Promoting Gender Inclusivity in Agricultural Sector through Collaborations

Promoting Gender Inclusivity in Agricultural Sector through Collaborations

As documented over the years, gender disparity in Africa is one of the hindrance of achieving sustainable economic growth, reduction of poverty thus curtailing widespread prosperity for everyone in the continent. According to a report done by UN Women, the Joint UNDP-UNEP Environment Initiative and the World Bank shows that gender disparity in access to productive and financial resources inhibits agricultural productivity hence food insecurity. The report articulates that gender gap in agriculture exists because women have unequal access to key factors of production such as land, labour, knowledge, fertilizer and improved seeds. Making her… Continue reading →

Women Vice Chancellors in New Growth Agenda for Africa

Women Vice Chancellors in New Growth Agenda for Africa

Over 20 female vice chancellors of African Universities Tuesday August 23, convened in Nairobi to discuss how African women in academia can effectively contribute to the continent’s development agenda. The meeting which was convened by Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology was addressed by seasoned female academics, leaders and representatives of government and the private sector. Addressing the opening session, Environment and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary Prof. Judi Wakhungu, called for political commitment to gender mainstreaming in all productive sectors of Africa’s economy. She added that women participation was key to accelerating the continent’s… Continue reading →

Information for Other Campus Students

This information is meant for Students of the other Campuses not in Main Campus. Once you have registered with your concerned department in your Campus, you need to know your student email address which you will be using throughout your studies.Make sure you type your registration number exactly as printed on your admission letter. Steps to Follow: 1. To know your student email and how to access it, Kindly click Activate Your Student Email link and follow exactly as per given instructions. 2. Once you get your student email, you need to login to the… Continue reading →

African Development Bank in New Push for Research & Innovation

African Development Bank in New Push for Research & Innovation

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has expressed its readiness to fund research and innovation projects with potential to transform livelihoods across the continent, an official has said. The Bank’s Financial Sector Development Programme Manager, Robert Musambuko said the funding body was increasingly looking to research organizations to provide sustainable solutions to the endemic problem of poverty and hunger in Africa. Musambuko who spoke at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology on 14th July 2016 said time had come for knowledge-based decision making and African universities should produce innovations that can transform the continent. He… Continue reading →

Noodles Factory Set to be constructed at JKUAT by 2017

Noodles Factory Set to be constructed at JKUAT by 2017

An instant noodles production line capable of rolling out 150 packs per minute will be operational at JKUAT by December 2017. The facility which is an offshoot of collaboration between Nissin Foods Holdings of Japan and JKUAT, will boost supply of locally flavoured noodles to the Kenyan market. The factory whose construction shall be fully funded by Nissin Foods Holdings, will be owned and managed by JKUAT, once operational. It is expected to give impetus to sorghum farming in Kenya as the commodity is a key input in the manufacture of noodles. JKUAT intends to… Continue reading →

Prof. Imbuga Urges Students to Resist Negative Influence

Prof. Imbuga Urges Students to Resist Negative Influence

School Girls in the Coast have been cautioned against friends whose suspect behaviours could  hinder their academic performance. Addressing Ribe Girls Secondary School, Kaloleni in Kilifi County during the School’s Prize Giving and Prayer Day, Prof. Mabel Imbuga, Vice Chancellor, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, asked the students to be cautious of their peers who are out to lure them into vices such as drug addiction, sexual immorality that lead to early pregnancies, as well as radicalization. This, she said, could shatter their dreams. Prof Imbuga decried the rampant cases of teenage pregnancies… Continue reading →

JKUAT in Kshs 5.4 Million CSR Gesture to Coast Schools

JKUAT in Kshs 5.4 Million CSR Gesture to Coast Schools

As part of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology’s (JKUAT) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the University has donated books worth Kshs 5.4 Million to nine institutions from three different counties in the Coast region of Kenya. The institutions, drawn from Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa counties are: Amani Primary, Ushindi Baptist Child Development Centre, Likoni, Miyani Secondary School, Gotani, Kajembe High School, Kadzondzo Girls Secondary School, Makomboani Secondary School, Women and Girls Empowerment Programme, St. George’s High School, Kaloleni Giriama, and Kizurini Secondary School. Each school was presented with books worth Kshs 600,000. While presenting… Continue reading →

Governor Calls for Increased Investments in Renewable Energy

Governor Calls for Increased Investments in Renewable Energy

Kenya can considerably reduce the cost of doing business and enhance investment by tapping its huge renewable energy potential, Uasin Gishu County Governor, Jackson Mandago has said. He explained that prohibitive cost of energy that currently stands at 14 US cents per kilowatt has frustrated investment bids in Kenyan counties adding that it is time the cost was scaled down to below 10 cents. A possible way of lowering this cost, the governor offered, was by leveraging on various forms of clean energy such as solar, water, wind and biogas which exist in substantial amounts… Continue reading →

Chinese Academy of Sciences VP Lauds Varsity’s Research Initiatives

Chinese Academy of Sciences VP Lauds Varsity’s Research Initiatives

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Vice President, Prof. En’ge Wang has lauded the research and technological innovations being undertaken by JKUAT noting that development in any country is only possible through skilled and knowledgeable workforce. Addressing JKUAT and Sino-Africa Joint Research Centre (SAJOREC) staff when he visited the institution, Friday August 5, 2016, Prof. Wang said, CAS will continue to support JKUAT through awarding of scholarship and staff training. “Although my background is in Physics, I have come to appreciate the importance of the environment and I am confident that the research undertaken in this… Continue reading →

Varsity Renews Training Pact with Eritrea

Varsity Renews Training Pact with Eritrea

JKUAT has renewed a MoU with Eritrea’s National Commission for Higher Education, (ENCHE) the statutory body regulating the provision of higher education in Eritrea. The renewal, signed by Prof. Mabel Imbuga and Prof. Tadesse Mehari, Executive Director, ENCHE will largely allow JKUAT to assist Eritrea in capacity building of its nationals to train at JKUAT at graduate level in selected disciplines mainly in agriculture, engineering and applied sciences. During the first phase that commenced in 2012, a total of 15 Eritrean students have benefited through their graduate training, 3 of them at doctorate levels while… Continue reading →