26 August 2020. De-Maizing Kenya: Exploring on alternative crops for Food and Nutritional Security. Egerton University National Forum Webinar 1
The institution’s Vice Chancellor Prof Rose Mwonya, Dr Anthony Egeru of Ruforum and Prof Nancy Mungai from TagDev spoke during the opening session.
- Dr Lusike Wasilwa, a director with KALRO – the “History of maize and cropping systems in Kenya”.
- Dr Timothy Njagi Tegemeo Institute – ‘Comparative analysis of maize, other cereals, roots and tubers in Kenya over the last 20 years”.
- Prof Agnes Mwang’ombe – “Cassava as a promising alternative crop to maize”
- Prof Anthony Kibe – “Potato as an alternative staple crop”.
- Dr Gbegbelegbe Sika and Dr David Chikoye of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) – “Perspectives on Agro-ecological zoning of maize in Africa and technologies that IITA can provide to enhance de-maizing of Kenya”.
- My Josphat Munyu from the Ministry of Agriculture – “Food Nutrition Policy: Compositing and blending of flour”.
- Mr Stephen Mutoro, Secretary General of the Consumers Federation of Kenya (Cofek) – ‘Consumer preferences and consumer behaviour: How to change’
- Prof Richard Mulwa amd Prof Patience Mshenga – reflections and wrap-ups of the session