School of Agriculture,Enviroment,Water and Natural Resources


  • 2011- 2014 PhD Faculty of Science & Engineering I, Metropolitan University, United Kingdom Sponsored under CALESA Project “Adapting agriculture to climate change: Developing promising strategies using analogue locations in Eastern and Southern Africa”.
  • 2006 - 2008 M.Sc. Irrigation and Drainage Engineering University of São Paulo (USP), Campus Escola Superior de Agricultura, ‘Luiz de Queiroz’ (ESALQ), Brazil.
  • 1996- 2000 B.Sc. Agricultural Engineering (2nd Class (Hons) Upper Division) Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya.


  • 2012 Nell Mondy Fellowship, for research work entitled “Implications of Climate Change and Household Food security under rain-fed- Agriculture in Eastern Kenya”. Awarded by: SDE/GWIS Awards.Amount: $8015.
  • 2011 Technological interventions to reduce incidences of drought related human diseases in Yatta district in Kenya Awarded by: National Council for Science and Technology. Amount: $ 20,000.
  • 2011 Scholarship worth 46,000 Euros for three year (2011- 2014 period under CALESA Project.

Published papers and chapters

  1. JW Kalungu, W Leal Filho (2016) Adoption of appropriate technologies among smallholder farmers in Kenya,, Climate and Development 10 (1), 84-96
    W Leal Filho, D Nzengya, G Muasya, J Chemuliti, JW Kalungu (2017) Climate change responses among the Maasai Community in Kenya, Climatic change 145 (1-2), 71-83
  2. Kalungu JW, Filho WL, David H, (2014) Gender and Climate Change Adaptation in Kenya :An Assessment of the impacts of climate change on smallholder farming practices and the role of gender on adaptation strategies in semi-arid and sub-humid regions of Kenya, Metropolitan University, UK. Thesis.
  3. Kalungu JW, et al. (2013), Exploring gender dynamics on perception of climate change on farming with focus groups in Machakos and Makueni Counties, Kenya, submitted for 27th SSSEA conference paper, October, Naivasha , Kenya
  4. Kalungu JW et al. (2013), Smallholder Farmers’ Perception of the Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Rain-fed Agricultural Practices in Semi-arid and Sub-humid Regions of Kenya,Journal of environmental and earth science, ISSN 2224-3216 (Paper), ISSN 2225-09048 (ONLINE ) Volume 3. No. 7
  5. Kalungu JW, (2012), CLIMATE CHANGE AND VARIABILITY: Making the choices that make a difference! Nordic climate facility: Building adaptive capacity to climate change in Kenya, Water Resource Management Authority Climate change adaptation project, 24 – 28 September, Naivasha, Kenya
  6. Kalungu J, (2012-presenter), Socio Economics of Rainwater Harvesting, Presented at USAIDKHCP /KRA Rainwater Harvest Workshop on Water and food security: Climate Smart Agriculture for smallholder farmers in the Dry lands of Ukambani and Coastal Regions of Kenya, 21 – 22, 2012 held at Syombunguo hotel, Makueni-KenyaPage 7 of 8
  7. Kalungu J. W, RO Monteiro, RD Coelho, 2010, Irrigation technology in South Africa and Kenya (Tecnologia da irrigação na África do Sul e no Quênia), Ciência Rural, Santa Maria, Online, CR- 3212, ISSN 0103-8478, Received 02.28.10 Approved 08.23.10.
  8. KALUNGU, J.W. et al (2012). Irrigation application depths and potassium doses on tomatoes under protected environment in Southeast Brazil. Revista de Agricultura (Piracicaba), v. 87, p. 100-110, 2012.
  9. Kalungu, JW et al. (2008), Effect of irrigation water depths and fertigation to tomato yield and water use efficiency in south east Brazil, Conference paper, Central theme, technology for all: sharing the knowledge for development. Proceedings of the International Conference of Agricultural Engineering, XXXVII Brazilian Congress of Agricultural Engineering, International Livestock Environment Symposium - ILES VIII, Iguassu Falls City, Brazil, 31st August to 4th
    September, 2008 2008 pp. unpaginated ,Record Number,20093329489.
  10. Kalungu, J.W. 2008. Effect of different drip irrigation application depths and potassium doses on tomatoes grown in greenhouse under two soil cover conditions in São Paulo, Brazil. Published M.Sc. thesis, University of São Paulo, Campus Escola Superior de Agricultura, ‘Luiz de Queiroz’ (ESALQ), Brazil.
  11. Kalungu, J.W., R.O. Monteiro, R.D. Coelho and M.V. Folegatti. 2007. Irrigation technology in South Africa and Kenya. In: International Conference for Agricultural Engineers, 30 July – 03 August 2007, Bonito, Mato Grosso, Brazil, p. 1-4.
  12. Kalungu, J.W., H.R. Luiz, C.A. Zolin, R.D. Coelho and M.V. Folegatti. 2007. Effects of global warming in Africa’s irrigation systems. Paper presented at Brazilian Symposium of Natural Disasters and Technology (2º SIBRADEN), 9 - 13 December, Santos – SP, Brazil, p. 1-8.Page 8 of 8 Chapters in Books
  13. Kalungu J, et al. (2013), Assessing the Impact of Rainwater Harvesting Technology as Adaptation Strategy for Rural Communities in Makueni County, Kenya, Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation, Article ID:367546 , Chapter ID:23
  14. Kalungu J, Filho WL, Mwangi (2011), Responding to Food Production Challenges in the Face of Global Warming at Community Level in Kenya: The role of a local University, submitted as chapter to a book, to be published by Springer “Sustainable food security in the era of local and global environmental change” by Mohamed Behnassi, Olaf Pollmann, Gabrielle Kissinger

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