A Tomato Field Day Organized by Faculty of Agriculture in Collaboration with Lincoln University in Missouri and RealIPM Kenya through a grant funding secured from USDA Foreign Agriculture Services

Lincoln University in Missouri in conjunction with the Faculty of Agriculture JKUAT and the REALIPM co. Ltd. organized a farmers open day on Friday july 1st 2016 at the REALIPM company premises.  Lead farmers and extension agents were trained on various aspects of  biological disease and insect pest management. The field day, sponsored by a USDA Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS), Scientific Cooperation Research Program (SCRP) funded project, has attracted more than 25 growers and county extension educators as well as 15 students and interns. Among the presenters were Prof. Losenge T. (JKUAT), Dr. Mersha Z. (LU MO), Dr. Waiganjo M. (County Executive  of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries in County Government of Kiambu), Mrs. Labuschangne L. (Joint Managing Director of RealIPM Kenya), Mr. Turere M. (MSc. Student at JKUAT), Mr. Odingo F. (Manager of Smallholder at Real IPM Kenya) and Mr. Guda I. (Manager of Smallholder Enterprise Center at RealIPM Kenya). In addition to the vibrant discussions during the morning sessions, the afternoon session continued with practical demos and farm tours. Prof. Losenge and Dr. Mersha, principal investigators of the project also underscored the on-going efforts underway here in Kenya and in Jefferson City MO USA for the ultimate goal of improving productivity and livelihood of growers in Kenya and USA.DSCN4326DSCN4325DSCN4231DSCN4329


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