Amos Adongo

He holds MSc in Nutritional sciences and BSc in Agriculture and home economics (renamed Agriculture and Human Ecology) from Egerton University, Kenya. First appointed as Agricultural Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture and posted to the Marsabit District Agricultural Office in 1997. Mr. Adongo joined then KARI and currently Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organisation-KALRO) in 2002 where he has worked to date at the KALRO Marsabit. His research work has been looking at resilience of livestock based livelihoods of livestock keepers in Northern Kenya.  Mr Adongo is currently working with a team on a project funded by EU/ASAL APRP which focuses on Improvement of Income and Nutrition of Dairy farmers and agro-pastoralists in Loitokitok in collaboration with KALRO Kiboko and Inua Maisha LTD. Previously, his work has focused mainly on training of common interest groups on value addition of livestock products such as meat, milk and leather products and promotion of utilization of drought escaping crops such as sorghum, cassava, sweet potato, green grams among others, using local recipes. He has a strong interest in linking postharvest technologies for agricultural products to marketing and nutritional status outcome of vulnerable households among farming and livestock keeping communities in Kenya. He has published and co-authored several papers. Most publications to date are in the form of contribution to book chapter (camel manual), journal papers in Public Health Nutrition, African Journal of Food, Agriculture and Nutrition (AJFAND), LRRD and several technical research reports, extension dissemination materials among others.