Latest News & Announcements

GANDHI SMARAK NIDHI FUND - POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP: 2021/2022 ACADEMIC YEAR

Gandhi Smarak Nidhi fund (GSNF) has opened  limited number of partial scholarships tenable at the University of Nairobi, for Masters Programmes during the 2021/2022 academic year.

Interested candidates are invited to apply/re-apply for the scholarship through our online application portal (https://gandhi.uonbi.ac.ke) from Monday August 2, 2021. 

 

TWO-DAY DEPARTMENTAL ACCELERATED CURRICULUM REVIEW

Lectures of this department on 16th and 19th July  held an intensive 2 days discussion on curriculum review of all course taught in the Dept.of LARMAT. The aim of review is to reduce major overlaps of course contents and Descriptions with focus on Curriculum Rationale and Philosophy.

It was discovered some courses codes conflicts with other departments i.e. Department of Agricultural Economics.The Chairman from the two departments and the concerned lecturers to resolve.

27TH INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH SOCIETY CONFERENCE

The 27th International Sustainable Development Research Society virtual  Conference will be held from 13 to 15 July 2021. Our researcher and a Senior lecturer in this Department Dr. Stephen Mureithi will  share knowledge under the theme;  Food security and Agriculture .

Join the  the conference via;  


webinar day 1 https://miun-se.zoom.us/j/66729108399

KTTC STUDENTS TRAINED ON PLANT HERBARIUM SKILLS

Over 84 Trainers from Kenya Technical Training Institute (KTTC) yesterday 9th July 2021 were trained on  various Herbarium and Taxonomic  Techniques offered at the Department of LARMAT. 

The trained was facilitated by Ms Carolyne Kyalo. She retreated there is more opportunities in the industry and prospects of innovation in identification of plants and Digital herbarium will be the future of plant taxonomy.

FIELD WORK IS ON, AFTER COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

Healthy, functioning ecosystems are a prerequisite for human health and well-being. In the drylands of East Africa, pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities are highly reliant on ecosystem services for their livelihoods. In Drylands Transform (an SLU led project), we investigate the interlinkages between land health, livestock-based livelihoods, human well-being and land governance mechanisms to contribute to transformative change and sustainable development of the socio-ecological system in the drylands of East Africa.

PROF. RICHARD ONWONGA, APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF LARMAT DEPARTMENT

The Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi, has appointed Prof. Richard N. Onwonga  to serve as chairman of the Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) with effect from June 24, 2021. 

Prof. Onwonga is an accomplished member of staff with over ten years of teaching and research experience. This is in addition to supervision of postgraduate students, student mentorship and outreach services.