FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Studies , Chuka University

 Prof Levi Musalia

Dean

The mission of the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Studies (FAES) is to improve food security and livelihoods in the community through increased and sustainable food production and resources utilization. The faculty aims to achieve this mission by producing graduates with skills and competence and through collaborative research and outreach activities with various stakeholders.

The Faculty recognises the fact that farming and resources utilisation are based on science and technology that rely heavily on the environment. FAES therefore offers courses relevant to the changing environmental needs. In addition to providing knowledge and skills to the students to be competent, they are also equipped with entrepreneurial skills for self employment.

FAES hosts the Departments of Plant Sciences, Animal Sciences and the Department of Environment Studies and Resources Development (ESRED).

Teaching in the Faculty

The faculty is committed to offering high quality training that is practical oriented. The students have hands on training using modern equipment in the relevant fields The Faculty is setting up modern animal and farm demonstration units, at the main campus and on a 500 acre farm at Kairini, to equip the students with appropriate practical skills in order to be competitive in the market. Apart from teaching purposes these farms generate income to the University. Students also get more exposure through field trips and field attachment.

Research and outreach programmes

Research in the Faculty targets the areas of livestock production, crop production, hospitality and environmental resources management. The goal is to improve the livelihoods of the community through sustainable, efficient and increased food production from animals and plants in a clean environment. Key areas that must be addressed are climate change, pollution mitigation, human-wildlife conflict and alternative tourism development.

The Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Studies is actively involved in outreach programs to the community Improving dairy production 

  1. Ration formulation
  2. Artificial Insemination services
  3. Various student clubs e.g. Environment club, Wildlife club 

To improve on its extension services the Faculty envisages the provision of the following in the future: 

  1. High quality breeding stock (dairy goats)
  2. Waste recycling techniques
  3. Short courses on recent technologies in livestock and crop production for farmers 

Course in this faculty 

  1. Bachelor of Science in Animal Science
  2. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  3. Bachelor of Science in Horticulture
  4. Bachelor of Science in Ecotourism & Hospitality Management
  5. Bachelor of Catering and Hotel Management
  6. Bachelor of Tourism and Hotel Management
  7. Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Enterprise & Management
  8. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
  9. Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources
  10. Master of Science in Animal Nutrition
  11. Master of Science in Horticulture
  12. Master of science in Plant Biotechnology
  13. Master of Science in Agronomy
  14. Masters in Tourism Management
  15. Master of Science in Environmental Science
  16. Ph.D. in Horticulture
  17. Ph.D. in Animal Science
  18. Ph.D. in Plant Biotechnology
  19. Ph.D. in Crop Science
  20. Ph.D. in Dry Land Agriculture
  21. Ph.D. in Food Science
  22. Ph.D. in Environmental Science 

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