An EU H2020 project
June 2016 - November 2019
From 7th to 10th December 2016 UNISS-NRD team visited Kenya to initiate field data collection, capacity building for local partners, testing the questionnaire on cropping and livestock systems and widening contacts with government and other players in the field of Fluoride water contamination in the country. The mission was carried out in the context of the Work Package n°2 (WP2): "Developing mitigation options for fluoride contamination in agriculture and livestock systems", concerning in particular Task 2.1: "Data collection on cropping, livestock and soil systems"
University of Eldoret, led by Dr. Enos WAMBU, organized a meeting with the government officials of Nakuru County (agriculture, livestock and water sectors) in order to adapt the proposed questionnaire to the context of the key study area of Nakuru. UoE also identified 6 team leaders in data collection and 40 university students/fresh graduates as enumerators. UNISS team trained the Team Leaders on first day followed by the enumerators.The training involved the process of survey submission and ethics in research. UNISS introduced FLOWERED project to the stakeholders and enumerators, concerning in particular the aims of the Work Package n°2. Field visits involved first with UoE staff, team leaders and later involved everyone including enumerators divided into several groups. The eam was composed of UNISS team (Giovanna Seddaiu, Pier Paolo Roggero, Moses Hillary Akuno, PhD student and Margherita Rizzu, PhD student), representatives of Nelson Mandela University and Oikos East Africa.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°690378