List Of Top Agriculture Universities In Kenya – Check Ranking For 2022/2023

Over the past few days or so, we have received many messages and calls from our readers asking about the best Agriculture University in Kenya.

We have taken 53 hours of our busy schedule to research all the relevant schools in the country and we have come up with this ultimate ranking.

In this guide, we will list all the top agriculture universities in Kenya with every detail you need to know.

What is more?

We are going to list all the universities (Tertiary institutions) in Kenya that offer programs in agriculture.

Oh yeah.

After researching over sixty-two (62) universities and higher learning institutions in Kenya, we have concluded on this list, and we will explain why in a later section of this guide.

Agriculture has been the backbone of the African continent and rightly so in the 21st century. In this day and age of advanced technology, many countries are embracing science not only in information and telecommunication but also in agriculture.

That is why some universities in Kenya have dedicated a whole faculty to agriculture.

Without wasting much of your precious time, let us show you all the list of tertiary institutions that offer agriculture as a course.

Here is the ultimate list of the top agriculture universities in Kenya:

1. University of Nairobi

The University of Nairobi is one of the most desirable tertiary institutions in the country. This school offers one of the best agriculture courses in the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Services.

Under the Faculty of Agriculture, the school offers many postgraduate diploma courses, Bachelor of Science programs, Masters, and even Ph.D. courses in Agricultural Science.

Some of the areas of study include crop production, human nutrition, food safety and quality, food science and technology, horticulture, agronomy, plant breeding and biotechnology, agricultural economics, etc.

As you can see, there is nothing you cannot study at the University of Nairobi.

Here is their website:

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2. Kenyatta University – Best Agriculture Courses In Kenya

Since its establishment in 1985, Kenyatta University has made an invaluable contribution to Kenya’s agricultural sector by producing some of the best graduates.

At the university, the School of Agriculture & Enterprise Development trains students with the requisite skills to meet the sector’s ever-changing needs.

The school offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate programs in the field of agriculture.

They have three (3) departments dedicated to the school of Agriculture & Enterprise Development, and they are as listed below:

  • The Department of Agricultural Science and Technology
  • Department of Agricultural Economics
  • Department of Animal Sciences

As you can see, this is one of the best universities in Kenya, offering premium courses in agriculture.

Official website:

3. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

As its name suggests, this is a one-stop-shop for every progress-seeking agriculture student.

Oh yeah.

It is the best agriculture university in Kenya with every resource to enhance teaching and learning.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has everything you need to be successful in your quest to be whatever you want to be in the industry.

They offer a wide range of programs, including diploma, undergraduate, and graduate courses.

The Faculty of Agriculture has five (5) departments, and they are listed below:

  • Department of Food Science and Technology
  • Department of Horticulture
  • Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (DARE)
  • Department of Land Resource and Management
  • Department of Animal Sciences

It is an undeniable fact that this is the university one has to enroll in for a better future in the field of agriculture and related sciences.

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4. Egerton University

This is one of the oldest universities in Kenya to have dedicated a faculty to agriculture.

The Egerton University’s Faculty of Agriculture was established in 1986 with the sole purpose of training students in the field of agric.

They offer a wide variety of certificates including diploma, postgraduate diploma, bachelors degree, masters degree, as well as doctorate degree.

Here is the list of all departments under the Faculty of Agriculture at Egerton University:

  • Animal Sciences
  • Agricultural Economics and Business Management
  • Crops, Horticulture & Soil
  • Dairy and Food Science and Technology

So there are four (4) departments in all.

5. Moi University

At MOI University, you can enroll in one of the best agricultural courses. This makes the school one of the top in Kenya.

For more information on which agric courses and programs offered at the university, you need to visit the school’s portal.

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Other List Of Best Agriculture Universities In Kenya

Apart from the schools we have listed above the list below are some of the best tertiary institutions in Kenya where they offer agric courses:

6. Maseno University

7. Machakos University

8. Lukenya University

9. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

10. South Eastern Kenya University

11. Pwani University

12. Chuka University

13. Kisii University

14. University of Embu

15. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology

16. University of Eldoret

17. University of Kabianga

18. Kibabii University

19. Karatina University

20. Meru University of Science and Technology

21. Rongo University

22. Taita Taveta University

As you can see, you have a plethora of schools to select from.

There are many institutions of higher learning in the country, but these are what we strongly recommend for you.

Those are the list of the best agriculture universities in Kenya.


Topmost Courses and Agricultural Colleges in Kenya

And here now are colleges that offer agriculture that we felt deserve a mention. Check out the nearest to you for more courses and advice.

1. Manor House of Agriculture Centre, Kitale
Contact: 0722744927 or Email:

Intake: May, August, and September

2. Dairy Training Institute, Naivasha
Contact: 0750493929 or Email:

Intake: By 30th April of each year

3. Kenya YMCA College of Agriculture and Technology, Limuru
Contact: 0733389899 or Email:

Intake: January, May, and September

4. Faraja Latia Agricultural College, Kajiado
Contact: 0716431054 or Email:

5. Baraka Agricultural College, Molo
Contact: 0725777421 or Email:

Intake: January, May, and September

6. Bukura Agricultural College, Bukura
Contact: Call 020-3505479 or Email: Website: (for Bukura agricultural college admission letters)

Intake: January, May, and September.

Bukura agricultural college address: The Principal/CEO,Bukura Agricultural College, P.O. Box 23-50105, BUKURA

Note: There are only a few certificate courses in Bukura College with the previously mentioned Certificate in Agriculture & Community Development being the most popular. Check Bukura agricultural college Facebook page for more details. For courses such as certificate in general agriculture, your best bet is colleges such as Thika Technical, Sigalagala National Polytechnic, and Kitale Technical Training Institute.

7. Kilifi Institute of Agriculture, Kilifi
Contact: 041-22496

Intake: January, May, and September

8. Kenya school of agriculture Nyeri / Kenya school of agriculture Nairobi
The Kenya School of Agriculture, Nyeri, and the Kenya School of Agriculture, Nairobi, train extension officers on general agriculture course, animal husbandry, etc.

They, in turn, teach farmers farming techniques they can use in their farms.

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