Master of Science in Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture

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Description of the Programme:

This programme is designed for the development of Innovative approaches to food security and Sustainble Agriculture for improved livelihoods

Admission Requirements:

Candidates wishing to pursue a Master Degree in Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture programme at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology must meet the following requirements;

a)Holders of at least Upper Second Class Honours Bachelor’s degree in Food Security, and other Agricultural and Food Sciences or equivalent qualification from recognized Universities.

b) Holders of a Lower Second Class Honours degree in Agricultural and Food Sciences related field or postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture, or Agricultural and Food science related fields from any recognized universities and evidence of two years’ of relevant work experience.

Programme Learning Objectives (PLOs):

On successful completion of the program the students should be able to;

a)Examine national, regional and global policy options for food security in ensuring food safety, availability and nutritional quality of alternative food sources.

b) Illustrate an understanding of strategies used in food security interventions for sustainable agriculture.

c) Exhibit capacity to design and implement innovative contextual agricultural interventions for food security and sustainable agriculture in developing strategies for alternative food sources

d) Conduct applied and strategic research underpinning the development of technologies and innovations to improve the sustainability of agricultural food production systems.

e) Demonstrate skills for networking and establishing partnerships with industry, NGOs and other academic and research institutions relevant to food security and sustainable agriculture.

Duration of the Program:

The programmme shall normally take two academic years

Courses Distribution:

Year 1 Semester 1

AFB 5111

Research Methods

AFB 5112

Climate Change Causes, Adaptation and Mitigation

AFB 5113

Agro biodiversity Management

AFB 5114

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

AFB 5115

Food Systems and Resources

Year 1 Semester 2

AFB 5121

Statistical Methods

AFB 5122

Entrepreneurship and Value Chain Management in Agriculture

AFB 5123

Food quality, Safety and Risk Management

Option A

AFB 5124

Agri-Food Economics and Marketing

AFB 5125

Agricultural Policy Analysis

Option B

AFB 5126

Post-Harvest Technologies and Value Addition

AFB 5127

Innovations for Sustainable Food Systems

Year 2 Semester 1

AFB 5211

Thesis I

Year 2 Semester 2

AFB 5221

Thesis II


Programe Fees:

Kshs: 300,000 total