SALE OF MAIZE - FROM 1 APRIL 2014

Sale of Corn!!!!

SALE OF INDIGENOUS VEGETABLES

Sale of Indigenous Vegetables

SALE OF CHICKS

SALE OF COCKS

SALE OF FISH

SALE OF PRIME BROILERS

Sale of broilers at Vet Farm at Kanyariri and at Department of Animal Production

SALE OF HIGH QUALITY SEMIS BEANS @ KSH. 80/= PER KILOGRAM

Sale of high quality SEMIS beans @ Ksh. 80/= per kilogram

This morning, a consultative meeting on Agricultural Electronic Platforms was held today at the college Principal's boardrooms. The meeting, on behalf of the Principal, Prof. A. W. Mwang'ombe was chaired by Prof. P. Gathumbi, the Chairman, Department of Veterinary Pathology, Microbiology and Parasitology, CAVS. It was attended by Dr. Bitage Ndemo, the former PS, Ministry of ICT and Snr. Lecturer, School of Business, UoN, Ms. Su K. Stephanou, Creator of iCow, Ms. Kwamboka Linda, Founder & Marketing Lead of M-Farm, Mr. Hilary, Tutorial Fellow & PhD student in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Mr. P. K. Mulwa, Chief ICT officer in Charge, CAVS.

In the meeting, issues on how Agricultural Electronic Platforms can be used to bridge the gap between Agriculture and livestock research undertaken by the academia in the University and the farmers were discussed. According to Dr. Ndemo, there is need to create synergy between the private sector, researchers and farmers in order to facilitate commercialization of the research work which will enable the university to benefit from loyaties from the research.

According to Ms. Su of iCow and Ms. Linda of M-Farm, there is need to improve farmers livelihood by providing real-time and up-to-date information that they need in their farm practices. This will guarantee food safety and added value to the farm produce for the individual the farmer and the country as a whole. Ms. Su and Ms. Linda gave presentations on their systems.

 



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Principal's Boardroom, CAVS
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The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences were on Friday, 17th/10/2014, trained on how to effectively use Google Apps for Education to help them in their research endeavors. The Apps trained on included Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Scholar, Google books among others. The training was conducted by the able team of the four University of Nairobi Google Student Ambassadors, led by Johnstone Vusena, the Lead Google student Ambassador (GSA), University of Nairobi, Kenya.

The training was graced by the UoN GSA Patron, Mr. Nobert Ombati Basweti, Lecturer in the Department of Communication Skills & Studies and College Chief ICT Officer in Charge, Mr. P. K. Mulwa.

Follow this on CAVS Academic Forum and CAVS Notice Board.

Download the speech by the UoN GSA Patron in Ms Word or in PDF.



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8-4-4 LT, CAVS
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One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) and the Makerere University School of Public Health recently received research funding for an EcoHealth Chair on Human and Animal Health in Protected Ecosystems of Central and Eastern Africa. The EcoHealth approach emphasizes working with all stakeholders in identifying health vulnerabilities in communities using participatory methodologies. The research area is at the human-animal-wildlife interface in fishing enclaves and cattle keeping communities inside Queen Elizabeth National Park. The applicants will be stationed in the communities during the identification, ranking, and prioritization/sampling for health vulnerabilities phase and later perform quantification and characterization studies at their institutions.

Requirements for the PhD applicants (4 positions):



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OHCEA secretariat
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In the Nairobi International trade fair (2014), the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences again had another excellent performance which exceeded the year 2013. A total of    141   prizes and   23   trophies   were won in the   livestock, Poultry, Farm produce and rabbits that were exhibited in the trade fair.



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NITF - JAMHURI GROUNDS
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8-4-4 LECTURE THEATRE
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The Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection urgently requires part-time lecturer in Mathematics to teach the First Year Students during the September 2014 to January 2015. You are kindly requested to apply. Click to download full advert.

For more details contact;

Prof. George Chemining'wa

Chairman, Department of PSCP

Email: dept-pscp@uonbi.ac.ke

Telephone: 254-020-632121



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8-4-4 LECTURE THEATRE
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New students queuing during the ongoing registration

The University of Nairobi first year's registration exercise for 2015/2016 student is ongoing. This continuous three-day-exercise will see over 3500 students, both regular and module two admissions, getting registered in various colleges.



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RUFORUM
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The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) started to receive the 2014/2015 first year students on 15th Septmebr, 2014 at 7.00am. The college registered over 900 first year students, which is the largest number of students who have ever been admitted in the college in one cohort. The registration exercise had been simplified, save to the University's adoption of ICT in service delivery.

In the registration exercise, students went through the following quick procedures all in one station;

1. Confirmation of fee payment and receipting

2. Confirmation of room allocation

3. Taking of student ID photograph and signature

4. Course registration in the two faculties within the registration venue

5. Submission of medical documents

6. Signing of nominal roll

7. Registration with student clubs and societies

 

You can download orientation programme in Ms Word or PDF.



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CAVS - 8-4-4 LT
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Wellcome Trust funding supports the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities, with the aim of improving human and animal health. They offer a wide variety of funding schemes, including Investigator Awards, fellowships and Strategic Awards, and also support several major initiatives. Click on this for more information.

 



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OHCEA - FOVM CAVS
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Dr. Yilma Kebede, Senior Program Officer for Agricultural Development at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, USA, on Tuesday, 10/9/2014 visited The Seed Enterprise Management Institute (SEMIs) at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS), University of Nairobi.



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SEMIs, CAVS
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Although African Leafy Vegetables have been recognized as contributing to food and nutrition security among rural poor, availability of seed continues to be a challenge. The University of Nairobi, in collaboration with KARI Mtwapa is conducting a participatory seed bulking of select superior local accessions of cowpea among women farmers in Kilifi County.

 

Prof. Hutchinson with farmers at Kilifi County

The project is being conducted under the KAPAP Project “Enhancing Production, Value Addition and Marketing of Indigenous Vegetables (cowpea, spider plant, nightshades, amaranth, pumpkin), French Beans and Mushroom Products among Smallholder Farmers in Kenya” for a 3 year period from 2011-2014 by the University of Nairobi and other partners. The University of Nairobi is focusing on the cowpea value chain under the leadership of Prof. Agnes Wakesho Mwang’ombe and coordination of Prof. Margaret Jesang Hutchinson.



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Kilifi County
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One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) is a network of 14 schools of Public Health and Veterinary Medicine in 6 central and eastern African countries (Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda). OHCEA recently received research funding for an EcoHealth Chair on on Human and Animal Health in Protected Ecosystems of Central and Eastern Africa. The EcoHealth approach emphasizes working with all stakeholders in identifying health vulnerabilities in communities using participatory methodologies. The research area is at the human-animal-wildlife interface in fishing enclaves and cattle keeping communities inside Queen Elizabeth National Park. OHCEA is seeking to hire a full time Project Field Manager to be based in Kasese, Uganda.  The individual is required to work with very minimum supervision.

Job Purposes: To undertake planning, development and delivery of field based project activities in and around Queen Elizabeth National Park, Southwestern Uganda.

Reporting to: EcoHealth Chair and Project Leader of the IDRC funded Ecohealth project.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES



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Kasese, Uganda
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Applications are invited from orphaned undergraduate students for the Chinese Ambassador Scholarship. Applicants should meet the following criteria;
1. Registered needy students.
2. Excellent academic record.
3. Individual of impeccable character.
4. Non- beneficiary of any other scholarship in the
previous academic year.
5. Full time student of the University of Nairobi.
Applications should be accompanied by an application form, copies of the national and university identity cards, certified death certificates and academic transcripts.
The application form can be accessed at www.studentsadvisor.uonbi.ac.ke  and be handed at the office of the Special Student Advisor by Monday, September 15, 2014 at 4.00pm.
For more information, click here.


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Kasese, Uganda
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The University of Nairobi 51st graduation ceremony was held on 29th August, 2014. The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) graduating students participated in the the ceremony held at the University's Chancellor's Court. The ceremony was presided over by Dr. Vijoo Rattansi, The University of Nairobi Chancellor.

PhD Graduands from CAVS step forward for confirmend of their degrees

In total CAVS graduated six PhD students and of these four are from Faculty of Agriculture and two are from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

Faculty of Agriculture:

1.      Othieno, Joseph Ojou

2.      Tumwet, Teresa Ngeywa

3.      Magomere, Titus Obidi

4.      Mutonyi, Jonathan

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine:

1.      Kamanja, Irene Thiguku

2.      Muthee, John Kaunga

 



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UoN Chancellor's Court
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CAVS - Upper Kabete
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This is to inform all that SEMIs is currently conducting a short course in Seed Quality Assurance and Seed Enterprise Quality Management that started on 10th August, 2014. The course will take two weeks and is expected to end on 23rd August, 2014. View the training schedule in PPT or in PDF. For more information, contact the following;



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CAVS - Upper Kabete
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The Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology is looking for part-time lecturers to assist in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Food Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science and Technology and Food Safety and Quality during the academic year 2014/15. Holders of Masters and/or PhD level degrees are encouraged to apply by end of business on Friday, August 22, 2014. Click this link to view more details; http://foodtech.uonbi.ac.ke/node/2264.



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DFSNT - CAVS
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The University of Nairobi Chancellor, Dr. (Mrs) Vijoo Rattansi finally visited the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences on Monday, 4th August, 2014. She was accompanied by the University Council Chairman, Dr. Idle Omar Farah, The Vice Chancellor, Prof. G.A.O. Magoha, The DVC (A & F), Prof. P. M. F Mbithi, The DVC (AA), Prof. H. W. Mutoro, The DVC (SA),  Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Principal CAVS, Prof. A. W. Mwang’ombe, Principals of other UoN Colleges, Deputy Principals of Campuses, CAVS College Management Board Members, CAVS College Academic Board Members and other University Senior Staff.

The UoN Chancellor, Dr. (Mrs) Vijoo Rattansi - Center, signing visitor’s book at the Principal’s Office

This was her inaugural visit to the college since her appointment as the UoN Chancellor. The entire CAVS fraternity was pleased to host the Chancellor in her familiarization visit to the College and looks forward to receiving the her again in the nearest future. Karibu tena Madam Chancellor.

Read this in Ms Word or PDF. Click to View event programme.

Click to view event photos.

 



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DFSNT - CAVS
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The University of Nairobi emerged the best University in East and Central Africa once more. This is according to the Second Edition (July, 2014) of Webometrics ranking of universities across the world which placed The University of Nairobi at Position 9 in Africa and position 907 world wide. The University retained the same position in the Africa Universities ranking but improved signficantly in the Worldwide ranking from position 1167 in the January 2014 edition to position 907. In the whole World, Harvard University topped the list while The University of Cape Town (South Africa) topped the list in Africa. In East Africa, the University of Nairobi was followed by Uganda’s Makerere University at position 13 and in Kenya, Kenyatta University followed in position 2 and in position 22 in Africa.

The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences fraternity is proud to be associated with this sterling perfornance of the University of Nairobi.

Click to view the list of Top Africa Universities.

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Webometric Ranking
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The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences is now set to receive our University Chancellor on Monday, 4th August, 2014. Preparations went on a high notch yesterday as the College Management Board led by the College Principal; Prof. Agnes W. Mwang’ombe toured all key facilities in the college just to ensure that all will be well on the day D.

Dr. (Mrs) Vijoo Rattansi, The Chancellor - University of Nairobi

Accompanied by the University’s Executive UMB, the Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi (Mrs) will carry her first familiarization tour of the college from 11.00am to 5.00pm. The entire college fraternity takes this earliest opportunity to welcome the Chancellor to the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences. Karibu sana our Chancellor.

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Click to view CMB pre-chancellor’s tour inspection photographs.

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College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences
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Upper Kabete Field Station Vegetable Shop
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The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences CMB members successfully negotiated the 2014/2015 Performance Contracting (PC) with the UoN PC Secretariat on 28/7/2014.

Prof. A. W. Mwang'ombe, Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences
with Mr. Musyoka, PC secretariat and CMB members

Click to view more photos of the event.



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CCU - Main Campus
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This is to inform all that the CAVS Newsletter, July - December 2013 edition is now out. Click to read the newsletter online.



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CCU - Main Campus
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Dr. J.Wafula Aleri (left), a lecturer at the Department of Clinical Studies has been named this year’s winner of the Gustav Rosenberger Young scientist Cattle award. The Gustav Rosenberger Memorial Fund (GRMF) is an international award in tribute to Dr Gustav Rosenberger and is related to the World Association for Buiatrics. The award was initiated, with the objective to ‘further improve bovine medicine at an international level and to stimulate bovine research in its broadest sense’. To realize that objective, bovine scientists have been awarded by grants and prizes, mainly being young scientists.

 

Dr. J.Wafula Aleri (3rd left) with other Researchers at The University of Melbourne 



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The University of Melbourne, Austraria
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Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Arts, Dr. Hassan Wario giving a speech during the FASU closing ceremony.

The 7th All Africa University Games officially came to an end on 17th July 2014 at a closing ceremony held at the University of Nairobi (UoN) Sports Grounds, where more than 13 countries from different parts of Africa and 500 athletes had participated.  



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The University of Melbourne, Austraria
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CAVS, Upper Kabete
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This is to inform all prospective College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences students that the September admissions for various Certificate, Diploma, undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes are on progress. These programs are offered in face-to-face and ODEL modes.

For more information, contact the deans and director offices as follows;

1. Dean, Faculty of Agriculture

Email: deanagric@uonbi.ac.ke

Tel: +254 020 2181354

website: Click to view the Faculty of Agriculture Website

 

2. Dean, Faculty of veterinary Medicine

Email: dean_vet@uonbi.ac.ke

Tel: +254 020-2181370

website: Click to view the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Website

 

3. Director, WMIPES

Email: wmi@uonbi.ac.ke   

Tel: +254 20 2506448

website: Click to view WMIPES Website  

 

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College of agriculture and Veterinary Sciences
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The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) had set a target to plant 20,000 tree seedlings of mainly indigenous species in the year 2013/2014. In the two tree planting seasons, i.e. October-November 2013 and April-June 2014, the College in partnership with various collaborating institutions and carried out an intense tree planting programme at various locations mainly on the University land. This aimed to contribute towards a ‘Green Cleaner Environment’, which was the year’s theme in tree planting and other environmental sustainability activities.

Staff and students planting trees at Kanyariri Veterinary Farm - UoN

A total of 20,198 trees seedlings were planted.

Click to view in Ms Word, or in PDF the various occasions and sites where the trees were planted.

Read story also on CAVS Blog.



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CAVS - Upper Kabete
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You can access Versity Focus on CAVS website. Click on the image below to read it.



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Main Campus
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The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) website champions were today trained on website content upload and management. Twenty one (21) participants drawn from the various departments and units, each in charge of managing a department/unit's website were trained. The main objective of the training was to equip the staff with the requisite skills needed in implementing the new ICT Centre's strategies for improving UoN's webometric ranking.

A section of the website champions who participated in the training

The training was organized and conducted by the College Chief ICT Officer in-Charge, Mr. Mulwa P. Kyalo  assisted by ICT officers from ICT Centre namely Mr. Brian Abook (Snr. ICT Officer - Web Communications) and Mr. Cedric Odera (Website Administrator). The College Librarian, Mr. Mugo H had an opportunity to give a short presentation on UoN Digital Repository.

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CAVS, 8-4-4 Computer Laboratory
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The University’s attention is drawn to an SMS from 20133 that is circulating to students and members of staff informing that classes have been cancelled on July 7, 2014.

This is to inform all students and members of staff that academic programmes and all other activities at the University of Nairobi are proceeding normally. 



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CAVS, 8-4-4 Computer Laboratory
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Experts from different fields related to Seed Enterprise Management between 2nd and 6th July 2014 at Great Rift Valley Lodge and Resort reviewed curriculum for Short Course in Seed production; seed quality assurance & process management; seed drying, processing and storage; seed marketing & business management.

Prof. A. W. Mwang'ombe, Principal CAVS, Prof. F. Olubayo, Prof. G. Chemining'wa Pay Attention to Dr. Mbuge in one of Small Workgroups

SEMIs is an initiative under the Programme for Africa’s Seed Systems (PASS) in AGRA. The hosting institution is the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi in the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection.

Prof. F. Olubayo making opening remarks and overview of SEMIs Training Modules

Click to view event video



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Great Rift Valley Lodge and Resort - Naivasha
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Dr. George Ooko Abong’ has been nominated as one of this years’ IUFoST Young Scientist Award winners invited by the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) to participate in Global Food Safety Partnership meetings, taking place on August 14 and 15, 2014, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and facilitated by the World Bank in conjunction with the IUFoST 17th World Congress of Food Science and Technology (World Food Congress) taking place from August 17th to 21st, 2014.



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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Today Prof. Agnes Mwang’ombe, Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) led guests from Total Kenya, UoN staff and students in planting trees over 2,000 Indigenous Medicinal Plants at the Biopark in the Field Station. The occasion was graced by the Managing Director Total, Kenya Ms. Ada Eze. The Park is part of the University’s effort in conserving the environment to mitigate against adverse effects of climate change. The Park will be important in conserving indigenous medicinal plants some which are in danger of extinction.

Prof. A. W. Mwang'ombe, CAVS Principal plants a tree

The Managing Director Total, Kenya Ms. Ada Eze

This is the second tree planting event in the same park this year with the first one done on 28th May, 2014 in an occassion graced by Prof. I. Jumba, Principal, College of Education and External Studies.

Click to view this news item in Ms Word or in PDF.

Click to view event Photos or Video.



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UNI-BIOPARK, FIELD STATION - UPPER KABETE
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The 7th FASU, 2014 Mascot. The event aims to project Kenya as a pillar of sports in Africa.

The 7th Federation of African University Games (FASU) 2014 has been officially launched. The launching was done at the University of Nairobi’s Chancellor’s Court early this morning.  



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Chancellors Court
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The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences in collaboration Total Kenya will be planting Indigenous Medicinal plants at the University Bio-Park located at the Field Station, Upper Kabete. The event is scheduled to take place on Friday, 27th June, 2014 from 9.00am.



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Uni-Bio Park, Field Station, Upper Kabete
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All College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences staff and students were on Wednesday, 25th June, 2014 sensitized on Gender Main Streaming Activities in the University of Nairobi. The sensitization workshop was held at the 8.4.4 Lecture Threatre. The key speaker was Dr. Jane Wambui Nganga from the Centre for Women Studies, UNiversity of Nairobi.

Click to view the presentation in Powerpoint or in PDF.



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8.4.4 LECTURE THEATRE
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The VC, Prof. Magoha, DVC (RPE) Prof. Irungu and CAVS Principal, Prof. A. Mwang'ombe and Other Members of Staff Follow the Education Session at CAVS

The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Science members of staff were today taken through the Retirement Planning and the new NSSF Act in a University of Nairobi Pensions Members Education Session conducted by the University of Nairobi Pension Scheme trustees. Present in the education day were the Vice Chancelor,  Prof. G.A.O. Magoha, Deputy Vice chancelor (A & F), Prof. F. P. Mbithi, Deputy Vice chancelor (RPE), Prof. L. Irungu, teaching and non-teaching members of staff.

You can download the presentations from the links below:

1. Presentation from the University of Nairobi Pension Scheme Chairman

2. Presentation by Shera Noorbhai.

Click to read on PPT. PDF.DOC



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CAVS - 8-4-4 LT
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The Seed Enterprise Management Institute (SEMIs) completed two weeks training workshops on 7th June, 2014. The first training workshop on Seed Production was conducted between 25th May, 2014 and 31st May, 2014.

Prof. A. W. Mwang'ombe, Principal CAVS and Prof. F. Olubayo, SEMIs pose for a group photos with the trainees

The second training workshop on Seed Drying, Processing and Storage for African Seed Company Practitioners was conducted between 1st June 2014 and 7th June, 2014. The trainings targeted seed company personnel and focused on instilling skills that are pertinent in seed production, drying, processing and storage.

Click to view SEMIS

Click to view Workshop Photographs.

Click to view PPT,PDF,DOC



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CAVS - 8-4-4 LT
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Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi, the Deputy Vice Chancellor - Administration & Finance (3rd Right) taken through the CRMIS computer verification process by ICT Officials



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Central Exam Center, Chiromo
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UoN Vice Chancellor, Prof. Magoha giving his speech to the staff members. The meeting was meant to strategize on additional ways of further bonding the work relationship between staff members.

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Millennium Hall
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Prof. Isaac Jumba, Principal CEES, who represented the UMB watering a tree he had just planted

The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences on 28th May, 2014 planted two thousand (2,000) indigenous medicinal trees at the Uni-Biopark located at the Field Station, Upper Kabete.

Prof. A. W. Mwang'ombe, Principal CAVS planting a tree

The event was graced by Prof. Isaac Jumba, Principal in the College of Education and External Studies who represented the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Agnes W. Mwang’ombe, Principal College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Representatives from Standard Chartered Bank – UK Branch, Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), staff and students.



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Uni-BioPark, Upper Kabete Field Station
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University of Nairobi ICT members of staff during the tree planting event in Chiromo.

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More tree planting galleries plus videos attached.



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Chiromo
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Each workshop will take ONE (1) week.



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Chiromo
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The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences is pleased to announce a tree planting event with a focus on indigineous medicinal trees that will take place on 28th May, 2014 at the Uni-Biopark site, Upper Kabete, UoN starting from 10.00am. This event is a collaboration between CAVS and Total Eco-Challenge Programme.

You are invited to participate in creating a unique biodiversity at CAVS.

Click to view more

Click to download the event programme.



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Uni-Biopark, CAVS
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One (1) day and one (1) week old indigeneous chicks are available for sale at the Upper Kabete Fieldstation and in the Department of Animal Production. 

Prices:

  1. One day old - Ksh. 100/=
  2. One week old - Ksh. 150/=

One Week Old Chicks for Sale @ Ksh. 150/=

 

Breeding cocks are also available for sale each at Ksh. 900/=. The cocks can be processed for meat by order.

Breeding Cock Available for Sale @ Ksh. 150/=

Click to view more photographs of the Chicks and the Cocks.

For more information contact: Pauline (Field Station)@0722-587-021 and Mr. Kanyi (Animal Production)@0722453123.



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CAVS Field Station and Department of Animal Production
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The Principal CAVS, Prof. Agnes W. Mwang'ombe receives the award of the most improved college from the UoN Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi

The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences was awarded a tropy for being the MOST IMPROVED college as per the 2012/2013 Performance Contracting results. The Performance Contracting results for the years 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 were released in a ceremony held today, 14th May, 2014 at the Main Campus.



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Main Campus
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University of Nairobi prospective students during the 5th Open Day event held at the Great Court- Main Campus.

The 5th University of Nairobi Open Day ended successfully. The event, which commenced on May 8th to 10th at the Great Court- Main Campus, was meant to create an open forum of interaction between the University and its clients and inform the public on programmes and services offered by the University.



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Great Court- Main Campus
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This is to notify all our prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students that applications for admission in in various degree programmes for the September, 2014 intake is going on. For more inforamation contact:

1. Dean, Faculty of Agriculture - deanagric@uonbi.ac.ke

2. Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences - dean_vet@uonbi.ac.ke

3. Director, Wangari Maathai Institute of Peace and Enviromental Studies - wmi@uonbi.ac.ke 

All are welcome to apply.



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Great Court- Main Campus
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Our guests, prospective high school students, in a past open day function at the University of Nairobi Main Campus.  

The 5th University of Nairobi Open Day is scheduled for May 8th - 10th, 2014 at the Great Court, Main Campus.  This will be the fifth time the event is being held since the concept was pioneered in 2008 to create an open forum of interaction between the University and its clients.



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Great Court- Main Campus
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Upper Kabete Field Station and Main Campus
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CAVS Tree Planting Ceremony Chief Guest, Dr. John Omiti, the Executive Director- KIPPRA, watering a Green Heart Tree which he planted during the event at Kanyariri

This morning, CAVS, in conjunction with other stakeholders, successfully conducted a Tree Planting ceremony at Veterinary Farm (Kanyariri) in a bid to conserve the environment and preserve its aesthetic value. The event, whose theme was Greener Cleaner Environment, saw the college plant more than 5000 tree seedlings; making the total count to be approximately above 120,000 since the inception of this noble exercise thanks to CAVS Tree Committee.  

The master of ceremony, Prof. P.K Gathumbi, noted that the event was in concurrence with the core values of the college that emphasize on conservation of the environment as enshrined under Article 69 in Kenya’s constitution. In representing the CAVS Principal, Prof. Gathumbi appreciated the presence of KIPPRA, KEFRI, ILRI, KARI and ICRISAT as collaborating institutions. Similarly, he acknowledged that the noble constitutional activity was a success with the blessing of the University of Nairobi.



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Kanyariri Veterinary Farm, CAVS
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This year's CAVS first tree planting ceremony will be held at Kanyariri Veterinary Farm on Friday, 4th April, 20014 starting from 10.00am.

All are welcome.



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Kanyariri Vet Farm
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University of Nairobi Student Google Ambassadors pausing for a photo outside Taifa Hall

Google Africa team performed their prestigious Africa Connected event at the University of Nairobi’s Taifa Hall this morning. The event is an initiative by Google and partners to promote the value of the web in the lives of the people of Africa by sharing success stories powered by the web.



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Taifa Hall
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Over the weekend the University of Nairobi; College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (UoN-CAVS) registered two wins as the Universities and Colleges Football League (UCFL) entered the seventh round over the weekend. Cavs capitalised on home ground advantage to beat Nairobi Institute of Business Studies (Nibs Ruiru) 2-0 in their first match of the weekend. Joseph Gacheru opened the score line after 28 minutes of play to give the home team a 1-0 lead by the breather. The newcomers went to the half-time break with the 1-0 lead but luck was on their side when Joseph Thuku scored their second after an hour mark.



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Taifa Hall
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Dr. Jane Ambuko (Principal Investigator/Innovation Champion) Presenting Proof of Concept Award to Prof. A. Mwang'ombe, Principal, CAVS

 

The award was given for a research project titled ‘Innovative Cooling Option for Smallholder Farmers’. The project is funded by the USAID under the Kenya Feed the Future Innovation Engine(KFIE).The project is a collaborative initiative involving various partners in Kenya and USA. The University of Nairobi is the lead institution with team members including Dr. Jane Ambuko (Principal Investigator/Innovation Champion, Prof. Margaret Hutchinson (Team member), Ms. Nancy Kemunto (Field Manager) and Mr. Oscar SalimWanyama (Field Manager). Other partners include Dr. Willis Owino (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology), Dr. Lusike Wasilwa (Kenya Agricultural Research Institute), Ms Britta Hansen (HortCRSP), Prof. Michael Reid (University of California Davis) and Mr. Ron Khosla (Store-it-cold). The University of Nairobi is the only public institution that was awarded in this wave. The project is funded under the proof of concept (Phase I) stage with potential to be scaled up tothe roll-out phase (Phase II).

The goal of the Coolbot project is to provide poor smallholder horticultural farmers with an alternative low-cost cold storage option. Why cold storage? Horticultural commodities are very highly perishable with a very short shelf life. For smallholder farmers, this means that they have to harvest and sell the commodities immediately. If they do not get markets for their produce, the produce goes to waste.



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Taifa Hall
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The Principal, Prof. A. Mwang'ombe Presenting certificates of participation to the team members after the martch

 

This year's Prof. Mwang'ombe's Bull Match was played on Friday, 28/3/2014 at the College's football field. The annual event pits two football teams drawn from the college's two faculties; Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The Friday's match ended up in a draw, however, a winner of the bull was to be determined under all circumstances. This called for the winner to be determined through penalties that saw the Faculty of Agriculture team emerge the winner.

While addressing the players and other students after the match, the Principal, Prof. A. Mwang'ombe thanked the students for the team spirit and calmness they exhibited throughout the match. She encouraged the students to have the same spirit in their stay in the University of Nairobi and put more effort in their studies. She thereafter presented a tropy to the winning team and certificates of participation to all participants. On their part, the students thanked the Principal for the support she has tireless offered to the team and they promised to work hard both in sports and academics.

Present during the match were the College's acting Registrar, Mrs. E. Ngunga, the college sports & games officer in charge, Mrs. R. Marete, College ICT Officer in Charge, Mr. P. Mulwa, among other members of staff.

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CAVS SPORTS GROUND
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Departments of Animal Production and Vet Farm
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Mrs. Margret Adura in her office.

When walking into the ICT Center, you will certainly bump into young individuals actively learning and using modern-day technological devices in research activities. Every so often, it becomes challenging for guests to distinguish students from young staff members and it is this kind of atmosphere makes it easy to notice Mrs. Margret Adura Nyagoha; the ICT Center’s exceptional grandmother figure.



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Departments of Animal Production and Vet Farm
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CAVS today hosted delegates from  Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi, The delegation had an opportunity to meet the college management led by the acting Principal, Prof. Michael Okoth, the two faculty deans, chairmen of departments, college registrar among others. Issues of collaboration between UoN and LUANAR were discussed. View visit image gallery.

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College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences
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ICTC members of staff during their meeting in the boardroom.

ICT staff members from all campuses held a special meeting at the ICT centre in Chiromo campus.



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College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences
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The University of Nairobi has beat stiff competition to emerge as the best university in East and Central Africa.



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College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences
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The College continues to focus on clean, green environment and providing specific places one can enjoy a cool breeze. It is this committment that made staff and students to participate in a tree planting event on Saturday 23rd November 2013 at Ngong Field Station.



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NGONG FIELD STATION
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The Kanyariri Tree Planting event took place on Wednesday, 20th November 2013 as planned.  During tree planting, 5,000 indigenous tree seedlings were planted along the river banks to protect the riverine which is the end of the vet farm.



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KANYARIRI FARM
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In this year's Nairobi International trade fair, the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences again had an excellent performance that exceed last year. A total of 125 prizes and   19   trophies   were won in the livestock, Poultry, Farm produce and rabbits that were exhibited in the trade fair. This performance was exceptional as we won trophies for the rabbits and indigenous chicken for the first time. Read more on the performance in the various categories. Click to view Certificates awarded.



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Jamhuri NITF Grounds, Nairobi
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844 LECTURE THEATRE
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Internship Opportunities with DLCI

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FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
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UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

College of Agriculture and veterinary sciences

Faculty of Agriculture

 

PUBLIC LECTURE!!!     PUBLIC LECTURE!!!     PUBLIC LECTURE!!!

Topic

Integrating Smallholder Farmers in Africa into Global Agro-Food Chains

Speaker



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844 LECTURER THEATRE
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There will be 4th year FND oral attachement presentation on October 17th, 2014. All are wellcome. Click to view details



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DFSNT AMPI THEATRE
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The Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology is looking for part-time lecturers to assist in teaching undergraduate degree programmes in Food Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science and Technology during the academic year 2014/15. Click for more details.



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Department of Food Science
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The Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology is looking for  a part-time lecturer to assist in teaching undergraduate degree programmes in Food Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science and Technology during the academic year 2014/15.Click to view



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Department of Food Science
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The Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology is looking for part-time lecturers to assist in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Food Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science and Technology and Food Safety and Quality during the academic year 2014/15. Holders of Masters and/or PhD level degrees are encouraged to apply by end of business on Friday, August 22, 2014. Click to view the advert.



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DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE NUTRITION AND TECHNOLOGY
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The Department of Food science, Nutrition and Technology continues to train high quality graduate and post-graduate students each year while fulfilling one of its core mandates in the world. Towards this end, the department has continued to competitively attract research grants both locally and internationally where most of the post-graduate students get their sponsorship to further their studies. Some of the projects with specific students are summarized herein.



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Department of FSNT
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Dr. George Ooko Abong’ has been nominated as one of this years’ IUFoST Young Scientist Award winners invited by the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) to participate in Global Food Safety Partnership meetings, taking place on August 14 and 15, 2014, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and facilitated by the World Bank in conjunction with the IUFoST 17th World Congress of Food Science and Technology (World Food Congress) taking place from August 17th to 21st, 2014.  



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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Dr. George Abong’ attended this years’ Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) LEAD 360 leadership training and conference at the New Orleans, L, USA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Abong’ during panel interview, a group work session and right is Mr. Njenga during celebrations

He was part of the last years’ group of trainees who were called back to learn as well as induct new participants into the food science leadership arena after last years’ excellent performance. 



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New Orleans,USA
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Irene Njoki Nganga defended her MSc. Thesis in Land and Water Management on 21st October 2014. Ms. Nganga research topic was “Effect of Cattle Grazing and Age of Bamas on Invertebrate Biodiversity in Savanna Ecosystem, Northern Kenya”

 

 

 

 



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Faculty of Agriculture
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The International Training Course on Organic Agriculture (ITCOA) is a programme that seeks to train students on the key principles and practices of Organic Agriculture (OA) and enabling them to gain theoretical and practical innovation management, knowledge and skills. This year applicants went through competitive selection which included: filling an application letter, essay writing and oral interview. Among other 40 students from different countries, I got admission into the programme to represent my country.

This year’s theme was: Sustainably Food Secure - Organic Agriculture and Vision 2040. The training involved intensive e-learning programme prior to the field work. Students were required to read through sent material and answer questions on OA based on their own countries. A blog was created and this provided a platform for interaction with other students and to gain an overview on the state of OA in respective countries.



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Makerere University, Uganda
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Mwanyumba Patrick Mwambi defended his PhD thesis in Dryland Resource Management on 6th October, 2014.  Mr. Mwambi's  research topic was  “Trade, Herd Dynamics, Utilization and Value Addition of Indigenous Livestock of North Eastern Kenya”.

 

 

 

 

Koech Oscar Kipchirchir  defended his PhD thesis in Dryland Resource Management on 13th October, 2014.  Mr. Koech's  research topic was  Comparative Growth and Interspecific Competition Responses of Six Range Grasses to Varrying Soil Moisture Content in Kenyan Rangelands”



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Faculty of Agriculture
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Karibu! Karibu! LARMAT. First  year students  2014/2015 , BSC Range Management and BSC Management of Agroecosystems and Environment. The 1st year students were welcomed by their Lectures , Technical staff and other fellow students in 2nd to 4th year, Masters and PhD programmes.

 

 



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Dept. of LARMAT
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The department of Land Resources Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) in Collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Drylands Ecosystems (CSDES) held a successful 3 days curricula review workshop from 24th to 26th September 2014 at Morendat Training and Conference Centre, Naivasha.

The aim of the workshop was to review four programs being offered in the department of LARMAT. The programs reviewed were; PhD. Dryland Resource Management, M.Sc. Land and Water, M.Sc. Range Management, B.Sc. Range Management. The participants also developed a new diploma program Dryland agriculture.



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Morendat Training and Conference Centre, Naivasha
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CSDES in collaboration with  the Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology and Plant Science & Crop Protection, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi conducted a three  day farmers’ training in Yatta Sub-county at Christian Impact Mission (CIM) centre on 10th – 12th September, 2014 managed Bishop Masika. Facilitators were Dr. Kathumo & Alice Ruto and Mr. Musembi.

The farmers were trained on the following:



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Dept. of LARMAT
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Dr. Fredrick O. Ayuke, Senior Lecturer-Soil Biology, in this Department has won a Postdoctoral Scholarship from Swedish Institute (SI) for research work at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ecology with Professor Jan Legerlöf.  The Scholarship Programme runs for a period of 12 months-1st september 2014 to 31st August 2015.

 

 

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Swedish Institute (SI)
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Chairman, Staff and the students in the Department of LARMAT wish to congratulate Prof. M. M. Nyangito on his appointment as Associate Professor in the department. 

We are happy as a department to be associated with the recent promotion.  This is a demonstration of the growing professional capacity in the department.  Prof. Nyangito is currently the Manager of Strategic management Unit, Upper Kabete under the student Welfare Association (SWA)

This is what he said after the achievement:



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Dept. of LARMAT
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Farm Input Promotions Africa (FIPS-Africa) is a not-for-profit organization that specializes in dissemination of the appropriate farm inputs to farmers in East and Southern Africa. FIPS-Africa is funded by the USAID for a period of five years to build climate change resilience and to ensure food security among small-holder farmers in Kenya through improved agricultural practices and innovative technologies. The FIPS-Africa Program aims to reach out to 56,000 poor and vulnerable households in Feed the Future focus Counties, namely Busia, Siaya, Makueni, Embu, Machakos and Kitui areas of Kenya. The Program will have an impact on 336,000 beneficiaries upon completion, through its innovative interventions that utilize Village-based Advisors to disseminate information on appropriate agronomic practices.



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FIPS-AFRICA
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PhD. and MSc. students in the Department present their

Research Proposal's today - 21st August 2014 to their

supervisors and fellow student's.

A total of 3 PhD and 7 MSc Students from various degree programmes presented their proposals...

 

 

 

 



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LARMAT ROOM 206
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Conference Announcement 

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For More info...Contact the Dept. Chairman
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The University of Nairobi third year students, in the Faculty of Agriculture, were competitively selected and invited to participate in the International Training Course on Organic Agriculture (ITCOA) annually held between  July 10th – 31stat Makerere University, Uganda. The aim of the ITCOA is to expose students in their third year of study to new and different perspectives on relevant knowledge and process skills on organic agriculture within an interdisciplinary learning environment.

 

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UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE & VETERINARY SCIENCES

 

Faculty of Agriculture

Regional PhD Programme in Dryland Resource Management

Applications are invited for admission to the regional PhD programme (Dryland Resource Management) offered at the University of Nairobi, Kenya for the 2014/2015 academic year.

The Application Forms can be downloaded from http://www.uonbi.ac.ke/admission/graduate

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LARMAT
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Dr Laban MacOpiyo of LARMAT Leads a Field Assessment Team to Marsabit and Isiolo Counties for the Waterhole Monitoring Project.

Dr. Laban MacOpiyo led a team from the University of Nairobi (UoN) and Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to undertake extensive field activities in the counties of Isiolo and Marsabit for the Waterhole monitoring project.

The waterhole monitoring project is a surface water resources monitoring project that is being implemented in the pastoral areas of Kenya to provide near real-time analysis of the variations in depth and status of watering pans and dams across the country.  The aim is to provide critical early warning information on the conditions of water pans and dams in terms of available water for livestock and human use. The monitoring process involves application of several technologies including remote sensing, site monitoring using mobile phones and modelling.

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LARMAT
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UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI INVOLVED IN SYSTEM FOR LAND-BASED EMISSIONS ESTIMATION FOR KENYA (SLEEK) PROJECT

Three Scientists (Dr. Richard Onwonga, PI/Head of Team; Dr. Stephen Mureithi and Dr. Judith Mbau) from the Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) are involved in a multi-sector project titled System for Land-based Emissions Estimation in Kenya (SLEEK). SLEEK is a data and modelling system to track emissions and removals of greenhouse gases for the land sector. SLEEK will enable Kenya to report its land sector emissions, engage in carbon markets and evaluate different land use scenarios for sustainable development.

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LARMAT
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The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS), Department of Plant Science and Crop protection, University of Nairobi, in collaboration with University of Sydney, will conduct a one week post-harvest Management Training workshop of Maize, Rice and Legumes at the Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel, Nairobi and the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Kabete Campus from 10th -14th November 2014. This is the third course of the programme being run under this collaboration, the first one having been done in October, 2012. The programme is led by Prof. Florence Olubayo of the Department of Plant science and Crop Protection. Other collaborating Institutions in the Training programme include, University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana.



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 Attached please find the MSC AGRONOMY (ODL)FIRST SEMESTER FACE-TO-FACE SESSION TIME TABLE



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Attached please find  MSc ARM ODL Semester Schedule



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Attached please find the 2014-2015-2016 ODL MSc Crop Protection Semester Schedule(3)



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Attached please find ODL MSc Crop Protection Semester 1 Time Tables_Mid & End Semester Face-to-face session_2014-2015(2)



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attached please find Teaching Timetable - ARM ODL 2013-2014_Mid & End Semester Face-to-face sessions(2)



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                                                          Background
I was invited to attend two meetings
I. The ACTESA/COMESA regional communication workshop (18-19th August 2014)
II. COP-MOP7 preparatory meeting (20th August 2014)
In both case, I attended the meetings as a stakeholder and an expert in biotechnology and biosafety.
1. The ACTESA/COMESA Regional Communication Workshop
The regional consultative and communications workshop on biotechnology and biosafety workshop was organized by Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), through its specialized agency, the Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Central Africa (ACTESA), and in collaboration of the Ministry of Environment and Forest (FDR) Ethiopia. This was a follow-up to the 32nd Meeting of the Council of Ministers in February 2014, where the COMESA Policy on Biotechnology and Biosafety was adopted, taking into account the sovereign right of each Member State.The goal of the workshop was to raise awareness on the developments to date of the COMESA Biotech and Biosafety Policy approval as well as allow member states to discuss on the next steps towards implementation of the regional policy.



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Agriculture is the mainstay of most African economies and directly contributes about 26% of the GDP annually and another 25% indirectly in most East African countries. The sector accounts for about 65% of total exports in Eastern Africa and provides more than 70% per cent of informal employment in the rural areas. However, food and nutritional security still remain a major challenge. Farmers mainly practice subsistence crop production using inferior quality seed of low yielding crop varieties. The region requires breeders who are responsive to farmers’ needs and who have the skills to apply modern and participatory approaches to crop breeding, especially for those crops that are particularly important in
Africa.



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Bioversity International: research for development in agricultural and forest biodiversity

 Research proposal writing courses

Many African farmers, especially in marginal areas, rely on neglected and underutilized species (NUS) for their livelihoods. But the commercialization of NUS is constrained by a weak knowledge base, poorly developed value chains and inadequate capacity and policies. Often, bottlenecks require biophysical and socio-economic research to generate new knowledge that value chain actors can apply to increase sales and profits.

The project ‘Strengthening capacities and informing policies for developing value chains of neglected and underutilized crops in Africa’,  through a grant from the EU-ACP Science & Technology programme, is seeking to develop such research capacity.

Bioversity International, the International Foundation for Science (IFS) and our partners now offer young African scientists training in the art of developing research project proposals that solve problems related to the value chains of Bambara groundnut and amaranth in particular, and NUS in general.

This Call for Research Applications is focused on the value chains of priority NUS plants in three sub-regions: Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, and West Africa, respectively. We are interested in applications that focus on:

  1. The value chains of two target crops:  Bambara groundnut and amaranth (grain or vegetable). Preference will be given to applicants working on these crops.
  2. Priority species of NUS plants, as identified at two regional workshops in 2010 (please refer to the call).
  3. Other NUS plants of national/regional importance.

Three regional courses will be held, targeting scientists in eligible countries only (see table below).



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CHAK Guest House and Conference Centre - Waiyaki Way
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The Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection urgently requires part-time lecturer in Mathematics to teach the First Year Students during the September 2014 to January 2015. You are kindly requested to apply. Click to download ful advert.

For more details contact;

Prof. George Chemining'wa



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CHAK Guest House and Conference Centre - Waiyaki Way
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CHAK Guest House and Conference Centre - Waiyaki Way
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Attached pleese find MSC ARM ODL Time table



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CHAK Guest House and Conference Centre - Waiyaki Way
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CHAK Guest House and Conference Centre - Waiyaki Way
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CHAK Guest House and Conference Centre - Waiyaki Way
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CHAK Guest House and Conference Centre - Waiyaki Way
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Please find the attached first semester teaching time-table.



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CHAK Guest House and Conference Centre - Waiyaki Way
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Please find the attached first semester teaching time-table for Horticulture



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CHAK Guest House and Conference Centre - Waiyaki Way
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Please find the attached MSc seed technology



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CHAK Guest House and Conference Centre - Waiyaki Way
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Please find the attached MSc ODL Crop Protection time-table



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CHAK Guest House and Conference Centre - Waiyaki Way
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Please find the attached first semester teaching time-table
 



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CHAK Guest House and Conference Centre - Waiyaki Way
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CHAK Guest House and Conference Centre - Waiyaki Way
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Attached find  diploma first semester teaching timetable
 



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CHAK Guest House and Conference Centre - Waiyaki Way
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CHAK Guest House and Conference Centre - Waiyaki Way
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Although African Leafy Vegetables have been recognized as contributing to food and nutrition security among rural poor, availability of seed continues to be a challenge. The University of Nairobi, in collaboration with KARI Mtwapa is conducting a participatory seed bulking of select superior local accessions of cowpea among women farmers in Kilifi County. The project is being conducted under the KAPAP Project “Enhancing Production, Value Addition and Marketing of Indigenous Vegetables (cowpea, spider plant, nightshades, amaranth, pumpkin), French Beans and Mushroom Products among Smallholder Farmers in Kenya” for a 3 year period from 2011-2014 by the University of Nairobi and other partners.



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Kilifi County
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The title of his presentation was “wheat stem rust: battling an old foe with cloned resistance genes from wild relatives.” The basis of his research is on how microbial effector proteins, their host targets, and plant immune receptors co-evolve. Global wheat production is threatened by stem rust and other diseases and this has led to high wheat yield reductions. The Wulff group uses mutational genomics to isolate and study genes that restrict wheat stem rust and septoria disease in wheat. Their long term goal is to isolate multiple resistance (R) genes and deploy them in combinations as single loci or stacks which



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Kilifi County
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Attached please find the  Msc. Crop Protection schedule for 2014/2015 academic year intake Msc. 



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PSCP - CAVS
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 Seminar will be on Wednesday, 20th August 2014, in Room 205 starting
9.00am – 10.00am by Dr. Brande Wulff of John Innes Centre,UK
 


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PSCP - CAVS
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PLANTWISE INITIATIVE IN KENYA

Dr. Dora Kilalo attended a validation workshop under the plantwise Initiative in July (8-11th ) 2014 whose objective was to analyse the data so far validated  in order to write reports /  draft papers for publications to inform the policy makers , other stakeholders of the Plant health system and the wider general public on the status of pests and diseases as captured through the network of plant clinics currently operational in Kenya.

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PSCP - CAVS
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Experts from different fields related to Seed Enterprise Management are currently glued at Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort reviewing curriculum for Short Course in Seed production; seed quality assurance & process management; seed drying, processing and storage; seed marketing & business management.

Prof. G. Chemining’wa (Chairman, Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection) and Prof. Narla follow the opening session

SEMIs is an initiative under the Programme for Africa’s Seed Systems (PASS) in AGRA. The hosting institution is the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi in the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection.



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Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort, Naivasha
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Attached please find the programme for the PROGRAMME FOR KENYA NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON UPGRADING VALUE CHAINS FOR BAMBARA NUT AND AMARANTH



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Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort, Naivasha
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This is to inform all staff and student in the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection that the MSc Crop Protection Progress Report Seminar will be held on Friday, 27th June 2014 at LARMAT Seminar Room - Range Building.

All are welcome. Click to download programme. 

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LARMAT SEMINAR ROOM – RANGE MANAGEMENT BUILDING
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Prof Kimenju holds a Ph.D. in Crop Protection (1998) from the University of Nairobi. He is an Associate Professor of Nematology in the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection. Prof. Kimenju is an active researcher and student mentor. He has supervised 8 PhD and about 30 M.Sc. students to completion; published over 63 papers in refereed journals, co-authored 4 book chapters and presented over 45 papers in conferences

and scientific meetings. Previously, Prof. Kimenju has served as the Section Head, Crop Protection (2005- 2009); Coordinator of Module II Training Programmes (since 1999);  Coordinator of Industrial Attachments in the Faculty of Agriculture (2003-2007); Manager, Student Welfare, SMU- Upper Kabete (2008-2014).



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LARMAT SEMINAR ROOM – RANGE MANAGEMENT BUILDING
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Mr. Rabson Mulenga, a Master of Science in Crop Protection student at the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, University of Nairobi has been awarded the Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Programme (BorlaugLEAP) for the period April 2014 to March 2015. The BorlaugLEAP awards fellowships to outstanding graduate students who show strong promise as leaders in the field of agriculture and related fields.



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Department of Plant Science, CAVS
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Dr. Jane Ambuko (Principal Investigator/Innovation Champion) Presenting Proof of Concept Award to Prof. A. Mwang'ombe, Principal, CAVS

The award was given for a research project titled ‘Innovative Cooling Option for Smallholder Farmers’. The project is funded by the USAID under the Kenya Feed the Future Innovation Engine(KFIE).The project is a collaborative initiative involving various partners in Kenya and USA. The University of Nairobi is the lead institution with team members including Dr. Jane Ambuko (Principal Investigator/Innovation Champion, Prof. Margaret Hutchinson (Team member), Ms. Nancy Kemunto (Field Manager) and Mr. Oscar SalimWanyama (Field Manager). Other partners include Dr. Willis Owino (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology), Dr. Lusike Wasilwa (Kenya Agricultural Research Institute), Ms Britta Hansen (HortCRSP), Prof. Michael Reid (University of California Davis) and Mr. Ron Khosla (Store-it-cold). The University of Nairobi is the only public institution that was awarded in this wave. The project is funded under the proof of concept (Phase I) stage with potential to be scaled up tothe roll-out phase (Phase II).

The goal of the Coolbot project is to provide poor smallholder horticultural farmers with an alternative low-cost cold storage option. Why cold storage? Horticultural commodities are very highly perishable with a very short shelf life. For smallholder farmers, this means that they have to harvest and sell the commodities immediately. If they do not get markets for their produce, the produce goes to waste.



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Department of Plant Science, CAVS
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Department of Plant Science, CAVS
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Prof. Ratemo W. Michieka is a Full Professor of the University of Nairobi specialized in Agriculture, Weed Science and Environment. He earned all his degrees from Rutgers University, USA. After PhD graduation, Prof. Michieka went for his Postdoctoral research work at IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria. He was hired as a Lecturer in the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS), University of Nairobi, where he has been teaching for the last 33 years. Prof Michieka rose through the ranks of the University cadre and became the Founding Vice Chancellor of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, JKUAT.



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Department of Plant Science, CAVS
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Department of Plant Science, CAVS
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You are kindly invited to attend a talk and demonstration on Plant Health Issues as Being Handled by Global Plantwise - by Dr. Mary Lucy Oronje - Knowledge Management Development Coordinator (CABI) on Friday 26th April 2013 at 10.00am in Room 205, Faculty of Agriculture.

For more information contact Dr. Dora Kilalo 



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Department of Plant Science, CAVS
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Master of Science in Horticulture students to present research proposals on 19th April 2013 at the Faculty of Agriculture in Room 206. The presentations are open to all.



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Faculty of Agriculture room 206
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Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection
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Dr. Jane Ambuko, a Lecturer in the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nairobi (UoN) is the recipient of the prestigious African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) 2013 Fellowship. She is among 70 outstanding African women scientists who will benefit from AWARD’s two-year career-development program which aims at developing leaders in agricultural sciences.



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Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection
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One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) and the Makerere University School of Public Health recently received research funding for an EcoHealth Chair on Human and Animal Health in Protected Ecosystems of Central and Eastern Africa. The EcoHealth approach emphasizes working with all stakeholders in identifying health vulnerabilities in communities using participatory methodologies. The research area is at the human-animal-wildlife interface in fishing enclaves and cattle keeping communities inside Queen Elizabeth National Park. The applicants will be stationed in the communities during the identification, ranking, and prioritization/sampling for health vulnerabilities phase and later perform quantification and characterization studies at their institutions.

Requirements for the PhD applicants (4 positions):

Prospective PhD applicants to the Ecohealth project should meet the following minimum requirements.

  1. Be a citizen of one of the OHCEA member countries.
  2. Have a Master’s degree relevant to the proposed field of study;
  3. Be willing to spend some considerable time in the study area, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda and have their studies at Makerere University.
  4. Show willingness to work in a multidisciplinary and multistakeholder environment and be able to meet tight deadlines.


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The Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection urgently requires part-time lecturer in Mathematics to teach the First Year Students during the September 2014 to January 2015. You are kindly requested to apply. Click to download full advert.

For more details contact;

Prof. George Chemining'wa

Chairman, Department of PSCP

Email: dept-pscp@uonbi.ac.ke

Telephone: 254-020-632121



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As part of the world rabies day celebrations, students can participate in the above challenge. The link and more info can be found at: http://rabiesalliance.org/media/news/inviting-all-students-to-take-on-the-global-one-health-challenge



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One Health
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Wellcome Trust funding supports the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities, with the aim of improving human and animal health. They offer a wide variety of funding schemes, including Investigator Awards, fellowships and Strategic Awards, and also support several major initiatives. Click on this for more information.



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Vet Med - CAVS
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One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) is a network of 14 schools of Public Health and Veterinary Medicine in 6 central and eastern African countries (Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda). OHCEA recently received research funding for an EcoHealth Chair on on Human and Animal Health in Protected Ecosystems of Central and Eastern Africa. The EcoHealth approach emphasizes working with all stakeholders in identifying health vulnerabilities in communities using participatory methodologies. The research area is at the human-animal-wildlife interface in fishing enclaves and cattle keeping communities inside Queen Elizabeth National Park. OHCEA is seeking to hire a full time Project Field Manager to be based in Kasese, Uganda.  The individual is required to work with very minimum supervision.

Job Purposes: To undertake planning, development and delivery of field based project activities in and around Queen Elizabeth National Park, Southwestern Uganda.

Reporting to: EcoHealth Chair and Project Leader of the IDRC funded Ecohealth project.

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Kasese, Uganda
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Dr. J.Wafula Aleri (left), a lecturer at the Department of Clinical Studies has been named this year’s winner of the Gustav Rosenberger Young scientist Cattle award.  The Gustav Rosenberger Memorial Fund (GRMF) is an international award in tribute to Dr Gustav Rosenberger and is related to the World Association for Buiatrics. The award was initiated, with the objective to ‘further improve bovine medicine at an international level and to stimulate bovine research in its broadest sense’. To realize that objective, bovine scientists have been awarded by grants and prizes, mainly being young scientists.

 

Dr. J.Wafula Aleri ( 3rd left) with other Researchers at The University of Melbourne 



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The University of Melbourne, Austraria
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The Department of Animal Production has launched a Staff Welfare Association that is a registered group at the Social Services Department.The Association has also launched its Logo.



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Department of Animal Production
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Department of Animal Production
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Hatching of Chicks in the Department of Animal Production.

 

 

Chicks Hatched at the College Hatchery under the department of Animal Production, UoN

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Department of animal production
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Dr. J.Wafula Aleri’, a lecturer at the Department of Clinical Studies has been named this year’s winner of the Gustav Rosenberger Young scientist Cattle award.  The Gustav Rosenberger Memorial Fund (GRMF) is an international award in tribute to Dr Gustav Rosenberger and is related to the World Association for Buiatrics. The award was initiated, with the objective to ‘further improve bovine medicine at an international level and to stimulate bovine research in its broadest sense’. To realize that objective, bovine scientists have been awarded by grants and prizes, mainly being young scientists.

Dr. J.Wafula Aleri ( 3rd left) with other Researchers at The University of Melbourne 



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The University of Melbourne, Austraria
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Intercontinental University Games Officially Kicks Off

The 7th All Africa University Games kicked off today at the University of Nairobi (UoN) Sports Grounds with 13 countries from different parts of Africa and 500 athletes participating.  The games to be competed in include soccer, karate, netball, swimming, table tennis, track and field events, American football, and volleyball.

Officiating the official opening of the games, FASU President, Dr. Ralethe Malumbete, said that the objectives of the games were to promote sports, provide networking opportunities and promote cooperation amongst universities. The athletes would also be accorded with opportunities to compete at inter-university world games.



Location
Main Campus, Kenya Science, Lower Kabete, Kasarani and Nyayo Stadiums.
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AFRICA-US INTEGRATED DISEASE MANAGEMENT (AFRUS-IDM) PARTNERS’ MEETING FOR CAPACITY BUILDING IN INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF TRANSBOUNDARY ANIMAL DISEASES AND ZOONOSES (CIMTRADZ) IN KAMPALA, UGANDA



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KAMPALA UGANDA
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ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 9TH BIENNIAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION OF THE FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

THEME:
ENHANCING LIVELIHOOD THROUGH IMPROVEMENT IN ANIMAL HEALTH AND PRODUCTION IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

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FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND VETERINARY SCIENCES.
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4th Year Lecture Theatre, CSD
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The Department of Public Health, Pharmacology & Toxicology announces PhD and MSc Proposal Presentations seminar as follows;

Date: Thursday 19th June, 2014

Time: 2.00 P.M

VENUE: PHPT Seminar Room



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PHPT SEMINAR ROOM, CAVS
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The Department of Public Health, Pharmaacology and Toxicology won a consultancy to train veterinary staff from the Greater Horn of Africa on Surveillance and Epidemiology of trade-related Transboundary Animal Diseases (TADs). The 28 participants attending the training are drawn from six countries including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. The three-month training will lead to the award of Certificate in Surveillance and Epidemiology of trade-related Transboundary Animal Diseases. The training is being facilitated by African Union- InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) with funding from United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Training started on 24th February 2014 and will end on 23rd May 2014. 

 



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Kenya School of Government (KSG), Lower Kabete
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The chancellor and her vice together with deputy toured the veterinary farm on Monday 4th August 2014 as part of the day tour to the college of agriculture and veterinary sciences.

Dr. Vijoo Rattansi (Mrs.) who was visiting the veterinary farm since her appointment as chancellor was accompanied by the chairman of the university council Dr,Iddle Farah and the University of Nairobi management team lead by vice chancellor Prof.George Maghoa



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VET-FARM UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
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The Vet-Farm will be among the participant of this year 2014 Nairobi International Trade Fair organized by the Agricultural Society of Kenya ASK at Jamhuri show ground Nairobi. The farm will exhibit livestock in twelve different classes, Pigs in seven different clases, poultry in seven different classes, eggs in two different classes and farm produce.The event is organised by agricultural society of kenya (ASK) http://www.ask.co.ke/



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The 2014 Nairobi International Trade Fair will take place at the Jamhuri show ground.The event is organised by the Agricultural Society of Kenya
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Vet Farm - Kanyariri
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Dar salaam,Tanzania
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Dr.Ochwang'i Dominic recieves a present from Prof.Mbithi Peter (DVC A&F) as the Best Oral Presenter in the Biennial Conference.



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UPPER KABETE CAMPUS,UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI,KENYA
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Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology
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Dr. Kimani is filmed operating ultra-microtome for the departmental documentary.

Physiology students in the lab filmed running experiments

 

 



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Department of Vet. Anatomy and Physiology
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Head of Department Dr. Kimwele, meets the departmental website champions to review website content upload and management. Left, Mr. Amos Tangai Right, Dr. Dominic Ochwangi.



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Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology
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The principal College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences Kabete Prof. Mwangombe adresses the staff, students during the opening ceremony for Tree planting at UniBio Park Kabete which was done in partnership with Total Kenya Ltd on 28th June. Students of BVM came out in large numbers to plant trees.



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KABETE UNIBIO PARK
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Dr. Boniface Kavoi from Vet. Anatomy & Physiology is a visiting scholar at the University of Ghana, School of Veterinary Medicine and Consumer Sciences. He is going to teach Veterinary Gross Anatomy to  200 BVM students  in the that college. He will also be assisting in research by guiding and supervising post graduate students and provide guidance in issues to do with Vet. Gross Anatomy curricullum from 8th March to 29th April 2014.



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University of Ghana School of Vet. Medicine
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Prof Nyaga and Prof Kimbita,  the  Chairman of  the host  Department



Location
Sokoine University of Agriculture
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Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi tours Department of Veterinary Pathology Microbiology and Parasitology



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Department of Veterinary Pathology Microbiology and Parasitology
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AGRA SPONSORED PROJECT: “CAPACITY BUILDING IN PLANT BREEDING AND SEED TECHNOLOGY FOR IMPROVED FOOD AND NUTRITIONAL SECURITY IN EASTERN AFRICA”


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Bioversity International: research for development in agricultural and forest biodiversity

 Research proposal writing courses

 



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Thika Technical Training Institute Students,staff with U.o.N staff.



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Histopathology Laboratory
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Principal's Message

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. A. W.  Mwang'ombe

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