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COMMUNITY TRAINING ON LAND PREPARATION FOR PASTURE PRODUCTION AND RESEEDING TECHNOLOGIES TO NAMON RANGELAND DEVELOPMENT GROUP

Date and time: 
Thu, 2018-06-21 14:22
Location / Venue: 

TURKANA COUNTY

Dr. Koech Oscar, a lecturer and researcher at the University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of LARMAT, and a researcher at African Dryland Institute for Sustainability (ADIS) at the University of Nairobi and Mr. Peter Kamande, from ADIS conducted a community training on Land Preparation, water harvesting technologies, pasture reseeding, pasture seed harvesting and preparation and storage and management of reseeded farms to Namon Rangeland Development Group in Turkana County. It was conducted on 14th June 2018The training is supported by Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) Sponsored by USAID Feed the Future initiative.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2021-12-31 14:22
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

COMMUNITY TRAINING ON PASTURE CONSERVATION AND UTILIZATION IN LOKONGAE WARD, LOKANGAE COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT AND LIVELIHOOD GROUP

Date and time: 
Thu, 2018-06-21 14:12
Location / Venue: 

TURKANA COUNTY, LOKONGAE

Dr. Koech Oscar, a lecturer and researcher at the University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of LARMAT, and a researcher at African Dryland Institute for Sustainability (ADIS) at the University of Nairobi and Mr. Peter Kamande, from ADIS conducted a community training on pasture production and utilization in Turkana County. The training was carried on 13th June 2018. The training is supported by Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) Sponsored by USAID Feed the Future initiative. The communities were trained on how to produce pasture as a business, value addition and conservation as strategic feed resources in the drylands.

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2021-06-30 14:12
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

STAKEHOLDERS MEETING AND CURRICULUM REVIEW MEETING AT IGAD SHEIKH TECHNICAL VETERINARY SCHOOL (ISTVS) IN SOMALILAND

Date and time: 
Wed, 2018-06-13 08:47
Location / Venue: 

IGAD SHEIKH TECHNICAL VETERINARY SCHOOL (ISTVS)

The Chairman, LARMAT Prof. Geofrey Kironchi, Chairman, Department of Agricultural Economics, Prof. John Mburu and Dr. Oscar Koech a lecturer in this department all member of Faculty of agriculture, College of Agriculture and Veterinary sciences (CAVS), attended a stakeholders meeting on 9th June 2018 to review curriculum at IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (ISTVS) in Somaliland. The meeting aimed at bringing together all the stakeholders to discuss the implementation of a curriculum on Dryland Economics and Agro-ecosystem Management (DEAM) being offered by The University of Nairobi in Collaboration with ISTVS. The programme has gone one cycle of implementation and the first graduands are expected to graduate in September 2018.

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2021-06-30 08:47
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

SECOND NATIONAL VALIDATION WORKSHOP; ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION REGULATIONS 2018

Date and time: 
Tue, 2018-06-12 12:52
Location / Venue: 

InterContinental hotel, Nairobi.

Dr. George Karuku, a Senior lecturer in LARMAT, member of the Environmental Institute of Kenya (EIK) and a lead expert Environmental Impact Assessment /EA participated in the Environmental Management and Coordination. The theme of the workshop was on Strategic Assessment, Integrated Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit) Regulations, 2018. This was the 2nd National Validation Workshop held on 28th May 2018. At the InterContinental hotel, Nairobi. The meeting was hosted by National Environment Management Authority.

The activities included;

  • Review of EIA and EA Regulations 2003
  • Overview of the Draft Environmental Management and coordination (SEA, IEIA &EA) Regulations 2018).
Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2021-06-30 12:52
Contact Person: 

Charman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

SCALING UP CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE (CA) TO SUSTAINABLY CONTRIBUTE TO FOOD, FEED AND NUTRITION SECURITY IN KENYA

Date and time: 
Tue, 2018-06-12 12:47
Location / Venue: 

Safari Park hotel, Nairobi

Dr. George Karuku, a Senior lecturer in LARMAT ,from 17th to 19th April 2018; I attended a conference at Safari Park hotel through invitation by Food and Agriculture of the United Nations and The European Union for the 2nd National Conservation Agriculture.

Theme: Scaling up Conservation Agriculture (CA) to Sustainably Contribute to food, Feed and Nutrition Security in Kenya.

My expertise was sort to bring the academic side on research involving CA. Activities included presentations from research and practical experiences by farmers, FAO's global perspective on CA in Kenya and experiences with CA: i) Perspectives from farmers. ii) Experiences from the county government.

  • Mechanization case
  • Access to market and trade
  • Climate smart agriculture
Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2021-06-30 12:47
Contact Person: 

Charman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

MONITORING, EVALUATION AND PLANNING MEETING ON COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH, OUTREACH AND TRAINING BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (UON), WORLD VISION SOMALIA AND THE IGAD SHEIKH TECHNICAL VETERINARY SCHOOL (ISTVS)

Date and time: 
Tue, 2018-06-12 08:54
Location / Venue: 

THE IGAD SHEIKH TECHNICAL VETERINARY SCHOOL,SOMALILAND

Dr. Koech Oscar, a lecturer and researcher at the University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of LARMAT, conducted a project Monitoring and Evaluation progress and a follow-up on collaborative research, outreach and training programme at IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (ISTVS) in Somaliland  from 2nd  to 10th June 2018,. This is an initiative supported by World Vision Somalia (WV Somalia). The Monitoring team included Mr. Mohamed Nagueyeh Amin from WV Somalia and Mr. Kenneth Tembe from ISTVS.

The mandate of the collaborative project is to “investigate the proper management and utilization of the invasive species Prosopis Juliflora and the use of biotechnology in propagation of Frankincense tree (Boswellia sacra) with the participation of the local community in Somaliland”

Frankincense tree has a significant socio-cultural value and contributes extensively to the household economy among the communities. The project seeks to enhance this tree sustainable utilization and management through propagation of seedlings.

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2021-06-30 08:54
Contact Person: 

Charman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

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