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INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL 4 WEEKS COURSE (IVC) CLIMATE CHANGE KICKS OFF

The IVC is a four (4) weeks course led by Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland in collaboration with the Department of Land Resource Management & Agricultural Technology (LARMAT), University of Nairobi (UoN); the Universidade Federal de Grande Dourados (UFGD), Brazil; and University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore (UASB), India.The course brings together postgraduate students from Brazil, Switzerland, India and Kenya, to learn about climate change trends and impacts on agri-foodsystems and innovative climate change

ENHANCING CLIMATE ACTIONS ON LAND IN AFRICA

At COP26 held on 31 October – 13 November 2021in Glasgow, Scotland, nations adopted the Glasgow Climate Pact, aiming to turn the 2020s into a decade of climate action and support. The package of decisions consists of a range of agreed items, including strengthened efforts to build resilience to climate change, to curb greenhouse gas emissions and to provide the necessary finance for both. 

CO-DEVELOPING SKILLS WITH PASTORALISTS: GRAZING MANAGEMENT PLANNING IN SAMBURU COUNTY

The Department of LARMAT in partnership with VSF-Suisse has been supporting communities’ capacity building on sustainable rangeland management under Biovision-funded Building Drought Resilience in Samburu Through Sustainable Rangelands Management (DR-SRM) project.

Through the project, County Government officials have been trained to impart sustainable rangeland management knowledge and skills to the larger pastoralist communities in Samburu County. 

PARADIGM SHIFTS IN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE LAND-USE IN AFRICA

Realizing full agricultural potential in Africa’s food systems requires significant technological, organizational and institutional paradigm shifts in the face of contemporary challenges. The desired technological changes include the management of genetic, soil, water, and energy resources, which has so far been the mandate of agricultural research.

TRAINING OF TRAINERS ON PASTURE PRODUCTION AND REHABILITATION OF DEGRADED RANGELANDS

Dr.Oscar Koech from the University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) on 23rd -25th March 2022 facilitated Training of Technical team for Members of Participatory Ecological Land Use Management Association (PELUM) KENYA.The training covered Sustainable Pasture and Rangeland Management for PELUM Organization