Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management (AEAM)

Dr. Alice Nakhumicha
Dr. Alice NakhumichaChairperson, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management
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The Department endeavors to guide students to develop career paths and valuable skills with practical work in their areas of interest.

Agricultural Education and Extension Programme

  • The programme focusses on Rural Sociology, Agricultural Education (including biology as a teaching subject), Agricultural extension, Cultural and Rural Development.
  • The graduates are agricultural change agents, such as extension agents, farm advisors, community agents and the others who are dedicated to developing Kenya’s food supplies and helping people in other ways.
  • They ALSO qualify to teach as TSC approved teachers. Therefore teachers with the teaching agriculture follow-up with an MSc and finally a PhD in Agricultural Extension. One can then become an academician or a research scientist.


Courses offered

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Extension and Education

Master of Science in Agricultural Extension

Master of Science in Agricultural Management

Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Extension

 

Agribusiness Management Programme

  • Farming is big business, farms need personnel trained in both farming and business. Agricultural value chains need skilled personnel at all levels: from on farm production to value addition to marketing products.
  • Agribusiness Management degree holders have practical and managerial skills required throughout the agricultural value chains in the food industry.
  • The graduates get positions as supervisors and managers in agricultural value chains for example at Delmonte in production and processing of pineapples. Others include dairy enterprises where they are managers in the production and processing.

Courses offered

Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management

Master of Science in Agribusiness Management

Master of Science in Agricultural Management

Doctor of Philosophy in Agribusiness Management

 

Academic Staff:

The Department has highly qualified academic staffs drawn from various disciplines of agricultural sciences. The academic staff are recognized nationally and internationally for their research and academic accomplishments.


Students Enrollment
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The department has 814 students two in the two undergraduate programmes

BSc Agribusiness Management and BSc Agricultural Extension and Education and 19 in MSc and PhD Agricultural Extension.

Student activities

Meet our Current Students

Reagen Oswago
Reagen OswagoBSc AGED 2017
I joined the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management in 2017 as a government sponsored student.

I am glad I enrolled in BSc. AGED, it is the best way to enhance the value of your education. My first placement as a trainee teacher was at Kipsigis Girls High School, which is a national school in Kericho, I taught Biology and Agriculture. My second placement was at the KALRO, Sugar Research Institute in Kibos, primarily working as a production supervisor.

The biggest benefits of the AGED programme is you qualify as a TSC teacher and an agricultural change agent. Secondly, the AGED program allows you to explore several different career options.

Finally, the staff at Department are extremely helpful, and they try their very best to ensure that you are content. I would definitely recommend taking BSc. AGED, to develop career paths and valuable skills with practical work in their areas of interest.

Outreach Activities

The Department is has a very strong in outreach activities with a number of in-service extension students. The Department has held two successful Agribusiness short courses sponsored under the 2-jiajiri KCB ‘Cage Fish Farming” for youth.

Trainees visiting landing bay
Some of the requirements for fishing

Contact Us

Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management (AEAM),

School of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Siaya Campus
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology,
Box 210-40601 Bondo, Kenya

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Africa Center of Excellence in Sustainable Use of Insects as Food and Feeds (INSEFOODS)

Prof. Darius Andika
Prof. Darius AndikaDirector, INSEFOODS

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The School hosts the Africa Center of Excellence in Sustainable Use of Insects as Food and Feeds (INSEFOODS), which is a World Bank funded project. The purpose of the Center is to address the challenges of sustainable food security using insects as human food and animal feed. The Center sponsors the two postgraduate programmes in Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture.

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