Egerton University located in the highlands of Kenya is one of the oldest (established in the 1930’s) agricultural universities in Africa. Its location in an intensively farming environment coupled with a reliable physical infrastructure, provides a serene and tranquil training environment.
Egerton University has developed a large pool of experts and expertise in agriculture and related sciences including Food Nutrition and Dietetics and Agricultural policy. The experts are based in various academic departments and provide outreach through the Gender Institute, Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, and the Dryland Research Institute. It also offers farmers field schools to enhance production and marketing skills, and disseminates information to farmers in research week and field days. The institution organizes nutrition awareness and health days, and provides information through Saturday ‘Seeds of Gold’ Nation Newspapers, and has continued to pioneer the introduction of innovative programmes like Collaborative Master’s Degree in Applied Economics