CAVS Principal, Prof. Stephen Kiama, during the meeting with delegates from Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE). University of Nairobi and LUKE are in partnership to promote sustainable use of renewable resources in the present fast-paced operating environment.
Key researchers from Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) paid a visit to College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) in order to discuss strategies of partnership in promoting bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources.
Chaired by the College Principal, Prof. Stephen Kiama, the meeting sought to boost partnership in improving the biodiversity of forest and field ecosystems and to increase flexible planning of biomass use. Among other topics, they discussed ways improving and comprehensively supporting businesses based around waterways and water, such as fish and algae farming, fishing and the use of new technologies and by-products through Blue Bioeconomy research.
In addition, the team expressed confidence in partnership to produce healthy and sustainably produced food, support a circular economy in the food system and use digital and smart technologies at different stages of the value chain; all with the aim of achieving an internationally competitive and responsible food chain and wellbeing of consumers.