Ruth Mendum

Ruth Mendum

  • Associate Director for Gender Initiatives
106F Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802


Sustainable woodfuel systems: a theory of change for sub-Saharan Africa
Environmental Research Communications, Njenga, Mary, Sears, Robin R., Mendum, Ruth, 2023

Elemental profile of food aids and mineral provision for pregnant and lactating refugee women
Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, Woldetsadik, Desta, Hailu, Hillette, Gebrezgabher, Solomie, Njenga, Mary, Mendum, Ruth, Gordo-Moreno, Ana I., Fernández-de Córdova, María Luisa, Llorent-Martínez, Eulogio J., 2023

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) in a refugee context in East Africa: Kitchen gardening helps with mineral provision
SN Applied Sciences, Woldetsadik, Desta, Llorent-Martínez, Eulogio J., Gebrezgabher, Solomie, Njenga, Mary, Mendum, Ruth, Castillo-López, Roxana, Fernández-de Córdova, Maria L., Hailu, Hillette, Evans, Colby T., Madani, Nelly, Mafika, Tamlyn P., Fleming, David E.B., 2022

Women's work is never done: Lifting the gendered burden of firewood collection and household energy use in Kenya
Energy Research and Social Science, Njenga, M., Gitau, J. K., Mendum, R., 2021

Science into Policy: Participatory development of biomass energy regulatory instruments in Kenya.
Policy brief No. 62. World Agroforestry (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya., Njenga, Mary, Mendum, Ruth, Gitau, James, 2021

Making it to the PhD: Gender and student performance in sub-Saharan Africa
PLoS One, Fisher, Monica, Nyabaro, Violet, Mendum, Ruth, Osiru, Moses, 2020

Scalable solutions for carbon neutrality in woodfuel systems in sub-Saharan Africa. Forests, Trees and Agroforestry Science for Transformational Change., Njenga, Mary, Gitau, James, Mendum, Ruth, Lelei, D., Solo, P, Schure, J, Diaz-Chavez, R., Sundburg, Cecilia, 2020

Use of biochar-producing gasifier cookstove improves energy use efficiency and indoor air quality in rural households
Energies, Gitau, James K., Sundberg, Cecilia, Mendum, Ruth, Mutune, Jane, Njenga, Mary, 2019

Factors influencing the adoption of biochar-producing gasifier cookstoves by households in rural Kenya
Energy for Sustainable Development, Gitau, K. J., Mutune, J., Sundberg, C., Mendum, R., Njenga, M., 2019

Implications on livelihoods and the environment of uptake of gasifier cook stoves among Kenya's Rural Households
Applied Sciences (Switzerland), Gitau, James K., Kinyau, James, Mutune, Jane, Matune, Jane, Sundberg, Cecilia, Mendum, Ruth, Njenga, Mary, 2019

Challenges and Solutions for Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Integration in Research and Development ., Mendum, Ruth, Paez, Ana, Njenga, Mary, 2018

Firewood from On-farm tree pruning and bio-char producing cooking systems, Njenga, Mary, Iiyama, Miyuki, Kinyua, James, Mendum, Ruth, 2018

Quality of charcoal produced using micro gasification and how the new cook stove works in rural Kenya
Environmental Research Letters, Njenga, Mary, Mahmoud, Yahia, Mendum, Ruth, Iiyama, Miyuki, Jamnadass, Ramni, De Nowina, Kristina Roing, Sundberg, Cecilia, 2017