Dr.Oscar Koech from the University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) provided a talk during a webinar organized by Africa One Health University Network (AFROHUN) in relation to Covid -19 and other Health issues. Dr. Koech provided a talk on Rangelands in the Wake of Climate Change: Need for Research and Innovations for Sustainable Rangelands Productivity.
Walter successfully defended his MSC thesis titled: “Analysis of Urban and Peri-Urban Pastoral Herd Composition, Land-Use Changes, and Drivers of Pastoralism in Nairobi City” during a virtual oral examination convened by the Faculty of Agriculture on February 02, 2022. Wafula was registered in the Department of Land Resource Management & Agricultural Technology (LARMAT), and his thesis work has been supervised by Dr.
Mr. Edwin Maingi successfully defended his MSc thesis titled: “EFFECTS OF SOIL MOISTURE VARIABILITY ON MORPHOLOGICAL AND ANATOMICS ATTRIBUTES OF ROOTS AND BUDS OF SELECTED RANGELAND GRASSES OF SOUTHERN RANGELANDS OF KENYA” during a virtual oral examination convened by Dean Faculty of Agriculture on January 18th, 2022. Edwin is a student in LARMAT pursuing MSC in Range Management. His Research work is supervised by Prof. Kinuthia Ngugi and Dr Oscar Koech.
Dr. Oscar Koech from the University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) between 6th- 10th Dec, 2021 participated in the National Sensitization workshop on Mainstreaming Climate Smart Agriculture Frameworks and Technologies in the Practices of Range Management and Pastoralism in ASAL areas of Kenya organized by Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and cooperatives, State Department for Livestock.
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.
Elizabeth Githendu and Solomon Mugi, both students from the Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT), pursuing MSC in Range Management, University of Nairobi participated in the Emerging Scientist 2021 two week training which was conducted in Maasai Mara, Narok County between September 15, 2021 and September 26, 2021. The training involved hands-on research design, data collection, data analysis, and presentation of research findings.