Symposium at Egerton University Kenya

Date: 27th and 28th Feb. 2019

ICT and Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture

Deadline for submission: 30th November 2018

Topic 1: Socio-cultural and gender aspects of sustainable technology adoption at farm level.

Topic 2: ICT4Ag – Innovative knowledge sharing and learning approaches for technology adoption in agriculture – Opportunities and Barriers

Topic 3: Youth and Agriculture – the way forward

Topic 4: Participatory and learning centred methods for research and development – a critical review


SCARA APPEAR Students Research Competition


The SCARA (Strengthening capacities for agricultural education, research and adoption in Kenya) Project wishes to announce and call upon students of Egerton University to submit for research concept notes under the themes listed below. Research work can cover topics from natural as well as social science. There are separate entries for female and male students.

Details, competition guidelines and application forms can be downloaded from:

All applications must be submitted by 30th June 2017.

Topic 1: Use of participatory approaches to integrate socio-economic, ethical and gender issues into agricultural research and dissemination to shorten impact times and increase broad uptake.

Topic 2: Barriers for successful and sustainable adaptation and farm level adoption of new agricultural technologies.

Topic 3: Innovative research in providing sustainable and appropriate solutions in the nexus of climate change, water, food and nutrition security (FNS) and health (soil – water – atmosphere continuum, climate smart agriculture, value chain)

Topic 4: Innovative knowledge sharing and dissemination tools for adoption and adaptation of agricultural technologies (ICT4Ag)

Topic 5: Youth and Agriculture – Investing in the future