The Department of Agribusiness Management & Trade is one of the three departments in the newly created School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development (SAED). The Department is currently offering a Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness Management and Trade) degree to students who are being prepared to be managers, business leaders and entrepreneurs in the agribusiness, food and trade sectors. The programme is specially designed to prepare students for careers in management related to agriculture, food, agribusiness, trade, rural and allied sectors of the economy. The programme is special compared to other agribusiness management programmes in that it is firmly rooted in a “management” culture and proficiency as opposed to either technical or economic – based backgrounds and cultures, present in other programmes.
The Department is located on the second floor of the new arts complex (Christened the ‘twin towers’) next to the computer centre and the students’ centre. Our office number is AC Room 2025.
The Department offers two degree programmes viz:-
BSc (Agribusiness Management and Trade)
BSc (Agricultural Economics)
Academic members of staff engage in a number of research activities covering the following broad themes:-
IFPRI 2020 Vision Network for East Africa – to carry out research on “The Role of Infrastructure and Government Policies in Influencing the Efficiency of the Maize Marketing System in Kenya”.
SIDA – to carry out research on “The millennium Development Goals and the African Food Crisis”.
EU-EDULINK – to write a regional Ph.D. programme on Agricultural and Rural Innovation Studies (ARIS).
SIDA – to carry out research on “Food Distribution within Family Based Networks.”
SIDA-SAREC VicRes initiative – to carry out research on “An Investigation into the Poverty-Environmental Degradation Nexus: A Case Study of Selected Watersheds in the Lake Victoria Basin.”
The Department is developing MSc and Ph.D programmes and the areas of specialization will include:
Innovation Studies in Agribusiness
Trade and market Dynamics.
Other plans for the future include establishing links/partnerships with Agribusiness institutions and firms, organizing seminars and conferences and organizing re-tooling courses for members of staff.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 February 2011 13:55|