KAFUCO Education student Caroline Nanjala has won a cash prize in a Students Essay Writing Competition targeted at university students countrywide.
The essay competition was organized by the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) to mark the international year of the plant health.
Her essay titled “Towards sustainable food security” written under the tutelage of Dr Victor Shikuku (School of Science) was ranked 5th
The prize was awarded on Thursday, September 16, 2021 during the 3rd Phytosanitary Conference hosted by KEPHIS.
The competition was aimed at engaging university students on the importance of plant health and its effects on agricultural resources, the environment, human health and the economy.
Its primary aim is to sensitize students on the benefits of agriculture and enumerated on the many opportunities available for the youth in the agriculture value chain.
There were six thematic areas for the students to write on, i.e. emerging pests and diseases, climate change and its effects on food production, phytosanitary and market access, food security and the Big 4 Agenda for Kenya, Adoption of use of certified seeds for food security and devolution and plant health.
Nanjala is a B.Ed Science (Mathematics and Chemistry) student.