The Department organizes for Industrial trips every year . The FST Four students academic year 2017/2018 visited the Nairobi Bottlers Limited



Location
Nairobi Bottlers Limited
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Demonstrations on beekeeping and bee management

A honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) is one of the beneficial insect which contributes immensely to the environment. This ranges from wildlife habitat, biodiversity, wild plant growth, source of food as well as pollinators. As a regulating ecosystem services, pollinators such as bees provide allogamy that leads to improved regeneration of trees and conservation of the forest’s biodiversity. To understand basic bee keeping operations, 3rd year students in Range Management in this department were demonstrated on following bee keeping procedures at National Beekeeping Institute (NBI) Kenya, Lenana on 20th, June 2018. This is one of the leading institutional core functions and as shown below.

They were trained on a) key beekeeping equipments and their fabrications, b) Major bee forage trees c) Management of apiaries d) Bee and colony management e) Insect pests in hives f) bee products processing and utilization g) bee products quality control.



Location
National Beekeeping Institute, Lenana
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Dr. Koech Oscar, a lecturer and researcher at the University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of LARMAT, and a researcher at African Dryland Institute for Sustainability (ADIS) at the University of Nairobi and Mr. Peter Kamande, from ADIS conducted a community training on Land Preparation, water harvesting technologies, pasture reseeding, pasture seed harvesting and preparation and storage and management of reseeded farms to Namon Rangeland Development Group in Turkana County. It was conducted on 14th June 2018The training is supported by Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) Sponsored by USAID Feed the Future initiative.



Location
TURKANA COUNTY
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Dr. Koech Oscar, a lecturer and researcher at the University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of LARMAT, and a researcher at African Dryland Institute for Sustainability (ADIS) at the University of Nairobi and Mr. Peter Kamande, from ADIS conducted a community training on pasture production and utilization in Turkana County. The training was carried on 13th June 2018. The training is supported by Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) Sponsored by USAID Feed the Future initiative. The communities were trained on how to produce pasture as a business, value addition and conservation as strategic feed resources in the drylands.



Location
TURKANA COUNTY, LOKONGAE
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Successful Smallholder Aggregation and Processing Center Initiative to be replicated in other Counties and African Countries



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