Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology has maintained her sterling performance at the ASK Kisumu Regional Show with committing signs of not dropping any soon. This has been witnessed in the just concluded ASK Kisumu Regional Show 2023 that ran between 24th -30th July 2023 where JOOUST has been crowned The Best Stand that Interprets Show Theme through Education and / or Research, Best Organization/Association in Community Projects /Services Stand and The Best University Stand.
The University showcased Research projects and Innovations that resonated well with this year’s show theme: Promoting Climate Smart Agriculture and Trade Initiatives for Sustainable Development. The University entered into six (6) Trade Exhibition classes namely: The Best Stand that Interpret the Current Show theme; The Best University Stand; The Best Stand in Research and Development; The Best Innovation and Invention Stand; The Best Organization/Association in Community Projects/Service Stand; The Best Stand Demonstrating the Application of Environmental Quality Standards.
Apart from leading in the three fore-mentioned categories, the University also emerged 2nd position under the category; The Best Stand Demonstrating the Application of Environmental Quality Standards, and third position under the category of The Best Innovation and Invention Stand and The Best Stand in Research and Development.
Exhibits that drew the attention of the public at JOOUST Stand included the Innovation on 1.) Seed dispensing robot with smartphone control (Seedbot) whis is an automated android based smart farming assistant designed to enhance seed dispensation via remote control from the comfort of an android. The device navigates through terrain dispensing seeds at intervals of 30 cm spacing automatically and manually, a project presented by the School of Biological and Physical, Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences. 2.) Flocponic Technology; a technology that integrates biofloc-based aquaculture with an aquaponic system. It is an integrated agri-aquaculture system that combines the beneficial fungi, bacteria, planktons, aquatic animal and vegetable productions. The Flocponic systems maximizes the advantages of biofloc technology (BFT) and traditional aquaponics using recirculating aquaculture system (RAS), just to mention but a few.
JOOUST has kept high its performance at the ASK Kisumu Show since 2012 when it stamped its authority in research and innovation on its first appearance, aging out bigger and then seasoned research institutions and institutions of higher learning.