Agro-meteorology

Dr Karanja Fredrick K    View Profile, thematic head

Agro-Meteorology is a multi-disciplinary science encompassing the science of Meteorology on one hand and Agricultural and animal Sciences on the other hand.This thematic area adressess socio-economic development, food security and disastor management and water related problems of countries.

 

Thematic area title and description

Code

Unit

Hours

SMR 310

Agro-Meteorology I

45

SMR 410

Agro-Meteorology II

45

SMR 701

Synoptic Meteorology for Agriculture

45

SMR 704

Methods of Measurements and Observation in Agro-Meteorology

45

SMR 706

Soil Science and Agricultural Land Evaluation

45

SMR 709

Fundamental Economics in Agrometeorology

45

SMR 714

Climate and crop protection

45

SMR 716

Climate and rangeland Resource management

45

SMR 717

Animal Production Systems and Management

45

SMR 718

Crop Production Systems

45

SMR 719

Environmental Management and Post-Harvest Technology

45

 

Projects

 

Staff

Staff

Area of specialization

Dr Fredrick K. Karanja(HEAD)

Agricultural Meteorology, Crop-Weather Modelling and Agroforestry

Mr Cromwel B. Lukorito

Agrometeorology; Crop Yield Responses to Water Management strategies

Ms Emily Bosire

Climate forecasting

 

 

Career opportunities

 

  • Weather forecaster
  • Agricultural / Climate Change expert

 

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Events

Kenya Meteorological Society save the earth expo

 

Equipment

The Chiromo Meteorological Station is a source of data for studies in Dynamic, Hydrological, Physical  and Agrometeorological studies. Instruments like soil thermometers are also available for teaching and research.

Theme videos

  1. Agrometeorological presentation during students' Visit to Kericho

Theme photos

An Agrometeorological station