Wednesday, 03 June 2020
Postgraduate Students from Universities of Embu (AEE and ARM Departments) and Nairobi participating in the preparation of downscaled agro-advisories for the Oct-Dec. season for Kitui, Machakos and Makueni Counties under the supervision of Dr. Kizito, Dr. Mogaka and Dr. Ndegwa
Scaling-Up Pathways of Last Mile Climate Information Services for Community Resilience in Kenya and Uganda Project
Photo taken on 30th May, 2019 during the Launch of Scaling-Up Pathways of Last Mile Climate Information Services for Community Resilience in Kenya and Uganda Project. The project is funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada through Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO). University of Embu is one of the participating organizations. Seated in the from row in the middle is the Director of Agricultural Mechanization Research Institute and the IDRC Representative.

Message from the Chairman of Department

Welcome to the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension website. The Department is housed in the School of Agriculture of the University of Embu. It offers 9 market demand driven programmes in agricultural Economics, agribusiness and agricultural extension. The programmes constitute 2 Diplomas, 3 undergraduate 2 Masters and 2 Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The student enrolment has steadily grown and currently the Department has 361 and 21 undergraduate and postgraduate students respectively.
All our programmes are approved and respective degrees accredited by the Commission for University Education in Kenya and are regionally & internationally recognized. The Department focuses on training and mentoring students with the aim developing adaptive skills that have made our graduates highly competitive in the market. The Department has a competent team of well-experienced and committed academic staff.  Teaching follows a learner-centered approach and the staff employ multiple methodologies to teaching and mentoring students at all levels of training. Taking cognizance of the need to employ innovative pedagogy, which requires appropriate facilities, the Department will continue to invest in facilities that promote active learning, problem- and project-based learning, teamwork and peer learning in addition to conventional learning environment.
Alongside teaching, our faculty members engage in various professional consultancy works with private organizations, government, non-governmental organizations and international organizations. In addition, our staff and students undertake cutting-edge research through collaborations/as individuals in Agricultural and resource use/economics and extension. In this we study topical issues in climate change & Smart Agriculture, Environmental economics the Economics of water. We also cover issues in agribusiness, farm & food systems, production efficiency as well as technology adoption and transfer among others.  The Department is currently participating in the implementation of ‘Scaling-Up Pathways of Last Mile Climate Information Services for Community Resilience in Kenya and Uganda.

Dr. Hezron N. Isaboke, PhD
Chairman, Department of Agricultural Economics & Extension
University of Embu