Varsity Hosts Webinar to Sensitize Citizens on Public Finance

Varsity Hosts Webinar to Sensitize Citizens on Public Finance

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) hosted the “Public Finance and Governance in Kenya” webinar on Thursday, May 27, 2021. The webinar aimed at empowering the public on what public finance involves and to encourage them to become active citizens especially in matters national budget. Dr. David Wachira, a public sector specialist at the World Bank Group, and Co-founder and Managing Director of Waya Pay shared his vast knowledge on the topic. “Public finance has several components which include tax collection, budget, expenditures, deficit and national debt. It is our duty and right… Continue reading →

Collaboration to Commence with Student/Faculty Exchange

Collaboration to Commence with Student/Faculty Exchange

JKUAT and Universitas Ilmu Pengetahuan Bogor (IPB University) have agreed to kick start their collaboration of student and faculty exchange as the two institutions draft a memorandum of understanding to cement the partnership. This was established during a virtual meeting between JKUAT and IPB University held on May 18, 2021. The meeting convened by the Ambassador of Indonesia in Kenya, Dr. Mohamad Hery Saripudin is a follow up meeting to the courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, April 6, 2021, where the ambassador sought to initiate discussions and explore possible areas of collaboration between JKUAT… Continue reading →

MCK Accredit Students and Staff to Enhance Professionalism

MCK Accredit Students and Staff to Enhance Professionalism

Students and lecturers from the Department of Media Technology and Applied Communication (MTAC) in the School of Communication and Development Studies, attended an accreditation exercise organized by the Media Council of Kenya (MCK) as part of an initiative aimed at enhancing their professionalism in communication and journalism. The registration exercise held Thursday, May 19, 2021 at Juja main campus, was preceded by a sensitization session that enlightened the prospective members on the benefits of joining a professional body such as MCK which is Kenya’s media self-regulatory authority. In her welcoming remarks, Dr. Joan Mutua, the… Continue reading →

JICA Delegation Visits JKUAT

JICA Delegation Visits JKUAT

A delegation from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) led by the Chief Representative, Mr. Hajime Iwama visited JKUAT as part of their efforts to promote the JICA Program for Japanese Studies, May 19, 2020. “In order to expand the opportunities of studies in partner countries, JICA started the JICA Program for Japanese Studies with leading universities in partner countries,” said Mr. Iwama. While lauding JKUAT’s prowess especially in Agriculture, Technology and Information Communication Technology, Mr. Iwama said the program will feature short intensive lectures in thematic areas based on Japan’s development experiences conducted by… Continue reading →

Towards Enhancing Land Use Planning and Climate-Smart Livelihood

Towards Enhancing Land Use Planning and Climate-Smart Livelihood

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in collaboration with three organizations and four counties held a one-day workshop in Nyahururu to commence a 3-year Kenya Rangelands Ecosystem Services pRoductivity (RangER) Project, May 17, 2021. The project funded by the European Commission to a tune of 5 million Euros, seeks to adopt an integrated landscape approach in the Amaya Triangle counties. The Counties are; Laikipia, Baringo, Samburu and Isiolo, respectively. “The project aims to enhance the productivity of ecosystem services provided by rangelands within the counties through investments in evidence-based climate-smart feed resources, an array… Continue reading →

How Industrial Hemp Could Fast-track Kenya’s Big 4 Agenda

How Industrial Hemp Could Fast-track Kenya’s Big 4 Agenda

Right from Food Security, Manufacturing, Affordable Housing, to Affordable Healthcare, Industrial Hemp is a viable catalyst that could propel the Government’s Agenda Four pillars of development to the highest pinnacle of success. This is according to Ms. Alexis Hubbard, who posits that the numerous industrial benefits of hemp could be a key contributor to the country’s development. Ms. Hubbard was speaking during a webinar organized by the University’s Directorate of Research and Innovation, Thursday May 13, 2021. She serves as a co-founder and Global Marketing Director of Savor the World. “Legalization of commercial use of… Continue reading →

Githunguri in Talks with JKUAT for a Constituent College

Githunguri in Talks with JKUAT for a Constituent College

A delegation from Githunguri area in Kiambu County has paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi to kickstart talks on a possible establishment of a University College in the area, Thursday 13 May, 2021. The delegation led by former Nairobi Mayor, Dick Waweru, sought to find out what it would take to establish a constituent college of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Githunguri. The former mayor was accompanied by Prof. Kiarie Mwaura, a professor of Law at the University of Nairobi, Mr. Francis Kihanya, Mr. Samuel… Continue reading →

Snail Farming: A Viable Business Venture

Snail Farming: A Viable Business Venture

Although most farmers dislike snails and see them as pest, there has been growing interest in the snail for both the medicinal value it may contain and culinary delicacy. In Kenya, a number of farmers have considered it as a source of food and income. To spread the gospel of snail farming, JKUAT through the Directorate of Research and Innovation hosted a webinar that delved into the bio snail value chain, benefits of snails to our ecosystem, nutritional benefits of snails, medicinal and cosmetics use of snails, Thursday, May 6, 2021. The webinar that sought… Continue reading →

Towards Establishing Fruitful Collaborations

Towards Establishing Fruitful Collaborations

A delegation from Takoradi Technical University-Ghana (TTU) led by Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victor Kweku Bondzie Michah, visited Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) for consultations on a possible collaboration between the two institutions, May 4, 2021. The delegation had earmarked JKUAT as a notable University in the region with significant depth and breadth of excellence in engineering, built and natural environment, applied sciences and business, which are the core programmes offered at the Technical University. “Searching through the list of universities and their relevance towards achieving the core mandate of our growing institution,… Continue reading →

JKUAT Trains Farmers on Button Mushroom Farming

JKUAT Trains Farmers on Button Mushroom Farming

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Mushroom Growing Resource center convened a training for farmers from Uplands Mushroom Self-help Group in a bid to equip them with mushroom growing skills, April 29, 2021. The farmers were trained on button mushroom formulation and production process, control of pests and diseases, packaging, preservation and harvesting and post-harvest handling. According to the Forest Station Manager, Uplands Forest Station, Nairobi County, Mr. Isaac Waweru, the training was fully catered for by the Kenya forest service (KFS) as a way to giving back to communities who manage the… Continue reading →