Cheptebo AIC Rural Development Centre, Kerio Valley, Kenya

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Cheptebo Agricultural Training and Innovation Centre  [CATIC]

Cheptebo Agricultural Training and Innovation Centre [CATIC] is the formal agricultural training component of the AIC Cheptebo Rural Development Centre.  Our vision is to be -

                        'An agricultural centre of excellence providing practical and innovative training within a Christian context'.  

Residential training courses are based on proven production methods developed on the Cheptebo farm over the past 30 years. The centre specialises in agricultural production particularly relevant to the semi arid areas.Training includes classroom instruction but course participants will spend the majority of the time on practical learning within the project farm.

At present training is based on 5 day residential modules. These are suitable for Kenya's small scale farmers, NGOs, the private sector as well as for County and National Government staff working in related fields. There is no formal entry requirement to these modules. Teaching is normally done in English and Kiswahili.

To view a video presenting the activities of CATIC, which includes interviews with local farmers who have completed a training module, click on the link

Details of the modules currently being offered and the fees schedule can be viewed at the foot of this page. 

Interested organisations and individual farmers considering using CATIC for agricultural training are welcome to contact                 The CATIC Training Coordinator to arrange a visit to see what is being offered and to discuss  their training requirements. 

Alternatively this can be done by phone or email;

                                                                                 tel: + 254 721343821

                                                                                 tel: + 254 728089380


Progress in the development of CATIC

Construction work on the first phase of the Cheptebo Agricultural Training and Innovation Centre was completed in June 2016. This provides two classrooms, offices and a library/computer room. 

Training at CATIC provides classroom instruction but emphasises the role of practical on-farm training. The Cheptebo Centre farm is available for  demonstration and to provide practical experience to students in crop and livestock production.

Construction work on the first 48 bed hostel was completed in April 2018. A second hostel of similar size for male students is now planned. Further developments will provide an improved kitchen and student dining facilities.

Further information

Click here to view the CATIC Training Module Brochure which gives details all courses being offered in 2019.

Click here for details of Course Fees