Karatina University on Monday hosted a team of researchers from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Received by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic, Research and Students Affairs), Prof. Peninah Aloo-Obudho, the team is working on a comparative research study (Berlin, Kenya and Singapore) on “Knowledge and Goods II: Communicative Action of Consumers and Intermediaries”. The study focuses on how consumers interact with intermediaries when buying fresh produce and what effects this has on people’s everyday lives, purchase choices, economic development, urban and rural renewal, space use as well as on Global Food Value Chains.
In liaison with the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Extension, the two institutions agreed to have a Framework of Collaboration (FoC) in areas such as:
The visiting scholars were:
In attendance from the University were Prof. Michael Lokuruka (Director, Research, Innovation and Extension) and Mr. John Kiige from the School of Agriculture and Biotechnology.