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Dr. Abdi Zeila Dubow Publications

  1. Musei, Sylus Kipngeno, Justine Muhoro Nyaga, and Abdi Zeila Dubow.  (2020). SPEI-based spatial and temporal evaluation of drought in Somalia. Journal of Arid Environments  104296.
  2. Etemesi, B., Ngetich, F. K., Kiboi, M. N., Zeila, A., Adamtey, N., & Mugendi, D. N. (2019). Quantifying Effects of Selected Soil Fertility Management Techniques on Water Use Efficiency in the Central Highlands of Kenya.
  4. Zeila, A., Jama, B., & Harawa, R. (2014). Improving soil health in Africa: challenges and promising solutions.
  5. Bashir Jama, Rebbie Harawa, Abednego Kiwia, Marie Rarieya, David Kimani, and Abdi Zeila (2013) Improving Soil Health in Africa: Challenges and Promising Solutions African in African Agriculture Status Report
  6. Abdi Zeila (2012) “Doubling the yield with Lime: Farmers in Nyamagabe singing all the way to the market!” [impact story filed from Rwanda, available at  [AGRA impact story, April 2011]
  7. Abdi Zeila (2012) “Charting the Heights of Food Security in Mozambique: a story of success from Gorongossa” [impact story field from Mozambique for AGRA, December 2010]
  8. Abdi Zeila (2011) Characterization and Impact Scoping of Soil Health Projects in Africa: the case of AGRA SHP investments SHP Technical Report
    Robe, G. M., Samantha–Consultant, M., & Zeila–Consultant, A. Natural resources management project baseline survey report for Puntland.
  9. Zeila, A. (2011). Mapping and managing the spread of Prosopis Juliflora in Garissa County, Kenya (Doctoral dissertation, Kenyatta University).
  10. Bashir Jama, Abednego Kiwia, James Mutegi, Rebbie Harawa and Abdi Zeila (2011) Adapting to climate change and variability: adaptation lessons for Africa Occasional Paper, SHP
  11. Abdi Zeila (2010) “Use of Landsat satellite imagery in mapping and monitoring the spread of the invasive alien species Prosopis juliflora in Garissa district, Kenya” [MSc thesis for award of Master of Environmental Science, Kenyatta University]
  12. Abdi Zeila (2009) Managing the Prosopis menace in drylands of Kenya: issues, options and challenges CSDI Working Paper, Nairobi, co-authored with Dr Bashir Jama (UN Millennium Project, USA), Dr Steve Anyango (Kenyatta University) and George Aike (ICRAF), 2008]
  13. Bashir Jama and Abdi Zeila (2005) Agroforestry in the drylands of eastern Africa: A call to action [ICRAF Booklet, Nairobi]
  14. Abdi Zeila (2005) “Rapid survey of mango production and marketing in Garissa, Tana River and Baringo districts” [ICRAF Working Paper, Nairobi, March 2005]
  15. Zeila, A., & Jama, B. (2005). Agroforestry in the drylands of eastern Africa: a call to action.
  16. Abdi Zeila (2005) An Agroforestry Strategy Paper for Land Rehabilitation and Improved Livelihoods in the Arid and Semiarid Lands of Kenya ICRAF Technical Report
  17. Abdi Zeila (2004) Land Reform in Kenya: Implications for Dryland Kenya ICRAF Technical report, Nairobi
  18. Abdi Zeila (2004) “Rebuilding Somalia: The Role of Agroforestry in Sustainable Socio-Economic Development” Paper presented to European Commission Experts’ Consultation Workshop on Somalia, Windsor Golf and Country Club, 23rd to 26th November 2004
  19. Abdi Zeila (2004) Achieving Food Security in the Greater Horn of Africa: The Role of Agroforestry Technical Paper presented at the Jomo Kenyatta University’s Institute for Human Resource Development Workshop, 18th to 19th November 2004The Northern Herald, a publication of Northern University Students’ Association [Managing Editor]
  20. Abdi Zeila (2003) “The Implications of the Process of Desertification on the Urban Environment in Kenya’s Rangelands: The Case of Garissa Municipality” [an undergraduate dissertation presented to the School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Kenyatta University, April 2003; 75pp, unpublished