Consultancy Profile

EGERTON

P.O Box 536-20115
Egerton, Kenya

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UNIVERSITY

Tel: +254-51-2217802
Fax: +254-51-2217827

DIVISION OF RESEARCH & EXTENSION
OFFICE THE DIRECTOR

Egerton University Consultancy Profile

University Information

Egerton University (EU) started off as a Farm School in 1939 by Lord Maurice Egerton of Tatton, when it admitted its first three students in makeshift premises. Teaching and learning at the school remained informal until the mid-1940’s when a formal nine-month certificate course was introduced. In 1949 a Diploma programme was initiated, paving way for the establishment of a Board of Governors to run the college through an Act of Parliament in 1955.

In 1986, the college was elevated to a constituent college of the University of Nairobi and in 1987 it was granted University status. In 2012, Parliament repealed Egerton Universities Act of 1985 and through the Universities Act of 2012, the university received a charter by the Commission for University Education. The award of the charter signifies that the university is accredited to award diploma and bachelors, masters and doctoral degree certificates.

Since then, the university enjoys a long-standing reputation as a centre of excellence in agricultural education and training. Similarly, the university also offers various programmes and courses in Education, Natural and applied Sciences, Health, Arts and Social Sciences and Law among others.

Currently, the university is located in two campuses; Njoro Main Campus and Nakuru Town Campus. It boasts of 51 departments across ten faculties, namely: Agriculture, Arts and Social Sciences, Commerce, Education and Community Studies, Engineering and Technology, Environment and Natural Resources, Health Sciences, Law, Science and Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. The university also runs a school of distance and online learning and Institute of Women, Gender and Development Studies.

Consultancy

As part of its mandate, Egerton University, is a pioneer among the Kenyan Universities in dedicating a Directorate of Research and Extension to foster good management and delivery of research, extension and consultancy services. The Directorate is charged with research administration; delivery of extension outreach and consultancy services; documentation of research outputs; workshops and conferences.

The university offers exemplary services to the immediate community and the larger society by way of consultancy documentation, publication, information dissemination and fostering linkages with industry. To achieve these, we actively partner with our stakeholders in co-creation of products and services, resource mobilization, and innovations.

From a pool of over 400 academic staff members, the university has a formidable capacity to lead and provide research and consultancy services in diverse fields of specialization.

Contact

Director, Research and Extension

Egerton University

BOX 536 - 20115

Egerton, KENYA

Mobile:       +254 775 015 388

                   +254 743 473 632

Email: director.research@egerton.ac.ke

Website:    https://www.egerton.ac.ke/

COMPETENCY AND CONSULTANCY EXPERTISE

Area of Competency

Consultancy Expertise

Agriculture

·         Animal Sciences

·         Dairy, Food Science and Technology

·         Crops, Horticulture and Soil Sciences

·         Agriculture Economics and Agribusiness Management

Education and Training

·         Agricultural Education and Extension

·         Early childhood development, primary education, secondary education, Technical and Vocational Education

·         Psychology

·         Clothing and Interior Design

·         Educational research

·         Short-term skills training courses in diverse areas including; Agriculture, Commerce

·         Curriculum development in long term courses leading to certificate, diploma, and degree qualifications

·         Training needs assessment, training impact assessment, training of trainers (ToT)

Financial Management/Commerce

·         Baseline surveys, experimental research

·         Customer/Employee satisfaction surveys

·         Human Resource Development

·         Monitoring and Evaluation

·         Budgeting/ Business Plan Development

·         Management Science

·         Business Management

·         Accounting

·         Procurement

·         Operations Management

ICT

·         Training in information technology, Learning Management Systems

·         ICT Project proposal development, advisory services in software development for companies, individuals, NGO’s, CBO’s to improve sustainability by focusing on usability.

·         Web design

E-learning

·         Consultancy services in eLearning, coordination of eLearning activities

·         Agents/representatives of on-line training providers

·         Installation and Configuration of Learning Management Systems e.g. moodle

·         Development of e-Learning training modules

·         eLearning/ ICT strategy development

Arts & Social Sciences

·         Sociology

·         Security Management

·         Economics/Statistics

Environment and Natural Resources

·         Environmental Impact Assessment

·         Conservation of forests and natural resources

·         Geographical Information Systems

·         Cartography

·         Human Settlement Planning

Engineering and Technology

·         Agricultural Engineering, Machinery, Water harvesting and related services

·         Instrumentation and Control

·         Manufacturing

·         Energy engineering including biogas technology and solar systems

Human Health

·         Management of Health Services/Facilities

·         Nutrition and Diatectics

·         Food protection

Science

·         Genetic Engineering Research

·         Data Analysis/Computational Models/Forecasting

 

RECENT CONSULTANCIES

1. Project Title: Validating Climate Smart Fish Marketing Value Addition and Post- Harvest Technologies for Improved Food and Nutrition Security

Principal Investigator/:        Dr. Maureen Cheserek

Faculty/Dept:                         Fond/Health Sciences

Client/Funding Agency:       KALRO-KCSAP

Duration/Funding Period:   2020-2023

Funding Amount:                 Ksh.20,000,000

Egerton Collaborator/s:       None

External Collaborator/s:     

  1. Dr. Kevin Odhiambo Obiero - Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute
  2. Ms Everlyn Gatwiri - Fish Carnivore Restaurant   
  3. Mr Stanley Mworia - Aquaculture ass of Kenya
  4. Dr. Erick Ogello - Maseno University
  5. Ms. Susan A. Otieno - Kenya Fish Marketing Authority

2. Project Title:   Multiplication and Dissemination of Climate Smart Indigenous Chicken Breed lines and Associated Technologies, Innovations and Management Practices.

Principal Investigator:          Dr. Kiplangat Ngeno

Faculty/Dept:                         FOA/ Animal Science

Client/Funding Agency:       KALRO-KCSAP

Duration/Funding Period:   2020-2023

Funding Amount:                 Ksh.21,996,780

Egerton Collaborator/s:       Dr. Joel Khobondo     ANSC

External Collaborator/s:

  1. Prof.George Oduho
  2. Dr. Evans Ilatsia

3. Project Title: Validating Climate Smart Fish Culture Systems (CSFCS) for Increased Aquaculture Productivity and Livelihood Security in Kenya.

Principal Investigator:         Prof. Julius Kipkemboi

Faculty/Dept:                         Science/ Biological Sciences

Client/Funding Agency:       KALRO-KCSAP

Duration/Funding Period:   2020-2023

Funding Amount:                 Ksh.30,000,000

Egerton Collaborator/s:       Prof. Nzula Kitaka

External Collaborator/s:

  1. Dr.Jonathan Munguti          Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute
  2. Dr. Kevin Obiero                Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute
  3. Dr. Domitila Kyule             Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute
  4. Ms. Jane Fonda                   Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute
  5. Dr. Judith Makwali             University of Eldoret
  6. Prof. David Liti                   University of Eldoret
  7. Prof. Boaz Kaunda             University of Eldoret

4. Project Title:  Introgression of brown mid-rib and stay green traits on sweet sorghum to enhance feed value for dairy production in Kenya.

Principal Investigator:         Prof. Erick Cheruiyot

Faculty/Dept:                         FOA/ Crops, Horticulture and Soils

Client/Funding Agency:       KALRO-KCSAP

Duration/Funding Period:   2020-2022

Funding Amount:                 Ksh. 8,807,500

Egerton Collaborator/s:

  1. Dr James Ondieki                ANSC
  2. Prof. James Owuoche         CHS

External Collaborator/s: Ms.Esther Kimani - KALRO

5. Project Title:   Climate smart beekeeping for improved incomes, food and nutrition in  Kajiado,Siaya and Tana River counties

Principal Investigator:         Mr. Stephen Kagio

Faculty/Dept:                         FOA/ Animal Science

Client/Funding Agency:       KALRO-KCSAP

Duration/Funding Period:   2020-2021

Funding Amount:                 Ksh.3,250,000

Egerton Collaborator/s:       None

External Collaborator/s:

  1. Kajiado County
  2. Siaya County
  3. Tana River County

6. Project Title:   Validating and Promoting Improved Fish Strains and Health Management Practices.

Principal Investigator:         Dr.Erick Otachi

Faculty/Dept:                         Science/Biological Sciences

Client/Funding Agency:       KALRO-KCSAP

Duration/Funding Period:   2020-2021

Funding Amount:                 Ksh.4,424,500

Egerton Collaborator/s:       None

External Collaborator/s:                                                                                                     

  1. Dr. Domitila Kyule             Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute
  2. Mr. Joseph Kamuthanga     Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute

7. Project Title:   Bean value chain for service Provider Smart pigeon Pea Agronomic Practices.

Principal Investigator:         Prof. Paul Kimurto

Faculty/Dept:                         FOA/Crops, Horticulture and Soils

Client/Funding Agency:       KALRO-KCSAP

Duration/Funding Period:   2020-2021

Funding Amount:                 Ksh 5,349,000

Egerton Collaborator/s:       None

External Collaborator/s:

  1. Laikipia County
  2. Nyeri County

8. Project Title:   Validating and scaling up quality seed potato production post-haves and Distribution models & policies for improved access and incomes.

Principal Investigator:         Prof. Antony Kibe

Faculty/Dept:                         FOA/ CHS

Client/Funding Agency:       KALRO-KCSAP

Duration/Funding Period:   2020-2021

Funding Amount:                 Ksh.4,191,750

Egerton Collaborator/s:       None

External Collaborator/s:

Dr. T.Mendez                      International Potato Centre

Dr. J .Wagacha                    University of Nairobi

Prof. T.Losenge                  Jomo Kenyatta University

Dr. I.Njagi                           KALRO Embu

Mr. W. Kaguongo               National Potato Council

Ms. Dianah Gitonga           Bayer East Africa Ltd, P. O. Box 30321 -00100 Nairobi

9. Project Title:   Development and Promotion if Insect-based feeds to sustainably Increase Productivity, Income and Resilience of Fish Farming in Kenya.

Principal Investigator:         Dr. Kiplangat Ngeno

Faculty/Dept:                         FOA/ Animal Science

Client/Funding Agency:       KALRO-KCSAP

Duration/Funding Period:   2020-2021

Funding Amount:                 Ksh.7,500,000

Egerton Collaborator/s:       None

External Collaborator/s:

  1. Naftali Kanegeni     KALRO
  2. Dr. J.M K. Muia      KALRO
  3. Dr. Omasaki            Kisii university

10. Project Title:   Validation of Climate Smart Sorghum Technologies for Increased Productivity and Improved Livelihoods.

Principal Investigator:         Prof. Samwel Mwonga

Faculty/Dept:                         FOA/Crops, Horticulture and Soils

Client/Funding Agency:       KALRO-KCSAP

Duration/Funding Period:   2020-2021

Funding Amount:                 Ksh.8,526,912

Egerton Collaborator/s:       Dr. Meshack Obonyo

External Collaborator/s: 

  1. Prof. Kahiu Ngugi              University of Nairobi
  2. Ms. Teresa Okiyo               KALRO KIBOS
  3. Dr. Janerose Muriuki          TECSOLS 

11. Project Title:   Siaya Apiculture

Principal Investigator:         Mr. Stephen Kagio

Faculty/Dept:                         FOA/Animal Science

Client/Funding Agency:       KCSAP-SCAVCDC

Duration/Funding Period:   2020-2021

Funding Amount:                 Ksh.4,995,200

Egerton Collaborator/s:       Dr. Faith Toroitich – Biological Sciences

External Collaborator/s:      Siaya county government

12. Project Title:   Scaling-Up Climate Smart Water Harvesting Technologies to Increase Food and Nutrition Security in Semi -Arid Kenya.

Principal Investigator:         Prof. Japheth Onyando

Faculty/Dept:                         FET/AGEN

Client/Funding Agency:       KALRO-KCSAP

Duration/Funding Period:   2020-2021

Funding Amount:                 Ksh.5,232,765

Egerton Collaborator/s:       None

External Collaborator/s:      Kajiado county government

13. Project Title: Dairy and Red Meat value chain- Consultancy

Principal Investigator:         Prof. Joseph Matofari

Faculty/Dept:                         FOA/DAFTECH

Client/Funding Agency:       KALRO-KCSAP

Duration/Funding Period:   2020-2021

Funding Amount:                 Ksh. 2,085.884

Egerton Collaborator/s:

  1. Dr. James Ondiek                   - ANSC
  2. Dr. Hillary Bett                       - AGEC/AGBM
  3. Dr. Olivier Kashongwe           - ANSC
  4. Dr. Stellamaris Muthoka        - FOND

External Collaborator/s:      Kajiado County Government

14. Project Title: Kajiado Tomato Value Chain.

Principal Investigator:         Dr. Arnold Opiyo

Faculty/Dept:                         FOA/ Crops, Horticulture and Soils

Client/Funding Agency:       KALRO-KCSAP

Duration/Funding Period:   2020-2021

Funding Amount:                 Ksh.2,207,200

Egerton Collaborator/s:

  1. Prof. Mwanarusi Saidi            CHS
  2. Dr. Samuel Nyalala                 CHS
  3. Dr. Hillary Bett                       AGEC/AGBM

External Collaborator/s:      Kajiado County Government

15. Project Title:   KAJIADO-Sheep & Goats Value Chain.

  1. Principal Investigator:         Dr. James O. Ondiek
  2. Faculty/Dept:                         FOA/Animal Science
  3. Client/Funding Agency:       KALRO-KCSAP
  4. Duration/Funding Period:   2020-2021
  5. Funding Amount:                 Ksh.2,826,980

Egerton Collaborator/s:

  1. Dr. Hillary Bett                       AGEC/AGBM
  2. Dr. Olivier Kashongwe           ANSC
  3. Dr. James Ondiek                   ANSC
  4. Dr. Stellamaris Muthoka        FOND
  5. Prof. Joseph Matofari             DAFTECH

External Collaborator/s:      Kajiado County Government

16. Project Title:   KSCAP-Camel Milk Value Chain – Isiolo and Marsabit

  1. Principal Investigator:         Prof. J. Matofari
  2. Faculty/Dept:                         FOA/DAFTECH
  3. Client/Funding Agency:       KALRO-KCSAP
  4. Duration/Funding Period:   2020-2021
  5. Funding Amount:                 Ksh.15,256,383
  6. Egerton Collaborator/s:       None

External Collaborator/s:

  1. Dr.Kennedy Wanjala              KALRO MUGUGA
  2. Dr. Peter Ndirangu                 KALRO MUGUGA
  3. Mr. Warsame Jamal                Nanyuki Camel Milk Processor
  4. Mr.Khalif Abbey                    Chair, Camel Association of Kenya

17. Project Title: KCSAP-Indigenous Chicken Value Chain

Principal Investigator           Prof. James Tuitoek

Faculty/Dept                         FOA/DAFTECH

Client/Funding Agency        KALRO-KCSAP

Duration/Funding Period     2020-2021

Funding Amount                   Ksh 3,500,000

Egerton Collaborator/s:        Dr. Hillary Bett           AGRC/AGBM

External Collaborator/s:       Bomet County

18. Project Title:  KCSAP-Finger Millet Value Chain

Principal Investigator           Prof. Paul Kimurto

Faculty/Dept                         FOA/CHS

Client/Funding Agency        KALRO-KCSAP

Duration/Funding Period     2020-2021

Funding Amount                   Ksh.4,417,312

Egerton Collaborator/s:        None

External Collaborator/s:       Kisii County

19. Project Title: KSCAP-Bio Energy Charcoal and Bruqutte Production.

Principal Investigator           Prof. Daudi Nyaanga

Faculty/Dept                         FET/AGEN

Client/Funding Agency        KCSAP

Duration/Funding Period     2020-2021

Funding Amount                   Ksh.19,910,490

Egerton Collaborator/s:        None

External Collaborator/s:

  1. Dr. Joseph Githiomi    Kenya Forest Research Institute (KEFRI)
  2. Dr. James Onchieku-  Kisii University

20. Project Title:  Validating Climate Smart Disease Control Technologies for Enhanced Adaptation and Productivity of Indigenous Chicken.

Principal Investigator           Prof. Inyagwa Muleke

Faculty/Dept                         FVET/VET

Client/Funding Agency        KCSAP

Duration/Funding Period     2020-2021

Funding Amount                   Ksh.21,999,706

Egerton Collaborator/s:        Prof. Bockline Bebe    ANSC

External Collaborator/s:

  1. Dr.Erick Mungube  KALRO
  2. Ms. Jane Githinji-   Ministry of Agric Livestock &Fisheries

21. Project Title: Unlocking the Potential in Production and Marketing of Cassava Foods and Feeds in Lamu, Kisumu and Busia Counties.

Principal Investigator           Prof. Richard Mulwa

Faculty/Dept                         FOA/CHS

Client/Funding Agency        KALRO-KCSAP

Duration/Funding Period     2020-2021

Funding Amount                   Ksh.9,433,475

Egerton Collaborator/s:        None

External Collaborator/s:

  1. Lamu County
  2. Kisumu County
  3. Busia County

22. Project Title: Technical Support Partner on value Chain and Enterprise Support for OVC Households in Project Counties in Kenya

Principal Investigator           Dr David Kuria Wamukuru

Faculty/Dept                         FEDCOS/CIEM

Client/Funding Agency        Christian Aid

Duration/Funding Period     2019 -2021

Funding Amount                   KSh. 6,871,200

Egerton Collaborator/:         None

External Collaborator/s:       Mr.Davine Minayo     Christian Aid

23. Project Title:  KCSAP Marsabit County Fish Value Chain Development Project

Principal Investigator           Dr. Steve Omondi Oduor

Faculty/Dept                         Science/Biological Sciences

Client/Funding Agency        KALRO-KCSAP

Duration/Funding Period     2019 -2020

Funding Amount                   KSh. Ksh.2,150,000

Egerton Collaborator/s:        None

External Collaborator/s:       Marsabit County

 

24. Consultancy Project Title:  National Skills Management Information Systems

Principal Investigator:         Mr. Daniel Getuno Makini

Faculty/Dept:                         FEDCOS/CIEM

Funding Agency/Client:       Ministry of Education, State Department of Post Training and Skills Development

Office of the Principal Secretary

P. O. Box 30040 – 00200 Nairobi

Duration/Funding Period:   2020 -2021

Funding Amount:                 KSh. Ksh.3,967,500

Egerton Collaborator/s:

  1. Joel Ngeno CIEM
  2. Leo Ogola CIEM
  3. Lillian Oguda ICT

External Collaborator/s:       None

 

25. Project Title:  Feasibility Study on Commercialization of Aloe in Baringo County - Kenya

Principal Investigator:          Prof Joshua Ogendo

Faculty/Dept:                         FOA/Crops, Horticulture and Soils

Client/Funding Agency:       GOK, National Museums of Kenya.

Duration/Funding Period:   2019 -2020

Funding Amount:                 KSh. Ksh.3,172,470

Egerton Collaborator/s:

  1. Prof. Margaret Ngigi          AGEC/AGBM
  2. Dr. Mafurah                       CHS
  3. Mr. Dixon Okello               CHS

External Collaborator/s:       None

 

26. Project Title: Feasibility Study on Commercialization of Aloe in Samburu, Laikipia,   Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot Counties - Kenya

Principal Investigator:          Prof Joshua Ogendo

Faculty/Dept:                         FOA/Crops, Horticulture and Soils

Client/Funding Agency:       GOK, National Museums of Kenya.

Duration/Funding Period:   2019 -2020

Funding Amount:                 KSh. Ksh.3,937,397

Egerton Collaborator/s:

  1. Prof. Margaret Ngigi          AGEC/AGBM
  2. Dr. Mafurah                       CHS
  3. Mr. Dixon Okello               CHS

External Collaborator/s:       None

 

27. Project Title:  SEI -UrbanCircle

Principal Investigator:          Prof Wilister Moturi

Faculty/Dept:                         FOA/Environmental Sci

Client/Funding Agency:       Stiftelsen The Stockholm Environment Institute - Sweden

Duration/Funding Period:   2020 -2021

Funding Amount:                 Ksh.2,387,679

Egerton Collaborator/s:       None

External Collaborator/s:       None

Address

Utafiti Building, Egerton, Njoro.

+254 -115 199 594

dvcre@egerton.ac.ke

+254-775 015 385

Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 17:00