This year’s annual sports day was held on the 29th March 2019 at the Main campus sports grounds. Both staff and students participated in the various activities that included athletics, rugby, volley ball and football. CAVS was represented by staff and students. The Chairman of DFSNT, Dr. Abong’ won two gold medals in 100 and 200M races that he celebrated with team CAVS.



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UON MAIN CAMPUS
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The pilot plant played a host to Fr. Heeran Girls High School from Tala where the students were taken through the courses offered within the department before being shown around activities carried out within the plant Aspects of value addition and transformation of raw materials to finished products. This activity which took place on …….was quite interactive and informative, it generated a lot of discussion from the visitors.



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UON MAIN CAMPUS
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The Chairman, Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology (DFSNT) held a progress/consultative meeting with postgraduate students who are currently pursuing PhD and masters’ programmes. The meeting that took place on ………delved into the challenges faced by the students, major hindrances to students’ progress and milestones that need to be met by each group of students. The meeting concluded that both students must do their part to ensure studies are completed in time.



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UON MAIN CAMPUS
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The A.g. Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Prof. R. Nyikal made a stop at the DFSNT stand. Looking on is the Chairman of the Department, Dr. Abong’ among other administrative and academic staff members



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UON MAIN CAMPUS
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The Ag. Dean, Dr J Mburu and Departmental Chairs including Dr. G Abong' of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology held a meeting with Prof Jose Cisneros on 6th March 2019 to discuss collaboration. The team agreed to explore available avenues.

 

 



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Faculty of Agriculture
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College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences
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Three Students defended there PhD Proposals in the Departmental Level on Friday February 1, 2019

1. Physico - Chemical sensory and keepiing qualities of instant soup mixes made from cowpeas leaves. By Joshua Ombaka Owade

2. Guava utilization , processing and physico -chemical changes during processing and storage of blenede guava nectars in Kenya. By Duke Gekonge Omayio

3. Effect of low dietary phosphorus adherence on protein intake among haemodialis pateints at Kenyatta Natioanl Hospital: a cohort study by Alexander Mbogo
 



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AHN Lecture Theatre
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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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AHN Lecture Theatre
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Regional scholarship team visit to GIS lab , LARMAT

The University of Nairobi fraternity on Wednesday 10th April 2019 overwhelmingly welcomed ICIPE evaluation team spearheading avenues for partnership in PASET-RSIF African Host University. This was as a result of grant fund applied on capacity building of several post graduate programmes offered within the institution. The intended grant will be supported by the PASET Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) and will have a direct support to the PhD in Drylands Resource Management offered in this department. LARMAT was privileged to host the evaluation team. ICIPE team met various faculty members, students and other stakeholders. A discussion was rolled out with adequate experience sharing tailored to the proposed grant. The University of Nairobi is seeking for the opportunity to be a PASET-RSIF African Host University. The visiting evaluation team had fruitful deliberations and identified the need to strengthen the regional programme that’s has the following objectives;



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CAVS, University of Nairobi
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Participants and their facilitators

Dr. Oscar K. Koech and Prof. Geoffrey Kironchi and Sicily Muchira all of University of Nairobi (UoN) and Mr. Kenneth Tembe and Mr. Godfry Anyika (IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (ISTVS) in Somaliland team conducted training for Extension and Field Staff on Agronomy and Agroforestry from 30th March to 1st April 2019 at ISTVS in Somaliland. It is supported by World Vision through the DFAT funded Australian NGO cooperation Program (ANCP) project. The trainings comprised of Good Agricultural Practices for sustainable dryland farming. Other topics included; agroforestry, apiculture and land and water management. The staff were also trained on seed bulking and multiplication, seed processing and conservation, tree propagation technologies (grafting technologies). The training aimed at increasing the capacity of extension staff in Somaliland for enhanced technology transfer to support farmers for increased land productivity.



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IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (ISTVS)
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Training underway

Dr. Oscar K. Koech from the University of Nairobi (UoN) Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) conducted a 2 days community training on sustainable ways to manage Prosopis juliflora to reduce and avoid invasion. He trained communities in Oodwayne from 3rd and 4th April 2019. They were trained on Prosopis juliflora value addition of seed pods as animal feed for conservation and feed block for use during feed shortage or as feed supplement. The need for communities to do feed bulking is increasingly becoming important as an adaptation to climate change and variability impacts in the drylands.



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Oodwayne
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Students rewarded for participation 

The University of Nairobi in partnership with World Vision Somalia and IGAD Sheikh Technical University of Veterinary School (ISTVS) under the collaborative research, extension and outreach program in March 2019,conducted outreach to agricultural and environmental students. This is supported by World Vision through the DFAT funded Australian NGO cooperation Program (ANCP) project is mentoring students and offering practical and experiential learning on Good Agricultural Practices. This collaboration enhances youth capacity development for students at ISTVS in areas of natural resource management and sustainable agricultural systems. This partnership has trained students and actively engages them in community extension and farmer outreach services. The outreach activities trained includes; outreach on plant propagation, good agronomic practices, agroforestry, and apiculture and irrigated horticulture production. The interns reported this as the first opportunity that has enabled them to learn and gain hands-on skills on extension methodologies and technology transfer.



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IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (ISTVS)
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Somaliland communities , UoN  and ISTVS team

Prof. Geoffrey Kironchi, Dr. Oscar K. Koech and Sicily Muchira all from University of Nairobi (UoN) together with Mr. Kenneth Tembe and Mr. Godfry Anyika from IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (ISTVS) conducted Agro-pastoralist community training from 26th to 27th March 2019 in Somaliland. The communities were trained on Good Agricultural Practices including crop pest and disease management using IPM, IWM, seed bulking, crop nursery management, safe use of crop pesticides, soil and water management, agroforestry practices, and plant propagation and seed bulking technologies. The aim of the training was increase farmer’s capacity to sustainably manage their natural resources and increase farm productivity. The training was supported by World Vision through the DFAT funded Australian NGO cooperation Program (ANCP) project.



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ISTVS IN SOMALILAND
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Ms. Diana  Didi Githu is a UoN alumni, in Range Management and graduated in 2017 from  Department of LARMAT. She is now pursuing  MSC in Range Restoration Ecology at the Unversity of Arizona. She recently won the best Environmental and social justice Award.



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University of Arizona
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Students and their Lectures at Masinga Dam

On 5th April, 2019, Fouth and Second year students undertaking BSC Range Management and BSC Management of Agro- ecosystems and Environment under guidance of Dr. Staline Kibet, Ms. Carolyne Kyalo, Ms. Carolyne Odori, Mr. Musembi Kimeu and Mr. Simon Mbote were exposed to a exclusive excursion. The trip was on ecology and agro ecological systems and land use systems and their associated vegetation in semi- arid regions of Eastern and Central Kenya. This entirely covered various Agro- ecological zones (AEZ) ranging from Nairobi, Kiambu, Kirinyanga, Embu and, Machakos Counties. Different ecosystems and land uses were realized in Kakuzi, Kambiti, Mwea irrigation scheme all the way to Masinga dam and its Environs. The trip provided a better understanding of various ecological management as well as informed complex relationships between plants and animals in the various ecosystems nested in different land use systems.



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Kakuzi, Mwea, Masinga
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Wilson Wanjohi, staff from department of LARMAT presented CAVS in  DART  game competion  in the just concluded UoN sports day. He was recognized as the most valuable player. In addition  CAVS  emerged the overall in DART game and received the college trophy

Mr. Wanjohi Wilson receiving trophy from the VC and Principal, CAVS



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UoN, Main campus
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Dr. Oscar K. Koech from the University of Nairobi (UoN) Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) conducted a 7 days community training and extension on sustainable way to manage Prosopis juliflora to reduce and avoid invasion. Dr. Koech trained the communities on technologies for Prosopis seed pod use as animal feed, through processing of feed meal and feed block for conservation in preparation for feed shortage periods, including effective ways to process and conserve crop residues for feed. The community was also trained on charcoal from Prosopis value addition as high density briquettes for good quality products that can fetch better market prices to benefit the community, including target for export as branded high value cooking energy source. The community was also trained on land rehabilitation and ecosystem conservation. The participants were from Bula Hawa and Dolow regions of Somalia, including women who are key in household and natural resource management decision in the community.



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DOLOW, GEDO REGION OF SOMALIA
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Mr Bosco Kisambo presenting PhD Proposal

On 14th March, 2019, the Chairman LARMAT, Prof. G. Kironchi, departmental students’ project coordinator, Dr. G. Karuku, students supervisors, lectures and fellow students were enriched with various scientifc presentations by ongoing Masters and Doctorate students. Five students (2 Masters and 3 PhDs) shared their proposed project research. It was discovered most of intended research have adequate a crosscutting approach with sufficient innovations once adequately executed. The students therefore with guidance of supervisors and affiliated funding agencies are up to the task.  Students who presented their proposal  are undertaking PhD and MSC in Range Management, PhD in Dryland Resource Management and MSC Land and Water. They were; Geoffrey Lelenguyah, Stephen Mwihomeke, Bosco Kisambo, David Kariuki and Josephat Mungoche and it took place at LARMAT seminar room 201. We wish you well as you persue your academic research.



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LARMAT Seminar room, 201
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Department of LARMAT participated in CAVS open day which was held on 8th and 9th March 2019, at College of Agriculture and Veterinary sciences, UoN The department has two sections. Range management and Soil sciences. In LARMAT we advocate that “all flesh come from soil” The department deals with teaching, research and consultancy on agro-ecological ecosystems, Range Management, Dryland Resource Management, land and Water shed Management, Management of Agroecosystems and Environment. Soil Science, Soil Physics, soil chemist, biofix fertilizer research, identification of plant species (taxonomy and herbarium), agro forestry, analysis of animal nutrition as well as pasture improvement. The department has two (2) Bachelors’ degree programs, six (6) Masters and six (6) PhD degrees.



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LARMAT Seminar room, 201
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Mr. Michael Bolton Onyango was attached at Ol Pejeta conservancy. Between 10th July 2018 and 21st September 2018, I was privileged to take part in pasture monitoring, Lion tracking as well as monitoring of other animal species in Ol-Pejeta Conservancy for my industrial attachment to inform various decisions including livestock keeping practices and tourism in Ol-Pejeta. Lesson learnt: Maintenance of healthy, resilient biodiversity in the different ecosystems alongside commercial use of resources for livestock keeping and tourism is key in Kenyan rangelands. It was an awesome experience, out in the wild, watching the wild animals and breathing fresh air. “With passion in travelling, serving the community and nature, you are good to go!” Says future conservationist/ researcher, Mr Michael B.O.



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Ol Pejeta conservancy
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Particpants group photo

Dr. SM Mureithi the founder of  Watershed Hydrology Research Lab, Department of Land Resources and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) and Benjamin Nyilitya, a PhD student and a Water chemist with the Ministry of Water and Sanitation participated in the INMS East Africa Demonstration Site inception workshop at Imperial Hotel, Kisumu, Kenya on 5th and 6th March 2019. The workshop is aimed at improving the understanding of the regional N cycle and investigate practices and policies to maximize sustainable production of food, goods and energy while reducing negative impacts of reactive nitrogen on the environment and human health. The workshop will also focus on task force development for the priority issues for the site. The Workshop was organized by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in conjunction with the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC).

Benjamin gave a presentation titled ‘Tracking the Nitrogen losses (sources)



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Imperial Hotel, Kisumu,
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Upper Kabete campus
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Dr. Oscar K. Koech, from the department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) and Dr. Ambrose Kipyegon and Dr. Tequiero Okumu Abuom and Jane Kamau from the Faculty of veterinary Medicine attended the student competition presentation on one health approach in combating antimicrobial resistance on 2nd March 2019. This was an exciting opportunity where students in the College Of Agriculture And Veterinary Sciences were able to demonstrate inter disciplinary approach and innovation as a key component in addressing the global challenge of anti-microbial resistance. The students presented as a team from different faculties (Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine) and different departments, which was also among the evaluation criteria by the judges (Dr. Oscar K, Dr. Ambose K and Miss Jane K.



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Clinical Studies Department, Faculty of veterinary medicine
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Miss Maliti Yusuf, a Master’s student in Range Management from the University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) participated in the stakeholder’s consultative forum for the National Rangelands and Pastoralism strategy in Isiolo County, Kenya. Miss Maliti was able to meet her mentors Dr. Oliver Wasonga and Dr. Oscar Koech from LARMAT, where she had the opportunity to discussed and consult on her research progress within Isiolo County. Her research work is entitled; “A Socio-Economic Analysis of Shifts in Livelihoods among the Pastoral Households in Peri-Urban Areas of Isiolo Town, Northern Kenya”. She was also able to meet many other stakeholders working in the rangelands of Kenya and actively participated in the stakeholder’s forum discussion



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Bomen Hotel, Isiolo
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Dr. Oliver Wasonga and Dr. Oscar Koech from the University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT)  on  participated in the stakeholder’s consultative forum for the National Rangelands and Pastoralism strategy being developed in Kenya. It took place from 26th -27th Feb 201at Bomen Hotel, Isiolo.

This process was initiated during the national rangeland policy dialogue held in 2016 that established that there are various policies relevant to Range Management, However, strategies to operationalize the policies were lacking. As a result, a workshop held in June 2017 produced the draft Rangeland Strategy of 2017 which highlights many issues and frameworks necessary for providing guidelines for sustainable interventions in the Rangelands.



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at Bomen Hotel, Isiolo
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Students and FoNNAP team loading Parthenium hysterophorus in sacks for proper disposal at Hyena Dam at Nairobi National park

Four Range Management students (Jemmimmah Omondi James Mema, Felix Odegi and Naomi Nzilani,) participated in the removal of invasive alien plant – Parthenium hysterophorus at the Hyena Dam, Nairobi National Park on 9th February 2019.

The exercise had been organized by the Friends of Nairobi National Park (FoNNAP) for its membership. The park is currently under serious threat from Parthenium hysterophorus which is allelopathic and so it competes major wildlife pastures and forage. Increased growth of P. hysterophorus is as a result of extensive activities within the park such as Standard Gauge Railway construction, frequent maintenance of the access roads and frequent traffic of tourists due to its proximity to the capital city of Kenya. The FoNNAP team currently considers manual extraction of weed as the only available option since chemical control is prohibited at the Park while biological control will only happen after control trials and approvals passed by government. The students were led by Dr. Staline Kibet a lecturer in LARMAT ,College of Agriculture and Veterinary sciences.



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Nairobi National park
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Group sessions 

Ms Carolyne Kyalo participated in the recent completed second of three planned sessions on Grant Proposal Writing Training held from 20th to 22nd February, 2019 at Chiromo Conference Centre, University of Nairobi. The trainings seeks to impart appropriate skills to faculty members and PhD students. The training was facilited by the Ag. DVC (Research Production and Extension), UoN, Prof. Madara Ogot. In his actual sediments, Grant proposals are different from academic proposal and the heart of proposal writing is how activities are framed. Anyone competing for proposals writing must have unique, innovative and creative ideas. Funds are driven to good ideas!!



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Chiromo Conference Centre, University of Nairobi
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University of Nairobi’s researchers (Stephen Mureithi, Cecilia Onyango, DaselKaindi, Jane Mutune, and Esther Kanduma) completed a postdoc training on translating science to policy in 2018, facilitated by ILRI with funding from AgriFoSe2030 Programme. The main objective of the ILRI/AgriFose training initiative was to enhance 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 Kenya. As part of creating a network of young scientists doing research for policy, the first cohort trainees are offering similar training to a second cohort of postdocs from the University of Nairobi using the knowledge they gained from the training by ILRI. The first training Workshop for the Second Cohort was held at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences on Thursday 14th February 2019, from 9am-5pm.



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The Associate Dean FOA, Prof. Rose Nyikal, Chairman Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT), Prof. Geofrey Kironchi, and Dr. Oscar Koech, a lecturer in LARMAT and Industrial attachment coordinator in the Faculty of Agriculture, on on 29th Jan 2019 hosted a discussion with visitors from Acre AFRICA, Mr. Ian Kopar Oduk, Portfolio Manager, and Mr. Stephen E. Vick,  the head of procurement, Quality Control and Product development, and Jane N. Kamau, Quality Control Assistant from African Coffee Roasters (ACR). Mr. Stephen and  Ms. Jane had visited the UoN to firm up on collaboration in areas of research, training and outreach. These initiatives  will strengthen the need for UoN and industry linkages that is needed to ensure quality training and offer experiential learning students and job opportunities. The meeting agreed to develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the collaboration between the two organizations.



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College of Agriculture and veterinary Sciences[img_assist|nid=22053|title=Participants group photo|desc=|link=none|align=center|width=100|height=65]
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Dr. Oscar Koech from the University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) from 20th to 27th January, 2019 participated in the development of skills based curriculum for Ranch Supervisors, Ranch Foreman and Ranch Herder organized by The National Industrial Training authority (NITA). The participants in the workshop developed the National Operation Standards (NOS) for the same skilled professionals. The curriculum was developed with the identification of Ranching and livestock production in the rangelands having great contribution to employment creation, significantly contributing to the Agricultural GDP. Rangelands form a significant proportion (over 80%) of total land mass in Kenya that should be exploited sustainable and provide safe products to the population. The developed curriculum aims at ensuring livestock production is done in a professional way, while conserving the environment and observing the food safety standards.



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NITA Mombasa
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Dr. Oscar Koech from the University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology virtually participated in a workshop on Sustainable and holistic use of mesquite (Prosopis spp) to improve quality of life in developing countries. It was held in Salón Ejidal de Nazas (Av. Juárez 21. Centro, CP 35700), Nazas, Dgo and UPIDET ~ ITD, (Av. Tecnológico. Col Nueva Vizcaya, CP. 34080) Durango, México from 14th-17th January 2019. Dr. Koech prepared and delivered a video presentation onProsopis Juliflora Situation in Kenya and Somaliland;
Management and Utilization opportunities and challenges”
The workshop was supported by the recent Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), which is a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries. The present supported project on mezquite seeks to address the following thematic topics: global health and wellbeing; food systems; resilience to environmental shocks and challenge; migration and displacement; clean air, water and sanitation, and affordable, reliable and sustainable energy.



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Durango, México
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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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Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection Stand visited by the AG. Principal, Prof. Nyikal 



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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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we welcome you all to discover new knowledge!



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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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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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Potato breeding at KARLO, Tigoni. Seed production in your own land will require the following soil testing, sampling and crop care.



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KARLO, Tigoni
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UoN Council, Led by the Chair, Prof.Julia Ojiambo and The University Management Led by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Peter F.M Mbithi Visited CAVS and toured the facilities.The Council is committed in serving the University of Nairobi to achieve world class status in Inovations and Entrepreneurship. 



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FOA Department of LARMAT
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University of Nairobi Corruption Prevention Committee (CPC) in Collaboration with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission held a Sensitization Workshop at CAVS. The staff were sensitized on the the corruption prevention in the public institutions;Tools and Strategies,Role of CPC in mainstreaming anti-corruption initiatives.



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Clinical Studies, Seminar Room
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