Rice Farmers Reap Big with Water-saving Technology

Rice Farmers Reap Big with Water-saving Technology

For 36 years, Francis Abuya Odidi drudged in his rice fields, shedding his youth in an enterprise whose socio-economic benefits remained elusive. Despite the intense labour, yields were often disappointing; prices dismal. Indeed, like other farmers in West Kano Irrigation Scheme, Francis started shopping for alternative crops. Rice farming was not the gem it was billed to be. It simply had become untenable. On the verge of abandoning Kenya’s third most popular staple, however, Francis heard of a new technology that could reverse his dwindling fortunes. The System of Rice Intensification (SRI), introduced for the… Continue reading →

EBAFOSA Kenya Chapter Unveiled: Fixing Agricultural Production in Kenya

EBAFOSA Kenya Chapter Unveiled: Fixing Agricultural Production in Kenya

Extreme weather conditions have made the agricultural sector the most vulnerable in the country leading to destruction of agro-based infrastructure and livelihood. As a result key stakeholders from the government, public and private sector, academia and NGOs across the country Thursday, May 12, 2016 launched Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Assembly (EBAFOSA), Kenya in a bid to achieve climate resilience. EBAFOSA-Kenya domiciled at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology is the fifth established chapter in Africa after Zambia, Nigeria, Cameroon and Mozambique Chapters. The assembly is the first inclusive Pan-African policy framework and… Continue reading →

City Flooding Linked to Poor Planning, Rapid Expansion

City Flooding Linked to Poor Planning, Rapid Expansion

Experts have linked the spate of flooding and crumbling buildings in Nairobi City to inadequate planning for storm water management in the wake of increased private sector development activities. The exponential urbanization has not been matched by infrastructure development especially in the water and sewerage system. World Agroforestry Centre’s Water Management Programme Coordinator, Maimbo Malesu, said extensive construction of buildings and paved areas in Nairobi had outstripped capacity of existing drainage ways leading to flooding becoming commonplace. Malesu was speaking on Friday May 6, 2016 at JKUAT during a workshop to chart a roadmap for… Continue reading →

Digital Literacy Program Kicks Off at Kiambu Primary School

Digital Literacy Program Kicks Off at Kiambu Primary School

The Digital Literacy Program kicked off at Kiambu Township Primary School in Kiambu County, following the delivery and installation of 212 tablets, 2 teacher devices (laptops), a projector and a content access point (CAP) to benefit class one pupils and tutors at the school. The project is being implemented under the Jubilee Government’s digital literacy program, currently at the piloting stage. The devices were delivered, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, by the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Positivo BGH Consortium during a ceremony officiated by the Education Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiang’i,… Continue reading →

Calls for Innovation as SRI Conference Gets Underway

Calls for Innovation as SRI Conference Gets Underway

It will take a change in attitude, willingness to innovate and adoption of new work philosophies to turnaround Africa’s potential into a sustainably thriving economy. This is the message that threaded the address by the renowned industrialist, Dr. Manu Chandaria to a team of researchers, scholars and industry players attending the 2016 International Sustainable Research and Innovation Conference. Dr. Chandaria who officiated the opening ceremony of the Conference challenged participants to begin to look at research and innovation anew. Meaningful innovations, he opined, should positively transform livelihoods. He passionately dissuaded the academy from engaging in… Continue reading →

April 2016 Vacancies

Kindly find the latest vacancies: Vacancies for Professors, Associate Professors, Chief Sports and Games Officer Vacancies for College and Campus Principals

Partnership to Commercialize Varsity’s IT Solutions

Partnership to Commercialize Varsity’s IT Solutions

Over the years, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has been developing cutting edge IT solutions. Unfortunately, commercialization of these solutions has been a challenge. In order to address this, the University partnered with SimbaNET on a business – IT alignment model that will optimize returns from IT investments, Friday, April 22, 2016. SimbaNET provides telecommunications services in mission-critical areas, and serves some of the region’s biggest and most respected organizations. The five – year partnership will see SimbaNET harmonize Kenya’s IT activity with JKUAT’s business direction to the mutual benefit of both institutions…. Continue reading →

JKUAT Student’s Beer Label Design Wins Prize

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Bachelor of Architecture student Reinier Khamala, has won the 2015 Brew Barrel Project Competition, organized by the Brew Bristro and Lounge (Kenya) in collaboration with Jameson Irish Whisky of Ireland. Brew Bristro partnered with Jameson Irish Whisky to craft a beer which was created by Mr. Aleem Ladak the Master Brewer. The two corporates wanted a label design and name of the beer that would capture the spirit of Nairobi and the essence of Dublin, the capital city of Ireland. Reinier managed to put his ideas on paper… Continue reading →

JKUAT Tenders 2016

Kindly find the JKUAT Tender documents below: JKUAT TENDER ADVERT 2016 April ADDENDUM FOR MOTOR VEHICLE AND GROUP LIFE INSURANCE TENDER JKUAT-49-2016-2017 Disposal od assorted items (1) JKUAT TENDER ADVERT 2016 Disposal  JKUAT 34 Provision of Pest Control Services JKUAT 33 servicing and calibrating of Laboratory, Hospital and Medical Lab equipment_1 JKUAT 33 servicing and calibrating of Laboratory, Hospital and Medical Lab equipment JKUAT 32-2015-2016 Provision of Publishing and Printing Services JKUAT 31 Provision of Car Hire and related services JKUAT 30 Repair and Servicing of Motor Vehicles JKUAT 28 Repair and Servicing of Office… Continue reading →

JKUAT in Research Pact with Retirement Benefits Authority

JKUAT in Research Pact with Retirement Benefits Authority

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has inked a partnership with the Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA) to undertake joint research and exchange of academic information. The cooperation will also aid staff and student mobility between the two institutions through attachments, internships and adjunct lecturer programmes. Speaking during the agreement signing, Friday April 8, 2016, RBA Chief Manager for Research and Strategy Dr. Shem Ouma, said the retirement benefits regulator had a number of challenges which it seeks to solve using scientific data driven insights. Dr. Ouma singled out low savings among Kenyans, attributing… Continue reading →