Animal health and nutrition company, Novus International has announced a new Novus Scholars partnership with Egerton University located near Nakuru, Kenya.
The agreement, signed earlier this month, details how Novus International will assist the University in developing its local capacity as well as support the local feed industry by providing equipment and training.
Working with multiple Universities around the world the Novus Scholars Program awards professors and students who are, or will be, industry leaders in agriculture with scholarships and fellowships. “Through these programs, we have established a network of technical collaborators which help us develop relevant customer solutions for diverse regions around the world,” stated Gasperoni.
The Novus Scholars Program in Africa aims to improve education and first-hand knowledge of animal health and nutrition in the African scientific communities for livestock and aquaculture. The partnership will allow two Egerton employees with a background in analytical chemistry and laboratory analysis to receive hands-on training at Novus’s Saint Charles, Missouri, USA Research Laboratories for a period of approximately ninety (90) days.
Once training has been completed, Novus has agreed to assist with equipment and capacity building development of an analytical laboratory at Egerton University. This laboratory will serve the East Africa regional feed industry. Through Egerton, Novus also plans to establish a reference laboratory to support the industry in the East Africa regional community (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi).