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MMUST Impacts Communities Through the Visibility of Their Businesses and Enterprises

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), through the Webometrics and Short Courses Unit, has continued with the initiative to impact the communities by providing visibility to their enterprises and businesses.

Yesterday, 19th September 2022, the Director, Science Park Innovation and Incubation Centre (SPIIC), Prof. John Muoma together with lecturer- Crop Protection, Dr. Emily N. Indakwa, visited ‘Ammanuel Poultry and Animal Feeds’ in Indangalasia- Navakholo Sub-County to identify possible areas of collaboration with the Farm. The ‘Ammanuel Poultry and Animal Feeds’ which was founded by Mr. Kennedy Masanga, is a one-stop farm for poultry, animal feeds and organic farm produce.


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Prof. John Muoma having a discussion with Mr. Masanga at the Black Soldier Fly farm.


Prof. Muoma commended the noble project noting that the farm has the capacity to serve as a laboratory for students in the School of Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences and Technology (SAVET). “We can collaborate in terms of expertise, resources, training, research, and industrial attachment for MMUST students,” he stated.


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According to Mr. Masanga, his dream is to expand Black Soldier Fly (BSF) farming to ensure production of four tonnes per day to meet the market demand.

The Black Soldier Fly (BSF) farming is currently the most widespread form of insect farming in the world. The BSF is ideally suited for food production due to its rapid cycle of production and high concentration of protein. Its farming is a highly profitable form of feed production for chicken, fish, and pet animals.


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Ms. Anne Onyango at the Sukuma Wiki Greenhouse.


Inquiring with the farmer on pest control methods he uses, Dr. Indakwa noted that the ideal solution to insect-control problems is to plant crop varieties that are resistant to attack.


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Farm feeds production area.


Project visibility is critical because it supports important activities like capacity planning and customer relationship management. It improves communication, optimizes processes, and helps in resource management.


By Linet Owuor