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

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

  • Mochache, M. O., Yegon, R., & Ngetich, O. (2021). Performance of vermicomposted wastes for tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum Mill.), production: A case study of Embu, Kenya. International journal of recycling organic waste in agriculture.
  • Njue, M., Muturi, P., Nyaga, J., & Jonsson, M. (2021). Influence of drought on interactions between Rhopalosiphum padi and ground dwelling predators–A mesocosm study. Journal of Applied Entomology. DOI:
  • Muturi, P. W., Mgonja, M., & Rubaihayo, P. (2021). Genetics of dual resistance to african stem borer, busseola fusca and spotted stem borer, Chilo partellus in sorghum. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, 1-12. DOI:
  • Muturi, P. W., Mgonja, M., Rubaihayo, P., & Mwololo, J. K. (2021). QTL Mapping of Traits Associated with Dual Resistance to the African Stem Borer (Busseola fusca) and Spotted Stem Borer (Chilo partellus) in Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor). International Journal of Genomics2021. DOI
  • Allen-Perkins, A., Otieno M., et al. (2021). CropPol: a dynamic, open and global database on crop pollination. Ecology. In press.

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