CAVS Awardees in the Inaugral UON Staff Awards

The University of Nairobi held its first ever Annual staff award ceremony to recognize staff with distinguished long service, exemplary performance through staff appraisal and performance contract.

 

College of Agriculture and Veterinary Science was awarded in the best performing college category while Wangari Maathai Institute was awarded in the best performing Institute Category.

 

Long Service Awards Category



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Main campus Great court
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A new network run by AgriFoSe2030 and International livestock research institute, ILRI, aims to develop a pool of policy analysts to sustainably support the development, implementation and evaluation of polices for enhanced agricultural transformation and food security in Kenya.

In Kenya and most of Africa, efforts to fight poverty, end hunger and spur economic growth inevitably revolve around the agriculture sector. There is need to support the development of institutional and human resource capacity to support Kenya’s agriculture sector with high-quality policy analyses and knowledge products in a sustainable manner to improve policy making, monitoring and evaluation and learning.  

Developing capacity for enhanced food security

AgriFoSe2030 and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are implementing an initiative to contribute to efforts to address the human resource capacity challenge. The aim of the initiative is to develop the capacity of recent PhD graduates to undertake policy relevant research and analysis and disseminate their work to the policy-making community in support of agriculture and food security in the country.

This entails implementing a blended learning approach tailored to the context of the young scientists, emphasising ‘just in time’ and ‘on the job’ learning involving mentoring, coaching, advising, and networking.

The Initiative has several participating scientist within University of Nairobi. In LARMAT Dr. Stephen Murethi leads the team.



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AgriFoSe2030
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Dr Oliver V. Wasonga, a Senior lecturer in the department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural technology participated in the conference. It was held at Sawela Lodges in Naivasha from 3rd – 5th December, 2018

From 2013 to 2018, the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have been funding German – African Research Networks to address possible ways and develop promising strategies and practical solutions to strive for global food security within the funding initiative GlobE. The GlobE research networks have been operating in different regions in Africa and each coordinated by a German lead organization. Reduction of Post-Harvest Losses and Value Addition in East African Food Value Chains (RELOAD) is one of the GlobEresearch consortia. The project brings together partners from Germany, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda, and is led by the Institute for Agricultural Engineering at the University of Kassel in Germany. In Kenya, one focus of RELOAD is on pastoral meat value chain (sub-project 6), which is led by the University of Nairobi. Dr. Oliver Wasonga is the principal investigator of workpackages 4 and 5 under RELOAD’s sub-project 6.



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Sawela Lodges, Naivasha
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Strengthening African Processors (SAP) Project Inception/Stakeholders Meeting



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The chief guest, H.E Dr. Ameenah Guric-Fakim former President of Mauritius and Dr. Jemimah Njuki, AWARD Steering Committee Chair



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FACULTY PARTICIPATION IN AUSTRALIA AWARDS WRITING FOR SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION TRAINING, 30TH NOVEMBER, 2018



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FACULTY OF AGRCULTURE PARTICIPATION IN AUSTRALIA AWARDS AGRICULTURE ALUMNI WORKSHOP, 29TH NOVEMBER, 2018



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International training workshop on increasing the Development Impact of Agricultural Research in Africa, 26th October- 7th December 2018



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THREE STUDENTS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCE & CROP PROTECTIONAMONG THE TOP 10 POSTER AWARD WINNERS AT 6TH RUFORUM BIENNIAL CONFERENCE



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Prof. Margaret Hutchnson the Chairman department of Plant Science and Crop Protection signs a PC contact with the Principal College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, during CMB retreat.



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Prof. Kimenju, Dean Faculty of Agriculture steps forward to give his speech. 



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CAVS HOSTED AN INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON INCREASING THE DEVELOPMENT IMPACT OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH (IDIAR) ON 26th February  2018 to 23rd March 2018

 



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Commissioning of Smallholder Horticulture Aggregation and Processing Center



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On the Left is CS Environment Prof. Judi Wakhungu and Right is Primcipal CAVS Prof. Kiama, after a successful ahnding over of meteorological weather instruments to the College.



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Professor J.H. Nderitu and other scientists spearhead collaborative research on insect pests.



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Well stained root-tips ready for use in making slides to view different stages of Mitosis cycle. The stain used is Leuco basic Fuchsin. before which the roots are first grown over water as our media, then they are fixed for 24hrs using Aceto-alcohol (1:3). after which they are hydrolysed using 1N/HCl. at 60C for 10minutes.



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Principal CAVS poses for a photo in his office after short welcoming the teachers and class representatives from Gatugi Girls Secondary school, during their visit to the college.



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These are PhD students from different disciplines offered at the University, graduating during the 55th Graduation ceremony.



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2016-2017 2nd Sem Teaching Time  Tables_MSc Hort Plant Breed Seed Tech Crop Protect Plant pathology-Jan  2017



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It was a great friday and something that no one would want to miss for anything next time.



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Having fun as one CAVS family of many departments, Plant Scinece and Crop Protection Department being part of this happy moments.



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UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND VETERINARY SCIENCES

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCE AND CROP PROTECTION

 

INCEPTION MEETING FOR AGRA SPONSORED STUDENTS IN THE “CAPACITY BUILDING IN CROP IMPROVEMENT AND AGRONOMY FOR IMPROVED FOOD AND NUTRITIONAL SECURITY IN D.R. CONGO & SOUTH SUDAN

 



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It is estimated that 1.3 billion tons of the food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted before it reaches the consumer. This represents 30% or one third of the total food produced. Fruits and vegetables alone contribute 44% or (~572,000,000 tons) of the total losses. There is a call for action to reduce these losses across the world and there are several global initiatives to towards this goal. It is against this background that the special seminar titled ‘Postharvest Technologies for Reduced Postharvest Losses’ was organized. The seminar was held at the University of Nairobi (UON), Faculty of Agriculture Building on 30th June, 2015.



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Adaptation at Scale for Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) Project community Feedbacks



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Sawela Lodges, Naivasha
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Mr Lutta Alphayo a PhD student in the department of Land resource management and agricultural technology (LARMAT) presented a poster on “reversing land degradation in Africa by scaling-up evergreen agriculture”’ in the just concluded workshop on “Re-greening Kenya with Trees: Mapping a Collaborative Approach” Workshop at ICRAF. He is also ELD ambassador for Kenya

Regreening Africa is an ambitious five-year project that seeks to reverse land degradation among 500,000 households, and across one million hectares in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. By incorporating trees into croplands, communal lands and pastoral areas, re-greening efforts make it possible to reclaim Africa’s degraded landscapes.

The Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative together with its partner institutions and Deutsche GesellschaftfürInternationaleZusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, aims toenhance the national ability of Kenya to assess the economic costs of land degradation andenhance awareness of the economic benefits of investment in Sustainable Land Management (SLM).



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ICRAF HQ, NAIROBI
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Dr. Anne Karuma (third left) with conference  participants

Dr. Anne Karuma participated in the 1st Research Co-ordinated Meeting on the ‘Global Monitoring of Nitrogen Isotopes in Atmospheric Waters’ (F32008) on 15 - 19th October, 2018 at IAEA, Vienna International Centre in Austria. Dr. Karuma (project’s PI) presented a proposal on a project titled “Understanding the contribution of Atmospheric Nitrogen to the increasing Nitrogen levels in Lake Victoria, Kenya” that is supported by IAEA through the Co-ordinated Research Project. Other project key staff include Dr. Stephen Mureithi (UoN), Benjamin Nyilitya and Bernard Karicho (Ministry of Water and Sanitation). For more information please visit:

http://cra.iaea.org/crp/project/ProjectDetail?projectId=2209&lastActionName=AllActiveCRPList



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Vienna International Centre, Austria
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REGIONAL WORKSHOP FOR FOOD SECURITY CENTER

“Youth and Innovation Summit: Sustainable Solutions towards ZERO Hunger in Africa” held on 25th-26th October, 2018.



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