Welcome to Garissa University

Welcome and congratulations on your acceptance to Garissa University (GaU). We are thrilled that you will be joining our oasis of innovation.

It is a pleasure for us to extend a word of welcome to you on behalf of everyone at the University. You have chosen to join an institution dedicated to supporting you as you realize your potential, and pursue your academic and personal goals.

We are committed to helping all students be successful at the University and we are counting on you to play an active part. We are therefore confident that all the university staff will contribute to your physical, emotional, intellectual and social development on campus.

The University community welcomes all new students who have been selected for various degree programs and wish you success in your academic endeavors.

We look forward to welcoming you.

News and Events

Mr and Miss GaU 2018/2019 Unveiled Amid Pomp and Colour Mr and Miss GaU 2018/2019 Unveiled Amid Pomp and Colour Friday, 05 October 2018 Mr and Miss GaU 2018/2019 Unveiled Amid Pomp and Colour GaU holds its first modeling event, Mr. and...
Health CS Sicily Kariuki during the launch of anti-polio campaign at Garissa University. Health CS Sicily Kariuki during the launch of anti-polio campaign at Garissa University. Sunday, 16 September 2018 The Cabinet Secretary appealed to all Kenyans in the respective target counties to make their children...
GaU Participates in ASALs Conference  5th September, 2018 GaU Participates in ASALs Conference 5th September, 2018 Thursday, 06 September 2018 Garissa University (GaU) is participating in the first Arid and semi-arid (ASALs) conference that is...
Registration of new students 2018/2019 academic year at Garissa University Registration of new students 2018/2019 academic year at Garissa University Tuesday, 28 August 2018 Registration of new students 2018/2019 academic year at Garissa University. The process began today and...
Triumph Over Terror Triumph Over Terror Monday, 11 June 2018 Triumph Over Terror Garissa University vice-chancellor, Prof. Ahmed Osman Warfa said the institution...
Regional Colloquium on Violent Extremism Kicks off In Garissa University Regional Colloquium on Violent Extremism Kicks off In Garissa University Wednesday, 04 April 2018 A two day regional colloquium on countering violent extremism kicked off in Garissa University Wednesday,...

Cutting and joining of waste plastic bottles during the construction of the GRP system

 

A team of senior researchers led by Prof. Julius Huho of Garissa University and Dr. Silke Stöber of Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany (HUB) have embarked on a research on low cost irrigation system suitable for semi-arid areas. Funded by HUB, a project dubbed the Green River Principle (GRP) project was implemented in September 2018 at Garissa University. The GRP is an innovative low-tech and low-cost subsurface irrigation system that uses joined waste plastic bottles as the irrigation pipes. The pipes are wrapped with plastic foil and/or agro-nets to control the flow of water. The system is easy to construct, affordable and accessible to small-scale and subsistence farmers with low investment capacity. Once established, the system has a life span of about 5 years. Being a subterranean irrigation system, it uses minimal amounts of water due to reduced rate of evaporation. Even with the hot and dry climate of Garissa it was possible to grow Amaranths and African Nightshade (both African indigenous vegetables) with minimal amount of water. The project is its second phase

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Construction of the GRP subterranean irrigation system

Amaranth and African nightshade growing under the GRP irrigation system at Garissa University

 


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