Welcome to CESAAM Egerton University
I am delighted to welcome you to the Africa Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture and Agribusiness Management (CESAAM) at Egerton University (Kenya).
Food insecurity and poverty remains the major challenge to Africa’s development, affecting about 33% of its population. One key approach in addressing Africa’s food insecurity is to build capacity and innovative research along the agricultural value chains. CESAAM is funded by World Bank modeled to address the above issues. The Center is also situated in the region with countries that are either in conflict or emerging from conflict, such as South Sudan, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi. The Universities and agro-industry in these countries are facing staffing challenges in all fields, more so in Agriculture and agribusiness, and the center will contribute to the capacity building of the these institutions besides enhancing Kenyan own institutions, with expected result in better trained agricultural and agribusiness manpower, high level Agri-industrial development which in turn will contribute to agricultural development.
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WHAT THEY SAYSTUDENTS TESTIMONIALSCESAAM GRADUATES
I am indebted to CESAAM for their persistent support and guidance during my study period. Being a CESAAM fellow at Egerton University laid a divine platform, mentorship and urge to develop into an upcoming breeder with the opportunity to interact with diverse audiences during academic conferences and workshops.
Being a student at Egerton University I acquired the knowledge which will help in dissemination of relevant agricultural knowledge and skills to smallholder farmers in East African Countries and Africa at large hence enhancing product diversity and post-harvest towards ensuring income, food and nutrition security.
Personal Testimonial: “As a first cohort of CESAAM fellows, I have built and learnt a wealth of experience while at Egerton University. Through this, I have interacted with diverse cultures via studies, conferences and exhibitions that have shaped my post-graduate journey for academic attainment as a Livestock Systems Specialist.
I am proud to be a female student at CESAAM. CESAAM has given me opportunity to exploit my full potential. 2018 intake saw a fair percentage enrolment of women in CESAAM. The quality of training is very high and very practical. I am also the graduate students Congress and feel proud as a leader.
I have been here for the last one-year and I am proud to report that I enjoy a rich network of Professors and students from different specializations especially during the CESAAM workshops and meetings which brings together different departments and institutions.
The Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture and Agribusiness Management (CESAAM) at Egerton University (Kenya), funded by World Bank is modelled to address the above issues.