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Welcome to the Department of Land and Water Management.

Robing of a PhD graduate during the 2019 graduation ceremony
Prof. Daniel Mugendi (left) and Dr. Felix Ngetich (right) robing Dr. Milkah Kiboi (centre) who graduated with a PhD in soil Science during the 2019 graduation ceremony.
The 2019 Graduation Ceremony
From far right: Dr. Milkah Kiboi (PhD graduate), Prof. Daniel Mugendi (VC), Prof Musili Wambua (Chancellor) Dr. Margret Gikuhi (Chair of Council), Dr. Karambu Kiende (PhD graduate) and Prof. Kiplagat Kotut (DVC-ARE), posing for a photo.
PhD and Masters Graduate,Cclass of 2019
Msc. Land and Water management 2019 graduates, from far right : Ms. Jane Omenda, Ms. Harriette Okal, Ms. Beatrice Wanjiru and Ms. Beryl Etemesi together with the PhD graduate in Soil Science Dr. Milkah Kiboi.
Visit by the University of Cologne (Germany) Students and Staff
A field visit to Mburutari sand dam in Mbeere, Embu county, a people led development (PLD) project under the Diocese of Embu (Caritas)
Visit by the University of Cologne (Germany) Students and Staff
University of Cologne, University of Embu and DOE CARITAS teams enjoying a Mijikenda cultural dance at the University of Embu Administration Block roof-top
Visit by the University of Cologne (Germany) Students and Staff
Dr. Rebecca Yegon and DOE Caritas staff explaining to students during a Field visit to small scale farmers practicing sustainable agriculture in Embu
Visit by the University of Cologne (Germany) Students and Staff
Dr. Rebecca Yegon and DOE Caritas staff explaining to students during a Field visit to small scale farmers practicing sustainable agriculture in Embu
Students’ Industrial Experience
Fr. Mate (far Right), Four 3rd year students in department of land and water management and staff members of Diocese of Embu (CARITAS) posing for a photo after the students successfully completed their attachment in the organization

  • 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

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Bachelor’s Degrees

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Postgraduate

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