Dr. Arnold Opiyo


Dept. of Crops, Horticulture and Soils

Egerton University

P O Box 536 Egerton, Kenya.

Cell phone: +254 723 119044

Email: mopiyo@egerton.ac.ke; aopiyo@hotmail.com; arnold.opiyo@gmail.com


Profession: Horticulturalist/University Lecturer/Researcher.


HAK brief:

Joined in 2005

2016                            Committee member/Journal Editor

2014 to 2015               Chairman

2013                            Vice Chairman

2012                            Committee member

2010 to 2011               Treasurer

2006 to 2009               Vice Treasurer



2005                            D.Sc. (Postharvest Physiology of Horticultural Crops), Zhejiang University

2000                            M.Sc. Horticulture, University of Nairobi

1984                            B.Sc. Agric. (Major – Vegetable Science), Haryana Agricultural University


March 2012 – to – date:                    Senior Lecturer in Horticulture –   Egerton University

August 2005 to February 2012:          Lecturer in Horticulture             – Egerton University

Selected Publications   

E.O. Gogo, S. Huyskens-Keil, A. Kromlowski, C. Ulrichs, U. Schmidt, A. Opiyo and D. Dannehl. Impact of direct-electric-current on growth and bioactive compounds of African nightshade (Solanum scabrum Mill.) plants. Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality. 2016; Vol. 89, 60 -67.

Gogo E O, Opiyo A M, Ulrichs C and Huyskens-Keil S. Postharvest treatments of African leafy vegetables for food security in Kenya: A Review.  African Journal of Horticultural Science. June 2016; Vol. 9, 32 – 40.

Esther Waithira Muturi, Arnold Mathew Opiyo and Joseph Nyamori Aguyoh. Economic efficiency of green maize intercropped with beans grown under Tithonia and inorganic fertilizer. African Journal of Agricultural Research. May 2016; Vol. 11 (18) 1638 – 1645

I. C. Sibomana, A. M. Opiyo and J. N. Aguyoh. Influence of soil moisture levels and packaging on postharvest qualities of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). African Journal of Agricultural Research. 2015 Vol. 10 (12) 1392 – 1400.

Jiang, Juan; Jiang, Li; Zhang, Li; Luo, Bo; Opiyo, Arnold and Yu, Zhifang. Changes in protein profile in fresh-cut lotus tuber before and after browning. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. March 2012, 3955 – 3965.