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The Department of Agricultural Economics has once again made the entire University of Nairobi community proud.This is because ten out of the top five hundred scholars and researchers abstracted under university of Nairobi by the SciVal perfomance ranking tool come from the Department of Agricultural Economics.
The Departmental chairman Prof John Mburu,has led by example and has emerged top best in the department and position twenty one in the entire University of Nairobi performers.Others performers produced by the department are Otieno Caleb Joseph,Dr.Otieno Jakinda David,Prof.Okello Julius Juma,Prof Oluoch Kosura Willis,Dr.Nzuma Jonathan Makau,Dr.Irungu Patrick,Prof Ockello Ogutu Chris,Prof Rose Nyikal who is the current principal of the College of Agriculture and veterinary sciences and Kanyenji George Magambo in that order.
Our congratulations goes to all of them for putting the department in the research map.