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Consultative meeting with Muki women group on value addition held at Suna west subcounty in Migori county in May 2022
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Seed distribution and training of farmers on Agronomic packages in Migori County
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Heading layeSensitization meeting with sorghum farmers in Homabay county on new sorghum varieties developed by Rongo Universityr
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Dr. Evans Ouma

Director, Research and Extension

About the Directorate

Unlocking Knowledge and Innovation at Rongo University

Rongo University is not just an institution; it’s a treasure trove of knowledge and innovation. With a stellar reputation for excellence and a thriving research culture, we are deeply committed to serving our community and fostering academic growth.

Our Commitment:

  • Partnerships: We are dedicated to establishing and reinforcing connections with institutions, organizations, stakeholders, and communities of practice (COPs). These collaborations are instrumental in maximizing the impact of our research, both nationally and on the global stage.

  • Directorate of Research and Extension: Our Directorate of Research and Extension plays a pivotal role in shaping our research landscape. They formulate, develop, and periodically review research policies and plans. Moreover, they ensure that research grants adhere to relevant guidelines and manage research contract agreements like SMTAs, among others.

  • Coordinated Research: The directorate coordinates the entire research process, from proposal advertising to evaluation, processing, and grant award approvals, sourced from the University Research Fund (URF) and other University funds.

  • Funding Opportunities: Identifying and alerting our researchers to national and international funding opportunities is another critical function. We’re here to help our scholars access the resources they need.

  • Intellectual Property: We conduct intellectual property audits within the university and provide valuable advice to researchers on safeguarding their creations.

  • Community Engagement: Bridging the gap between the university and the wider community is at the heart of what we do. Our community outreach services are designed to create a meaningful impact.

  • Capacity Building: Annually, we organize capacity-building programs focusing on proposal writing, research, and publication skills. Our goal is to empower our researchers to excel.

  • Research Environment: We are committed to nurturing an environment that fosters research, innovation, and growth.

Discover the wealth of knowledge and opportunities at Rongo University. Join us in our pursuit of academic excellence and impactful research.


To source, advertise, and administer research funds.

To monitor and evaluate the utilization of University research and other grants

To review research and related policies and plans from time to time.

To Build the capacity of researchers to attract funds, conduct impact research, and publish in peer review Journals

To develop and sustain a conducive environment for research within the University

To disseminate and promote the adoption of available research findings and technologies for enhanced community development.

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