Nixtamalization Vital in Maize Aflatoxin Reduction

Nixtamalization Vital in Maize Aflatoxin Reduction

Acknowledging that maize is a major food source for one-third of the world population, the Mexican Ambassador to Kenya, H.E. Erasmo Roberto Martinez believes that nixtamalization increases nutritional value, decreases aflatoxin levels, and prepares the maize for various food products. The Ambassador made these remarks when he visited JKUAT, May 12, 2022, to check on the nixtamalization project that commenced in 2018, domiciled at the JKUAT Enterprises (JKUATES). The Federal Government of Mexico through the Ministry of Agriculture had donated a nixtamalization machine to JKUAT which gave birth to the beneficial collaboration between the Mexican… Continue reading →

Tripartite Agreement Reached to Foster Research Cooperation

Tripartite Agreement Reached to Foster Research Cooperation

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has entered a tripartite agreement with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (United Kingdom) and Ghent University (Belgium) for collaborative research and academic exchange. The three-year agreement will see the three institutions conduct joint research; share documentation, pedagogical and research material; exchange academic staff and research assistants; and also exchange PhD students and post-doctoral researchers for non-credit study and research. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi said she was confident that the collaboration will lead to stronger research ties between the institutions and the knowledge gained will be beneficial to… Continue reading →

JKUAT Business Students Trained on Case Study Writing

JKUAT Business Students Trained on Case Study Writing

Over fifty students from the College of Human Resource Development (COHRED) have commenced a three-week training on business Case Study writing by facilitators from the IVEY Business School, University of Western Ontario, Canada on Monday, May 9, 2022. The annual training, which takes place in May, is an important platform for building the capacity of the students on case study writing and methodology. This is imperative in facilitating problem-solving skills among the students, enabling them develop realistic solutions to complex problems through astute case study writing. Principal, COHRED, Prof. Elegwa Mukulu said case studies have… Continue reading →

Universities Urged to Incorporate Mental Health in the Journalism Curriculum

Universities Urged to Incorporate Mental Health in the Journalism Curriculum

JKUAT, Corporate Communications Office, joined other stakeholders in the media industry during the 2022 Media Summit held on Thursday, May 6 at Safari Park hotel in Nairobi to celebrate World Press Freedom Day. Panel discussions held during the Summit between journalists, nongovernmental organizations, and representatives from higher education revealed the critical need to incorporate core units on mental health in order to prepare students for the newsroom environment, where challenging conditions can trigger or exacerbate mental health conditions. While echoing other journalists, Ms. Juney Karisa, a panelist from Kenya Broadcasting Corporation and a JKUAT alumna,… Continue reading →

Students Revolutionary Innovations Hit New Milestones

Students Revolutionary Innovations Hit New Milestones

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) engineering students have hit new milestones in their bid to launch a rocket into space and electrify tricycle wheelchairs and tractors. Under the projects dubbed Jibebe and Nakuja, a group of 31 students on Friday, May 6, 2021 unveiled their successful prototypes during an event organized by Africa-ai-Japan Project. The two projects are multidisciplinary research collaborations comprised of students drawn from various universities. Jibebe project which is made up of JKUAT and Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI) set out to electrify… Continue reading →

Researchers Urged to Utilize Data Protective Systems

Researchers Urged to Utilize Data Protective Systems

With the growing need for access of research data tied to mapping and consolidating information of genetic resources at a central data centre the importance of protecting data cannot be downplayed. Managing and protecting research data through Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) systems is therefore an imperative step towards ensuring users and providers come to an agreement for equitable sharing of benefits from the data use. According to Mr. Jonathan Sangoro, the Lead Operations at Amband Limited, the ABS systems, established under the Nagoya protocol, is important in ensuring research and patent activity are well… Continue reading →

JKUAT Dons Recognized in the Latest AD Scientific Index Ranking

JKUAT Dons Recognized in the Latest AD Scientific Index Ranking

122 JKUAT researchers made it to the latest Alper-Doger (AD) Scientific Index 2022 rankings with two dons, Prof. Kenneth Ngure and Prof. Mutinda Kyama, bagging the coveted top 50 rankings nationally. The researchers drawn from the five colleges of the University were part of the 538,497 scientists globally ranked by the AD Scientific Index. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi congratulated the researchers for the recognition saying, it is a testimony of their commitment and hard work She encouraged the University researchers to pull together and generate renewed momentum in their areas of specialization… Continue reading →

Core Values Critical to the University’s Success

Core Values Critical to the University’s Success

“With respect, grace, kindness and more professionalism JKUAT staff can easily achieve their goals and assist the University achieve its key objectives”, Bishop Dr. Silas Yego, the university Ombudsman asserted as he presided over the annual University staff prayer service. Dr. Yego, urged the JKUAT staff to seek God’s guidance and intervention as they worked to achieve their duties and roles in the university. Speaking during the service, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Ngumi asked the university staff to continue to foster unity and harmony among themselves, which is one of the admirable characteristics of… Continue reading →

Israeli Embassy Pursue Further Collaboration with JKUAT

Israeli Embassy Pursue Further Collaboration with JKUAT

Israeli Ambassador to Kenya, Mr. Michael Lotem visited Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Tuesday, April 26, 2020, in a bid to enhance the existing collaboration the Israeli Government has with the University. Amb. Lotem and his delegation were keen to extend their Agri-training collaboration with JKUAT and delve into the areas of agriculture, ICT, health and natural resources. “As a country, our focus has always been on knowledge transfer and development. I would like to engage with JKUAT and link the University with Israeli research and academic institutions and companies. It is my… Continue reading →

PAUSTI: A Crucible for Change in the Continent

PAUSTI: A Crucible for Change in the Continent

With over 2000 students enrolled in the Pan African University (PAU), the African Union Commissioner for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof. Mohammed Belhocine believes the University needs more strengthening, support and sustainability for the growth of the continent. “The elite of our youth drawn from various countries in the continent are converging in the PAU institutes and if they are well equipped with Pan-Africanism values they will be vital in driving the African development agenda as envisioned in Agenda 2063,” said Prof. Belhocine when he paid an official visit to JKUAT, the host of… Continue reading →