Profile of Prof. Bancy Mati
Prof. Bancy Mati
Association of Irrigation
Acceleration Platform (AIAP)
National Water Plaza, Dunga
Road, Industrial Area
P.O. Box 30173-00100,
A Passion for Water Management and Irrigation
Prof. Eng. Bancy Mbura Mati is the founder Chairperson of the Association of Irrigation Acceleration Platform (AIAP). A Professor at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), she is an expert on land and water management with particular interest in irrigation, water harvesting, and the technologies, approaches and policy support that enhance upscaling and expanding irrigated agriculture in Kenya and in Africa. She is particularly passionate about AIAP, and is committed to the achievement of its mission of “taking irrigation to the next level in Kenya”.
Academic and Professional Qualifications
Prof. Mati holds a PhD degree on Agricultural Engineering, Food Production and Rural Land Use from Cranfield University of United Kingdom; MSc degree in Land and Water Management and BSc degree in Agricultural Engineering, the latter from University of Nairobi. She is a registered Consulting Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (FIEK) and Lead Expert in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
Short Course Training
Prof. Mati has received extra specialized training in: Corporate Governance, Mwongozo Induction Programme for Boards of State Corporations, Leadership and Management, Contract Management, Facilitation & Skills Delivery, Academic Integrity & Plagiarism, Database & Metadata Management, Hydrometeorology, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Agricultural Carbon Credits, Regional Development Planning, Development Research, Grant Management & Governance, Monitoring & Evaluation, Remote Sensing and GIS, Environmental Impact Assessment, Natural Resources Management & Institutions and the French language.
Leadership in Boards/ Organizations
In addition to being Chairperson of AIAP, Prof. Mati is member of the UN Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE). She is in the Board of Management of the Upper Tana Nairobi Water Fund (UTNWF), and in the Steering Committee 2 of the Kenya Water for Industry Association (KWIA). She is on the Advisory Board of the FogNet Alliance. Previously, Prof. Mati served in the Advisory Committee of the United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNUFLORES). She has been Board member of the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK), and was Chair of the Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering Panels. She has served on the Board of the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) and that of the Global Water Partnership (GWP). She was Project Ambassador in IWMI’s Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-AWM Solutions project. She has been resource person for United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)’s African Climate Policy Centre. She previously was member of Council of the Institution of the Engineers of Kenya (IEK), and Chairperson of Kenya Rainwater Association.
Previous Career Experiences
Alongside her lecturing career at JKUAT, Prof. Mati has been the Director of the Water Research and Resource Center (WARREC). She previously worked with ICRISAT, as the Programme Manager of IMAWESA (Improved Management of Agricultural Water in Eastern and Southern Africa), an IFAD supported programme that covered in 23 countries in eastern and southern Africa. She has also worked with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and earlier with the Ministry of Agriculture in the Soil and Water Conservation Branch,
Head Office in Nairobi.
Consultancy and Development Work
Prof. Mati is an active consultant and development worker, focusing on land and water resources management, irrigation, climate change, sustainable land management, project formulation and evaluation, assessment of national/ international policies, strategies and institutional frameworks. She has been a consultant for among others: The World Bank, WBI, FAO, WFP, IFAD, UNDP, AGRA, ICRAF, NEPAD, Nile Basin Initiative, ILRI, IWMI, EAC, RELMA, ASARECA, FARA, CCAFS, GIZ, Metameta, Gibb, WRMA, Camco/PREPARED, Matrix and Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MENR).
Research Coordination and Implementation
Prof. Mati has formulated, coordinated and implemented several research projects and publications of results. Currently, she is implementing the UKRI GCRF funded project “Supporting transformative adaptation and building equitable resilience to drought for sustainable development”. She is coordinator of “Upper Tana Nairobi Water Fund (UTNWF)” project funded by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) at JKUAT and “System of Rice Intensification (SRI)” project. The list of previous research projects is long and includes; the Smart Water for Agriculture (SWA) funded by SNV-Netherlands, the Groundwater Risk Management for Growth and Development (GRO-for-Good) project funded by UKAid, and “Developing a Water Stewardship Portal for the
Tana Basin”. She has coordinated collaborative projects at national and international levels, facilitated conferences, outreach programmes, networking and dissemination of knowledge.
On innovations, Prof. Mati is credited with introducing to Kenya, a number of innovations including;
(i) the System of Rice Intensification (SRI), a technology for growing paddy rice
which uses less water, and incredibly increases yields. Through training and outreach initiatives implemented in Mwea, Ahero, Bunyala, West Kano and South West Kano, SRI has been adopted by thousands of farmers in Kenya, and helped save irrigation water.
(ii) Prof. Mati also pioneered fog harvesting in Kenya, introducing the technology through research at five experimental sites in the Ngong Hills, proving that it is possible to convert fog into drinking water, while the equipment collects both fog and rainwater effectively.
(iii) In 3 collaboration with SNV/Kenya, Prof. Mati facilitated the formation and functionalization of the National Irrigation Acceleration Platform (NIAP), a forum engaged in promoting irrigation and its full value chain. It is the success of NIAP that led to the formation of the current Association of Irrigation Acceleration Platform (AIAP), the pioneer irrigation platform open to membership to all Kenyans interested in irrigation.
Technical Writer and Publications
Prof. Mati is an active researcher, author and writer and eloquent speaker on water resources management, irrigation and related topics. She is widely published and quoted, with over 160 publications in books, book chapters, refereed journal papers and conference proceedings. Prof. Mati has produced a set of 9 documentary films on land and water management, one of
which won first prize in Africa awarded by FARA. She has made several Key Note presentations at national and international forums. Prof. Mati is passionate about adoption and implementation of best practices in water management and irrigation and is active promoting the same through projects, research, capacity building, networking and through AIAP.
Maingi, S. Ndiiri, J. and Mati, B. (2020). Estimation of Crop Water Requirements for Garden Pea, Sweet Pepper and Tomato using the CropWAT Model in Maragua Watershed, Murang’a County, Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural Science, Volume 5, 2020, pp 112-123. https://www.iaras.org/iaras/filedownloads/ijas/2020/014-0011(2020).pdf
Mati, B.M. and Thomas, M.K. (2019) Overview of Sugar Industry in Kenya and Prospects for Production at the Coast. Agricultural Sciences, 10, 1477-1485. https://doi.org/10.4236/as.2019.1011108. https://www.scirp.org/journal/paperinformation.aspx?paperid=96541
Ndiiri, J.A., Uphoff, N., Mati, B.M., Home, P.G. and Odongo, B. (2019). Evaluating the Application of Aqua Crop modelling in simulating rice crop performance under System of Rice Intensification (SRI) management Iconic Research and Engineering (IRE) Journal, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp. 655-666. https://www.irejournals.com/paper-details/1701567
Kathia, M.K., Mati, B. Ndiiri, J. and Wanjogu, R. (2019). Integrating Mechanical Weeding and Planting for Reduced Labour Input in Paddy Rice under System of Rice Intensification (SRI). Agricultural Sciences, 2019, 10, 121-130. Available at: https://file.scirp.org/pdf/AS_2019021516143705.pdf
Mati, B.M., (2018) – A set of three Field Practitioners’ Guides for WFP entitled: − Water Management for Building Resilient Livelihoods in the Arid Zones: Field Practitioners Guide No.1. World Food Programme, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Nairobi. https://kilimo.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Field-Guide-1
-WaterManagement-for-Resilient-Livelihoods-in-Arid-Zones.pdf− Water Harvesting in Practice: Towards Building Resilient Livelihoods in Semi-Arid Zones. Field Practitioners Guide No. 2. World Food Programme, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Nairobi. https://kilimo.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Field-Guide-2- Water-Harvesting-for-Resilient-Livelihoods-in-Semi-Arid-Zones_reduce.pdf
− Growing Rainfed Crops in Dryland Zones: Cereals and Legumes. Field Practitioners Guide No. 6. World Food Programme, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Nairobi. https://kilimo.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Field-Guide-6-Growing-Rainfed-Crops-inDryland-Zones-Cereals-and-Legumes_reduce.pdf
Mati, B., Olaka, L., Ndiwa, T., Munyaneza, O. Kasozi,S., Nyingi, D. Masikini, R., Namaalwa, S. and Simiyu S. 2017. Chapter 3: Water, Aquatic Ecosystems, and Water Supply Infrastructure Baseline for East Africa. In: Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation Assessment in the East Africa Region. United States Agency for International Development (USAID). https://www.climatelinks.org/resources/vulnerability-impacts-and-adaptation-assessmenteast-africa-region-water-aquatic 4 Ndiiri, J.A., Uphoff, N., Mati, B.M., Home, P.G. and Odongo, B. (2017). Comparison of Yields of Paddy Rice under System of Rice Intensification in Mwea, Kenya. American Journal of Plant Biology. 2017; 2(2): 49-60. http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/journal/paperinfo?journalid=612&doi=10.11648/j.aj pb.20170202.12
Mati, B. (2016). Water Conservation. In: mainstreaming ecosystem services and biodiversity into agricultural production and management in East Africa. Technical Guidance Document. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Rome; pp 57-74. http://www.fao.org/3/a-i5603e.pdf
Maloi, S. K., Sang, J. K., Raude, J. M., Mutwiwa, U. N., Mati, B. M., and Maina, C. W. (2016). Assessment of Sedimentation Status of Ruiru Reservoir, Central Kenya. American Journal of Water Resources, 4(4), 77-82. http://pubs.sciepub.com/ajwr/4/4/1/#
Recha J.W., Mati, B.M., Nyasimi, M., Kimeli P., Kinyangi, J.M., and Radeny, M. (2016). Changing rainfall patterns and farmers’ adaptation through soil water management practices in semi-arid eastern Kenya. Journal of Arid Land Research and Management. Volume 30, 2016, Issue 30, Pp 229-238. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15324982.2015.1091398
Mati, B.M. (2016): Report of the “Land Degradation Assessment in Kenya. Based on a Study of Land Degradation Assessment (LADA) with Remote Sensing and GIS, for Sustainable Land Management (SLM) in Kenya” Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Sustainable Land Management Project (KASLMP); Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Nairobi.
Mati, B.M. (2016): Assessment Report: Overview of the Policy, Legislative and Institutional Frameworks for Sustainable Land Management in the Public Sector in Kenya. Kenya Country Report. NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA). Midrand, South Africa & Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources, Nairobi, Kenya.
Hope, R., Foch, A., Mati, B., Thomas, M., Charles, K, Gathenya J. and Lane M. 2015 Groundwater Risk Management for Growth and Development ((GRO-for-Good). Proceedings of a Stakeholder workshop, Diani, Kwale County, Kenya. http://www.smithschool.ox.ac.uk/researchprogrammes/water-programme/SSEE_Report_Final_GRoforGood_Print21_low.pd
Mwega, B.W., Mati, B. M, Kyalo, J. and Kituu, G.M. (2015). Application of electrical resistivity method to investigate groundwater potential in Lake Chala watershed. Journal of International Academic Research for Multidisciplinary, Volume 3, Issue 7, pp 396-403. https://profiles.uonbi.ac.ke/jkmulwa/publications/application-electrical-resistivity-methodinvestigate-groundwater-potential-lak
Ngonya, E., Mati, B.M., Locola, I., Lixia, R., Chessa, L., Altea, L. Rogerro, P.P. and Twomlow, S. (2014). Agricultural Land, Water Management and Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: Climate Change and Smallholder Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. Africa Agriculture Status Report 2014. Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. Pp 52 – 75. https://ccafs.cgiar.org/publications/africa-agriculture-status-report-2014-climate-change-andsmallholder-agriculture-sub#.XoglwIgzY2w
Kadyampakeni, D.M., Kazombo-Phiri, S., Mati, B. and Fandika, I.R. (2014). Impacts of Small-Scale Water Management Interventions on Crop Yield, Water Use and Productivity in Two AgroEcologies of Malawi. Agricultural Sciences, 454-465. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/as.2014.55046
Mwangi, H.M., Feger, K.H., Julich, S, Gathenya, J. and Mati, B. (2014). A model-based approach to assess the effects of sustainable land management practices on hydrological ecosystem services – Case studies from Eastern Africa. Forum für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftungheft 34, 14: 207-214.
Nyang’au, W. O., Mati, B. M., Kalamwa, K., Wanjogu, R. K. and Kiplagat L. K. (2014). Estimating Rice Yield under Changing Weather Conditions in Kenya Using CERES Rice Model. International Journal of Agronomy, Volume 2014, Article ID 849496, 12 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/849496 5
Omwenga, K.G., Mati, B.M. and Home, P.G. 2014. Determination of the Effect of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) on Rice Yields and Water Saving in Mwea Irrigation Scheme, Kenya. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 6, 895-901. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/jwarp.2014.610084
Mwangi, H.M., Feger, K.H., Julich, S, Gathenya, J. and Mati, B. (2014). A model-based approach to assess the effects of sustainable land management practices on hydrological ecosystem services – Case studies from Eastern Africa. Forum für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung heft 34, 14: 207-214.
Ndiiri, J.A. Mati, B.M. Home, P.G., Odongo, B. and Uphoff, N. (2013). Adoption, constraints and economic returns of paddy rice under the system of rice intensification in Mwea, Kenya. Agricultural Water Management, 129 (2013) 44–55. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/276477768
Mati, B.M. 2013. System of Rice Intensification Gains Popularity in Kenya. SRI, More Rice, Less Water. Baobab Magazine March 2013, Vol 66, pp 11-13. https://issuu.com/agricultures/docs/baobab-66-sri
Mati, B. M. 2013. Participatory assessment and promoting fog harvesting for drinking water in the Ngong Hills, Kenya. A Training Manual. A collaborative project by WARREC-JKUAT, POWER, KMD and Ped-World. JKUAT. http://www.jkuat.ac.ke/departments/warrec/?page_id=1076
Mati, B.M., and Gitonga, W. (2013). Exciting Sites and Untapped Potentials of Embu and Mbeere: More than a Travel Guide on Unique Places in Kenya. Tosh Travel Solutions. 185 pp.
Nyamai, M., Mati, B.M., Home P.G., Odongo, B., Wanjogu, R. and Thuranira E.G. (2012). Improving land and water productivity in basin rice cultivation in Kenya through System of Rice Intensification (SRI). Agric Eng Int: CIGR Journal, 2012, 14, 2, 1-9.
Adgo, E. Teshome, A. and Mati, B. 2013. Impacts of long-term soil and water conservation on agricultural productivity: The case of Anjenie watershed, Ethiopia. Agricultural Water Management 117 (2013) 55– 61.
Mwega, W.B., Mati, B.M., Mulwa, J.K., and Kituu, G.M. (2013). Identification of groundwater potential zones using Remote Sensing and GIS in Lake Chala watershed, Kenya. In: Proceedings of 2013 Mechanical Engineering Conference on Sustainable research and Innovations African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD) –Juja. 24 -26 April 2013. Volume 5.
Mati, B.M. 2013. Actions to overcome water scarcity for agriculture under climate change challenges: A policy brief for Eastern Africa. FAO Subregional Office for Eastern Africa.
Mati, B.M. 2012. Gender and Economic Water Uses. Proceedings of the Session on Concrete Actions: Advancing the Integration of Gender, Water and Food Security. World Water Week, August 2012. Stockholm, Sweden, pg 6.
Ndiiri, J.A., Mati, B.M., Home, P.G., Odongo, B. and Uphoff, N. 2012. Comparison of water savings of paddy rice under system of rice intensification (SRI) growing rice in Mwea, Kenya. Vol 04 / Issue 6. International Journal of Current Research and Review (IJCRR); 63-73. Radiance Academy of Research and Innovation. http://sri.ciifad.cornell.edu/countries/kenya/Kenya_IJCRR4iss6pp63to73.pdf
Mati, B.M. 2012. Runoff Harvesting for Crop Production: Practical Solutions for Dryland Agriculture. Training Manual 1. Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Programme. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344495870_Runoff_harvesting_for_crop_production_ practical_solutions_for_dry_land_agriculture_training_manual_No_1
Mati, B.M. 2012. Best Practices for Rainwater Harvesting from Open Surfaces with Storage in Structures. Training Manual 2. Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Programme. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344035633_Training_Manual_2- Best_Practices_for_Water_harvesting_from_Open_Surfaces Mati, B.M. 2012. Best Practices for Water Harvesting and Storage within Valleys. Training Manual 3. Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Programme. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344498221_Best_Practices_for_Water_Harvesting_an d_Storage_within_Valleys_Training_Manual_3
Mati, B.M. 2012. Agronomic Practices for Water Management under Smallholder Rainfed Agriculture. Training Manual 4. Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Programme 6 (NELSAP). https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344035759_agronomic_practices_for_water_manage ment_under_smallholder_rainfed_agriculture_training_manuaL_No4
Mati, B.M. 2012. Soil and Water Conservation Structures for Smallholder Agriculture. Training Manual 5. Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Programme. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344496126_Soil_and_Water_Conservation_Structures _for_Smallholder_Agriculture_Training_Manual_5
Mati, B.M. 2012. Developing Ground Water and Pumped Irrigation Systems. Training Manual No. 6. Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Programme. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344495958_Developing_Ground_Water_and_Pumped _Irrigation_Systems_Training_Manual_6
Mati, B.M. 2012. Irrigation Best Practices for Smallholder Agriculture. Training Manual No. 7. Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Programme (NELSAP). https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344496147_Irrigation_best_practices_for_smallholder _agriculture_training_manual_No_7
Mati, B.M. 2012. In-Field Water Management in Irrigated Agriculture: Adaptable Best Practices. Training Manual 8. Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Programme. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344495989_Infield_water_management_in_irrigated_agriculture_adaptable_best_practices_training_manual_8
Mati, B.M. 2012. Management of Waterlogged Agricultural Lands. Training Manual 9. Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Programme (NELSAP). https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344495609_Training_Manual_9- Management_of_Waterlogged_Agricultural_Lands
Mati, B.M. 2012. Participatory Operation and Maintenance of Irrigation Schemes. Training Manual 10Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Programme. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344496101_PARTICIPATORY_OPERATION_AND_MAIN TENANCE_OF_IRRIGATION_SCHEMES_TRAINING_MANUAL_10
Mati, B. M. 2011. Best technologies and practices for coping with water scarcity in the Horn of Africa in the context of climate challenges. Background Paper on the FAO Workshop on: Best Practices and Policy Options for Coping with Water Scarcity in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, 24-25th November 2011. FAO Subregional Office for Eastern Africa (SFE), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Mati, B.M., Mulinge, W.M., Adgo, E.T. Kajiru, G.J., Nkuba, J.M. and Akalu T.F. 2011. Rainwater harvesting improves returns on investment in smallholder agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. In “Integrated Watershed Management and Improved Livelihoods: Upgrading Rainfed Agriculture”. SP Wani, J. Rockstrom and KL Sahrawat (eds). Taylor and Francis, 249-279.
Mati, B. M., Wanjogu, R., Odongo, B., and Home, P.G. 2011. Introduction of the System of Rice Intensification in Kenya: experiences from Mwea Irrigation Scheme. Paddy and Water Environment. Volume 9, Number 1, 145-154. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10333- 010-0241-3
Amede, T., Awulachew, S.B., Mati, B., Traore, S. and Yitayew, M. 2011. Agricultural Water Management in the Context of Climate Change in Africa. African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Working Paper 9. pp. 32. https://repository.uneca.org/handle/10855/21089
Mwangi, H.M. M. Gathenya, J.M., Mati, B.M., Mwangi, J.K. 2011. Simulating the impact of land use change on watershed services in Sasumua watershed using SWAT. Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment Symposium held in Nairobi, 15 Aug 2011. http://www.appliedgeoinformatics.org
Mati B.M. (2011) Optimizing Agricultural Water Management for the Green Revolution in Africa. In: Bationo A., Waswa B., Okeyo J., Maina F., Kihara J. (eds) Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa. Springer, Dordrecht, pp 83-94. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-90-481-2543-2_7 7
Teshome, A., Enyew, A. and Mati, B.M. (2010). Impact of water harvesting ponds on household incomes and rural livelihoods in Minjar Shenkora district of Ethiopia. Ecohydrology & Hydrology. Vol. 10: No. 2-4, 315-322. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/254845530
Mati, B.M. (2010). Agricultural Water Management Delivers Returns on Investment in Africa: A Compendium of 18 Case Studies from Six Countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. VDM Verlagsservicegesellschaft mbH,-. 280p. ISBN 978-3-639-11661-8. https://www.morebooks.de/store/gb/book/agricultural-water-management-delivers-returnson-investment-in-africa/isbn/978-3-639-11661-8
Mati, B.M. 2009. Writing, Presentation and Communication Skills for Project Managers. A Training Manual for Managers of Programmes and Projects in Eastern and Southern Africa. IMAWESA Training Manual No.3. Improved Management of Agricultural Water in Eastern and Southern Africa.
Muthuri, C.W. Ong, C.K. Craigon, J., Mati, B.M, Ngumi, V.W and Black C.R. 2009. Chlorophyll content, gas exchange and water use efficiency of trees and maize in agroforestry systems in semi-arid Kenya. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 129 (2009) 497–507.
Mati, B.M. 2008. Capacity development for smallholder irrigation in Kenya. Irrigation and Drainage. IRD 57(3): 332-340. Wiley InterScience. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/227772664
Mati, B.M., Siame, D. and Mulinge, W.M (editors) 2008. Agricultural Water Management on the Ground: Lessons from Projects and Programmes in Eastern and Southern Africa. Experiences shared by 15 IFAD-funded Programmes/Projects in Eastern and Southern Africa. IMAWESA Working Paper 16. Nairobi, Kenya
Mati, B.M, Mwepa, G. and Temu, R. 2008. Farmer Initiatives in Managing Water for Agriculture in Eastern and Southern Africa. A booklet of farmer innovations in agricultural water management in Eastern and Southern Africa. IMAWESA Working Paper 15. Nairobi.
Mati, B.M., Mutie, S., Gadain, H., Home, P. and Mtalo, F. 2008. Impacts of land-use/cover changes on the hydrology of the Mara River. Lakes & Reservoirs: Research and Management. 13: 169–177. Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1440- 1770.2008.00367.x
Mati, B.M. (2007). 100 Ways to Manage Water for Smallholder Agriculture in Eastern and Southern Africa. A Compendium of Technologies and Practices. SWMnet Working Paper 13. Nairobi, Kenya. Pp52. https://sriwestafrica.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/1179993482swmnet-workingpaper-13-100-ways-of-awm-in-esa.pdf
Mati, B. M., Hatibu, N. Phiri, I.M.G. and Nyanoti J.N. (2007). Policies & Institutional Frameworks Impacting on Agricultural Water Management in Eastern & Southern Africa (ESA). Synthesis Report of a Rapid Appraisal Covering Nine Countries in the ESA.IMAWESA, Nairobi, pp 39.
Molden, David; Frenken, Karen; Barker, Randolph; de Fraiture, Charlotte; Mati, Bancy; Svendsen, Mark Sadoff, Claudia Finlayson, Max Atapattu, Sithara Giordano, Mark Inocencio, Arlene Lannerstad, Mats Manning, Nadia Molle, Francois Smedema, Bert Vallee, Domitille; 2007. Trends in water and agricultural development. In Molden, David (Ed.). Water for food, water for life: A Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture. London, UK: Earthscan; Colombo, Sri Lanka: IWMI. pp.57-89. http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/assessment/files_new/synthesis/Summary_SynthesisBook.pdf Bossio, Deborah; Critchley, William; Geheb, Kim; van Lynden, Godert;
Mati, Bancy; Bhushan, Pranita Hellin, Jonathan Jacks, Gunnar Kolff, Annette Nachtergaele, Freddy Neely, Constance Peden, Don Rubiano, Jorge Shepherd, Gemma Valentin, Christian Walsh, Markus; 2007. Conserving land, protecting water. In Molden, David (Ed.). Water for food, water for life: A Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture. London, UK: Earthscan; Colombo, Sri Lanka: IWMI. pp. 551-583. http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/assessment/files_new/synthesis/Summary_SynthesisBook.pdf
Peden, D.; Tadesse, G.; Misra, A.K .; Ahmed, F. A.; Astatke, A.; Ayalneh, W.; Herrero, M.; Kiwuwa, G.; Kumsa, T.; Mati, B.; Mpairwe, D.; Wassenaar, T.; Yimegnuhal, A. 2007. Water and livestock for human development. In Molden, David (Ed.). Water for food, water for life: A Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture. London, UK: Earthscan; Colombo, Sri Lanka: 8 IWMI. pp.485-514. http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/assessment/files_new/synthesis/Summary_SynthesisBook.pdf Nackoney, J., Mati, B., Mock, G, Henninger, N., et al 2007. Water. In: Nature’s benefits in Kenya. An Atlas of ecosystems and human well-being. World Resources Institute, Government of Kenya and ILRI; pp 25-41.
Mati, B. M. 2007. Sub-Saharan Africa cannot afford to miss the Livestock Revolution as well! Africa Water & Sanitation. Transworld Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya. pp 23-25.
Mati, B. M. (2006). Capacity Development strategies: lessons from Promoting Farmer Innovation (PFI) in East Africa. Workshop Proceedings on Design and Implementation of Capacity Development Strategies; 37-48. IPTRID, FAO, Rome. http://www.fao.org/landandwater/iptrid/EN/publications.html#grid
Peden, D. Freeman A., Astatke A., Notenbaert A., Ayalneh W., Baltenweck I., El Wakeel A., Fadlalla B., Elzaki R., Faki H., Mati B., Sonder K. and Workalemahu A. (2006). Investment options for integrated water-livestock-crop production in sub-Saharan Africa. International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Working Paper 1. http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.168.3964&rep=rep1&type=pdf
Mati, B., De Bock, T., Malesu, M., Khaka, E., Oduor, A., Meshack, M., Odour, V. (2007). Mapping the Potential of Rainwater Harvesting Technologies in Africa: A GIS Overview on Development Domains for the Continent and Nine selected Countries. Technical Manual No. 6. World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nairobi, Kenya, 126p. http://www.worldagroforestry.org/downloads/Publications/PDFS/MN15297.pdf
Mati, B.M., Morgan, R.P.C. and Quinton, J.N. (2006). Soil erosion modelling with EUROSEM at Embori and Mukogodo catchments, Kenya. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. Volume 31, Issue No. 5, pp 579-588. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.1347
Mutie S.M, Mati B., Home P., Gadain H. and Gathenya J. 2006. Evaluating land use change effects on river flow using USGS geospatial stream flow model in Mara river basin, Kenya. Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop of the EARSeL SIG on Land Use and Land Cover. Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces, Bonn, 28-30 September 2006. Pages 141-149.
Tanguy De Bock, Maimbo M. Malesu, Bancy Mati and Alex R. Oduor. (2006). Rainwater harvesting by a Maasai Community: An evaluation report on a project in Talek of Masai Mara, Kenya. Technical Report No. 31 Nairobi, Kenya: Regional Land Management Unit (RELMA-in-ICRAF), Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) 47p. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265842450_Rainwater_Harvesting_Innovations_in_Res ponse_to_Water_Scarcity
Mati, B. M. 2005. Overview of water and soil nutrient management under smallholder rain-fed agriculture in East Africa. Working Paper 105. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). 81p. http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/publications/iwmi-workingpapers/iwmi-working-paper-105/
Mati, B.M, Malesu, M. and Oduor, A. 2005. Promoting rainwater harvesting in eastern and southern Africa. Working Paper nr 24. World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi. http://www.worldagroforestry.org/downloads/Publications/PDFS/WP15616.pdf
Mati, B. M.; Muchiri, J. M.; Njenga, K.; Penning de Vries, F.; Merrey, D. J. 2005. Assessing water availability under pastoral livestock systems in drought-prone Isiolo District, Kenya. Working Paper 106. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). https://www.researchgate.net/publication/42765507_Assessing_Water_Availability_under_P astoral_Livestock_Systems_in_Drought-prone_Isiolo_District_Kenya
Mati, B.M, Mukua R. and Ndegwa, G. 2005. Identifying Best Bet Clays for Lining Water Storage Pans: An Intervention with commercial potential for Communities. www.worldagroforestry.org/sites/RSU/contest/essay14.asp
Penning de Vries, F.W.T., Mati, B., Khisa, G., Omar, S. And Yonis, M. 2005. Lessons Learned from Community Successes: A Cause for Optimism. In: Bright Spots Demonstrate Community Successes in African Agriculture. International Water Management Institute. Working Paper 9 102: pages1-24. http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/publications/iwmi-working-papers/iwmiworking-paper-102/
Mati, B.M. and Penning de Vries, F.W.T. 2005. Bright Spots on Technology-Driven Change in Smallholder Irrigation. Case Studies from Kenya. In: Bright Spots Demonstrate Community Successes in African Agriculture. International Water Management Institute. Working Paper 102: pages 27-47. http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/publications/iwmi-working-papers/iwmi-working-paper-102
Muthuri, C.W., Ong, C.K., Black, C.R., Ngumi V.W. and Mati, B.M. 2005. Tree and crop productivity in Grevillea, Alnus and Paulownia-based agroforestry systems in semi-arid Kenya. Forest Ecology and Management Volume 212, Issues 1-3, Pages 23-39. www.elsevier.com/locate/foreco
Mati, B.M., Mutie, S., Home, P., Mtalo, F. and Gadain, H. (2005). Impacts of land use change on the hydrology of transboundary Mara river. In: Proceedings of the 11th World Lakes Conference, 31st October -4 th November 2005, Nairobi, Kenya, Odada, O., Olago, D.O., Ochola, W., Ntiba, M., Wandiga, S., Gichuki, N. and Oyieke, H. (eds). Ministry of Water and Irrigation and the International Lake Environment Committee. Volume 2: 432-439.
Muthuri, C. W., Ong, C. K., Black, C. R., Mati B. M., Ngumi, V. W. and Van-Noordwirjk, M. 2004. Modelling the effects of leafing phenology on growth and water use by selected agroforestry tree species in semiarid Kenya. Land use and Water Resources Research, 4: 1-11. https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/47874/2/paper04-01.pdf
Mati, B. M. (2004) Stone Cover Effects on Soil Erosion Hazard: A Case Study of the Upper Ewaso Ng’iro Basin. Journal of Agriculture, Science & Technology (JAST), Vol. 6-1:19-28.
Mati B. M. and de Lange, M. (2003) Emerging Practices and Water Management under Rainfed Agriculture in eastern Africa. In: Water Conservation Technologies For Sustainable Dryland Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. Beukes, D., de Villers, M., Mkhize, S., Sally, H. and van Rensburg, L. (eds). Proceedings of the Symposium and Workshop (WCT), Bloemfontein, South Africa, April 8-11th 2003. 209-218.
Mati B. M. and Penning de Vries, F. 2003. Community water management of irrigation and water resources. Paper presented at the conference on Challenge Programme on water and Food, Nairobi, November 2-7 th 2003. Http://theme5.waterforfood.org/pubs/200311conf/presentations/matidevries.pdf. Mati, B. M. (2002) Potential of Space Technology for Improving Food Security in the Horn of Africa. The United Nations Regional Workshop on the Use of Space Technology for Disaster Management for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. http://www.oosa.unvienna.org/SAP/stdm
Martin, C., and Mati, B. M. (2002) Potential Use of GIS in Malaria Risk Mapping. Capacity Building and Competitive Proposal Development in Ecosystem Approaches to Malaria Prevention and Control in Eastern and Southern Africa, (System Wide Initiative on Malaria in Agriculture). IWMI, 23-24.
Mati, B. M. (2002) Use of Geographic Information Systems for Planning and Management of Small-Holder Irrigation and Drainage. In: The Changing face of irrigation in Kenya: Opportunities for anticipating change in Eastern and Southern Africa. Blank, H.G., Mutero, C.M. and Murray-Rust, H. (eds). International Water Management Institute, Nairobi 75-91. http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/Publications/Books/PDF/Changing_face_of_Irrigation.pdf
Mati, B. M. and Veihe, A. (2001) Application of the USLE in a Savannah environment: Comparative experiences from East and West Africa. Journal of Tropical Geography, Singapore. Vol. 22, No.2, 138-155.
Mati, B. M., Morgan, R. P. C., Gichuki, F. N., Quinton, J. N., Brewer, T R. and Liniger, H. P. (2000) Assessment of erosion hazard with the USLE and GIS: A case study of the Upper Ewaso Ng’iro North basin of Kenya. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation (JAG), Volume 2 (2) 78-86.
Mati, B. M. (2000) The influence of climate change on maize productivity in the semi-humid-semi-arid areas of Kenya. Journal of Arid Environments 46(4): 333-344