Egerton University in Njoro Sub- County, Nakuru County has launched the smallholder farmers strategy program to help farmers in Mauche area cope with the climate change.
According to one of the researcher Patrick Ooro who is a PhD student at the Njoro based campus, the project is being implemented by five partners and two European universities- Boku in Austria, University of Hohenheim in Germany and , Amahara University in Ethiopia and Kenya Agricultural Research and Livestock Organization (KARLO).
Chomosa farmers group has seen its potato yield more than double as they are now harvesting between 80-100 bags of 50kg of potato seeds which they sell at Sh2,500. The group has been following keenly and implementing the strategies brought about by the program.
Egerton University is one of the premier agricultural institutions in Kenya. The Njoro based varsity is always used by the Kenyan government to carry out some of the earth shaking researches in the field of Agriculture. It is ranked top alongside Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
The university houses one of the largest herds of hybrid cows, goats, sheep, chicken, pigs and many other animals. The institution also harbours a mini milk plant/ processor. It is on the forefront in the production of cheap but quality Yorghut and other milk products.