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Dr. Chrilukovian B. Wasike

Dean School of Agriculture, Food Security & Environmental Sciences, Specialist: Animal Breeding and Genetics

Is a results/ output oriented research scientist and academician with over 15 years of experience in teaching, research and consultancy

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Doctor of Agricultural Sciences (Dr. rer. agr); suma cum laude; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; 2011.
M.Sc. Animal Production (Animal Breeding and Genetics); Distinction; Egerton University; 2006
B.Sc. Animal Production; First Class Honors; Egerton University; 2002

He holds a Doctor of Agricultural Science (Dr. rer. Agr.) degree from Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin in Germany with a bias in Animal Genetics and Breeding, and M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Animal Production from Egerton University, Kenya. He undertook a two year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Department of Animal Science, Egerton University on a project to strengthen capacity for participatory management of indigenous livestock in Eastern, Southern and Western Africa (iLINOVA) and a 3- month Norman Borlaug research fellowship at Langston University.

His research interests include genomics of functional efficiency and productivity in tropical livestock systems. His previous research endeavours included quantitative genetic analyses of complex traits in dairy and beef animals in Kenya as well as institutional analysis of animal recording systems. Currently, he is evaluating the genetics of productive and functional efficiency in indigenous chicken, Sahiwal cattle and dairy goat populations in Kenya under the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) and is also the country lead scientist for NORPART project that aims to build capacity for advancement of climate smart agricultural practices in East and Southern Africa. Dr Wasike is a Senior Lecturer and Dean of School of Agriculture, Food Security and Environmental Science, Maseno University.

He is also a trained curriculum developer with competencies in development of e-learning content and competency/problem-based learning. He has experience working with a variety of stakeholders along the agricultural product value-chains ranging from farm through markets to fork. He has extensively worked with dairy and beef cattle, chicken and goat producers. His engagement in research and development has resulted in improvement of livestock productivity among pastoral communities is several counties. Dr. Wasike has consulted for various organizations among them International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and GIZ. He is a reviewer for Tropical Animal Health and Production, Journal of Dairy Research, Journal of Animal Science and South African Journal of Animal Science. He has presented papers in various scientific fora among them the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, International Goat Association conference and All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture and Tropentag. He has (co)authored over 40 publications in scientific peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

Dr Wasike is a member of the Animal Production Society of Kenya as well as American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), and is a DAAD and Norman Borlaug fellow.

Research Projects


  1. Building Capacity for Innovation and Advancement of Climate Smart Agriculture in East and Southern Africa
  2. Improving smallholder farm livelihoods through climate smart community based dairy goat management practices