Project Information

PI nameProf. Benedict M. Mutua & Dr. Raphael M. Gacheiya
Project titleStrengthening capacities for agricultural education, research and adoption in Kenya (SCARA)
PartnersEgerton University and BOKU University
Collaborators
  • Prof. Benedict M. Mutua-Principal Investigator
  • Dr. Raphael M. Gacheiya-Co-Principal Invesitigator
Grant amount€ 269,995.00
Project StatusOngoing
Project LocationEgerton University
Project description ICT and e-learning will play a major role in the development and economic growth of African countries in the future the agricultural sector being the backbone. This development heavily depends on the capacity and ability of the young generation.The Universities role to develop innovative technologies in the field of water for food is often impeded by a poor rate of farm level adoption. ICT4Ag is a tool that helps to boost development of technologies that are tailor made for small scale farmers and meet the demands out of that and address such pertinent issues like climate change induced risks.This project will address these topics by strengthening Egerton Universities capacity in the field of ICT and research targeting proper adoption pathways.
Project Start01/05/2016
Project End31/12/2019
Expected outputsimproving the capacity of University and faculty staff to effectively develop tailor made research activities to increase adoption rates of water for food initiatives at farm level; (ii) development of effective mechanisms for youth in agriculture to address future challenges of water for food and nutrition security, access to information and learning and to improve capacity of future human resources; (iii) functioning communication and networking channels through partnerships between key actors