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LARMAT HOSTED A VISITING PROFESSOR FROM JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY IN KRAKOW, POLAND

Date and time: 
Thu, 2018-08-02 08:43
Location / Venue: 

LARMAT lecture room

Group photo of 4th year students with their lectures and  the visiting Professor from Poland

The Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) from July 30th  to Aug 3rd 2018 hosted a visiting Professor Tomascz Pyrcz of the Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research in Jagiellonian University in Krakow under the auspices of the 2018-2019 EU-ERASMUS+ Interuniversity Exchange Programme. The programme aims at initiating North-South cooperation between institutions of higher learning. University of Nairobi is cooperation with Jagiellonian University through staff and student mobility started during the spring term 2016/2017.

Prof. Tomascz gave lectures and discussions on “Biodiversity assessments” to undergraduate 4th year students from three programmes: Range Management, Management of Agro-ecosystems and Environment, and Land and Water Option of the BSc Agriculture. The teaching programme comprised a series of 5 lectures of 2h of duration each. Prof. Tomascz is being hosted by Dr. Stephen Mureithi and Dr Judith Mbau who are the Co-coordinators responsible of the ERASMUS+ Mobility Programme for the University of Nairobi.

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2021-08-31 08:43
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

MEETING ON PARTNERS LEARNING EVENT ON ADVANCING LOCALIZATION AND CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT AT SKA

Date and time: 
Thu, 2018-07-12 11:05
Location / Venue: 

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA

                  

Dr. Oscar Koech from the University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology and Mr. Kenneth Tembe from IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (ISTVS) in Somaliland attended a partners learning event on advancing localization of interventions and capacity development in Somalia at SKA, Mogadishu on 11th July 2018. This was an opportunity for partners, donors, and likeminded organizations in Somalia to learn from one another’s expertise/experience, and develop strategies for advancing all facets of collective efforts towards localization, creation of synergies and adopt innovations and best practices for enhanced sustainability. The event offered an excellent opportunity that promoted inter-sectoral achievements

Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2021-07-31 11:05
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

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

Date and time: 
Thu, 2018-07-12 10:36
Location / Venue: 

IGAD SHEIKH TECHNICAL VETERINARY SCHOOL (ISTVS), SOMALILAND

           

Dr. Koech with Community and interns during the training on Frankinscense propagation

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.

This has enhanced a youth capacity development for students at ISTVS in areas of natural resource management and sustainable agricultural systems. This partnership has allowed students to have practical training on extension and farmer outreach services through active engagement in the project activities. Two third year female students at ISTVS (Sahra Ibrahim and Amina Ali) were recently engaged in training and outreach on plant propagation,

Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2021-07-31 10:36
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

TRAINING ON VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION OF THE FRANKINCENSE TREE

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

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

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

COMMUNITY TRAININGS ON SUSTAINABLE AGRONOMIC PRACTICES, AGROFORESTRY, APICULTURE AND LAND AND WATER MANAGEMENT

Date and time: 
Wed, 2018-07-11 14:38
Location / Venue: 

OODAWAYNE REGION OF SOMALILAND

Dr. Oscar demonstrating agronomic practices to Oodawayne community members

Dr. Oscar K. Koech and Miss Sicily Muchira (University of Nairobi (UoN) and Mr. Kenneth Tembe and Mr. Godfry Anyika (IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (ISTVS) in Somaliland team conducted trainings on sustainable agronomic practices, agroforestry, apiculture and land and water management. It took place from 28th June to 6th July 2018 in Oodawayne region of Somaliland. The training was supported by World Vision through the DFAT funded Australian NGO cooperation Program (ANCP). The objective of the training aimed at increasing the capacity and knowledge of Somaliland people natural resources management, improved livelihoods of the pastoralists and agro-pastoralist societies. This is because Somaliland has a very unique environment that supports the communities who are dependent on Natural resources for their livelihoods.

Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2021-07-31 14:38
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

PhD RESEARCH PROPOSAL PRESENTATION

Date and time: 
Thu, 2018-06-28 14:12
Location / Venue: 

LARMAT SEMINAR ROOM

                  

On 28th June, 2018, five Doctor of Philosolophy (PhD) students presented their research proposals to their supervisors. This was to review the progress and  resynthesize their research ideas in  preparation to face Faculty of Agriculture Post graduate proposal defense committee. These were,  Mr.Dennis Olila, Ms. Rosinah Kithandi, Mr. James Barasa, Mr. Bryan Ogilo and Mr. Alex.

Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2021-07-31 14:12
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

PhD THESIS DEFENSE: MR. KWENA KIZITO

Date and time: 
Fri, 2018-04-20 14:58
Location / Venue: 

Faculty of Agriculture Board room

 

 

Kwena Kizito on 20th April, 2018 successfully defended his Doctor of Philosophy thesis in Soil Science. The research was entitled Contribution of Pigeon pea to Nitrogen and Phosphorus in maize cropping systems in Kenya". Congratulations.

Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2021-07-31 14:58
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

MSC THESIS DEFENSE: MR. BENEDICT ALOO MBINDAH

Date and time: 
Tue, 2017-12-05 14:43
Location / Venue: 

Faculty of Agriculture Board room

 

Benedict Aloo Mbindah on 5th December, 2017 Successfully defended his MSc Thesis titled:“Evaluation of The Effect of Combined Use of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers on Bulb Onion (AlliumCepa L.) Yields and Forecast Potential Onion Yield Under Climate Change Scenarios in West Ugenya Sub County, Kenya”. His  MSc was in land and water management.

Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2021-07-31 14:43
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

THE FOURTH ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE OF KENYA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Date and time: 
Fri, 2018-07-06 14:20
Location / Venue: 

OLE SERENI HOTEL

Dr Karuku making  remarks and Stephen Tirop ( right)

Dr. George Karuku and Mr. Stephen Tirop from this department participated in the 4th annual general meeting of Environment Institute of Kenya (EIK) on 22nd June, 2018. The institute is envisioned to “provide quality environmental and ecological services towards achieving sustainable environment”.

Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2021-07-31 14:20
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

APIARIST DREAM TO PRODUCE HIGH QUALITY BEE-BASED PRODUCTS

Date and time: 
Wed, 2018-06-20 14:05
Location / Venue: 

National Beekeeping Institute, Lenana

Demonstrations on beekeeping and bee management

A honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) is one of the beneficial insect which contributes immensely to the environment. This ranges from wildlife habitat, biodiversity, wild plant growth, source of food as well as pollinators. As a regulating ecosystem services, pollinators such as bees provide allogamy that leads to improved regeneration of trees and conservation of the forest’s biodiversity. To understand basic bee keeping operations, 3rd year students in Range Management in this department were demonstrated on following bee keeping procedures at National Beekeeping Institute (NBI) Kenya, Lenana on 20th, June 2018. This is one of the leading institutional core functions and as shown below.

They were trained on a) key beekeeping equipments and their fabrications, b) Major bee forage trees c) Management of apiaries d) Bee and colony management e) Insect pests in hives f) bee products processing and utilization g) bee products quality control.

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2021-07-20 14:05
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

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