The University of Nairobi through the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology (DFSNT) and the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection (PSCP) made a follow up visit and training to Karurumo farmers group in Embu to emphasize on a number of key requirements for value addition of mangoes and other fruits and vegetables.
In conjunction with Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and SUSTALDE Fundacion (Spain), the University of Nairobi through Hortigreen Project led by the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology and Wangari Maathai Institute trained horticultural MSMEs and business intermediaries on sustainable and efficient use of key natural resources (water and electricity) as well as waste management.
On January 9, 2021, the Pilot plant and processing hub received visitors keen in collaborative research and investment in processing of fresh fruits and vegetables in sustainable manner. Led by the director, centre for advancement, the team discussed key avenues of collaboration and involvement as the team forges ahead with enhancement of profitable ventures of fruits value addition and preservation.
The Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology welcomed the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute (KNDI) to carry out a site inspection leading to accreditation to continue offering BSc. Food Nutrition and Dietetics course. The site inspectors led by KNDI CEO (Dr. D Okeyo), KNDI Accreditation Committee Chair (Dr. G. Nguka) and Accreditation Committee Secretary (Mr. Martin Kiome) were received received at the department by the Chairman of the Department (DR. G Abong), Head of Applied Human Nutrition (Dr. S Ngala), BSc. Programme leader (Prof. W.
An e-conference on SCP practices in the horticultural sector was held virtually and hosted by the University of Nairobi on 5-7 October 2020. The conference brought together micro, small and medium enterprises currently under Hortigreen project, academia, NGO and other stakeholders in horticulture and related food sub-sectors.
Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi Prof. Stephen Kiama Gitahi addressed the University of Nairobi Virtually on June 26, 2020 at 4.00 p.m. He thanked all departments that have contributed in in different ways develop interventions to fight Covid-19.