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The photo shows CMAAE students' participation in the AERC thesis dissemination workshop: where Prof. Rose Nyikal, Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS), Prof. John Mburu, Chairman, Department of Agricultural Economics,  AERC C-ordinator, Prof. Willis Kosura, Prof. Stephen Mbogoh, Dr. Cecilia Ritho, and Dr. David Jakinda attended. The workshop took place on Friday, March 12, 2021.

Early effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on the African dairy industry: Cases of Burkina Faso, Kenya, Madagascar, and Senegal

AbstractThis paper provides an early assessment of the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and of subsequent response measures on milk production, collection, processing, marketing and consumption in Africa. We focus on the period surrounding the first wave of the outbreak (from February to June 2020), during which the number of cases surged and many steps were taken to curb the epidemic.

Dr. Jakinda and a CMAAE student Jimson Nyambu Mwikamba in Wundanyi, Taita-Taveta County

As part of postgraduate student research, CMAAE student [Jimson Nyambu Mwikamba] organized a focus group discussion [FGD] in Wundanyi sub-county, Taita-Taveta County to validate his field survey questionnaires before conducting farm-level data collection. Participants in the FGD comprised climate smart horticulture farmers, agricultural extension officers, input suppliers and traders of green grams and tomatoes. The supervisor [Dr.

Celebrating the milestones of the Agrieconomics Department

Today, as the University of Nairobi celebrates its 50 years of academic excellence, the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) recognizes the exceptional contribution of Prof. Willis Oluoch-Kosura from the Department of Agricultural Economics. During the last four decades of distinguished service to the University, Willis has formed many collaborative partnerships for capacity building and resource mobilization, and continues to play an important professional role in mentoring many young staff in the networks developed over time.

KCSAP Monitoring Presentation by Department of Agricultural Economics Staff

Yesterday,the department of Agricultural Economics chairman did a presentation at Kericho  on Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) monitoring report to  County staff and other stakeholders. Together with him were  Dr. Evans Chimoita and Dr.