The inaugural Horticultural Innovations and Learning for Improved Nutrition and Livelihood in East Africa (HORTINLEA) workshop summer school will be held at Kenyatta University between 4th – 7th September, 2014. It is hosted by the School of Agriculture (SAED) in conjunction with the University of Hannover and Humbolt- University Berlin (HUB).

The summer school will be followed by the Annual General Meeting for project partners and various stakeholders. The partners will share experiences within and among subgroups and propose the way forward. This meeting will also provide students in the project a platform to interact and showcase their researchfindings.

Kenyatta University has two (2) students in the project namely:

  • Mr. Shem Nchore in sub-project (SP) 2:”Development of integrated pest management strategies for the production of important vegetable crops in Kenya “The overall aim of the project is to identify infection pathways, in order to develop integrated pest and disease control strategies for increased yield and to ensure quality. The Principal Investigator for this sub-project is Prof. Waceke Wanjohi, Dean School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development, Kenyatta University.
  • Mr. Godfrey Nambafu in sub project (SP) 3 “Assessment of Crop-Specific Carbon and Mineral Element Fluxes for Sustainable Soil Fertility Management in Horticultural Productions System “The overall aim of the sub-project is to provide knowledge on the current status of soil fertility management, and identification of possible constraints for vegetable production in the peri-urban area of Nairobi due to mineral nutrients, soil organic matter contents and heavy metals. The Principal Investigator for this sub-project is Dr Joseph Gweyi-Onyango, Department of Agriculture Science and Technology, Kenyatta University.

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