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Agricultural Education and Rural Development

Mr. Charles Kenyanito
Head of Department  Agricultural Education and Rural Development

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The department consists of three sections: Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education and Extension and Home Economics. It currently houses six diploma programmes. These are:

Diploma in Agricultural Education and Extension;
Diploma in Agricultural Extension and Community Development;
Diploma in Agribusiness Management and Marketing;
Diploma in Farm Business Management;
Diploma in Agriculture, Consumer Education and Human Ecology; and
Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition.

The training programmes are regularly reviewed to incorporate emerging scientific and technological issues in agriculture, food, environmental, applied economics, Extension and educational sciences. Notable among such rapid changes relate to knowledge in the areas of biotechnology, strategies in extension, information technology, agribusiness management and entrepreneurship development and environmental quality.

Our programmes have strong practical and applied components, which put emphasis on- hands-on approach and participation in carrying out relevant research and outreach activities aimed at not only in increased agricultural production, marketing value chain but also in environmental protection.

The Department has a total of twenty one members of staff. Five members of the academic staff in the Department are either qualified up to or are pursuing their Master’s degrees. The department is currently engaged in collaborative extension efforts with the KAPAP to ensure that staff are aware of the on farm challenges and incorporate them in their training of students.

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