Agricultural Information & Communication Management
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This is a regional postgraduate programme for enhancement of skills in Agricultural information and communication management.  The programme was initiated by ASARECA, Regional Agricultural Information Network (RAIN) and participating Universities from Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda. The programe aims to produce AICM experts at the MSc. Level with competence to operate in agricultural information systems, retooling others in the sector, enhance the ICT/ICM content of existing MSC. Programmes in Agricultural Sciences and strengthen the capacity of universities in the region.

The programme development process started with the training needs assessment in (TNA) IN 2004.  National and international partners of RAIN were involved and Universities and other stakeholders extensively consulted.  RAIN involved a wide range of stakeholders and National Stakeholders workshops were held in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda.  Development team was joined by subject matter specialists in technical working groups to review and evaluate the draft proposals.  Prof.  A. Mwang’ombe, principal, CAVs was involved and spearheaded Edulink proposal writing at the TWG3 workshop in Entebbe, 7-10 August 2007.  The programme was presented to the university of Nairobi Senate in 2008 and rolled out same year.  The programme is therefore the brainchild of Prof. A. Mwang’ombe.

Agricultural Information & Communication Head
Name/Photo Area of Specialization

Dr Mugivane Fred Inuani

BSc and MPA (Kentucky State university),MSc (Tennesse state University (USA) PhD from (Mississippi state University)

Dr.Fred I Mugivane,a senior lecturer and chairman of the Department of Agricultural Economics is a social Economist and agricultural extensionist by training.He holds a BSc and MPA degrees from Kentucky State university an MSc degree from Tennesse state University (USA) PhD from (Mississippi state University course work and University of Nairobi).He teaches Gender and Economics.Read more


Dr Ritho Cecilia Nyawira

B.Sc. Agricuture (UoN), M.Sc. Agricultural Economics

Dr Ritho is a Lecturer at the Department of Agricultural Economics specializing in Resource Economics.  She obtained her PhD from the University of Nairobi in 2005.  She did her PhD coursework at the University of Manitoba, Canada, specializing in Environmental Economics and Natural Resources.  Since obtaining her PhD, she has supervised many PhD and MSc students both at the Department and in other universities.Read more.......



Prof. Nyagah is a Vet Pathologist/Virologist and teaches research methods and application.  Read more


BVM, (University of Nairobi), M.Sc. (University of Guelph, Canada) and a Ph.D. (University of Liverpool, UK

Dr. Muchemi is a public health scientist and a research specialized in biostatistics. He holds BSc., MSc, PhD and teaches statistics in the program.Read more..

Mr. Titus Magomere Website

Tutorial Fellow, PSCP

Plant genetics, Plant breeding, Plant molecular genetics, Plant biotechnology.


B. Sc. M.Sc. Ph.D(South Dakota State University)

Prof. Levi Akundabweni is a plant scientist, former chairman of the department of PS/CP, and is now Associate Dean.  He holds BSc, MSC, phD and teaches Agricultural Information topics and Seminars in the program.Read more


Mr. Peter Kyalo Mulwa

MSc(IS) - UoN, PGDE - KU, BSc(AT) - KU

Mr. Mulwa is an ICT expert at CAVs and guides the programme in computer programming computing networks, database design and management.Read more

Degree Programme

Agricultural Information & Communication Management

PhD also available by research


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