Prof. Patrick W. Mathenge is Professor of Agriculture in the School of Agriculture and Biotechnology at Karatina University, Kenya. He holds a PhD in Crop/plant Physiology from London University and MSc in Crop Physiology, Reading University and a BSc in Agriculture, University of Nairobi. He has a wealth of experience in Agronomy, Crop Physiology and Seed Science and Technology. He also has a postgraduate certificate in crops for dry land agriculture from Ben Gurion University, Israel. Currently he is the Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies at Karatina University. Previously, he served as a founder Dean of the School of Agriculture and Biotechnology at Karatina University. He has also chaired the departments of Crop Science and Horticulture at Moi University. He has held other key positions in his career life at the University.
He has also coordinated several donors funded community-oriented projects in On Farm Seed Production. He has also trained and guided in many postgraduate research projects culminating in productive findings and award of postgraduate degrees. He has consulted in areas of Seed Science and technology and Environmental Crop Physiology. He has also spearheaded training programme in tea Science and Technology at Karatina University. He is currently involved in studies involving Climate Change, crop production and food security.
He is a member of African Crop Science Society, Soil Science Society of East Africa, Kenyan Horticultural Society, Kenyan dry land agriculture consortium and Kenyan plant genetic Resources Consortium
He is a reviewer for several journals including AJFAND, Discovery and Innovation several Crop Science related publications.
Awards during his career include: FAO/UNDP Scholarship for MSc degree, ODA/ British council masters scholarship, Government of Israel- Postgraduate Scholarship, The Royal Dutch Government Project and research funds and Rockefeller Foundation Project and research funds. A few publications are listed below;