Joseph W. Matofari, PhD

Prof. Joseph W. Matofari, PhD

Associate Professor, Food safety and Microbiology

Faculty of Agriculture

P.O. Box 536-20115

Egerton, Kenya.

Mobile: +254 722 671843

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EDUCATION

 

Year

Degree

Institution

2007

PhD Food Science (Microbiology)

Egerton University, Kenya

1999

MSc Microbiology

Kenyatta University, Kenya

1996

BSc Science (Botany, Zoology, Chemistry)

Egerton University, Kenya

1987

Diploma (Biomed. Lab Science)

Kenya Polytechnic, Kenya

1977

East African Certificate of Education (EACE)

Chesamisi High School

1973

Certificate of Primary Education

Ndengelwa Primary School, Western

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

Dates/Year

Title of Certificate

Institution Awarding

Oct, 2012

Research management

Welcome Trust, UK

June 2011

Applied Solar Technology in Developing Countries

University of Kassel-Germany, DITSL/DAAD

June 2011

E-Learning Capacity Building Course on Developing and Publishing of Digital Teaching and Learning Materials

RUFORUM/Futuristic Ltd

Sept 2010

Postgraduate supervision and Training

MCDC &University of Malawi

June 2010

Training on writing policy briefs for agricultural researchers

Egerton University

May 2010

CCAA-Pastoralism & Climate change adaptation in Africa

IDRC/DFID/DAAD/Egerton University

April 2010

“One World One Health”

Kenya Veterinary Association

Aug 2009

Intellectual Property Rights for Researchers & Development Institutions

KIPI

June 2009

Web 2.0 Tools for Research Support & Networking in Africa

CTA

June 2009

Scientific Proposal Writing

Egerton University/RUFORUM

May 2009

ICT Awareness

Egerton University

March 2009

Research Proposal Development

RUFORUM

Aug 2008

Bioethics

UNESCO

Feb 2007

Agrobiodiversity

FAO

July 2007

Internal Food Safety Auditor

KEBS

Nov.2006

Food Safety management Systems (FSMS)

KEBS

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

 

Food Science, Food microbiology,(Food safety and Food biotechnology)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

April 2008- Present

Senior Lecturer, Department of Dairy and Food Science and Technology

2003-2008

Lecturer, Department of Dairy and Food Science and Technology

2000-2003

Assistant Lecturer, Dairy and Food Science and Technology

1985-1999

Senior Technologist, Department of Animal Health, Egerton University

1981-1983

Technician, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

1980-1981

Livestock Officer II, Ministry of Livestock Development Kenya

 

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS (2006-Present)

 

Project period

Research Topic

2013-2017

Reduction of Post-harvest Losses and Value Addition in East African Food Value Chains (RELOAD) (PI) Egerton Budget: Euros €657,355.00. Donor: BMBF, Germany. Partners; University of Nairobi, Makerere University, Jimma & Ambo Universities in Ethiopia, University of Kassel, Germany, German Institute of Tropical Agriculture (DITSL), Uppsala University, Rhinevaal University. (PI)

2013-2015

Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES). DAAD/ University of Kassel-Germany.

2012-2015

Quality post harvest handling, value addition and marketing of cassava products for food security and wealth creation (EAAPP-OCGS-01-2011-29). Donor: EAAPP; Egerton Budget: KES 16M for 3 years; Partners: Univ of Nairobi, Egerton University and KARI-Kitale (Collaborator)

2011- 2014

Enhancing Productivity and Economic Value of Indigenous Vegetables for Improved Income, Nutrition and Food Security. Donor: KAPAP; Funding to Egerton Univ: KES xxx (A collaborator).

2011-2013

Enhancing Biogas Production and contribution to energy needs in Kenya. National Council of Science and Technology (NCST). Budget: 7 Million.

2011-2013

Consumer and Regulator concern about Pastoral indigenous Knowledge Food Processing: Participatory analysis for the producer’s and consumer’s benefit. RUFORUM Grant No. RU2011GRG11:Budget:6M

2011-2015

Scientists Networked for Outcomes from water and sanitation (SNOWS)

Research Education & Management in Water, Sanitation & Environmental Health (AfricaSNOWS), EU-Kenya.Butget:xxxxxx

2009-2017

Achieve full & Productive Employment & Decent work for all, including women & young people.MDG 1(2). International Centre for Development and Decent Work (ICDD); University of Kassel-Germany.

 

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (2005-Present)

 

1

R.S. Shivairo, J. Matofari, C.I. Muleke, P.K. Migwi, E. Lugairi (2013). Emerging parasitic infections in Goats in pastoral systems in Kenya. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, Vol (17).pp 47-52.

2

R.S. Shivairo, J. Matofari, C.I. Muleke, P.K. Migwi, E. Lugairi (2013). Production challenges and socio-Economic impact of Dairy Goat Farming amongst smallholder Farmers in Kenya. Journal of Food Science and quality management Vol 17-pp 54-61. ISSN2224-6088.

3

Matofari, J.W., Shalo, P.L., Younan, M., Nanua, J.N., Adongo, A., Qabale, Misiko, B.N 2013. Analysis of microbial of quality and safety of camel (Camelus dromedarius) milk chain and implications in Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Vol.5 (3), pp. 50-54.

4

R.S. Shivairo, J. Matofari, C.I. Muleke, P.K. Migwi, E. Lugairi (2013). Factors influencing the somatic cell count in Goat milk in Kenya. Journal of Food Science and quality management Vol. (17), pp 54-61. ISSN 2225-0557.

5

R.S. Shivairo, J. Matofari, C.I. Muleke, P.K. Migwi, E. Lugairi (2013). California Mastitis Test and somatic cell counts as indicators of intramammary infection in dairy goat in Kenya. Journal of Natural Sciences Research Vol. 3(8). ISSN 2224-3186.

6

R.S. Shivairo, J. Matofari, C.I. Muleke, P.K. Migwi, E. Lugairi (2013). Molecular Identification of Key Mastitis causing bacteria in Dairy goats in Kenya. Advances in life Science and Technology Vol. 10. ISSN 2224-7181.

7

John O. Adongo, Josiah O. Omolo, Alice W. Njue, Joseph W. Matofari (2012). Antimicrobial activity of the root extracts of Tylosema fassoglensis Schweinf. Torre & Hillc (Caesalpiniaceae). Science Journal of Microbiology, Vol. 2012(2)

8

Matofari, J.W., Kingori, A.M., Lagat, J.K, Kinyua, J.M., Misiko, B., (2012) The influence of the method and starter culture selection on traditional milk fermentation quality.

9

Matofari, J.W., Shitandi, A.A., Wakaria, E., Kakiya, M., Mbala, J. (2011). Inhibitory potential of Lactobacillus spp against bacterial vaginosis associated bacteria. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences (4923-AJBAS).

10

Okeyo,G, Lokuruka,M and Matofari, J. (2009). Nutritional composition and shelf life of the lake Victoria Nile perch (Lates niloticus) in ice. African Journal of Food Agriculture Nutrition and Development vol. 9 (3)

11

Anakalo Shitandi, Oketch Aila, Stellah Ottaro, Leakey Aliong’o, Grace Mwangi, Harish Kumar- Sharma and Joseph Matofari. (2008). Effect of deep frying on furazolidone anticoccidial drug residues in liver and muscle tissues of chicken. African Journal of food science Vol. 2. 144-148.

12

Bibi, W and Matofari, J.W. (2008). Antimicrobial activity of indigenous vegetables with potential in food preservation: Egerton Journal Science and Technology Vol. 8. 132-141.

13

Matofari, J. W, Shitandi, A., Shalo, P. L., Nanua, N. J., Younan, M. (2007). A Survey of Salmonella enterica contamination of camel milk in Kenya. African Journal of Microbiology Research Vol. 1 (4) pp.046-050.

14

Mavura, W.J., Ngari, M.S., Matofari, J.W., Muliro, P.S., Perry, J., Harden, A. and Carter, M. (2006). How safe is the water we drink? Determination of Chemical and Bacteriological quality of various water sources in Njoro, Nakuru District, Kenya. Egerton Journal of Science and Technology series Vol. vi (1) pp. 16-30.

15

Matofari, J.W., Younan, M., Nanua, J.N., Mwatha, E.W and Okemo, P. (2005). Microorganisms associated with subclinical mastitis and their impact on milk production in camels (Camelus dromedarius) in semi-arid lands of Northern Kenya. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development Vol. 6. 182-187

16.

Matofari, J.W., Younan, M., Nanua, J.N., Mwatha, E.W., Okemo, P.O. (2005). Effect of sub-clinical mastitis on the milk production potential of camels (Camelus dromedarius) in semi-arid lands of Northern Kenya: A case study of Olmaisor ranch. In: Greening the brown (ISBN 9966-838-95-X): Progress and prospects of dryland farming in east Africa (Chapter 10) pp 109.

 

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL / SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS

 

Membership Category

Organization

Faculty member

International centre of Development and Decent work (ICDD)

Member

Member of Research proposal appraisal committee (RePRAC) of KAPAP (KARI), Ministry of Agriculture

Member

Kenya Society of Microbiology (KSM)

Member

Animal production society of Kenya (APSK)

Member

Executive member of the Kenya Institute of Food Science and Technology (KIFST)

Member

Member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Programme (ARDP) Catholic Diocese of Nakuru, Kenya