News & Events

New Academic Year Begins

Second, third and final year undergraduate students in the Department of Food Science and Technology are set to report for their new academic year beginning on 10th May 2021 to 27th August 2021. The university has spelt out  a blended mode of learning (mixed online and face-face) in line with ... Continue reading →

Department launches telematic lectures

The launch of telematic lectures transmitted from Stellenbosch University will happen tomorrow from 1.45 pm both at Stellenbosh and in JKUAT facilitated by the PASUFONS project. Partnerships to strengthen university food and nutrition science training and research in Eastern and Southern Africa ... Continue reading →

Employment opportunity at PASUFONS

Partnerships to strengthen university food and nutrition science training and research in Eastern and Southern Africa (PASUFONS) is a 42- month project, funded by the European Union, under the secretariat of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and ACP-EU Cooperation ... Continue reading →

Department holds a successful PhD curriculum review

The Department of Food Science and Technology held a one day workshop to review the PhD  Food Science and Nutrition curriculum. The event was graced by the Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Dr David Mburu, who requested the stakeholders to strengthen the partnerships with the department to foster ... Continue reading →

JKUAT @ 20!

JKUAT was started in 1981 as a middle level technical college through bilateral technical cooperation between the government of Kenya and the Government of Japan. It became a constituent college in 1988 before assuming autonomy through an Act of Parliament in 1994. To respond to the new ... Continue reading →

Food Additives Workshop

The department organised a high level Food Additives Workshop at the Intercontinental hotel in June 2014 to discuss the food industry on the use of additives, safety and regulations. The event attracted over 100 participants among them from food and nutrition industry operators, Scientific ... Continue reading →

Why choose the department of Food Science…

Welcome to the department of Food Science and Technology. The multidisciplinary nature of the programmes offered in the department, as well as exposure to the industry (visits to food factories, practical work in the Department’s pilot plants), allow graduates to pursue a large variety of ... Continue reading →

Department of Foods Science partners with Keroche foundation

The department has partnered with Keroche Foundation to tackle food processing challenges affecting Kenyan farmers. The collaboration was officially unveiled by the Vice-chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga and Keroche CEO, Tabitha Karanja, in presence of the Deputy President, His Excellency William Ruto.

Journal of Insects as Food and Feed

First scientific journal focusing on insects as food and feed Historically, insects have been eaten by people from many different cultures as part of their normal diet. This tradition has actively continued in several continents. In the western world eating insects is not commonly accepted. ... Continue reading →