Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration Vital to Food Nutrition

Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration Vital to Food Nutrition

Agriculture and nutrition should complement each other in order to achieve food and nutrition security and universal health coverage. This was the dominant discourse during Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) sensitisation meeting for integration of nutrition in agriculture and food systems curriculum held at JKUAT, June 22, 2018. It was observed that despite record food output in various parts of the country, Kenya still suffers from malnutrition. To tackle that, it was unanimously agreed that the stakeholders involved should focus on nutrition capacity building and improving the quality of peoples diet. The meeting brought together… Continue reading →

Faculty of Agriculture Advances to a College

Faculty of Agriculture Advances to a College

In an effort to solidify her leadership in agricultural training, JKUAT has embarked on the process of upgrading the Faculty of Agriculture into the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. This has been informed by the changing demands in training agricultural sciences. To help this transition, the JKUAT Senate approved the establishment of three Schools namely; School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, School of Food and Nutrition Sciences and the School of Natural Resources and Animal Sciences. For a smooth progression, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga, announced the appointments of Prof. David Mburu as… Continue reading →

Varsity Ushers in New Student Council

Varsity Ushers in New Student Council

Delegates drawn from 70 departments consisting of 198 students casted their votes to elect the new Jomo Kenyatta University Students Association (JKUSA) student council at JKUAT main campus on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 as students waited patiently for their new leaders. The new council members who will be in office for one year in accordance with the University (Amendment) Act 2016 will be governed by a student’s council chairperson and vice-chairperson of opposite gender ,  secretary general,  finance secretary, academic affairs secretary, sports and entertainment secretary and health, catering & accommodation secretary. The Chairman elect,… Continue reading →

Instant Noodles Factory Handed Over to JKUAT

Instant Noodles Factory Handed Over to JKUAT

Nissin Foods Holding Company has officially handed over the Multimillion Instant Noodles Factory to JKUAT in a bid to boost supply of locally flavoured noodles to the Kenyan market. The facility, with a capacity to produce 9000 packets per hour, is an offshoot of collaboration between Nissin Foods Holdings of Japan and JKUAT. With over one billion packets of noodles being consumed globally, Nissin Foods Holding General Manager, Corporate Planning Division, Mr. Yoichi Yoshida was confident that the factory will enhance the popularity of the noodle dish in the country. “As a company, we are… Continue reading →

Vihiga County to Benefit from JKUAT Agri-Business Expertise

Vihiga County to Benefit from JKUAT Agri-Business Expertise

Residents of Vihiga County are set to benefit from agriculture, Information technology, engineering, mining and eco-tourism expertise and opportunities following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and the Vihiga County Government, Monday,June 18, 2018. Speaking during the function at JKUAT Main Campus, Vihiga County Governor, Dr. Wilber K. Ottichilo said Vihiga county has massive potential in agriculture and the main aim for partnering with JKUAT is to add value to agri-business, revive coffee growing, improve dairy farming and creation of markets for the current… Continue reading →

Science and Technology is at the heart of China Africa Relations

Science and Technology is at the heart of China Africa Relations

A senior Chinese official has said that science, technology and innovation (STI) forms an important aspect of the cooperation between China and Africa. drawing from Chinese experience, His Excellency Wang Yang, the chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference said investment in STI was the most rational approach to sustainable social-economic transformation and development. H.E Mr.Wang who was speaking on Saturday June 16, 2018, when he visited JKUAT-based Sino African Joint Research Centre (SAJOREC) said the centre was an important landmark of China Africa cooperation and a shining resolve by Beijing to work with… Continue reading →

SODeL orients Students on Online Common Units

SODeL orients Students on Online Common Units

The School of Open, Distance and eLearning (SODeL) held its orientation for the online based common units; Communication Skills, Life Skills/HIV and Development Skills for 1st year students, June 11, 2018. The units offered at the Main Campus and across all JKUAT satellite campuses benefit over 5000 students each intake to enhance the development of their judgment, problem assessment, problem solving and critical thinking skills. Mr. Valentine Ouma one of the facilitators at School of Open, Distance and eLearning (SODeL) urged the students to diligently take the common units as they were beneficial to their… Continue reading →

63 Students Benefit from Juja CDF Bursary

63 Students Benefit from Juja CDF Bursary

Juja Member of Parliament, Francis Waititu handed over bursaries worth Ksh. 315,000 to 63 JKUAT students. The cheque was handed over on his behalf by the Chairman of Constituency Development Fund Juja, Mr. James Mwangi. While awarding the bursaries, Wednesday, June 5th 2018, Mr. Mwangi thanked the University for the Continued Collaboration with the locals stating that the MP had pledged to continue to support the needy students in the university. “The MP is keen in supporting higher education and that is why for the period he has been in office, he has always disbursed… Continue reading →

Nixtamalization Technology to Enhance Food Security Launched

Nixtamalization Technology to Enhance Food Security Launched

Food Security to Kenyans revolves around ugali, githeri and porridge as the main food consumed from maize in the country. However, this perception is bound to change following the introduction of nixtamalization machine by the Federal Government of Mexico through the Ministry of Agriculture to JKUAT in a bid to transfer nixtamalization technology to Kenya. Nixtamalization is a process in Mexico and Central America whereby corn is treated with lime, cooked, dried and ground to produce flour used to make over 600 maize-based food products, the common one being tortillas. Speaking during the official handover… Continue reading →

IVEY Business School Training Concludes

IVEY Business School Training Concludes

The annual three-week training programme on business decision making with case studies conducted by the IVEY School of Business (Canada) in partnership with JKUAT School of Business (Kenya) concluded at JKUAT, May 25, 2018. The training that is undertaken by students on exchange programme, seeks to promote critical thinking, problem solving and leadership skills through simulation of real life cases in the business world as well as the application of practical case studies to teach students who sign up for the course. The students are grouped and assigned to tackle various case studies and present… Continue reading →