Conference Seek to Leverage on Big Data for Health and Food Security

Conference Seek to Leverage on Big Data for Health and Food Security

JKUAT staff and students joined fellow colleagues from 21 countries for the four-day Sub-Saharan Africa Network (SUSAN) Conference hosted by the International Biometrics Society (IBS), Kenya Chapter, September 6-9, 2021. The Sub-Saharan Africa Network (SUSAN) of the International Biometrics Society is a network of national biometric groups of Sub-Saharan African countries that promotes the advancement of life sciences through the development, application, and dissemination of effective mathematical and statistical methods. The regional conference for statisticians brings together over 130 students, academics, researchers and professionals in Africa, working on a wide range of areas, including, but… Continue reading →

Policy Formulation and Implementation, Boost to Automotive Industry

Policy Formulation and Implementation, Boost to Automotive Industry

The success of any venture especially in the industrial sector is hinged on the successful conception and implementation of a policy which provides a legal framework that will not only safeguard the overall interest of various stakeholders involved, but also ensure the sustainability of the business in the long term. This was deliberated during a webinar dubbed: “Isuzu East Africa Limited -Trends and Opportunities in the Automotive Industry,” organized by the African-ai-Japan in collaboration with Isuzu East Africa Limited (Isuzu EA). The webinar was meant to provide a platform for students and staff, especially in… Continue reading →

JKUAT Management Tours Korogocho Hospital

JKUAT Management Tours Korogocho Hospital

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology top management has pledged its commitment to the newly constructed Korogocho Level 5 Hospital. This was revealed during a familiarization tour of the facility made by the JKUAT management on Thursday, September 2, 2021. The visit to the facility follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) last month. Led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, the team toured the four-storey 350-bed capacity hospital which comprises of a Newborn Unit with 10 incubators, three maternity rooms with a total of… Continue reading →

Towards Provision of Adequate Food in Makueni County

Towards Provision of Adequate Food in Makueni County

To grow healthy crops, farmers need just the right mix of sun, rain, and warmth—all of which are becoming more unpredictable with climate change. Encompassed with bimodal rainfall and sandy soil, Makueni County agricultural productivity has been adversely affected. This has exposed smallholder farmers, who depend on farming, to frequent crop failure, reduced agricultural yields hence limited alternatives economic activities to better their livelihood. To curb this, researchers from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), JKUAT Enterprises Ltd (JKUATES), Alliance Bioversity-CIAT, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), and SWRT Solutions LLC, carried out… Continue reading →

JKUAT Students Emerge Top in Microsoft Mentorship Programme

JKUAT Students Emerge Top in Microsoft Mentorship Programme

Five Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) students have emerged top in the just concluded Microsoft University Partner Mentorship Programme. The quintuple, Lumbert Omwag, Diana Iminza, Joram Mwangi, Sophie Uchi and Veronica Juma trounced other competitors drawn from various universities during the mentorship programme dubbed ‘Sustainable Agricultural practices to support Kenyan farmers’ The use of outdated technology is one of the major bottlenecks facing farmers in Kenya with obsolete technology reducing the potential productivity-boost that could take place in Kenya. In a move that will address this issue, Microsoft Africa Development Centre (ADC)… Continue reading →

Renewable Energy Set to Transform Lives in Olderkesi, Narok

Renewable Energy Set to Transform Lives in Olderkesi, Narok

Electricity being an essential part of modern life and vital for economic growth, JKUAT in collaboration with Kenya Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC) has endeavored to provide Olderkesi, a marginalized town in Narok County, with clean renewable energy. Under the auspices of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) funded Project, Sustainable Energies, Entrepreneurship and Development (SEED), the two organizations in partnership with Technical University of Munich (TUM) are set to install a mini-grid system that will include a 12 KWp Solar PV system and 10m3 biogas plant. In a meeting with Narok County… Continue reading →

JKUAT Products among the Best at Build & Interiors Expo 2021

JKUAT Products among the Best at Build & Interiors Expo 2021

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) exhibition stand was voted the overall 2nd Best by clients who interacted with University products that were showcased at the recently concluded Build and Interior Expo held at Sarit Center, Westlands. The Expo, whose theme was: ‘A Market Place for Affordable Housing Technologies Interiors and Exteriors,’ was organized by Poise Business Development Consulting Limited and I Trade to provide a platform to key players in the field of construction to display their merchandise and innovations to prospective clients in a one stop shop model. The three-day Expo… Continue reading →

City University and JKUAT to Establish Collaboration

City University and JKUAT to Establish Collaboration

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and City University of Mogadishu (CU), held discussions on Friday, August 27, 2021 aimed at establishing potential areas of academic collaboration between the two institutions. The online meeting spearheaded by the JKUAT Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, provided an important platform for the City University leadership to express their collaboration interests and for JKUAT management to expound on the viable support that would make the agreement a success. The envisaged collaboration between City University and JKUAT is set to be formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding… Continue reading →

JKUAT Physios Play Lead Roles at Tokyo Olympics

JKUAT Physios Play Lead Roles at Tokyo Olympics

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) staff and alumni who are physiotherapy professionals, played leading roles in the just concluded 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.  The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) selected a team of ten highly qualified and experienced physiotherapists in the field of sports and tasked them with the responsibility of enhancing the fitness levels of Kenyan Olympians and keeping them in peak conditions in readiness for their respective games. 7 out 10 the of the selected members were JKUAT staff and alumni. The team was headed by Dr. Nassib Tawa,… Continue reading →

Catering Retirees Get Worthy Send off

Catering Retirees Get Worthy Send off

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology’s (JKUAT) department of catering has bid farewell to three retirees after they attained the mandatory age of 60. The three have retired having served the University diligently and selflessly according to glowing tributes from former colleagues. Beatrice Muchangi, Jane Kiumi, Nancy Wanjiku proceed for retirement by the end of August after putting in 31, 40 and 40 years of service in the University, respectively. They were honored during a retirement party convened by the catering department as a way of appreciating their dedicated service to the University fraternity,… Continue reading →