Innovative Agroecology and Agrobiodiversity Training Course (AATC) for undergraduate students

Published ,March 2023

1st Eastern Africa Agroecology Conference


Prof. Richard Onwonga,  Dr. Janeth Chepkemoi,  Mr. Noel Templer


The Agroecology and Agrobiodiversity Training Course (AATC) develops an in-depth understanding of the
principles and practices of Agroecology and Agrobiodiversity (AA), and their applications in the context of
practitioners, researchers and policymakers in the agriculture sector (OA). It seeks to strategically contribute
to the value system of AA and OA in the agricultural policy and practice in Kenya with the aim of creating a
paradigm and mind shift in university students. In the year 2022, about 40 students from Kenyan universities
(University of Nairobi (12), JKUAT (7), University of Eldoret (8), University of Kabianga (7), Kenyatta University
(1), Egerton University (1), Kibabii University (2), and Maseno University (1) and one each from Uganda Martys university and Makerere university (Uganda). The theme of AATC was : Food crisis, climate change and sustainability: do we have alternative solutions? The aim of AATC was to create change agents who would contribute to innovative sustainable development of agri-food systems to enhance livelihoods, food security and environmental integrity.

Conferences & Seminars