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George Oduor Deputy Regional Director (Research)

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CABI, Canary Bird, 673 Limuru Road, Muthaiga, PO Box 633-00621, Nairobi, Kenya

I am the deputy research director at CABI's centre in Africa. Prior to joining CABI, I worked at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI). I have over 20 years experience in the development, implementation and coordination of national and regional multi-institutional research and development projects in the tropics. I have a keen interest in the developmental aspects of participatory agricultural research.


I recently coordinated a multi-million dollar (US) project in Angola on the rehabilitation of the coffee sector, previously devastated by civil war. I have experience in working in over 15 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and speak Portuguese, as well as English and Kiswahili.

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Africa soil health

Poor soil fertility is a key constraint to improving farm productivity and livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa. It is now widely recognized that increased fertilizer use, integrated with other soil fertility management practises is the way forward. The Africa Soil Health Consortium (ASHC) brings together...
Project image: Controlling Japanese knotweed in Great Britain

Phytosanitary system development for the vegetable sector in Ghana

Ghana’s vegetable sector has the potential to create 20,000 skilled jobs, and increase exports to the EU. But exports are hampered by quarantine pests. This project aims to improve the current system and develop a new organic supply chain by establishing an effective phytosanitary system, facilitating...
  1. Musebe R. O., Agwanda C. A., Oduor G. I., Negussie E. and Mitiku M. (2011). Costs and efficacy of operating coffee hand pulpers in Ethiopia: A cost- benefit analysis. African Journal of Business Management, 5(11): 4415-4422.
  2. Karanja, L. W., Phiri, N. A. and Oduor, G. (2010). Effect of different solid substrates on mass production of fungi isolates with potential to control insect pests. East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal, 76 (3): 145–153.
  3. Spence, N. J., Phiri, N. A., Hughes, S. L., Mwaniki, A., Simons, S., Oduor, G., Chacha, D., Kuria, A., Ndirangu, S., Kibata, G. N. and Marris, G. C. (2007). Economic impact of Turnip mosaic virus, Cauliflower mosaic virus and Beet mosaic virus in three Kenyan vegetables. Plant Pathology, 56 (2): 317–323.
  4. Kutywayo, V., Karanja, L, Oduor, G. and Nyirenda, S. (2006). Characterisation of a Malawian isolate of Beauveria bassiana a potential control agent of coffee stem borer, Monochamus leuconotus. Comm. Appl. Biol. Sci. Ghent University, 71/2a
  5. Kutywayo, V., Karanja, L, and Oduor, G. (2005). Effect of temperature and photoperiod on radial growth of Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana isolates with potential for control of coffee stem borer. In: African Crop Science Conference Proceedings, 7:17-20.
  6. Oduor, G.I. and Simons, S.A. (2003) Biological control in coffee IPM. In: Biological control in IPM systems in Africa (Eds. P. Neuenschwander, C. Borgemeister & J. Langewald). Pp 347-362. CAB International, London, UK.
  7. Day, R., Ogutu, W.O. and Oduor, G.I. (2003). Tree crops priority in Eastern Africa. Report on a study on the development opportunities for 10 crops in 7 countries in East and Central Africa. For East African Fine Coffees Association, on behalfo of USAID.
  8. Grzywacz, D., Parnell, D., Kibata, G., Oduor, G.I., Ogutu, W.O., Miano, D., and Winstanley, D. (2002). The development of endemic baculoviruses of Plutella xylostella (diamondback moth, DBM) for control of DBM in East Africa. In: The management of diamondback moth and other cruciferous pests, Proceedings Fourth International Workshop on Diamondback Moth, Melbourne University. (Ed P. Ridland)
  9. Grzywacz, D., Parnell, D., Kibata, G., Oduor, G.I., Ogutu, W.O., Poole, J. and Miano, D. (2002). The granulovirus of Plutella xylostella (diamondback moth, DBM) and its potential control of DBM in Kenya. Proceedings of the International Symposium on improving biocontrol of Plutella xylostella, 21-24 October 2002, Montpellier, France
  10. Parnell, D., Oduor, G.I., Ongaro, J., Grzywacz, D., Jones, K.A. and Brown, M. (2002). The starin variation and virulence of granulovirus of diamnondback moth (Plutella xylostella) isolated in Kenya. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 79: 192-196.
  11. Oduor, G.I., Smith, S.M., Chandi, E.A., Karanja, L.W., Agano, J.O. and Moore, D. (2000). Occurrence of Beauveria bassiana on insect pests of stored maize in Kenya. Journal of Stored Products Research, 36: 117-185.