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Prof .John Mburu Co-authors an article on The Effect of COVID-19 on Production and Marketing of Milk With Asaah Ndambi

The first case of COVID-19 was detected in Kenya in early March 2020. After the government embarked on mass testing in April, the number of daily cases rose rapidly reaching as high as 49 by May 2020. The government also came up with various mitigating measures including restricted movement, such as the dusk to dawn curfew, while allowing transportation of agricultural products during the day.

Kollie B.Dogba's Conference Paper Presented at the International (Digital) Conference on Precision and Food Waste.

Kollie,a postgraduate student in the department has in his latest conference paper titled " Economic efficiency of Cassava production in Liberia using an output-oriented approach" been rejoicing for having his paper presented at the International (digital) Conference on Precision and Food Waste on April 28, 2020.View his conference paper in the attachment provided below. 

Agrieconomics Shines in SciVal Metrics 2020 Ranking

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.

RIE CALLS FOR INSIGHTFUL ARTICLES WITH A CURRENT FOCUS ON THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

RIE(Research Innocation & Extension) has created a Research and Innovation Blog at https://uonresearch.org/blog/ and is calling for insightful articles with a current focus on the COVID-19 Pandemic. This could also include recasting the key ideas in academic articles on COVID19 that are fast coming and presenting them at the level of the general reader. COVID19 pandemic is not just a health problem.

UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF COVID- 19 PANDEMIC ON FOOD SECURITY IN KENYA AND GLOBALLY

Dr. David Jakinda, an agricultural economist and a lecturer in the department of Agricultural Economics amongst other speakers was today hosting a webinar discussion on "understanding the effects of the covid -19 pandemic on food security in Kenya and globally".The webinar dug into issues on finance and food security during and after the COVID-19 pandemic to determine what steps governments can take to reduce the impact of the food crises that are bound.

CELEBRATION OF CMAAE STUDENTS AFTER GOOD PERFORMANCE IN PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA

Prof. John Mburu, Chairman of the Department, was excited because of the good performance of the University of Nairobi. The overall University of Nairobi was number one (1) but last year was number three (3) showing very great improvement. Joyce Waithira Kamau was the second (2) candidate who performed very well and made our Department very proud. First-year students were told to keep up the standard in the coming academic year 2020/2021.

PROF. JOHN MBURU CONGRATULATING MS DOLAPO AFTER ACHIEVING MASTERS OF AGRICULTURE AND APPLIED ECONOMICS (CMAAE) DEGREE DEGREE

He was her supervisor on the thesis entitled Impact of Agricultural Training programs on Youth Agripreneurship Performance and Empowerment in Nigeria.She worked very hard and managed to attain a degree within two years. She narrates that it was very challenging because she had to go to Nigeria, collect the data, came to Kenya to do the analysis.

The impact of the International Potato Center’s research interventions on potato productivity, technical efficiency and market participation of smallholder farmers in Malawi

Due to the challenges faced in potato subsector for instance poor quality planting material as well as pests and diseases, leading to low potato productivity. This has eventually led to high levels of food insecurity in the country. It is against the aforementioned background that CIP implemented a project with an aim of strengthening root and tuber crops contribution to food security. This was done through provision of quality planting materials and training.