University of Nairobi Students to Undergo Training in Israel.
Date and time: 
Thu, 2017-07-27 09:09

Ten students from the University of Nairobi are among the 120 students flagged off by the Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation, Hon. Eugene Wamalwa, for an 11-month advanced agriculture & irrigation training in Israel.

The students drawn from the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Studies (CAVS) are Dennis Tomoina, Charles Origa, Bria Apondi, Hassan Araft, Suleiman Mutuli, Charles Oduor, Peris Lusano, Grace Makumi, Esther Nyangaresi and Mohamend Olenyo.

The 120 students were drawn from 10 institutions; University of Nairobi, Egerton University,    Jomo Kenyatta University, Kenya Water Institute, Ramogi and Karen Institute among others. The 120 students will travel to Israel between 24th and 31st July ready to start the training on 1st August 2017 for the next 11 months on Advanced Agriculture and Irrigation at Arava International Centre for Agricultural Training (AICAT) in Israel where students will be attached to work with farmers in Kibutz.

Over 300 students have been trained since 2016 when His Excellency the President Uhuru Kenyatta and Prime Minister of Israel His Excellency Benjamin Netanyahu signed the Jerusalem Declaration where President Uhuru Kenyatta made a promise of bringing about a paradigm shift from rain-fed agriculture to irrigated agriculture that will remove Kenya from the yoke of food and water insecurity by rapidly increasing the acreage under irrigation to over a million acres while equally building local capacity through technical training in collaboration with Israel through MASHAV in line with Vision 2030.

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Sun, 2017-12-31 09:09