The contribution of the livestock sector to the national economy and rural livelihood is significant. However, the development of this important sector has not kept pace with human population. The envisaged increase in population and improvement in living standards will increase the demand for animal products. To meet the increased demand, it is important that natural resources in livestock production be utilized efficiently and sustainably in the different ecological zones. There have been marked advances in science and technology that need to be communicated to the end-users. In addition globalization of the livestock industry demands that professionals be primed to operate under this atmosphere.
Therefore, the objectives of this programme are to:
- Equip production system analysts with knowledge and skills in livestock systems analysis to help integrate components of production systems for sustainable use of resources and improved livestock productivity
- Train personnel to undertake academic responsibility in research, consultancy and teaching in livestock production systems
- Equip the analysts with the ability to document, evaluate and monitor production systems.
he programme shall run over a minimum four and a maximum of ten semesters of fifteen weeks each.
The programme shall be by coursework, examination and thesis. The research work for a thesis shall be undertaken after successful completion of coursework
Students shall be required to take all the prescribed courses.
Students shall be required to take a minimum of three courses and a maximum of seven courses in a semester.
The common regulations for the Master's degree in all faculties shall apply.
The following shall be eligible for admission:
Holders of the following degree awards of the University of Nairobi or equivalent qualifications from universities or institutions recognized by the senate of the University of Nairobi ;
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine
Bachelor of Science with at least Upper Second-Class Honours in Agriculture, Range management, Wildlife, Zoology and Agricultural economics.
Holders of Lower Second-class Honours degree or with at least two years relevant experience; Holders of a Pass degree or equivalent qualifications as listed in 3 above with either a relevant post-graduate diploma or five years experience
Science In Livestock Production Systems
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