Vision, Mission & Core Values

Vision

To be a global leader in training, research, outreach and consultancy services in post-harvest handling and value addition of agricultural produce, food bioprocessing and technology, food nutrition and dietetics, food safety and quality and natural resource sciences in order to realize sustainable and secure livelihoods.

Mission

To pursue, excel and maintain a world-class leadership role in the quest for knowledge by way of quality research, capacity building, consultancy and innovative outreach in order to contribute to food productivity and safety and secure livelihoods through sustainable value addition and natural resources management.

Core Values

The Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology is committed to realizing its vision and mission. It operates within certain treasured beliefs, which have contributed to its success. The Department as part of the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences shall:

  • Uphold professionalism and ethics in all its dealings with its stakeholders.
  • Be accountable and transparent in all its operations.
  • Uphold integrity, honesty and quality in training and all other activities.
  • Promote participatory management and effective teamwork in all its activities and operations.
  • Promote and maintain linkages with industry, other institutions and alumni.
  • Uphold dignity of all members of staff and students.
  • Recognize and esteem ideas and innovations.

Strategic Objectives

As one of the leading Department in the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology is guided by the following principals in order to achieve its vision;

  • Efficiently management of resources
  • To produce quality and holistic graduates in Food Science and Technology, Food Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Advance and consolidate scientific and technological innovations in value addition, processing, food nutrition and dietetics.
  • Enhancement of the competitiveness of the department as a centre of excellence in Food Science and Technology, Food Nutrition and Dietetics.

All students and staff in the Department shall embrace these values which will remain the cornerstone in service delivery.