Dr. Kefa Osolo Nyende
Chairman, Department of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences
This department is guided by the ideology that all over the world, agriculture and veterinary services form the bedrock of food security and livelihoods. Our department therefore has set itself on a roadmap to grow into a world leading school of Agriculture and Veterinary Science. A five acre farm has been acquired in Sirisia to host practical demonstrations in crops, livestock and environmental conservation. Furthermore the department has set aside a student-managed crops demonstration unit at the main campus with two greenhouses and about two acre outdoor plots. This unit also produces high value crops for sale.
Three course programmes are hosted at the Department namely: BSc. Agriculture Economics and Resource management, BSc Agriculture and Biotechnology, BSc. Agriculture Education and Extension. Student enrolment for programmes in the Department stands at 2015 with 95 in second year and 120 in first year. The Department consists of six academic staff of whom one is a professor.
This department will be guided by the following objectives:
- To provide quality training in veterinary and agricultural science through excellent teaching and practical engagements
- To engage in quality research programmes for knowledge and technology generation towards sustainable livelihoods and food security levels
- To promote knowledge and technology through development of sustainable veterinary and agriculture technologies
- To disseminate agricultural production and extension technologies to stakeholders in Kenya and beyond
- To identify, attract and network with stakeholders in agriculture and veterinary service provision over emerging issues through timely outreach and linkage interventions
- To distribute essential veterinary and agriculture technologies through academic forums, publicity and publications
Department of Agriculture and veterinary Sciences
P.O. Box 1699—50200
BUNGOMA – KENYA
Telephone Number: 0202028660/0708085934