Kanyariri Veterinary Farm, CAVS
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.
Kanyariri Vet Farm
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.
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.
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.
Mrs. R. Marete - Incharge of Sports and Games, CAVS
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.
Dr. Jane Ambuko, Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection