A week-long workshop aimed at fostering JKUAT’s data science capacity opened at the University on Monday June 3, 2019. The event that brought together students and staff from different departments such as information technology, computing and statistics, was part of activities of the VLIR-OUS funded Legume Centre of Excellence for Food and Nutrition Security (LCEFoNS). Speaking when he officiated the workshop’s opening ceremony, Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs, Prof. Robert Kinyua challenged participants to utilize the knowledge gained and contribute in solving the country’s socio-economic challenges.
Joint Steering Committee of the Legume Centre of Excellence for Food and Nutrition Security (LCEFoNS) led by Prof. Marc Hendrickx (KU Leuven, Belgium) and Prof. Daniel Sila (JKUAT, Kenya) paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The Legume Centre of Excellence in Food and Nutrition Security, funded to the tune of Euros 3735,000.00 (Ksh. 410 million), is a twelve year research project under VLIR-UOS initiative that brings together JKUAT and Belgian partners – Katholic University Leuven and Vrije University of Brussels. Read more
Over 35 researchers and postgraduate students from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology under the Legume Center of Excellence in Food and Nutrition Security Programme (LCEFoNs) and VLIR-UOS funded projects have commenced a week long capacity building training workshop on Statistics and Statistical tools data collection and analysis techniques. Read more
As planned in April this year, Dr. Karanja and Elizabeth(PhD Student, Project 2) undertook a short training on Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) and chemometrics at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. The one week training took place between the 10th and 14th of July, 2017. The training was facilitated and financed by PASUFONS which is a collaboration between the Departments of Food Science and Technology in JKUAT, Food Science and Technology in Makerere and Food Science in Stellenbosch University. This training was intended to build the capacity of JKUAT’s Food Science and Technology staff and LCEFoNS… Continue reading →
The ICT Support Project of the LCEFoNS is running a Workshop on Mobile Applications. Dates; Monday, 17th July 2017 until Thursday, 20th July 2017 Venue; PAUSTI (First Floor, Block C, AICAD) Aim; To build JKUAT’s capacity in technologies for the development of mobile-based applications for participatory/crowd sensing. Facilitator; Jesse Zaman from the Free University of Belgium. Participants; LCEFoNS staff, SCIT academic ,technical staff, ICT staff, and LCEFoNS students.