimutai Cheruiyot, James Owuoche, Esther Kimani. (2014) Genetic diversity of African sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) accessions based on microsatellite markers. Australian Journal of Crop Science 8(2):171-177

Kimani E., Wachira F., Kinyua M. (2012). Biochemical components of Dolichos bean: Volatile compounds and cyanogenic glycosides in Kenyan lablab. In Dolichos (lablab purpureus. l sweet) bean improvement using mutation and biotechnology techiniques. Eds. Kinyua M. G and Kiplagat K.Oliver. ISBN no 978-9966-033-37-6. Printed by Danste Agencies, Nairobi Kenya. Chapter 7 page 160-185

 E. Kimani, P. Njau, J. Ndungu, Aluoch A.,and J. Malinga. 2012. Application of Molecular Marker Techniques in Mutation Breeding to Improve Production of Wheat in Kenya. Wheat for Food Security in Africa conference. 8th-12th October 2012. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia pp57

Recent Projects

Click the links below for details of this members recent projects

Africa Biofortified Sorghum Project

Integrated Management of Maize Lethal Necrosis in Eastern and Central Africa


Member for
4 years 4 months