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  • Faculty members from Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom, Tim Davies and Joseph Natalello, paid a courtesy call to the Vice-Chancellor om 22nd June 2022 at Main Campus in Njoro. They were accompanied by staff members from the Faculty of Health Sciences.

  • Tegemeo Institute is advancing local leadership and innovation networks (ALL-IN) Soil. This emerged during the; Evidence to Action Conference 2022, Makerere University in Kampala Uganda. 26th to 30th September 2022.

    The Institute’s researchers Dr John Olwande and Mr. John Mburu represented Egerton University in the conference organized by the International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED) and its partners.

    This conferences’ theme was; “Adapting Innovative Evaluation Practices for Evidence-Based Decision Making During and Beyond Covid-19 Pandemic”. It was premised on reimagining evaluation, evidence generation, synthesis and utilization and making it more functional amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

     Dr John Olwande presented in the side event organized by ICED for all the 12 ALL-IN projects in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Tegemeo Institute-Kenya, Michigan State University and Purdue University in the US are implementing a multi-year research project on “Support for Applied Research and Analysis in Kenya and East Africa Region. (SARA-KEA)”. The project supports development programming by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Kenya and East Africa Missions in the counties of focus in Kenya.One of the study topics in the project is to examine the role entrepreneurial investor farmers play in driving agricultural transformation in Kenya. The study team conducted a listing of all farm households in 40 selected villages in Kakamega and Kisumu counties. the activity was conducted from 20thto 31stOctober 2022. The household survey of sampled farmers will take place from mid-November through December 2022.

  • Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA) is an Alliance of six agri-focused organizations whose operations are coordinated by the World Food Programme (WFP). In Kenya, FtMA’s operations began in July 2017, and currently covers thirteen (13) counties. The key value chains the program focuses on are Maize, Sorghum, Rice, and Irish potatoes, other smaller value chains of interest are Soya and Finger millet FtMA Kenya’s key objectives are to: Increase the productivity and income of smallholder farmers, develop self-sustaining Farmer Service Centres (FSCs), increase private investment and involvement in the smallholder food sector and develop evidence based documents on the FtMA model. The institute was contracted by WFP to undertake the evaluation of the FtMA project. The lead consultant is Dr Jackson Langat, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Officer. Training of data collection staff was undertaken at Agricultural Training Centre in Nakuru and thereafter the teams were dispatched to the field. Data collection is completed and the data management and analysis is ongoing and the evaluation report is due for submission by the 3rd week of December 2022.

  •  Training Programme: Data collectors Training at ARC Hotel, Egerton University from 16-17 January 2023
  • Egerton University, through the African Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture and Agribusiness Management (CESAAM) and the Faculty of Agriculture,in collaboration withThe Italian Cultural Institute at the Embassy of Italy, Nairobi is pleased to announce a co-lecture scheduled for Monday 23rd January 2023 at the ARC Hotel, Egerton University.

  • In Africa, the threat of climate change is particularly felt in the drylands where water scarcity and unpredictable rainfall patterns are a major challenge to food security. Dryland Cereals and Legumes (DCL) crops, especially sorghum, Millets, pigeon peas, Chickpeas, Groundnuts, cowpeas, play a crucial role in mitigating the effects of climate change in these areas. 

  • Environmental Science Department at Egerton University Wins £400,000 Grant for Research and Innovation.The Division of Research at Egerton University, led by Prof. Nancy Mungai, is celebrating a significant win as Prof. Wilkister N. Moturi of the Environmental Science department at the Faculty of Environment and Resources Development secures a grant of 400,000 pounds equivalent to approximately 62,270,000 Million Kenyan shillings from the European Commission.

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