TRAINING ON VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION OF THE FRANKINCENSE TREE
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Date and time: 
Wed, 2018-07-11 15:05
Location / Venue: 

IGAD Sheikh Technical Veter
inary School (ISTVS)

Dr. Oscar Koech from the University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) and Miss Sicily Muchira, Bitechnologist from department of Plant Science and Crop Protection (PSCP), UoN, and Mr. Kenneth Tembe and Mr. Godfry Anyika from IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (ISTVS) in Somaliland conducted trainings on vegetative propagation of Frankincense tree species in Somaliland. World Vision Technical Unit team lead Mr. Charles Otieno was also in attendance to open the training. This project is supported by World Vision Somalia through the DFAT funded Australian NGO cooperation Program (ANCP) project.

The training objectives were;

  1. To practically train the community representatives from the Frankincense growing areas on vegetative cuttings propagation technologies
  2. To practically train the community on Seed propagation technologies of the tree
  3. Training vegetative propagation of other fruit and fodder trees and shrubs, including seeds collections, storage and nursery establishment
  4. To practically train the participants on management and care for the seedlings  and cuttings propagated

The University of Nairobi has developed a Training Manual on Frankincense management and utilization

for use in extension purpose. Having successfully shown that there is opportunity for vegetative propagation of the Frankincense trees at UoN labs and at The ISTVS green house. The University of Nairobi technical teams and ISTVS extension team planned for training on vegetative propagation at ISTVs in Somaliland targeting the producing communities and students at ISTVs in preparation for extension of the technologies.

Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2021-07-31 15:05
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke