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Faculty of Life Sciences and Natural Resources Management

Prof. Levi Musalia Ph.D Dean FLIN

Message From the Dean

 

Faculty of Life Sciences and Natural Resources Management (FLIN) was established in 2019 to strengthen the niche area of the University College focusing on dryland farming and mining. The faculty endeavours to be a key player in the national development agenda enshrined in vision 2030 and “The Big Four” by producing
graduates with skills and competences in sustainable food production and prudent use of natural resources for food security and poverty alleviation. The Faculty appreciates that farming and natural recourses utilisation are the
backbone for industrialization that must be based on science and technology whose sustainability requires sound environmental management practices.
The faculty has set itself on a roadmap to grow into a world leading Faculty of Life Sciences and Natural Resources Management.

The Faculty has one Department of Dryland Farming and Natural Resources that focuses in dry land animal, horticultural and crop farming, agro-forestry, environmental management, hospitality, wildlife enterprise & eco-tourism.  We have animal and crop demonstration units, that offer practical skills to ensure our graduates are competitive in the market. Our students also get more practical exposure through field trips and field attachment. Apart from professional training in the relevant programs there are entrepreneurial courses for preparing our students for self-employment. The faculty offers a conducive work environment that is student-centred and interactive. Students will find more opportunities in the faculty in developing their career for employment.

FLIN is actively engaged in research programs through a multidisciplinary approach by collaborating with other agricultural institutions in the country. The Faculty envisions research excellence in arid and semi-arid lands to improve the livelihoods of the community through sustainable, efficient and increased utilization of natural resources in a clean environment.