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Morris Maingi Mwatu

Morris Maingi Mwatu is a PhD Student at Egerton University Faculty of Environment and Resource Development. He studied at University of Nairobi where he attained Bachelors of Education degree in 2000 specializing in Geography and Commerce. He attained MSc degree from Egerton University in 2017 specializing in Geography. His master’s thesis title was: Effectiveness of Seasonal Climate Forecast in Agricultural Decision-Making among Smallholder Farmers in Semi-Arid Voi Sub-County, Kenya. He is currently pursuing Doctor of Philosophy degree in Geography. His PhD thesis title is: Effects of Rainfall Variability and Adaptation on Households’ Livelihood Vulnerability in Kitui South sub-County, Kenya. His area of Research is climate change and variability information dissemination for agricultural decision-making; livelihood vulnerability to climate change and variability and adaptation strategies. He is a member of several professional bodies including; International Society for Environmental Information Sciences (ISEIS), Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) and Christian and Scientific Association of Kenya (CSAK). He has published two papers in referred journals; Perception of Seasonal Climate Forecast Information among Smallholder Farmers in Semi-arid  Southeastern Kenya: A Case of Voi Sub-County (2016) and Use of Seasonal Climate Forecast in Agricultural Decision-making among Smallholder Farmers in Semi-arid Southeastern Kenya (2017). He is guaranteed of timely completion of his studies following the support received from RUFORUM through the TAGDev program at Egerton University to settle his fee balance

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