Rongo University has been approved by Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) as a Centre of Excellence in Agriculture and Food Security. This was communicated to the University by the Chair of LREB, H. E FCPA Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya following the 5th LREB Summit which endorsed the collaboration between LREB and Universities/University Colleges. The University realized this feat after showcasing its strength in the area of agriculture during the 1st LREB Universities Workshop on Research Capacity in the Lake Region held in 2019.

While acknowledging the approval, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Gudu thanked LREB member Counties and committed that the University through its team of experienced researchers will provide the required technologies and services to enhance agricultural productivity, food and nutrition security for improved livelihoods of all communities in the region.