Food & Nutrition

Food & Nutrition Experts

Christine Akoth Onyango

Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science & Technology
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology


Dr Christine Akoth Onyango holds a PhD in Food Science and Postharvest Technology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology; Postgraduate Diploma in (1) Integrated Agricultural Research for Development (Capacity Building and Strengthening Rural populations in Innovation and development) – International Center For Research In development Oriented Agriculture (ICRA), Wageningen, The Netherlands; (2) Advanced Food Technology and Management, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; MSc. (Food Science and Technology) University of Nairobi; BSc. (Hons) Food Technology and Nutrition, University of Nairobi. A highly qualified and experienced Food Technologist specializing in processing and preservation of food commodities, product development, food hygiene and safety, training at all levels from the community right upto institutions of higher learning. She has a wide experience in R&D, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation. She has several years experience in donor programme management and has been a team leader for the capacity building in resolution of complex problems and over 15 years experience in teaching and research at university level, development of training programmes, planning and facilitation. Teaching responsibility: Food Chemistry, Meat Technology, Fats and Oils Technology, Human Nutrition and Proposal Development and Report Writing.

Research Interest

Food Chemistry, Meat Technology, Fats and Oils Technology


  • Owaga, E. E., Onyango, C. A., Njoroge, C. K. 2009. Investigation of mycoflora on dagaa (Rastrineobola argentea) as affected by washing and drying methods. J. Appl. Biosci. 19 : 1074 – 1081.

  • Muoki, P. N., Makokha, A. O., Onyango, C. A., Ojijo, N. K. O. and Maziya-Dixon, B. 2009. Potential contribution of mangoes to reduction of vitamin A deficiency in Kenya. J. Ecol. of Foods and Nutr. (In Press)

  • Mathooko, F. M., Wakhungu, J. W. and Onyango, C. A. 2005. Competence gaps in linking agricultural production with value adding and marketing in Kenya. Cataloguing-inPublication Data, ACTS Press Nairobi. ISBN 9966-41-135-6

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