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Profile of the School

School of Agriculture Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (SANRES) is situated at Main Campus, Rongo University. The School has two Departments: i) Agronomy and Environmental Science and ii) Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness. It competent academic and administrative staff with a wealth of experience in teaching, research and community service. The school farms/fields and well equipped laboratories to support teaching, research and community service. We offer academic programs that are in line with Kenya Vision 2030 and its third Medium Term Plan in which agriculture has identified as one of the key sectors to deliver sustainable economic growth rate and improved livelihoods. The school also trains graduates that will ensure food security also captured in the Big ‘4’ Agenda which is consistent with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No. 1 (No poverty) and 2 (Zero Hunger).  According to Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Implementation Framework-KCSAIF (2018-2027), the agricultural sector contributes approximately 25% to Kenya’s gross domestic product (GDP) directly and another 27% indirectly, where cereals constitute the bulk in volume and area of production. The school trains innovative, skilled and competent graduates ready for employment, research and create jobs while taking into consideration sustainable utilization of resources.

Vision and Mission of the School

School Vision: A world class-technology driven School in learning and practice

School Mission: To provide quality and innovative higher education through teaching, research     and community service

Staff Profile

kisinyoName: Prof Peter Oloo Kisinyo
Position/Designation: Dean, SANRES
Contacts: 0723320168 Email:

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Ongoing Research

No. Name of Project Duration of the contract Project Price (KSh.)
Start Date Completion Date
Soil Analysis Laboratory Facility at Rongo University – Funded by National Research Fund, Kenya Feb. 2019 Feb. 2020 23, 862,680
Enhancing livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Western and Eastern Kenya through Agro-ecological intensification with sorghum-based interventions –Funded by McKnight foundation, USA Dec. 2017 Dec. 2020 45,000,000
Post harvest handling – Funded by National Research Fund, Kenya February 2018 February 2020 16,939,500

Programmes

LIST OF PROGRAMMES

Diploma Programmes

Diploma in Agriculture

Diploma in Agribusiness

Diploma in Horticulture

Diploma in Food Science and Technology

Diploma in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Extension and Education (Agriculture and Biology Teachers)

Bachelor of Environmental Science

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and Resource Management

Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness

Master of Science in:

Plant breeding

Horticulture

Environmental Biology

Environmental Planning and Management

Doctor of philosophy in:

Plant breeding

Environmental Biology

Environmental Planning and Management

Forms

Contacts

Dean School of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Studies
Rongo University,
P.O. Box 103-40404, RONGO
Email: dean-agriculture@rongovarsity.ac.ke