Abstract – This 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.
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.
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.
The department of Agricultural Economics wishes to congratulate the following eleven masters graduates who worked hard and managed to graduate in the UoN 63rd graduation ceremony.
Name : Rexford Akrong
The EAC Scholarship Programme is an initiative of the East African Community (EAC), the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) and German Development Bank- KfW. The project begun in 2018 when the EAC and IUCEA entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with KfW geared towards the training of students within the EAC Region. This Project aims at creating future change agents, who identify themselves with the integration agenda of the EAC and are willing to share economic and development-oriented expert knowledge.
The Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi is calling for applications for PhD and masters fellowships under the Earth Observation and Environmental Sensing for Climate-smart Sustainable Agropastoral Ecosystem Transformation in East Africa (ESSA) Programme to be undertaken in partnership with the Department of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki in Finland. The programme will offer a PhD fellowship tenable at University of Helsinki and a masters fellowship at University of Nairobi.
The African Seed Access Index (TASAI) is a research project that analyzes national seed sectors in Africa. It is coordinated by the nonprofit organization TASAI Inc. TASAI collects data on 22 indicators to measure, track, and compare formal seed sectors across African countries. With a growing geographic scope that covers 21 countries to date, TASAI promotes enabling environments for competitive seed systems that enhance access to locally adapted, affordable, and high-quality, improved seeds targeting smallholder farmers.