Doctor Of Philosophy In Dryland Resource Management, Doctorate Program.

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Course Type: Doctorate

Duration: 3 YEARS

Study Method: Part-Time

Fee: Kshs on application

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Overview:

In this millennium, drylands all over the world are faced with problems that present tough management, research and policy challenges. These areas cover about 40% of the earth’s land surface, and are home to more than 38%of the world’s population. People living in drylands constitute a large fraction


of the worlds poorest. Of the world’s most disadvantaged countries, according to United Nation Development Programme’s Human Development Index, over 50% are in dryland Africa. In Africa, two thirds of which is desert or drylands, 73% of the agricultural drylands are moderately to severely degraded. With a rate of disappearance of forest cover of 3.7 to 5 million ha per year bearing down on both surface and groundwater resources and with half the continent’s farmland suffering from soil degradation and erosion, Africa is under the greatest desertification threat The sustainable development of drylands and improvement of livelihoods in the drylands characterized by intense poverty is a priority development agenda in eastern and southern Africa. This will involve interventions targeting, inter alia,


increased production and livelihoods systems productivity, and water management options.

Course Details:

In this millennium, drylands all over the world are faced with problems that present tough management, research and policy challenges. These areas cover about 40% of the earth’s land surface, and are home to more than 38%of the world’s population. People living in drylands constitute a large fraction


of the worlds poorest. Of the world’s most disadvantaged countries, according to United Nation Development Programme’s Human Development Index, over 50% are in dryland Africa. In Africa, two thirds of which is desert or drylands, 73% of the agricultural drylands are moderately to severely degraded. With a rate of disappearance of forest cover of 3.7 to 5 million ha per year bearing down on both surface and groundwater resources and with half the continent’s farmland suffering from soil degradation and erosion, Africa is under the greatest desertification threat The sustainable development of drylands and improvement of livelihoods in the drylands characterized by intense poverty is a priority development agenda in eastern and southern Africa. This will involve interventions targeting, inter alia,


increased production and livelihoods systems productivity, and water management options.

Course Entry Requirements:

i) Holders of a Master of Science degree in agricultural related disciplines, biological sciences, environmental sciences or in natural resource management or an equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by senate.


ii) Holders of Masters Degree in relevant social sciences recommended by the faculty board and approved by senate.

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Course Objective

i) To develop cadre of high level dryland specialists in academia, research and policy.


ii) To enhance productivity of natural resources through improved management based on sound understanding of dryland system interactions and dynamics.


iii) To develop site specific guidelines and information tools on suitable dryland resource use and management techniques for use by communities, extension agents and development specialists.


iv) To formulate recommendations for supporting policy decisions and promoting investments in agricultural innovation in Africa’s drylands.

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Course Programme

Core courses


Dryland Ecology


Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems


Dryland Livelihoods


Dryland Resource Economics


Philosophy of Dryland Resource Mgt.


 Agricultural Technology Development


Dryland Resource Policy


Theme 1 - Human ecology


Statistics for Social Sciences*


Human Rights and Gender Analysis


Social & Anthropological Research Methods


Marketing of Dryland Products


Project Planning and Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation


Dryland Biodiversity


Environmental & Social Impact Assessment


Elective courses


Theme 2 - Production systems


Statistics and Research Methods*


Integrated Production Systems in Drylands


Crop Production and Post Harvest Management Systems


Crop Improvement & Protection in Drylands


Animal Feed Resources in Drylands


Applied Economic Theory


Environmental & Social Impact Assessment.


*Compulsory elective cluster course


Theme 3 - Ecology & Environment


Statistics and Research Methods*


Integrated Production Systems in Drylands


Animal Feed Resources in Drylands


Watershed Management


Agro-meteorology and Modeling


Dryland biodiversity


Environmental & Social Impact Assessment