Past Research Projects in Food Science, Nutrition and Technology

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Past Projects

Project Name Sponsor Start Year End YearAmountProject Link
Public Health Hazards And Associated Risk Factors Along The Camel Milk Production And Marketing Chain. 2012 2015 Ksh1,184,700/= View Details
Improving The Iron Status Of Young Children In The Lake Victoria Basin Region Using Porridge Flour Supplemented With Bovine Blood 2012 2015 Ksh.1,078,000/= View Details
Improving The Iron Status Of Children In The Lake Victoria Basin Region Using Porridge Flour Enriched With Bovine Blood.

·         Ms. Judy Mwende, SEUCO

·         Ms. Hannah Kamano-Kamau, Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute

2011 2014 Ksh.8,000,000/= View Details
Risk Factors For Human Colorectal Cancer In Kenya.

Prof. Leo Meile (ETH Zurich)

2011 2014 Kshs. 422,600/= View Details
Prevalence Of Low-birth Weights And Associated Factors In Narok District Hospital.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Paul M. Migwi (MSc. Student)

OTHERS IN UON:                  Dr. A.M. Mwangi and Prof. S.K. Mbugua

2011 2012 (1) Ksh.110,000/= from Henna, (2) National Council for Science and Technology ) Ksh.175,000/= View Details
Improving The Iron Status Of Children In The Lake Victoria Basin Region Using Porridge Flour Enriched With Bovine Blood. 2011 2012 Ksh.250,000/= View Details
The Role Of African Indigenous Leafy Vegetables In Immune Boosting In A Laboratory Animal. 2011 2012 Kshs.250,000/= View Details
Risk Factors For Human Colorectal Cancer In Kenya 2011 2012 Kshs.250,000/= View Details
Level Of Acrylamide In Commercial Chips And Crisps And How It Is Influenced By Maturity, Storage And Processing Conditions In Kenyan Potatoes.

Dr. J.N. Kabira (KARI, Tigoni)

2011 2012 Kshs.250,000/= View Details
Production Of Oil Rich In Omega-3 Fatty Acids From Nile Perch Processing Waste 2011 2012 Ksh.1,000,000/= View Details
Novel Staple Food-based Strategies To Improve Micro-nutrient Status For Better Health And Development In Sub-saharan Africa (acronym – Instapa – Website Www.instapa.org)

§  Wageningen University – Netherlands (Dr. I. Brouwer

§  ETH Zurich – Switzerland (Prof. M. Zimmerman)

§  IRD – Montpellier, France (Dr. C. Monquet)

§  London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – Britain (Prof. A. Pretice)

§  UNISA – Kwazulu Natal, South Africa (Dr. J. Kvalsvig)

§  University of Abomey – Calavi – Benin (Prof. J. Hounigan)

§  IRSAT – DTA – Oagadougou, Burkina Faso (Dr. A. Wereme)

§  IITA – IBADAN – Nigeria (Dr. B. Maziya – Dixon)

CIAT/CGIAR – Canada (Dr. E. Boy)

2008 2013 Euro 1.0 Million View Details
Processing And Value Addition Of Sunflower Oil Seeds For Enhanced Market Access And Revenue Generation By Farmers. Kenya Agricultural Productivity Project(KAPP)/University of Nairobi, Kenya Industrial Research,KARI/J.K Imungi(PI) 2007 2010 10,000 View Details
Potential Of School Feeding And School Farming Programmes On Nutrition Status Of School Children African Studies Centre, Netherlands/Dick Foeken (African Studies Center, Netherlands),Wjnand Klaver (International African Center), Sam Owuor (Department of Geography, UoN)Dr. Alice M Mwangi(PI) 2007 2008 24,428 View Details
Microbiological Quality Of Raw Camel Milk Across The Kenyan Market Chain

Dasel Wambua Mulwa Kaindi (Kenya), Esther Schelling (Switzerland), John Wangoh (Kenya), Jasper Kathenya Imungi (Kenya), Zakaria Farah, Leo Meile (Switzerland)

2006 2008 View Details
Risk Factors For Symptoms Of Gastrointestinal Illness In Rural Town Isiolo, Kenya

Kaindi Dasel.W. M., Esther Schelling, Wangoh John, Jasper Imungi, Zacharia Farah, Leo Meile

2006 2008 View Details
Sustainable Productivity Of The Cassava Value Chain. KAPP/Cyrus Githunguri (KARI), Josiah M. Kinama (UoN), Onjolo S. Omolo (KEBS), John N. Mburu (NCPB),Phyllis Ngunjiri (KIRDI),Silas Ragwa (KARI) Dorcas M. Mkabili (Ministry of Agriculture/Prof. E.G Karuri(PI) 2006 2007 28,571 View Details
Use Of Stable Isotope Techniques IAEA/ Dr. Victor Owino (Great lakes University, Kenya) Dr. Jonathan Wells (Institute of Child Health, London),Prof. E.G. Karuri (University of Nairobi), Dr. Sazanne Filteau (Institute of Child Health, London),Prof. Andrew Tomkins (Institute of Child Health, London),Ms Christine Mwangi (KEMRI/Prof. M.W Okoth(PI) 2006 2007 20,000 View Details
Resource Person, Farm Safety & Hygiene Training For Vegafric Ltd. Coleacp Pest Initiative Program Funded By Eu.qsm & Associates, Naivasha, Kenya. 14-21 March. 2006 View Details
Resource Person, Food Safety & Hygiene Training For High Care Products. Coleacp Pest Initiative Program Funded By Eu. Qsm & Associates, Nairobi, Kenya. 9-18 February. 2005 View Details
Resource Person, Haccp In Practice Training.. Rift Valley Bottlers. Qsm & Associates, Nairobi, Kenya. 21-23 Nonember. 2005 View Details
Prevalence And Associated Factors Of Anaemia In Children Aged 6-59 Months In Kakuma Refugee Camp 2005 View Details
The Role Of Drought Tolerant Crops In Enhancing Household Food Security In Kasikeu Division, Makueni 2005 View Details
Utilization Of Traditional Foods In Central, Division, Machakos District (muema M., 2005) 2005 View Details
Processing For Materials And Environmental Applications IAEA/Christine Mwangi, (KEMRI),Dr. Kiragu (KETRI), Dr. J. Onyatta (Ncst),Dr. Maina (INS), Prof. E.G Karuri(PI) 2004 2007 100,000 View Details
2004 Resource Person, Food Safety And Haccp In Practice Training For Four Kenyan Fresh Produce Exporters. Coleacppest Initiative Program Funded By Eu. Qsm & Associates, Nairobi, Ke 2004 View Details
Improving Micronutrient And Nutritional Status Through Gardening And School Feeding Programmes In Urban And Peri-urban Areas Of Nairobi AICAD, AM Mwangi,(PI) 2004 View Details
Evaluation Of Complementary And Therapeutic Flours Marketed In Nairobi (aleke Mpw, 2004). 2004 View Details
Effect Of A Feeding Program On Vitamin A And Nutritional Status Of School Children In A Slum Area Of Nairobi 2004 View Details
Relationship Between Urban Household Food Production And Food Consumption Patterns In The Low-income Households In Nairobi 2004 View Details
Nutrition And Micronutrient Status Of Children Aged 9-59 Months In A Peri-urban Area 2004 View Details
Dietary Practices And The Prevalence Of Anaemia In Kwale District 2004 View Details
Measuring Food Insecurity 2004 View Details
Development Of Nutrition In Emergency Course For The East African Region With Funding From Fao F.A.O 2003 2004 View Details
Improving The Quality And Nutritional Status Of Gari Through The Use Of Starter Cultures And Fortification With Soya Beans, Palm Oil And Coconut Milk. EU/Prof. Dr. Willelm Honpzafel (Germany), Prof. Philippe Thornart (Belgium), Ms Tina Aaen (Den Mark, Ms Cristina Pinto (South Africa, Dr. M. Egonn Lety (Benin), Mr. Moses Mengu (Botswana/Prof. S.K Mbugua(PI) 2002 2007 200,000 View Details
Garisecure Project No. 3 Ica4-2001-10133 From 2002-2006. (WAITRO), Denmark; Dr. m. egountety, University of /Benin, Benin; (3) Mrs. Cristina Pinto, BIOCHEMTEK, South Africa: (4) Prof. P. Thonart ULG, Belgium: 95) Prof .W. Holzapfel, BFE Germany and (6) Pr 2002 2006 800 View Details
Studies On The Lactic Micro Flora Involved In The Traditionally Fermented Milk Products 2002 2002 View Details
Studies On The Lactic Micro Flora Involved In The Traditional Fermented Camel Milk Products In North Eastern Province Kenya 2002 2002 View Details
Studies On The Public Health Hazards Associated With Fish In Lake Victoria 2002 2002 View Details
Msc Thesis Project 2002: Studies On The Lactic Micro Flora Involved In The Traditional Fermented Camel Milk Products In North Eastern Province Of Kenya D.A.A.D. 2002 2002 View Details
Phd Thesis Project 2001 To 2004 : Molecular Characterization And Probiotic Properties Of Lactic Micro Flora Isolates From Traditional Fermented Milk Products In Kenya D.A.A.D. 2001 2004 View Details
Feasibility Study On The Establishment Of Large-scale Cold Storage Facilities For Irish Potatoes In East Africa 2001 2002 14,000 View Details
Analysis Of Hazardous Critical Control Points (ccps) In The Informally Marketed Raw Milk In Kiambu And Nairobi Districts 2001 2001 View Details
Low Cost Preservation Of Kales (brassica Oleracea Var Acephala 2001 2001 View Details
Removing Constraints To The Development Of Small Scale Food Processing Enterprises In Sub-saharan Africa Edward G. Karuri 1998 2002 View Details
The Role Of Urban Agriculture In Food Security For Low-income Households In Nairobi 1995 View Details
Nutritional Status Of Primary School Children In Ndeiya, Kiambu. 1993 View Details
Rain Water Harvesting For Enhanced Water, Food And Nutritional Security: The Case Of Kitui West Constituency, Kenya

·         Ms. Judy Mwende, SEUCO

·         Ms. Hannah Kamano-Kamau, Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute

2011 2014 Ksh.8,000,000/= View Details
Effect Of Slice Thickness And Frying Temperature On Color, Texture And Sensory Properties Of Crisps Made From Four Kenyan Potato Cultivars.

Abong’, G.O., Okoth, M.W., Imungi, J.K. and Kabira, J.N.

2011 View Details
Losses Of Ascorbic Acid During Storage Of Fresh Tubers, Frying, Packaging And Storage Of Potato Crisps From Four Kenyan Potato Cultivars.

Abong’, G.O., Okoth, M.W., Imungi, J.K. and Kabira, J.N

2011 View Details
Flavonoid Content In Ethanolic Extracts Of Selected Raw And Traditionally Processed Indigenous Foods Consumed By Vulnerable Groups Of Kenya: Antioxidant And Type Ii Diabetes-related Functional Properties

Kunyanga CN, Imungi JK, Okoth MW, Biesalski HK, Vadivel V.

2011 View Details
Antioxidant And Antidiabetic Properties Of Condensed Tannins In Acetonic Extract Of Selected Raw And Processed Indigenous Food Ingredients From Kenya

1.     Catherine Nkirote Kunyanga,

2.     Jasper Kathenya Imungi,

3.     Michael Okoth,

4.     Clare Momanyi,

5.     Han Konrad Biesalski,

Vellingiri Vadivel

2011 View Details
Consumption Patterns, Diversity And Characteristics Of Potato Crisps In Nairobi, Kenya

Abong’, G.O., Okoth, M.W., Imungi, J.K. and Kabira, J.N.

2010 View Details
Characteristics Of The Industry, Constraints In Processing, And Marketing Of Potato Crisps In, Kenya

Abong’, G.O., Okoth, M.W., Imungi, J.K. and Kabira, J.N.

2010 View Details
Magnitude Of And Driving Factors For Female Genital Cutting In Schoolgirls In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A Cross-sectional Study

Wambui Kogi-Makau,Jemal Haidar, & Thewodros Zewde Shay

2010 View Details
A Comparative Study Of Anaemia And Its Predictors In Children (6 2006 View Details
An In-depth Study On The Food Consumption Patterns And Dietary Practices In Lunga-lunga, Kwale District 2005 View Details
Childcare Practices And Nutritional Status Of Children 0 To 36 Months In Mwea Division, Kirinyaga District (rose 2005 View Details
Infant Feeding Options For Hiv Positive Mothers In Mombasa District: A Consultative Study On The Viability Of 2005 View Details
Use Of Hellen Keller Method In 2005 View Details
Evaluation Of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato 2005 View Details
A Comparative Study Of Home-based And Institutional Therapeutic Diets In Nutrition Rehabilitation Institutions With 2004 View Details
Dietary Management Of Hospitalized Hiv/aids Patients: A Case Study Of Knh (edna Warentho, 2004). 2004 View Details
A Consumption Study Of Foods Rich-in Micronutrients (with Speciall Emphasis On Vitamin A And Iron) In Relation To Rda: A Case Of Muhoroni Area, Nyando District (angela Andago, 2004 2004 View Details
Determinant Factors Of Anaemia Among The Preschool Children And Women Of Child-bearing Age In Garissa District, Kenya (mohamoud H Hersi, 2004). 2004 View Details
Childcare Practices In Relation To Nutritional Status Of Children Aged 6-36 Months In Mwembesongo And Mjimpya Wards, Morogoro, Tanzania (maseta Elina, 2004). 2004 View Details
Production Of An Intervention Food-formulation For Malnourished Children In Marginal Areas Using Locally Grown Raw Materials (angela M Mwaniki, 2003). 2003 View Details
The Effect Of Knowledge Of Mtct Of Hiv On Infant Feeding Practices In Boro Division, Siaya District (susan A Nyerere, 2003). 2003 View Details
Msc. Thesis Project 2002: Studies On The Public Health Hazards Associated With Fish In Lake Victoria S.I.D.A 2002 View Details
Assessment Of The Potential Of Comfrey (symphytum Periginum) As A Source Of Vitmin A For Malnourished Children (8 2002 View Details
Household Storage Practices Of Traditional Cereals And Legumes And Their Effects On Food Security: A Case Study Of Maragua And Gikingo Locations, Tharaka District, Kenya (jacquelin 2002 View Details
Effects Of A Feeding Programme On Child Nutritional Status Among People Displaced By Natural Disasters In Mandera District, Kenya (bernard Ga Owadi, 2002). 2002 View Details
The Effect Of Daily Versus Weekly Iron Supplementation Trial Study In The Control And Prevention Of Iron Deficiency Anaemia In Lactating Women: The Case Of Urban Slum Area In Addis 2002 View Details
Studies On The Lactic Micro Flora

J.I.C.A.

2001 View Details
Msc Thesis 2001: Studies On The Lactic Micro Flora Involved In The Traditionally Fermented Milk Products J.I.C.A. 2001 View Details
Msc Thesis 2001: Analysis Of Hazardous Critical Control Points (ccps) In The Informally Marketed Raw Milk In Kiambu And Nairobi Districts 2001 View Details
Msc Thesis 2001: Low Cost Preservation Of Kales (brassica Oleracea Varacephala) 2001 View Details
Assessment Of Knowledge, Attitude And Practices Of Trained Community Resource Persons: The Case Of The Mbooni Community Based Nutrition Programme (rose K. Nyankuru, 2001). 2001 View Details
Infant Feeding Practices And Breastmilk Alternatives For Infants Born To Hiv-positive Mothers In Homa Bay District (tom J. Oguta, 2001). 2001 View Details
Nutrient And Anti-nutrient Content 2001 View Details
Evaluation Of 2001 View Details
Nutrient And Anti-nutrient 2001 View Details
Study Of Sugar Cane And 1996 View Details
Study Of The Keeping Quality Of Milk In The Kinangop Plateau And Suggestions For Improvement 1976 View Details
Study Of The Keeping Quality Of Milk In The Kinangop Plateau And Suggestions For Improvement 1976 View Details
International Foundation For Science (ifs). A Research Grant To Study The Extent Of Removal Of Cyanide From Cassava During Processing By Traditional Kenyan Methods. View Details
Swiss Development Cooperation (sdc). Research Grant To Study The Postharvest Processing Of Some Varieties Of Cooking Bananas In East Africa. View Details
Kari Research Fund. Research Grant To Study The Effect Of Pre-cooling On The Ripening And Shelf Life Of Some Kenyan Fruits. View Details
Usaid Collaborative Research On Nutribusiness Linkage Between Pennstate University, Tuskegee University And University Of Nairobi To Help Developweaning Food Business For Women View Details
Rockefeller Foundation Forum Grant To Study The Possibility Of Participatory Transfer Of The Post Harvest Technologies Of Sweet Potatoes In Meru Andkirinyaga Districts. View Details
Rockefeller Foundation Forum Grant To Study The Possibility Of Participatory Transfer Of The Post Harvest Technologies Of Sweet Potatoes In Meru And Kirinyaga Districts. View Details
Sehmi J.k. And Mngola E.n.; Glycaemic Index Of Kenyan Diets. View Details
Sehmi J.k., Mugambi M. And Mbuthia; Phytic Acid Content Of Waning Food Mixtures For Theprevention Of Rickets In Children. View Details
Evaluation Of Selected Kenyan Potato Cultivars For Processing Into Potato Crisps

Abong’, G.O., Okoth, M.W., Imungi, J.K. and Kabira, J.N.

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Removing Constraints For Development Of Small-scale In Sub-saharan Africa Prof. Edward G. Karuri View Details
Feeding Practices Of Children View Details
Food Consumption And Micro-nutrient Availability View Details
Bioefficacy Of B-carotene In Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato In Kenya View Details
Prevalence Of Malnutrition And Its Associated View Details
Solar Energy In Food Industry. View Details
Energy Auditing In Food Factories View Details
Energy Conservation In Food Factories. View Details
Modeling Of Food Processing Systems View Details
Optimization Of Food Processing Systems View Details
Industrial Waste Management View Details
Nutritional, Hygienic And Socio-economic Dimensions Of Street Foods In Urban View Details
Improving Micronutrient And Nutritional Status Through Gardening And School Feeding Programmes In Urban And Peri-urban Areas Of Nairobi AICAD View Details
Co - Investigator For African Studies Centre Funded Study On The Potential Of School Farming And Feeding Programmes In Nutritional Status And Performance Of School Children View Details