Phyllis Ndung’u

Phyllis Ndung’u is a PhD fellow at University of Pretoria, South Africa and Mazingira Center at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya. Her PhD study is on Animal Science, with research focus on the interaction between livestock production in Africa and environment by quantifying the enteric methane emission factors of large and small ruminants and by extension, emissions intensities if livestock systems.

Phyllis holds a master’s degree in livestock production systems (LPS) from Egerton University, Kenya and Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Egerton University, Kenya. She is vastly experienced in training farmers on livestock farming both in comprehensive syllabus and one-day training and feedback workshops. She has authored and co-authored in peer-reviewed journals on quantifying enteric methane emissions of cattle and small ruminants under smallholder livestock systems as well as a manual on the protocol for developing intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Tier 2 enteric methane emissions factors for smallholder livestock systems in Africa. Phyllis is a jovial lady, hardworking, responsible lady who appreciates teamwork and learning from others.