Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) was founded in the early 1901 with the main objective of promoting agricultural development based on European Settlement. The Shows were tailored to be a shop window for prospective buyers both from local surroundings and international markets. The Shows which are conducted based on regions has seen a major transformation over the years and it has been ideal in improving the level of agricultural growth within the country.
The Eldoret Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) Show whose theme was Promoting Innovation and Technology in Agriculture and Trade was conducted on 6th-9th March 2019. The Show which was opened by the Chief Guest Dr. Andrew Tuimur, The Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation saw the University of Eldoret being awarded in five different categories.
The University of Eldoret through its exhibitions managed to scoop 1ST prizes in two categories:
- The best University Stand.
- The best Stand that interpreted the current Show theme.
In addition, the University won 2nd position in three categories:
- The second best stand in Research and Development.
- The second best Innovation and invention stand.
- The second best Innovation in youth activities, empowerment and capacity building.
While presenting the University with the 1st prizes in the two categories, the Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri who was accompanied by the Governor of Uasin Gishu County Hon Jackson Mandago commended the University’s efforts and called on institution of higher learning to be central in enhancing innovative and research within the agricultural sector.
This year’s Eldoret ASK show was aimed at encouraging exhibitors to exhibit rich information on current business practices, give career advices to local farmers and offer financial information and advice to the participants.
The University of Eldoret as a premier University in offering Science, Agricultural and Technological courses was well represented during this year Eldoret ASK Show. The University exhibited a variety of exhibition from the different schools as listed in the table below, which was ideal in advertising and marketing the University during the Show.
The table below highlights the number of exhibitions exhibited by the different Schools of the University.
|School of Business and Management Sciences||Contribution of indigenous ‘food’ cuisine to promote health and performance of catering.|
|School of Environmental and management planning.||
|School of Education||
|School of Engineering||
|North rift herbalist association in collaboration with School of Science||
|School of Agriculture and Biotechnology||
|School of Natural Resource||
|School of Science||
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