Mount Kenya University Department of Animal Health in the School of Pure & Applied Sciences has joined Caritas Nairobi, the social development arm of Catholic Church, in a collaborative engagement with the Dairy Farmers in Kiambu County. The two organizations shall involve MKU animal health students in attachments while their lecturers will be involved in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities.
The Caritas Nairobi has imported improved breeds of dairy cows from Italy and do provide them to farmers at the county. According to Sr. Mary Mbaci of Caritas Nairobi, when she paid a courtesy call to MKU’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stanley Waudo, the collaboration will involve entire value chain in milk production from animal feeds to milk processing. Other schools / departments in MKU that are to be enjoined in this programme are nutrition and dietetics, Graduate Enterprise Academy and the School of Business.