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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.
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
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
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
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;
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.
The University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor Prof. Stephen Gitahi Kiama had a live address to the University of Nairobi community about the restructuring of the University on 14TH JULY 2021
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.
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.