SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND AGRIBUSINESS
|Prof. P. P. Semenye, Dean|
The mission of the school of Agricultural Sciences and Agribusiness (SASA) is to contribute towards improved food security and livelihoods in the country through training, research and extension. The School aims to achieve this mission by producing graduates with adequate knowledge, skills and competence, to match national, regional and global challenges.
Our students are admitted from all over the country and regions; they therefore, bring diversity that enriches agricultural knowledge and practices. For instance, there are those who know pyrethrum only in pictures while, others it is their livelihood and vice versa with tea, coffee, cashew and coconut. For livestock the picture is equally the same as students hail from varied production systems.
The School is gender sensitive and therefore it is in the forefront with adherence of gender equality, equity and mainstreaming in its curriculum and activities inside and outside the classrooms.
In response to the Kenya Vision 2030 and Pwani University’s vision and mission as elaborated in the strategic plan, the School aims at developing cutting edge technologies and transferring skills and knowledge to the wider public and private sector. Therefore, its programmes are unique, market driven such that, they are tailored to suit specific needs of the client and the region. To oversee the programmes the School is blessed with a team of energetic, qualified, experienced and highly motivated faculty, who are hosted in the Departments of Crop Sciences and Animal Sciences. To match the faculty the departments are equally endowed with facilities, equipment and resources to match any challenge. Also the School is known for academic tours and plans are under way to enhance students and staff exchange programmes.
The school collaborates with community and industry at local, national, regional and international levels in carrying out research, sharing knowledge and dissemination of research outputs. The research targets the areas of animal and crop production and agribusiness. The goal is to improve agricultural production in the coastal regions of Kenya as well as the other areas of the country through introduction of sustainable opportunities and interventions, training and dissemination. Plans are also underway to establish a state of the art farm aimed at conducting cutting edge research that will transform Pwani University Farm into a centre of excellence in feed formulation, supply of improved sweet potato cultivars and breeding stock for cattle and rabbits.
To crown it our former students are very marketable and are employed by leading farms and agricultural related companies across the country.
Programmes in this school
1. Doctor of Philosophy (PHD) in Animal Sciences
2. Doctor of Philosophy (PHD) in Crop Sciences
3. Master of Science in Livestock Sciences
4. Master of Science in Agronomy
5. Master of Science in Agribusiness
6. Master of Science in Integrated Soil Fertility Management
7. Bachelor of Science in Animal Health and Production
8. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Enterprise Development
9. Bachelor of Science in Horticulture and Marketing
10. Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Resource Management
11. Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management and Trade
12. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
13. Bachelor of Science in Dry Land Agriculture
14. Diploma in Animal Health Management
15. Diploma in Agriculture and Marketing
16. Diploma in Horticulture and Marketing
17. Certificate in General Agriculture
Academic Staff Profiles
Dr. Lenard Gichana Mounde COD, Lecturer Curriculum Vitae Dr. James Kyalo Mwololo Lecturer Curriculum Vitae Dr. Hemedi Mkuzi Saha Registrar (Research and Extension) Curriculum Vitae Jackson Muema Mulinge Exam Coordinator/Assistant Lecturer Curriculum Vitae Wycliffe Imanya Lishenga Assistant Lecturer Curriculum Vitae Dr. James Birya Ndiso Lecturer Curriculum Vitae Allois Kioko Luvai Lecturer Curriculum Vitae Charles Gichimu Karani Assistant Lecturer Curriculum Vitae Simon Muti Mbuvi Assistant Lecturer Curriculum Vitae Dr. Esther Mwende Muindi Lecturer Curriculum Vitae James Tuva Muinde Senior Administrative Assistant 1 Curriculum Vitae Bahati Abdalla Assistant Lecturer Curriculum Vitae Jorry Ominde Olang'o Teaching Assistant Curriculum Vitae Moses Ndirangu Kamau Teaching Assistant Curriculum Vitae Boniface Wachira Murage Technical Officer Curriculum Vitae Peter Edward Kenga Technical Officer Curriculum Vitae
Academic Staff Profiles
Academic Staff Profiles Prof. Patterson Poli Semenye Associate Professor, Dean Prof. Nicholas Edwin Odongo Associate Professor Dr. Rewe Thomas Odiwuor Senior Lecturer Dr.Noah Kipkoech Maritim Senior Lecturer (Veterinary Sciences), COD Erick Mwangi Gicheru Assistant Lecturer Dr. Silvia Situma Lecturer
Munene Kithama Assistant Lecturer Curriculum Vitae
Academic Staff Profiles
Prof. Patterson Poli Semenye
Associate Professor, Dean
Prof. Nicholas Edwin Odongo
Dr. Rewe Thomas Odiwuor
Dr.Noah Kipkoech Maritim
Senior Lecturer (Veterinary Sciences), COD
Erick Mwangi Gicheru
Dr. Silvia Situma