August 29, 2021—High soil acidity contributes to low and stagnant agricultural productivity. This is particularly true for maize, which is the country’s main staple crop.
Egerton University Council appointed Professor Gideon Obare as the Director of Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development effective 1 August 2021 for three years. Prof. Obare is a Professor of Agricultural Economics at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management in the Faculty of Agriculture, Egerton University.
The Egerton University community mourns the passing of Dr Wilson Nguyo Mwarari and celebrates its connection to this distinguished Researcher, Scholar, Educator, and Academic Administrator. Dr Nguyo was born on the 10th of April 1941 in Kagumo, Nyeri County, Central Kenya. He was the founding Director of the Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development between 1992-2003, when the Institute established its headquarters in Nairobi. Earlier as a Researcher and Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management in the Faculty of Agriculture, he was the Project Team Leader where the project started in 1988.