WORKSHOP ON RANCHING CURRICULUM AND NATIONAL OPERATION STANDARDS FOR RANCH PRACTITIONERS FOR NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL TRAINING AUTHORITY (NITA)
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Location / Venue: 

NITA Mombasa

Dr. Oscar Koech from the University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) from 20th to 27th January, 2019 participated in the development of skills based curriculum for Ranch Supervisors, Ranch Foreman and Ranch Herder organized by The National Industrial Training authority (NITA). The participants in the workshop developed the National Operation Standards (NOS) for the same skilled professionals. The curriculum was developed with the identification of Ranching and livestock production in the rangelands having great contribution to employment creation, significantly contributing to the Agricultural GDP. Rangelands form a significant proportion (over 80%) of total land mass in Kenya that should be exploited sustainable and provide safe products to the population. The developed curriculum aims at ensuring livestock production is done in a professional way, while conserving the environment and observing the food safety standards.

This is a contribution to the food security pillar in the big 4 AGENDA for Kenya. The National Industrial Training authority (NITA) is a state corporation established under the Industrial Training (Amendment) Act of 2011. Its mandate is to promote the highest standards in the quality and efficiency of Industrial Training in Kenya and ensure adequate supply of properly trained manpower at all levels in industry. One of NITA’s functions in discharging its mandate is development and review of NOS and curricula.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2021-12-31 (All day)
Contact Person: 

Dr. Oscar Koech