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Welcome to the Department of Water & Agricultural Resource Management (WARM).

Vegetable Production & Technologies Training
Mr. Peter Nyaga (Technician) demonstrating on Vegetable production in the Green House
Vegetable Production & Technologies Training
Dr. Samuel Ndirangu, Dean School of Agriculture making his remarks during the training.
Vegetable Production & Technologies Training
Mr. Peter Nyaga (Technician) demonstrating on Vegetable production in the Green House
Vegetable Production & Technologies Training
Dr. Felix Rotich training on Diagnostic of crop pests and disease management.
Vegetable Production & Technologies Training
Dr. Wafula Asst. Registrar ARC welcoming farmers
2023 A.S.K Embu Show
Don Bosco Farm Visit
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Message from the Chair

Dr. Rebecca Yegon, Chair

The Department of Water and Agricultural Resource Management is one of the two departments of the School of Agriculture in the University of Embu. The department was formed on 1st July 2021 to take over the functions of the departments of Agricultural Resource Management (ARM) and Land and Water Management (LWM) that have been in existence since 2012. The main objective of the department is training, research, innovation, industry linkage and community service in the areas of Agriculture, Horticulture, Livestock production, Water resources management, Soil science, Environmental science, Agroecosystems and Range management. The department envisages to produce graduates with a competitive edge in job market in the areas of sustainable agriculture, land, water resources, soil science, range 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 also works closely with industry in curriculum review, development and implementation to ensure our graduates meet the needs of the industry. Read More

Latest Publications

  • Laub, M., Corbeels, M., Ndungu, S. M., Mucheru-Muna, M. W., Mugendi, D., Yegon, R., Waswa, W. Vanlauwe & Six, J. (2024). Shifting focus from external to in situ organic resources–The redesign of four tropical long-term experiments. European Journal of Agronomy, 157, 127194.
  • Masheti, Y. O., Muthomi, J. W., Muiru, W. M., Arunga, E. E., & Gepts, P. (2024). First report of Elsinoë phaseoli causing scab of common beans in Kenya. New Disease Reports, 49(2), e12268.
  • Mwithiga, G., Maina, S., Muturi, P., & Gitari, J. (2024). Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) growth rate, essential oil yield and composition as influenced by different soil conditioners under two watering regimes. Heliyon.
  • Kiboi, M., Musafiri, C., Fliessbach, A., Ng’etich, O., Wakindiki, I., & Ngetich, F. (2023). Selected conservation management strategies enhance maize yield stability in the sub-humid tropical agro-ecozone of Upper Eastern Kenya. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 21728.
  • Njiru, L., Yegon, R., Mwithiga, G., Micheni, A., Gitari, J., & Mairura, F. (2023) Restoring Soil Nutrient Stocks Using Local Inputs, Tillage and Sorghum-Green Gram Intercropping Strategies for Drylands in Eastern Kenya. Tillage and Sorghum-Green Gram Intercropping Strategies for Drylands in Eastern Kenya.

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A great career nurtured by WARM

I am a former PhD Student of Crop Protection at the University of Embu, School of Agriculture, Department of Water and Agricultural Resource Management. I wish to appreciate all those that contributed to my academic journey between 2015 and 2020. I wish to acknowledge that my PhD studies, despite having financial challenges, the supervision team (Dr. Mark Otieno, Dr. Esther Arunga, Dr. Jamleck Muturi & Prof. Mattias Jonson) was very helpful and supportive of my work. The supervisors had great linkages and networks that enabled me to travel to Sweden twice for training in areas that were linked to my research. Read More

Diploma

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Bachelor’s Degrees

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Postgraduate

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