Governor roots for partnerships with Universities

Governor roots for partnerships with Universities

Mombasa County Governor, Hassan Joho has opened talks with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in  a move that will allow the County to tap into expertise and other technologies from the University. Governor Joho said it was the practice of excelling cities to integrate the academia in development programmes. Mombasa County has identified a number of key priority areas including value addition of agricultural products, tourism, water, climate change adaptation, blue economy, health and industrialization. The county is also reeling from the effects of infrastructure development that has affected breeding grounds for fish;… Continue reading →

JKUAT Students lauded for tree planting

JKUAT Students lauded for tree planting

The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology students’ Environmental Management Association (JEMA) in collaboration with JKUSA and Rotaract are spearheading a tree planting campaign to plant 10,000 seedlings by the end of the rainy season. The campaign dubbed, “Keeping JKUAT Green” kicked off in earnest two weeks ago at the University’s main campus. Farouk Ibrahim, an executive member of the Association said while students are engaged in many activities at the university, they were alive to the fact that human life was centred around the benefits that were brought by planting of trees, key… Continue reading →

National Irrigation Acceleration Programme Launched

National Irrigation Acceleration Programme Launched

Inadequate rainfall and poor uptake of smart water solutions for smallholder farmers, has for years hindered profitable crop production and capacity of Kenya to attain and sustain food security. While the country has endeavored to reverse the anomaly through irrigated agriculture, the sector has operated without coordination of the diverse stakeholders for optimal impact. This was until Thursday, 12th April 2018, when the National Irrigation Acceleration Programme (NIAP) was formed at a convening of stakeholders drawn from government institutions, research, academia, private sector, NGOs, farmer association met in Nairobi. The initiative which is spearheaded by… Continue reading →

Technology Transfer: From Mexico with Nixtamalization Technology

Technology Transfer: From Mexico with Nixtamalization Technology

Food Security and Nutrition is one of the Kenya government’s big four development agenda stipulated to create jobs and enable Kenyans meet their basic needs. To help attain this agenda, the Federal Government of Mexico through the Ministry of Agriculture will furnish a nixtamalization machine to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in a bid to transfer nixtamalization technology to Kenya. Nixtamalization is a process in Mexico and Central America whereby maize is treated with lime, cooked, dried and ground to produce flour used to make tortilla other related maize-based food products. The Mexican… Continue reading →

JKUAT, Fukuoka Sign MoA to Cement Collaboration

JKUAT, Fukuoka Sign MoA to Cement Collaboration

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Fukuoka University in the spirit of academic corporation and strengthening of their research enterprise, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), April 17, 2018. The MoA follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding mid last year to undertake technology transfer in solid waste management which consequently led to the successful piloting of the Semi-aerobic landfill technology, also known as Fukuoka Method Landfill in Kiambu County. Speaking during the signing ceremony at JKUAT, Fukuoka University’s Emeritus Prof. Yasushi Matsufuji acknowledged that he was happy that the project took… Continue reading →

Partnership for Research and Innovation Outputs Unveiled

Partnership for Research and Innovation Outputs Unveiled

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and the Standard Group Plc have entered into a 5- year partnership initiative that will see the two entities work jointly in research and development projects, institutional capacity building and exchange of professional information. Under the partnership, among other things, JKUAT and the Standard Group will work on content generation and dissemination of information, exchange programmes for SG Plc staff and JKUAT staff and students, as well as sharing of existing facilities and equipment. Speaking during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding at the Standard Group… Continue reading →

Varsity Marks the Inaugural Intergenerational Dialogue

Varsity Marks the Inaugural Intergenerational Dialogue

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in collaboration with the National Youth Council held the inaugural Intergenerational Dialogue Forum at JKUAT Main Campus Juja, Friday April 13, 2018. The forum that brought together 500 students from 12 local universities was part of an initiative to tap the ingenuity of the youth in the country.  Dubbed ‘Building Opportunity Bridges’,the forum aimed at creating awareness on empowerment opportunities available to Kenyan youth focusing on, Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO), enterprise development, innovation, ethics and values. While giving his keynote address, Chairman Bidco Africa, Dr.Vimal Shah,… Continue reading →

More Students Prefer JKUAT to other Universities

The popularity of JKUAT as a choice academic destination for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses came to the fore once again when Education Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed released the results for placement of 2017 KCSE students, on Monday April 9, 2018. This year, JKUAT will admit a total of 4,866 students, the highest followed by Kenyatta University (4,667). University of Nairobi (4,540) and Moi University (3,865). The preference of JKUAT by both local and international students is premised on the practical and industry oriented training as well as a rich network of… Continue reading →

Prof. Tsunoda: the man who dared to carry Africa’s Dream

Prof. Tsunoda: the man who dared to carry Africa’s Dream

He cuts a friendly demeanor, always cheerful with his signature smile on. A highly resourceful and dexterous professional, Prof. Manabu Tsunoda has become synonymous with AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project that he has led since 2014. Although he has had numerous assignments as top expert for Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in the higher education arena; his secondment as the Chief Advisor to the Project was clearly a heightened challenge. The government of Japan had agreed to partner with African Union in the implementation of the Pan African University (PAU); a new initiative, founded in 2010 to leverage… Continue reading →

JKUAT Inks Partnership Deal with University of Nottingham

JKUAT Inks Partnership Deal with University of Nottingham

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has sealed a partnership with the University of Nottingham, UK that will see the two institutions mainstream innovative methods of teaching, foster linkage with industries and enhance student and staff exchange. The collaboration which is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) through the British Council-managed Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR) targets three programmes namely BSc. Public Health, BSc. Chemistry and BSc. Pharmacy. Besides promoting North-South synergy on higher education, the initiative is further primed to spearhead curricula review for the targeted… Continue reading →