Principal CoANRE

Dr-D-Mburu

The Faculty of Agriculture has over the years engaged in training highly skilled manpower in the field of Horticulture, Crop Protection, Food Nutrition as well as Food Technology. To ensure that Agriculture gets the personnel with adequate knowledge and skills to propel the industry, the training programmes are regularly reviewed to incorporate emerging scientific and technological issues in the Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences. Currently, the Faculty has seven (7) undergraduate and ten (10) postgraduate degree programmes spread out in two (2) well established departments. The faculty has launched two new undergraduate programs Bsc Land Resource Planning and Management and Bsc Animal Health, Production and Processing and one (1) Postgraduate programme in Msc Research Methods. The Msc in Research methods is a regional program supported by Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and has attracted students from the East and South African region. The Faculty has developed a new curriculum for Bsc Human Nutrition and Dietetics which will be launched in 2011.

The Faculty is endowed with highly skilled manpower both academic and technical staff, who provide high quality training at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Besides having excellent academic programmes, the Faculty is also involved in relevant research for development that contributes to the development of the agricultural industry. For instance, the Faculty of Agriculture hosted the 6th Global Consortium for Higher Education and Research in Agriculture (GCHERA) conference in November, 2009 which was officially opened by His Excellency the President. Further, we have national, regional and international collaborations with re-known academic, and research institutions to enhance the exchange of staff and use of facilities for effective training and research. As a Faculty, we are committed to the optimal utilization of the resources at our disposal to achieve our vision.