Jane Nyaranga Ambuku Wamatu

Jane Wamatu
Scientist - Small Ruminant Nutritionist

Dr. Jane Wamatu has over 20 years of research, rural development, and teaching experience in various national and international research and development organizations. Currently, she is an associate scientist and small ruminant nutritionist at ICARDA. Her core areas of research include the multidimensional crop enhancement of barley and grain legumes for use as food-feed crops, and sheep nutrition.

Before joining ICARDA, Dr. Wamatu was a lecturer at the University of Nairobi, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences. She also served as a program officer at Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, a research assistant at Hohenhein University in Germany, and an agricultural officer within the Government of Kenya.

Dr. Wamatu holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in animal nutrition from the University of Hohenheim, and a master’s degree in appropriate technology and extension skills from Flensburg University in Germany.

Jane Nyaranga Ambuku Wamatu's Publications

Optimizing near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy to Predict Nutritional Quality of Chickpea Straw for Livestock Feeding
Effect of Barley Variety on Feed Intake, Digestibility, Body Weight Gain and Carcass Characteristics in Fattening Lambs
Barley Straw Use for Animal Feed and Soil Mulch in Ethiopian Highlands Mixed Crop-Livestock Systems
Feasibility of heart girth models in estimating live weight of fat-long-tailed sheep
Eye-balling and heart girth models for live weight estimation of highly admixed Sudani shorthorn zebu cattle for precise production and veterinary services
Effect of olive tree leaves and twigs on intake, digestibility, growth performance and blood variables of Shami goats
Effects of feeding different varieties of faba bean (Vicia faba L.) straws with concentrate supplement on feed intake, digestibility, body weight gain and carcass characteristics of Arsi-Bale sheep
Analysis of crop residue use in small holder mixed farms in Ethiopia
Evaluation of desho grass (Pennisetum pedicellatum) hay as a basal diet for growing local sheep in Ethiopia
Nutritive value of field pea (Pisum sativum L.) straw as influenced by variety, season, botanical fractions and urea pretreatment
 Variation in the straw traits of morphological fractions of faba bean (Vicia faba L.) and implications for selecting for food-feed varieties
Determinants of the utilization of desho grass (Pennisetum pedicellatum) by farmers in Ethiopia