History

History

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The School of Agriculture and Natural Resources was re-established in 2014 in Moi University following the elevation of Chepkoilel campus to a University College and subsequently to University of Eldoret. Agriculture is a critical sector in Kenya’s food security, socio-economic development and a stimulant for agro industrialization both in urban and rural areas. The school of Agriculture and Natural Resources has mounted academic programmes that are market-driven and solution oriented to the industry. Most development and research projects are focused in sustainable agriculture and environment and so these programs attract a significant number of students. The school provides a foundation that enables students to engage in scientific, societal, psychological and political dimensions of agriculture and environmental change. Further, the focus on solutions in Agricultural Sustainability with its orientation towards applied learning help students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills towards challenges posed by climate change. Students will be prepared to enter a broad range of professions and graduate programs where they can meet the emerging challenges and opportunities arising from agricultural, environmental research and climate change. This program aims at developing a strong School with an international reputation for research, extension services and consultancy in the field of Agricultural sustainability and Environmental Studies. The school provides students with a broad insight into the energy systems, natural resources and agricultural sustainability issues affecting farmers in the developing countries, backed up by detailed expertise in key areas.

Career opportunities in Agriculture and Environmental studies are wide and growing and include: industry, national and Agricultural government departments, utilities, academia, consultancies and environmental agencies such National Environmental Management Authority NEMA, UNEP and UNDP among others. The teaching, learning and assessment strategies place considerable emphasis on student-centred learning.