University of Nairobi


The Chairman of the Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology  Dr George Abong’ and Dr. Duke Gekonge were featured on Citizen Tv’s Made in Kenya show on October 17, 2022 for their innovative small scale processing techniques of the invasive and neglected Prickly Cactus pear fruit (Opuntia species) for commercialization and empowerment of the ASAL communities through Pera Foods. Pera Foods, a startup incubated by the Department, is the brainchild of Dr.

67th Graduation Ceremony - University of Nairobi

The 67th Graduation Ceremony for the University of Nairobi was held today September 23, 2022. in the Taifa Hall. The Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology   produced a total number of  65 Graduands. PhD 3, MSC 9 and BSC 53. congratulations to all our graduands..  Dr. G.O. Abong' the Chairman of the Department had the honour to bear the mace and lead the procession of the top Management of the University of Nairobi 

67th Graduation Ceremony - Friday September 23, 2022

The university of Nairobi wishes to inform all student who qualified for the award of various degrees and diplomas at the end of last academic year 2021/2022 and members of the public the 67th Graduation Ceremony will be held VIRTUALLY of Firday , September 23, 2022 commencing at 8.00 a.m. at the great court. The event will be streamed live through the following links and Click 


The Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology (DFSNT) is one of the leading Departments in the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nairobi. The Department is located off Kapenguria Road, 15 Kms to the Northwest of the Nairobi Central Business District. DFSNT degree programmes have evolved from one to six; both in undergraduate and postgraduate with a certificate level course in Food Safety and Quality.

Food Quality Management and Food Loss/Waste Reduction in Home-Grown Meals Programme Workshop-Kajiado, December 7, 2021

The workshop brought together stakeholders from Kajiado to discuss pertinent matters on the subject and was led by Dr. Abong, Prof. Ambuko and Prof. Mburu from the faculty of Agriculture. The key issues included identifying key stakeholders and map how the school meals programmes are currently managed, look at drivers and barriers and how the local solutions may be enhanced.


The Department celebrates the achievement of Ndeme Judith Katumbi who emerged 1st in the whole faculty of agriculture among the 5 departments during the academic year 2017/2018 in the just concluded prize giving day. This auspicious occasion is meant to identify talents and encourage the current group of students to focus and work hard for a better tomorrow.