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LARMAT SIGNS UON PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS FOR THE YEAR 2021/2022

Chairman LARMAT, Prof. Richard Onwonga today 6th January, 2022 participated in the UoN Vetting and Negotiation of the Departmental Performance contract(PC)  for the year 2021/2022.  In the ceremony, he endorsed the PC for the department in presence of the UON Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama, DVC Academic Affairs, Prof. Julius Ogeng’o and Dean Faculty of Agriculture, Prof. Rose Nyikal.

THE 7TH AFRICAN HIGHER EDUCATION WEEK AND RUFORUM TRIENNIAL CONFERENCE TAKES PLACE

Dr. Anne Karuma from the University of Nairobi’s  LARMAT Department is attending the 7th African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference in Cotonou, Benin from 6th – 10th December 2021. The conference brings together diverse and key stakeholders for academic development.

THE 17TH COMPREHENSIVE AFRICA AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM TAKES PLACE

Prof, Charles Gachene of the University of Nairobi’s  LARMAT Department  was one of the  invited participants in the High-Level Dialogue on the Soils Information System” that was organized as a side event of the 17th Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Program – Partnership Platform (CAADP-PP)The high-level forum was held on 24th Nov 2021.  

LARMAT JOINS KENYA RANGELANDS RESTORATION AND CONSERVATION ACTION GROUP

The Kenya Rangeland Restoration and Conservation Action Group was formed as a follow up to the Kenya National Landscape Restoration Scaling Conference held on 9th to 16th July, 2021, where it was recognised that there is a need for special attention to rangeland restoration in Kenya. The conference stimulated a lot of discussions, chief of them, the need to accelerate the momentum of landscape restoration in Kenya by bringing together and linking multiple dimensions of the efforts.

DOWN2EARTH PROJECT HOLDS A METHODOLOGY REVIEW & PILOT SURVEY WORKSHOP

DOWN2EARTH Project is a collaborative research project funded by European Union, led by the Cardiff University and includes University of Bristol, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, University of Hohenheim, University of Nairobi, Addis Ababa University, IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Center (ICPAC), Ghent University, University of East Anglia, Food and Agriculture Organization-Somalia Water and Land Information System (FAO-SWALIM), Climate Analytics, BBC Media Action, Action Aid, and Transparency Solutions.

LARMAT PART OF THE APP DEVELOPMENT TEAM FOR THE DOWN2EARTH PROJECT

Translation of climate information into multilevel decision support for social adaptation, policy development, and resilience to water scarcity in the Horn of Africa Drylands (DOWN2EARTH) Project seeks to address the multi-faceted challenges of water scarcity and food insecurity under climate change in Horn of Africa Drylands, by facilitating community-centered adaptation and resilience to climate change impacts. The project is funded by European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme.

LARMAT PART OF THE SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL CHANGES AND CONFLICTING VISIONS AT FRONTIERS OF DEVELOPMENT IN EAST AFRICA CONFERENCE

The University of Nairobi's,  Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) was part of the attendees of the “Socio-Ecological Changes and Conflicting Visions at Frontiers of Development in East Africa” conference held on 18th November 2021. The Department was represented by Dr. Oliver Vivian Wasonga, a Senior lecturer.

EXCITED TO BE PART OF AICAT 2021/2022

Two students, Brian Oginga and Ruth Basweti (Bsc Management of Agroecosystems - Class of 2020) made a courtesy call to the department on 28th October, 2021. They had been selected for the 11 months internship in Israel under the AICAT (Arava International Centre for Agriculture Training) Internship 2020/2021. They form part of the 50 UoN students that left for Israel on 30th October 2021.

LARMAT VIRTUALY EXHIBITS IN THE INTERNATIONAL RANGELAND CONGRESS 2021

The Department LARMAT is virtually exhibiting in the ongoing International Grassland & International Rangeland Kenya 2021 Virtual Congress. The congress started on 25th Oct 2021 and will end on 29th October, 2021. Ms. Carolyne Kyalo is virtually manning the booth. Click to Explore Departments virtual booth and enquire more about the Department.

CONGRATULATIONS TO LARMAT- UON 65TH GRADUANDS

On Friday 24th September, 2021, During the 65th UON graduation Ceremony, this Department, Faculty of Agriculture,  graduated students in various Degrees  offered both to post graduate and undergraduate. Some of these degrees were , BSC Management of Agro- ecosystems and Environment, BSc Range Management,MSC  Range Management, MSC Soil Science, PhD in Dryland Resource Management , PhD Sustainable Soil Resource Management.