The 2012 Commission for Higher Education Exhibition will take place at the Government Training Institute (GTI) Embu from Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th March 2012. The Theme for the 10th exhibition is; “The role of universities in advancing national cohesion and integration.”
According to Dr. Kagima, Chairman CHE Organizing Committee, JKUAT is planning to send 35 exhibitors from the Academic Programs, 28 exhibitors for technology & innovations, and 9 students from the JKUAT Tech Expo. This exhibition greatly helps prospective young scholars to know JKUAT.
Following Kansas State University team visit to JKUAT in July of 2011, the faculty of Kansas State University has continued discussions of how best to nurture the relationship between Kansas State University and JKUAT. The two institutions are focussing on youth development, community outreach, horticulture, and food science among others. To further develop this partnership, four members of JKUAT will be hosted by K-State for two weeks to continue discussions on collaborative efforts.
The team will travel to Kansas in April 2012 through the Academic Excellence grant from K-State. The visit would be comprised of several guest lectures on campus (in classrooms and larger forums,) tours of campus facilities, and strategic planning meetings to explore the future of a JKUAT and K-State partnership. (JKUAT team = Dr. Kagima – Extension & Technology Transfer, Dr. Maina – Food Science, Dr. Mwaura – Business, Dr. Mukundi – Horticulture).
Penn State team of 7 ladies guided by Fran Alloway visited JKUAT on June 7th, 2011. The group of seven included Cooperative Extension County Educators from the 2nd oldest State in United State of America. The extension educators provide community education in food, nutrition, health, budgeting, 4-H Youth Program, and family resiliency. Conversations have been going on between Ms. Fran Alloway and Dr. D. Kagima regarding extension work in both our countries. Continue reading
The shooting of Mkulima TV Program episodes on JKUAT innovations commenced in March 2011. So far 17 complete shows/episodes have been shot and ready to be aired on KBC Television. Already 10 scholars have answered frequently asked questions that will be aired at the same time. The program shooting and interviews will resume from mid-July 2011. Make a date to watch the first episode on Saturday July 9th 2011 just before 7pm News for 25 minutes and other subsequent Saturdays from then on.
Mr. and Mrs. Gichomo on their farm
Lucy and Bernard Gichomo, small -scale farmers from Central Kenya, have benefitted in multiple ways from implementing various agricultural practices that they learned about on Farmer Voice Radio (FVR) programming.
Bernard (a retired chief in the area) and his wife, Lucy, first became interested in FVR programming after Lucy shared what she had heard on Coro FM, about treating and recycling waste water from the kitchen, and clothes washing, with her husband. The agricultural tip (AgTip) promoted the proper use of waste water from washing and kitchen sinks, treated with wood ash from the fireplace, to supplement fresh water, used in home vegetable gardens. Wood ash neutralizes acidic soils as well as improves nutrient content of the soil. The Gichomos implemented this practice and with adequate and appropriate application methods, applying “gray water” on the soil below the plant, were able to produce sukuma wiki (kale) vegetable in their kitchen garden throughout the dry season. Continue reading
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