Corporate Social Responsibility Activities

MENTORSHIP OF FUTURE AGRICULTURALISTS AND ENVIRONMENTALIST AT IGAD SHEIKH TECHNICAL VETERINARY SCHOOL (ISTVS)

The University of Nairobi in partnership with World Vision Somalia and IGAD Sheikh Technical University of Veterinary School (ISTVS) under the collaborative research, extension and outreach program supported by World Vision through the DFAT funded Australian NGO cooperation Program (ANCP) project.

College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences participated in the NAIROBI INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR 2019

The college of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences  (CAVS) participated in the event, being major partners and contributors to the efforts of increasing agricultural productivity in the country in line with vision 2030 and the big 4 agenda. CAVS is a key player in areas of Agricultural innovations, food safety and quality, agricultural processing and value addition, environmental conservation and capacity development in agriculture and agro-based industry.

Students Participates in world rabies day

Clinical Studies Department actively participated in World Rabies Day. In commemorating the event, they succeeded in vaccinating over 500 dogs from rabies disease and castrating more than 100 dogs in Kiambu County. This was done by Veterinary Medicine Students from One Health Club. It was an opportunity for sensitization on the importance of vaccination against rabies.

VERU community outreach drive

CAVS Faculty of Veterinary Medicine partnered with the Veterinary Emergency Unit (VERU)  organized a
community outreach drive. Students and Lecturers from the faculty participated in this exercise whose
aim was to vaccinate livestock against foot and mouth disease, management of sick animals and
deworming. The event took place in Makueni County.

GENDER ROLES AND CLIMATE CHANGE AMONG THE PASTORALISTS

Pastoral leaders, elders and representatives of Samburu and Boran communities(Deedha) from Isiolo county between Monday  12th- Tuesday 13th April , 2021 were trained on Leadership and governance which entailed Gender role in pastoral communities, inclusiveness in Decision making and their participatory in implementation of climate change projects/ programmes  in their grassroots .

TRAINING OF AKMT GROUP ON MANGO PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND VALUE ADDITION

 The University of Nairobi through the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology (DFSNT) and the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection (PSCP) in conjunction with Purdue University and support from Rockefeller Foundation conducted a training on key requirements for value addition of mangoes and other fruits and vegetables.

TRAINING OF HORTICULTURAL PROCESSING MSMES AND BUSINESS INTERMEDIARIES

 In conjunction with Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and SUSTALDE Fundacion (Spain), the University of Nairobi through Hortigreen Project led by the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology and Wangari Maathai Institute trained horticultural MSMEs and business intermediaries on sustainable and efficient use of key natural resources (water and electricity) as well as waste management. The Hortigreen project has been drumming up support for green processing whereby processors are encouraged to consider sustainable production and consumption as per the UN-SGD number 12.

MASII FARMERS GROUP VALUE ADDITION FOLLOW UP TRAINING

 The University of Nairobi through the visited and trained Masii Horticultural farmers group in Masii on key requirements of product development and value addition of mangoes and other fruits and vegetables. The training focused on the hygienic handling and practices required during processing, actual processing of fruits and vegetables into consumable products such as pulp, nectar, dried crisps and leather as well as storage of processed products.

KARURUMO VALUE ADDITION FOLLOW UP TRAINING

 The University of Nairobi through the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology (DFSNT) and the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection (PSCP) made a follow up visit and training to Karurumo farmers group in Embu to emphasize on a number of key requirements for value addition of mangoes and other fruits and vegetables. The training focused on the hygienic handling and practices required during processing, actual processing of fruits and vegetables into consumable products such as pulp, nectar, dried crisps and leather as well as storage of processed products.

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