"Environmental Effects of the Inclusion of Insects Larvae in Chicken Feed."

Our Master of Science student Ms. Mariana Wanza has been seconded to ICIPE where she will study the "Environmental Effects of the Inclusion of Insects Larvae in Chicken Feed."

This project is a collaboration between department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering with our sister department at JKUAT and ICIPE, represented by Dr. D. O. Mbuge, Dr. Mutwiwa and Dr. Tanga respectively

A horizontal Axis Pedal Powered Concrete Mixer

Background and Justification of the project Provide sufficient background information related to this innovation/invention indicating the most recent information from relevant literature and justifying the need to undertake the project Concrete mixing can be done, either manually, with the use of such simple tools as ashovel and board or wheel-barrow, or by use of a power-driven concrete mixer.

Design Modification of a Simple On-Site Concrete Mixer (FEB 403)

Concrete has the unique distinction of being the only construction material manufactured on the site. A concrete mixer machine is a device that homogeneously combines cement, aggregate such as sand or gravel, and water to form concrete. A typical concrete machine mixer uses a revolving drum to mix the components. These machines are too expensive and because of these small scale construction workers use traditional method of mixing concrete. This method of manual mixing takes a lot of time to produce a mixture and also requires large human effort to mix it.