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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. 

PASTORALIST GET HANDS ON TRAINING EXPERIENCE ON FEED CONSERVATION AND UTILIZATION IN SAMBURU COUNTY

Dr. Oscar Koech and Dr. Oliver Vivian Wasonga from the Department of Land Resource Management & Agricultural technology, University of Nairobi have been working with pastoral communities in Samburu County on sustainable management of Prosopis juliflora as feed resource.  

HOW CAN COMMUNITIES IN DRYLAND REGIONS INCREASE PREPAREDNESS TO DROUGHT?

A research team from the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam visited the Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology & Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Nairobi on February 7, 2022. The team comprising Associate Prof. Anne Van Loon and her PhD students; Rhoda Odongo, Ileen Streefkerk, and Tim Busker was received by Dr. Oliver Wasonga (lead researcher for Down2Earth at UoN).

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.