- The Project
- What we Do
- Why we Started
- Project Structure
- Project Staff
The overall objective of the project is to build the capacity of Horticulture Practical Training Centre (PTC), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), and Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), to train graduates, farmers, farm workers, extension service providers and researchers to contribute effectively to the commercialization of horticulture with the aim to enhance food security in Kenya. The project similarly aims to build the capacity of the PTC to support the intensification and commercialization of the Kenya potato sector.
This project has the objective to disseminate and connect actual research results among KALRO, JKUAT and PTC as well as other horticulture stakeholders (e.g. private sector). It also aims to facilitate the access to up to date practical training support materials.
Sharing knowledge between the stakeholders is a major asset for further collaboration and knowledge enhancement. In addition access to up to date research results is of relevance for the private sector. Making public research findings related to horticulture from the JKUAT, KALRO and other Universities as well as other research organizations will enhance the competitive position of the Kenyan horticulture sector and will stimulate public private collaboration. Trainees at PTC will be able to use up to date research content during their training.
The PTC is a public– Private Partnership between Kenya Agricultural and livestock Research organization (KALRO) and FPEAK. PTC has 5 main units’ namely vegetable, flower, training, fruits and administration units. The HPTC is located in Thika along Thika – Kandara road.