Kenya: Egerton vice chancellor promotes sustainable food systems

Egerton Vice Chancellor Prof. Isaac Kibwage has emphasized the urgency of addressing food and nutrition security in the face of climate change, even as the university has positioned itself as an African City Region food systems’ hub.

Prof. Kibwage noted that the growing populations, coupled with shrinking arable land, demanded innovative approaches to agriculture for sustainable food production and nutrition security.

Speaking when he launched the Integrated and Circular Technologies for Sustainable City Region Food Systems in Africa (INCiTis–FOOD) Project’s on-site training workshop, Prof. Kibwage noted that the project offered a promising avenue for reshaping agriculture to meet future challenges in food and nutrition security.

“The project aims to develop integrated and sustainable food systems in urban African regions for enhanced food systems with a focus on local production of nutritious food, ensuring affordability and access, minimizing food waste, and ensuring food stability,” he added.

Funded by the European Union, the project encompasses aquaponics, hydroponics, insect rearing, solar energy management, food safety, and water quality.


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