Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology

DFSNT CACTUS WINES PRODUCTS FEATURE ON CITIZEN TV’S MADE IN KENYA SHOW

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 

Validation and Promotion of Integrated Climate-Smart Green Gram Technologies for Improved Livelihoods in Kenya

Dr. Catherine Kunyanga leads the team  in Validation and Promotion of Integrated Climate-Smart Green Gram Technologies for Improved Livelihoods in KenyaTraining on green gram value addition for farmers in Tharaka Nithi county. #ValueAddition #GreenGrams #KCSAP

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 www.uonbi.ac.ke/livestream and facebook.com/uonbi.ac.ke. Click 

1ST NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MATERNAL INFANT & YOUNG CHILD NUTRITION

It was a good learning opportunity for the MSc AHN students who got the opportunity to attend the MIYCN Symposium

Overview of Nutrition Situation in Kenya

The symposium started with an overview of nutrition situation in Kenya;

CONNECTING KARURUMO MANGO PROCESSORS WITH EMBU COUNTY

The University of Nairobi through the Departments of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology and Plant Science and crop protection have been supporting local groups to add value to fruits and vegetables including mango. Karurumo group has been funded through efforts of University activities lead by Prof. Jane Ambuko while Dr. G. Abong has been instrumental to ensure proper quality of processed products.

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI PRIZE GIVING DAY

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.

POSTHARVEST LOSS REDUCTION

The Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology and Plant Science and Crop Protection anchored and international practical training on postharvest loss reduction and waste management to make their contribution through capacity building. The course was attended by over 70 participants across the globe. The department continue to take its position as a training hub.

 

VILGRO AFRICA HOSTS BOOTCAMP FOR FINALIST INNOVATORS

After 3 months of coaching on business pitching of innovative ideas, Vilgro brought together 5 finalists in a virtual bootcamp to pitch their business ideas for funding. Among the 5 finalists included Pera foods, a start up that is the brain child of Duke Gekonge, a PhD student in the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology. Pera foods has come up with innovations from guava (pera) and is seeking to scale up the activities to reach the wider market.