Our Next Workshop

Welcome to the 23rd Horticultural Association of Kenya (HAK) Annual Workshop, hosted this year at the icipe Thomas Odhiambo Campus, Mbita Point, Kenya!  (Download the call) HAK aims to promote horticultural science in Kenya, through the generation, dissemination and exchange of horticultural information and technology among members. The Association has about 250 members drawn from universities, research organizations and industry. HAK workshops pay special attention to capacity building of young scientists and practitioners in the horticultural sector. We dedicate one day primarily for skills strengthening and farmer training. The icipe Thomas Odhiambo Campus, Mbita Point, is an ideal venue for our deliberations, not least due to its scenic and serene setting. In addition, the participants will be able to observe first hand field and laboratory research on icipe’s innovative one health activities, such as the integration of vegetables and edible insect farming into the Centre’s highly successful push-pull technology. Moreover, the host and neighbouring counties of the Campus have high horticultural potential, and there is an emerging academic and research community. We envisage the workshop leading to new partnerships and broader networks promoting more healthier, safer food!

This year’s Theme is “More, Healthier & Safer Food

Venue: The workshop will take place icipe Thomas Odhiambo Campus, Mbita and Technology (ICIPE), located in Mbita Point on the shores of Lake Victoria, western Kenya.

Format : The workshop shall be accomplished through oral presentations, panel discussions, poster presentations and advertisements from traders.

Application Procedure: Stakeholders are encouraged to participate in this critical event through: Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation, Exhibition/Advertisement or Attendance. If you have queries send un an e-mail to hakenya2019@gmail.com.

Instruction to Authors: Abstracts should be in English language. Should be in MS Word (.doc) or rich text format (.rtf) and not exceed 300 words. The style should be Times New Roman, font 12. The abstract should include the following: Introduction, methodology, results, discussion and conclusion. It should include the title, name(s) of author(s), affiliation and mailing address. The corresponding author should indicate an e-mail address and the thematic area . (CLICK TO UPLOAD Your Abstract)

The deadline for receiving applications is September 29th, 2023. The abstracts should be in English language. They should not be more than 300 words and in MS Word (.doc) or rich text format (.rtf). The abstract should contain the aim(s), methodology, results, discussion and conclusion. They should include the title, the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address and telephone number(s). Authors should state the thematic area and indicate their preference for oral or poster presentation. The closing date for receiving revised abstracts shall be October 20th, 2023.

African Journal of Horticultural Sciences: Full papers submitted for the workshop shall be considered for publication in the African Journal of Horticultural Science.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 29th September 2023
  • Early bird registration: 2nd October – 3rd November 2023
  • Results of abstract review returned to authors: 13th October 2023
  • Submission of corrected abstracts (for inclusion in book of abstracts):
    20th October 2023
  • Full workshop registration fees due for all presenters: 3 rdNovember 2023
    Contact: Horticultural Association of Kenya (HAK), C/o Department of Horticulture and Food Security,
    JKUAT, P. O. Box 62000-00200, Nairobi, Kenya. E-mail: hakenya2019@gmail.com
    Fees (Ksh)
    Students: 5,000
    HAK members: 10,000
    Non-members: 15,000
    participants: 20,000
    Exhibitors: 20,000