Silvia Nafula SitumaCountry of origin: Kenya Currently in: Kenya, Kilifi General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Degrees2014 Master Agricultural Sciences2011 Undergraduate Agricultural Sciences
Current Research Activities
I have keen interest in strategies of securing safe food systems in food value chains in the face of climatic change and environmental threats to sustainable production of animal source foods. I also have a bias for disease control specifically the control of neglected zoonotic diseases such as bovine brucellosis which account for the highest economic burdens toward development. Research in this field impacts on the economic and social pillars of vision 2030 towards poverty reduction and sustainable, equitable, social development in a clean and secure environment to improve livelihoods.
Publications resulting from Research:
Masters thesis: The impact of enhanced nutritional and feeding practices on growth and health of dairy calves in Mukurwe-ini Sub-county of Nyeri County, Kenya
Manuscript: Randomized controlled trial on impacts of calf feeding practices on calf growth and health in smallholder dairy farms in Mukurwe-ini sub-county of Nyeri County, Kenya
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:ResearchTeaching• Programme Leader, Diploma in Animal Health. • Forge collaborations with the county government, animal resource industry, universities and institutions involved in research and liaison in matters academics. • Preparing departmental strategic plans which are incorporated in the university strategic plans. • Module development for digital platform. • Link students to institutions for attachment and research. • Participate in school board and departmental meetings. • Student mentorship.
Workshop and Conference Attended27th and 28th September, 2018, Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa Mombasa Kenya veterinary association 12th World Rabies Day SymposiumSept 25th to 4th October 2017. Agricultural Training College (Mtwapa) Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Training of Facilitators Workshop on Farmer Field School ApproachJanuary 2016 Pwani University, Resource Centre AWARD proposal writing workshop
AffiliationsKENYA WOMEN VETERINARY ASSOCIATION
Presentation given1st April, 2016The Role of Animal production in sustainable agricultureMombasaEvent: Kenya veterinary association, Coast chapter,
Other AwardsOct 2011The University Of Nairobi ScholarshipThe University Of Nairobi Scholarship to pursue a Master Degree in the Department of Clinical Studies