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

2023 A.S.K Embu Show
The WARM Department participated in the A.S.K Embu Show held on 20th, 21st and 22nd July, 2023. The department exhibited multi-storey gardening and essential oils (Read More)
2023 A.S.K Embu Show
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

  • Kiprotich, S., Mogaka, H., Ndirangu, S. N., & Onyari, C. N. (2023) Determinants of adoption and adoption intensity of intergrated soil fertility managemnt technologies among sorghum farmers in upper Eastern Kenya. Soil Use and Management.
  • Musafiri, C. M., Kiboi, M., Macharia, J., Ng'etich, O. K., Okoti, M., Mulianga, B., ... & Ngetich, F. K. (2023). Use of inorganic fertilizer on climate-smart crops improves smallholder farmers' livelihoods: Evidence from Western Kenya. Social Sciences & Humanities Open, 8(1), 100537.
  • Mutunga,TK., Musalia, LM., Gichimu, B., & Migose, S. A. (2023). DAIRY GOAT PRODUCTION IN KENYA: A REVIEW. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition & Development, 23(7).
  • Chelangat, M., Muturi, P., Gichimu, B., Gitari, J., & Mukono, S. (2023). Nutritional and Phytochemical Composition of Bambara Groundnut (Vigna subterranea [L.] Verdc) Landraces in Kenya. International Journal of Agronomy, 2023.
  • Ndegwa, J. K., Gichimu, B. M., Mugwe, J. N., Mucheru-Muna, M., & Njiru, D. M. (2023). Integrated Soil Fertility and Water Management Practices for Enhanced Agricultural Productivity. International Journal of Agronomy, 2023.
  • Wafula, B. W., Arunga, E. E., & Rotich, F. (2023). Prevalence and Host Resistance to Common Bean Rust Disease in Western and Central Kenya. International Journal of Agronomy, 2023.
  • Rugendo, M. K., Gichimu, B. M., Mugwe, J. N., Mucheru-Muna, M., & Mugendi, D. N. (2023). Surface runoff and soil erosion from Nitisols and Ferralsols as influenced by different soil organic carbon levels under simulated rainfall conditions. Heliyon

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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


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