Environment Conservation Services

Tree Planting- DoS office 2020
Prof. Rose Nyikal (Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences) assisted by Mr. Timona Onyango plants a fruit tree seedling (grafted avocado) at the Wangari Maathai Institute on 20th November, 2020. Behind her is Prof. David Mungai (Director, WMI), Prof. Moses Nyangito (Ag. Dean, Faculty of Agriculture) and other stakeholders.

The tree planting exercise was in response to a request by the Ministry of Education to set aside 10% of the University land for afforestation. The University Management tasked the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences to lead this noble initiative. The Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies is coordinating this initiative through identification of appropriate sites and overall coordination including data management (area afforested, number of trees and spp., assessment of survival rates etc). The College involved various stakeholders in the tree planting exercise, including the Green Belt Movement, Acorn Holdings (Qwetu Residences), Workmate (Virtual Jobs Finder), Hultz Prize UoN Campus, KEFRI and Dedan Kimathi Fondation. Twenty-one fruit trees comprising of Macadamia Integrifolia and Persea americana (Avocado) were planted at the Wangari Maathai Institute (WMI) and 3,000 tree seedlings at Kanyariri Vet. Farm. The exercise was led by Prof. Rose Nyikal, Principal College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS). Also present were Prof. David Mungai, Director WMI, Prof. Moses Nyangito, Ag. Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Mr. Johnson Kinyua, Ag. Dean of Students who played a key role in mobilising students and partners for the event.

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Students during Tree planting