Principal's Boardroom, CAVS
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.
8-4-4 LT, Upper Kabete
Mr. P. Lamuka, Lecturer - DFSNT
8-4-4 LT, CAVS
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.
Johson Vusena (email@example.com), Lead Google Student Ambassadors, University of Nairobi, Kenya
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):
OHCEA secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NITF - JAMHURI GROUNDS
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.