Partnership to Accelerate Startups Growth

Partnership to Accelerate Startups Growth

JKUAT, World Best Friend and EMCAST, both of South Korea, have come together to create sustainable startups in IT that create value and wealth for the youth of Kenya under a tripartite agreement. In the agreement signed, September, 6, 2016, the three parties will establish an incubation center aimed at nurturing IT experts with practical knowledge and accelerating growth driven entrepreneurs through education, mentorship and financing. Lauding the partnership, Vice chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga, acknowledged the potential of the center in curtailing the unemployment menace among the youth and women of this country. “I am… Continue reading →

Technology Transfer: From Israel with Technical Agricultural Knowledge

Technology Transfer: From Israel with Technical Agricultural Knowledge

The third cohort of 25 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture students jetted back to the country, July 2017, after completing an eleven-month apprenticeship programme in Arava International Centre for Agricultural Training (AICAT), Israel. The students underwent frontal studies, agricultural practical work especially in horticulture, irrigation and livestock. One of the beneficiaries of the apprenticeship, Kenneth Kiplang’at Chepkwony, is confident that the technical training he received in Israel will mold him into an asset of value to Kenya within the spheres of food safety and security. “With the knowledge gained especially in livestock and dates farming,… Continue reading →

JKUAT’s Wafula Wabuge Centre Takes Shape

JKUAT’s Wafula Wabuge Centre Takes Shape

Kakamega County Governor Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya has lauded Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) for transforming the lives of people through practical training skills that have empowered Kenyans across the country. He said the role JKUAT has continued to play has been distinct from other institutions, basing his conclusion on the hands-on skills that JKUAT’s graduates exhibit wherever they are engaged. This uniqueness inspired the family of the then Member of Parliament for Kitale West (currently Saboti) the late Wafula Wabuge’s to donate part of the deceased Minister’s 50-acre land to JKUAT for… Continue reading →

Crickets Delicacy: Fostering Food Security and Nutrition

Crickets Delicacy: Fostering Food Security and Nutrition

Over the past three years, the focus has been placed on the potential of edible insect species to address the global challenge of food security and nutrition. To play her part in this course, Carolyn Koech, a JKUAT PhD student in Food Science and Technology, carried out her study on the efficacy of cricket based food on nutritional status and gut health of preschool children in Uasin Gishu County. As the clock hits 10am, chants of Uji, Uji, Uji fill the air as pint sized pupils run towards the kitchen. This has been the situation… Continue reading →

JKUAT & Japanese Varsity in Solid Waste Management Pact

JKUAT & Japanese Varsity in Solid Waste Management Pact

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has teamed up with Fukuoka University, Japan to undertake technology transfer in solid waste management. The collaboration comes in the wake of successful piloting of the Semi-aerobic landfill technology, also known as Fukuoka Method Landfill in Kiambu County. The initiative that was supported by the UN-Habitat and JICA has seen Kiambu County become a model in solid waste management. Speaking during agreement signing ceremony between the two Universities, Prof. Yasushi Matsufuji from Fukuoka University’s Faculty of Engineering, said the technology which was developed in Japan in 1975, has… Continue reading →

JKUAT Committed to Produce Quality Architects

JKUAT Committed to Produce Quality Architects

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga has said the University is committed to produce high quality and competent architects to drive the country’s development needs. Averring that Kenya was experiencing unprecedented growth in built and natural environment industry, Prof. Imbuga added that JKUAT continue to work with industry stakeholders and professional bodies to ensure the curriculum is responsive to current and emerging trends in the industry. The Vice Chancellor was speaking when she hosted officials from the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) led by their President, Emma Miloyo at… Continue reading →

Conserving of Natural Resources Key to Food Security

Conserving of Natural Resources Key to Food Security

Food security of a nation entails not only the availability of adequate and nutritious food but also proper conservation of natural agricultural resources. This is according to Prof. Xu Zhi Hong of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) who was speaking during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on the operationalisation of the Sino-Africa Joint Research Centre (SAJOREC), June 11, 2017.    “It is our responsibility as scholars and researchers to provide guidance on the protection of our biodiversity, especially with the fluctuating weather patterns facing the globe,” said the professor of life sciences. Prof…. Continue reading →

JKUAT Shining Output of Kenya & Japan Bilatral Relations

JKUAT Shining Output of Kenya & Japan Bilatral Relations

A senior Japanese official has said that Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology remains a veritable exemplification of the robust bilateral relations between Kenya and Japan. The State Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Hiroyuki Yoshiie said JKUAT offered a great opportunity for further cooperation between the two countries especially in  higher education realm. The Minister who toured the Innovation and Prototyping Integrated Center during his visit to JKUAT on Saturday July 8, 2017 lauded the innovation outputs by students and staff of the University. Receiving the official to JKUAT, Vice Chancellor,… Continue reading →

Nairobi Could Tap 86% of its Water Demand from Storm Water

Nairobi Could Tap 86% of its Water Demand from Storm Water

One of the biggest challenges facing Nairobi City County is adequate supply of clean and safe water. With a population of 4 million, the County’s water demand stands at 720,000 cubic meters per day against current supply of 570,000 cubic meters per day. A new study by JKUAT’s Water Research and Resource Centre (WARREC) has revealed that by tapping just 30% of storm water, the County could bring additional 596,485 cubic meters per day under its reservoirs. The study which also looked into the patterns of water saving and use among Nairobi residents found that… Continue reading →

The PAUSTI Experience; Graduates Reflect on their Voyage

The PAUSTI Experience; Graduates Reflect on their Voyage

Ingrained in the foundation of the various Pan-African University institutes is the vision of an African continent that is managed by its own citizens and acting as a dynamic force in the international arena. An overall goal of ushering in a new generation of leaders, well-equipped to harness the wealth of African human and natural resources, imbued with a common vision of a peaceful, prosperous and integrated Africa. These basic but very noble tenets are the lifeline of the Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI) that is proudly hosted by JKUAT. On… Continue reading →