Message from Dr. Rebecca Yegon
The Department of Land and Water Management is one of the founding three departments of the School of Agriculture in the University of Embu. The main objective of the department is training, research and extension in the areas of Water resources management, soil science, Environmental science and agroecosystems management. The department envisages to produce graduates with a competitive edge in job market in the areas of sustainable land, water resources, soil science and environmental management. The department is also committed to exposing the students to the industrial experience through field practicum, field trips, field attachments and internships through partnerships with institutions and organizations countrywide.
The department has graduated students since 2016 with the major milestones being producing first class honours graduate in every year and producing the first PhD graduate in September 2019. This has been achieved through the guidance and dedication of the qualified staff members. The team includes five (5) PhD holders, Two (2) Graduate Assistants and one (1) Field Technician. These are backed up by other administrative members of the departments. The department remains committed to providing quality services to all its clients within and outside the university.
Welcome to the department of Land and water management, the leading team in training, research and extension in service to humanity
Dr. Rebecca Yegon,
Chair, Department of Land and Water Management
Departmental Staff Profiles
Latest Publications from the Department
- Kairu, A., Upton, C., Huxham, M., Kotut, K., Mbeche, R., & Kairo, J. (2018). From Shiny Shoes to Muddy Reality: Understanding How Meso-State Actors Negotiate the Implementation Gap in Participatory Forest Management. Society & Natural Resources , 31(1), 74-88.
- M.N. Kiboi, K.F. Ngetich, J. Diels, M. Mucheru-Muna, J. Mugwe, D.N. Mugendi. (2017). Minimum tillage, tied ridging and mulching for better maize yield and yield stability in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Soil & Tillage Research 170 (2017) 157–166.
- Kairu A., Upton C., Huxhamc M. ,K. Kotut., Mbechee R., and Kairo J. (2017). From Shiny Shoes to Muddy Reality: Understanding How Meso-State Actors Negotiate the Implementation Gap in Participatory Forest Management. Society & Natural Resources Vol. 0 , Iss. 0,0. https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2017.1382628