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  • Aquaculture and Fisheries Economics course imparts knowledge and skills that would enable students run their enterprises based on sound economic principles. For Fisheries and Aquaculture to contribute significantly to food security and poverty alleviation, there is need to pursue aquaculture and fisheries as business entities. This calls for students to have a clear understanding of the production and marketing concepts. An understanding of how effective and efficient production and marketing systems are run will help the stakeholders diagnose economic problems in fisheries and aquaculture for sound decision making.

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  • This course is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills of fish bioenergetics. It will also enhance, amongst you, wide-ranging professional competencies in the theory and practice of fish bioenergetics; and in the designs, development and application of bioenergetics models that are applicable to aquaculture development, fisheries management and other allied fields of biological science.

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  • This course covers key aspects of aquaculture production systems: site selection, topographic features, and operation of ponds, cages, net pens, tanks and raceways. Engineering principles and design and operation of key systems and components such as water supply systems, pumps, aeration systems, design and constructions of pond, tank and cage, raceways and filtration of aquaculture waste are covered.

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  • The aim of this course is to enhance students’ knowledge in genetic and molecular biology principles for application to aquaculture and fisheries.

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  • The course aims at enabling students to integrate ICT in the design, selection, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of agricultural extension programmes and strategies

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  • Msc Program On: Agricultural Information Communication Management (AICM)

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  • This course aims to provide students with a means of classifying data, comparing data, generating quantitative, testable hypotheses, and assessing the significance of an experimental or observational result.

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  • The course aims to impart to postgraduate students prerequisite knowledge, skills, attitude and ethics for systematic execution of research process including research strategy, problem formulation, study designs, data management, statistical modelling and exploration, and scientific reporting of results. The delivery aims at developing analytical thinking in students through comparisons and contrasts in conceptualising, designing, planning and implementing research projects in Agricultural Information and Communication Management.

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  • Msc Course in Information Systems & Design

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  • The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the creation and management of world wide web content.

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  • This course offers the basic principles in agricultural knowledge management. The broad aim of the course is to strengthen capacity in key aspects of agricultural knowledge management so as to realize effective creation, storage, updating, retrieval, dissemination, sharing and utilization of knowledge for sustainable agricultural development.

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  • The course is designed to develop interpersonal and organizational communication skills and competencies for effective development, dissemination and uptake of innovations in agriculture and related fields.

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  • Concept of public relations and its role in agriculture; principles of agricultural public relations;

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  • The farming systems and rural livelihoods course seeks to promote sustainable, equitable, decentralized agricultural food systems based on local diversity and participatory democracy. This will contribute to improved livelihoods and entitlements, poverty reduction, and long-term ecological and economic sustainability, processes of environmental, economic, and social change from the global, regional and local perspectives, emergence of new forms of production exchange, consumption, and governance, impacts of global and regional trends and changes on food and agriculture.

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  • The course aims to provide an extensive awareness of theories and practices of Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing.

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  • The course is to expose students to the issues, concepts, theoretical foundations, techniques and tools of the discipline of AICM. The course also aims to introduce students to the subject areas that constitute the discipline - the multi-disciplinary approach to AICM and applications in the contemporary society

  • This course will include among others study of mitigating factors for climate change for crop production in drylands; Environmental protection of fragile resources of the ASAL for crops; Management of dryland soils – lentosols, calcisols, gypisols, solonetz, vertisols and solonchaks; Integrated soil fertility management; Orphan Crops of drylands; field crops; horticultural crops and industrial crops and crops of medicinal value; Dry land farming; dryland soil and water management techniques; Irrigated agriculture, irrigation systems and water quality; Protected agriculture; and Agroforestry systems in drylands

    The course is suitable for students with a Master of Science degree in agricultural related disciplines, biological sciences, and environmental sciences or in natural resource management with general background in crop production, plant physiology, ecology, and soil science.

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  • Animal production in the dry areas is constrained by availability of feed. Where available, the quantities are low and quality is poor. This course describes nutrient requirements of animals, grazing methods in dry areas and use of crop residues and fodder trees as a feed resource. Feed conservation in dry areas is described. Interaction between livestock production and environment and human-wildlife-livestock interactions as relates to feed are also discussed.
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  • This course seek to identify all the tools and skills used to create, use and manage Moodle as a Virtual Learning and Course Management Environment which has most of the web 2.0 tools needed for teaching, learning, interaction and collaboration e.g. webpage, Wiki, blog, BB (bulletin board), chat rooms and discussion forums.
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  • The general objective of the workshop was to equip academic staff involved in teaching and student supervision in the MSc AICM programme at Egerton University with the requisite tools to conduct collaborative content development with the aim of improving innovative content creation, teaching, learning and research efficiency. The workshop was facilitated by experts from NRI and RUFORUM to facilitate actual e-content development and alignment to the necessary skills on pedagogy for effective e-content development in AICM. The specific objectives of the workshop included:

    1. Build capacity in the use of web 2.0 tools (especially Moodle Learning Management System) in the creation of electronic content for use in teaching of AICM courses and in other programmes at Egeron University
    2. Form institutional mechanisms for e-content development, peer review and courtse delivery
    3. Retool AICM lecturers on innovative approaches to course delivery, research management and student supervision for effective implementation of AICM
    4. Introduce the lecturers to the features and utility of MLMS and platform for AICM programme delivery
    5. Establish follow up and support activities for administration and use of MLMS for web-based content development, teaching and research management jointly with NRI.

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