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EVALUATION TEAM FOR THE PASET REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AND INNOVATION FUND (RSIF) VISIT TO LARMAT

Location / Venue: 

CAVS, University of Nairobi

Regional scholarship team visit to GIS lab , LARMAT

The University of Nairobi fraternity on Wednesday 10th April 2019 overwhelmingly welcomed ICIPE evaluation team spearheading avenues for partnership in PASET-RSIF African Host University. This was as a result of grant fund applied on capacity building of several post graduate programmes offered within the institution. The intended grant will be supported by the PASET Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) and will have a direct support to the PhD in Drylands Resource Management offered in this department. LARMAT was privileged to host the evaluation team. ICIPE team met various faculty members, students and other stakeholders. A discussion was rolled out with adequate experience sharing tailored to the proposed grant. The University of Nairobi is seeking for the opportunity to be a PASET-RSIF African Host University. The visiting evaluation team had fruitful deliberations and identified the need to strengthen the regional programme that’s has the following objectives;

Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2022-04-30 (All day)
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

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EXTENSION AND FIELD STAFF TRAINING ON AGRONOMY AND AGROFORESTRY

Location / Venue: 

IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (ISTVS)

Participants and their facilitators

Dr. Oscar K. Koech and Prof. Geoffrey Kironchi and Sicily Muchira all of University of Nairobi (UoN) and Mr. Kenneth Tembe and Mr. Godfry Anyika (IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (ISTVS) in Somaliland team conducted training for Extension and Field Staff on Agronomy and Agroforestry from 30th March to 1st April 2019 at ISTVS in Somaliland. It is supported by World Vision through the DFAT funded Australian NGO cooperation Program (ANCP) project. The trainings comprised of Good Agricultural Practices for sustainable dryland farming. Other topics included; agroforestry, apiculture and land and water management. The staff were also trained on seed bulking and multiplication, seed processing and conservation, tree propagation technologies (grafting technologies). The training aimed at increasing the capacity of extension staff in Somaliland for enhanced technology transfer to support farmers for increased land productivity.

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2019-04-30 (All day)
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

COMMUNITY TRAINING ON PROSOPIS MANAGEMENT AND UTILIZATION AS FEED AND ENERGY

Location / Venue: 

Oodwayne

Training underway

Dr. Oscar K. Koech from the University of Nairobi (UoN) Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) conducted a 2 days community training on sustainable ways to manage Prosopis juliflora to reduce and avoid invasion. He trained communities in Oodwayne from 3rd and 4th April 2019. They were trained on Prosopis juliflora value addition of seed pods as animal feed for conservation and feed block for use during feed shortage or as feed supplement. The need for communities to do feed bulking is increasingly becoming important as an adaptation to climate change and variability impacts in the drylands.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2021-04-30 (All day)
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

MENTORSHIP OF FUTURE AGRICULTURALISTS AND ENVIRONMENTALIST

Date and time: 
Sun, 2019-03-31 (All day)
Location / Venue: 

IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (ISTVS)

Students rewarded for participation 

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 in March 2019,conducted outreach to agricultural and environmental students. This is supported by World Vision through the DFAT funded Australian NGO cooperation Program (ANCP) project is mentoring students and offering practical and experiential learning on Good Agricultural Practices. This collaboration enhances youth capacity development for students at ISTVS in areas of natural resource management and sustainable agricultural systems. This partnership has trained students and actively engages them in community extension and farmer outreach services. The outreach activities trained includes; outreach on plant propagation, good agronomic practices, agroforestry, and apiculture and irrigated horticulture production. The interns reported this as the first opportunity that has enabled them to learn and gain hands-on skills on extension methodologies and technology transfer.

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2020-04-30 (All day)
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

COMMUNITY FARMERS FIELD TRAINING ON AGRONOMY AND AGROFORESTRY AT ISTVS IN SOMALILAND

Date and time: 
Tue, 2019-03-26 (All day)
Location / Venue: 

ISTVS IN SOMALILAND

Somaliland communities , UoN  and ISTVS team

Prof. Geoffrey Kironchi, Dr. Oscar K. Koech and Sicily Muchira all from University of Nairobi (UoN) together with Mr. Kenneth Tembe and Mr. Godfry Anyika from IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (ISTVS) conducted Agro-pastoralist community training from 26th to 27th March 2019 in Somaliland. The communities were trained on Good Agricultural Practices including crop pest and disease management using IPM, IWM, seed bulking, crop nursery management, safe use of crop pesticides, soil and water management, agroforestry practices, and plant propagation and seed bulking technologies. The aim of the training was increase farmer’s capacity to sustainably manage their natural resources and increase farm productivity. The training was supported by World Vision through the DFAT funded Australian NGO cooperation Program (ANCP) project.

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2020-04-30 (All day)
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

PASTORALISM AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Location / Venue: 

University of Arizona

Ms. Diana  Didi Githu is a UoN alumni, in Range Management and graduated in 2017 from  Department of LARMAT. She is now pursuing  MSC in Range Restoration Ecology at the Unversity of Arizona. She recently won the best Environmental and social justice Award.

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2020-04-30 (All day)
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

ACADEMIC TRIP TO MASINGA DAM- BSC 2ND & 4TH YEARS RANGE MANAGEMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF AGROECOSYSTEMS

Location / Venue: 

Kakuzi, Mwea, Masinga

Students and their Lectures at Masinga Dam

On 5th April, 2019, Fouth and Second year students undertaking BSC Range Management and BSC Management of Agro- ecosystems and Environment under guidance of Dr. Staline Kibet, Ms. Carolyne Kyalo, Ms. Carolyne Odori, Mr. Musembi Kimeu and Mr. Simon Mbote were exposed to a exclusive excursion. The trip was on ecology and agro ecological systems and land use systems and their associated vegetation in semi- arid regions of Eastern and Central Kenya. This entirely covered various Agro- ecological zones (AEZ) ranging from Nairobi, Kiambu, Kirinyanga, Embu and, Machakos Counties. Different ecosystems and land uses were realized in Kakuzi, Kambiti, Mwea irrigation scheme all the way to Masinga dam and its Environs. The trip provided a better understanding of various ecological management as well as informed complex relationships between plants and animals in the various ecosystems nested in different land use systems.

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2020-04-30 (All day)
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

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STAFF REWARDED IN UON SPORTS, 2019

Location / Venue: 

UoN, Main campus

Wilson Wanjohi, staff from department of LARMAT presented CAVS in  DART  game competion  in the just concluded UoN sports day. He was recognized as the most valuable player. In addition  CAVS  emerged the overall in DART game and received the college trophy

Mr. Wanjohi Wilson receiving trophy from the VC and Principal, CAVS

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2022-04-28 (All day)
Contact Person: 

Charman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

COMMUNITY TRAININGS ON SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT AND UTILIZATION OF PROSOPIS JULIFLORA AS FEED AND CHARCOAL BRIQUETTES

Date and time: 
Tue, 2019-03-05 (All day)
Location / Venue: 

DOLOW, GEDO REGION OF SOMALIA

Dr. Oscar K. Koech from the University of Nairobi (UoN) Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) conducted a 7 days community training and extension on sustainable way to manage Prosopis juliflora to reduce and avoid invasion. Dr. Koech trained the communities on technologies for Prosopis seed pod use as animal feed, through processing of feed meal and feed block for conservation in preparation for feed shortage periods, including effective ways to process and conserve crop residues for feed. The community was also trained on charcoal from Prosopis value addition as high density briquettes for good quality products that can fetch better market prices to benefit the community, including target for export as branded high value cooking energy source. The community was also trained on land rehabilitation and ecosystem conservation. The participants were from Bula Hawa and Dolow regions of Somalia, including women who are key in household and natural resource management decision in the community.

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2021-03-31 (All day)
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

POST GRADUATE STUDENTS PROJECT PROPOSAL PRESENTATIONS

Date and time: 
Thu, 2019-03-14 (All day)
Location / Venue: 

LARMAT Seminar room, 201

Mr Bosco Kisambo presenting PhD Proposal

On 14th March, 2019, the Chairman LARMAT, Prof. G. Kironchi, departmental students’ project coordinator, Dr. G. Karuku, students supervisors, lectures and fellow students were enriched with various scientifc presentations by ongoing Masters and Doctorate students. Five students (2 Masters and 3 PhDs) shared their proposed project research. It was discovered most of intended research have adequate a crosscutting approach with sufficient innovations once adequately executed. The students therefore with guidance of supervisors and affiliated funding agencies are up to the task.  Students who presented their proposal  are undertaking PhD and MSC in Range Management, PhD in Dryland Resource Management and MSC Land and Water. They were; Geoffrey Lelenguyah, Stephen Mwihomeke, Bosco Kisambo, David Kariuki and Josephat Mungoche and it took place at LARMAT seminar room 201. We wish you well as you persue your academic research.

Expiry Date: 
Sun, 2020-03-29 (All day)
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

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