Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has donated 519 books to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology with an aim of creating access to resources and information on food security and agriculture for students, lecturers and researchers.
The reading material donated by FAO Headquarters, are in the fields of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Food Security, Rural Development, Plant Production and Protection, Animal Production and Health, Agro-industries, Agro-forestry, Climate Change, Fisheries, Sustainable Development, Statistics and Agricultural Economics.
Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga while lauding FAO for their efforts in the field of agriculture, acknowledged that the books will be a critical resource in the attainment of Sustainable Development Goal number two that seeks to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030.
“It is my hope the books will provide the needed access to scholarly resources and stimulate the spirit of research in the elimination of hunger, food security and malnutrition in the country as well as in the continent,” opined Prof. Imbuga.
Prof. Imbuga received the books alongside Deputy Vice Chancellor in-charge of Academic Affairs, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo and the University Librarian, Dr. Roselyne Mang’ira.
The Food and Agriculture Organization is a specialised agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. With over 194 member states, their goal is to achieve food security for all through facilitating regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.