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Faculty of Agriculture
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DEPT. OF DAIRY ,FOOD SCIENCE AND TECH
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SUMMARY

Former associate Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Egerton University, Kenya. Associate Professor of Food Microbiology, specialising in Food Safety. Have vast experience in high level capacity building, research and development in Food safety and hygiene knowledge and practice along the food value chains. Also developing strategies to transform food safety system to rural food production communities and curriculum in TVETs and Universities

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • 2007: PhD Food Science (Food Microbiology), Egerton University-Kenya
  • 1999: MSc Science (Microbiology), Kenyatta University, Kenya
  • 1996:  BSc Science, Egerton University, Kenya
  • 1982: Diploma (Applied Science), Kenya Polytechnic, Kenya
FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Biotechnology,
  • Food  Safety,
  • Sanitation and Waste management of Food Processing plants
  • Food Toxicology
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Nov, 2017: Competence Based Education Workshop, Tumaini conference Centre, Nakuru

Oct, 2012: Research management, Wellcome Trust, UK

June, 2011: Applied Solar Technology in Developing Countries, University of Kassel-Germany, DITSL/DAAD

Nov, 2010: E-Learning Capacity Building Course on Developing and Publishing of Digital Teaching and Learning Materials, RUFORUM

Sept 2010: Postgraduate supervision and Training, MCDC-SA &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 Univ.

Apr 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

Mar 2009: Research Proposal Development, RUFORUM

Aug 2008: Bioethics, UNESCO

Feb 2007: Agro-biodiversity, FAO

July 2007: Internal Food Safety Auditor, KEBS

Nov.2006: Food Safety management Systems (FSMS), KEBS

July, 2001: University Teaching methods-Pedagogy, Egerton University

WORK EXPERIENCE
  • 2014-2018: Associate Dean, Faculty of agriculture

  • 2015 FEB - Present: Associate Professor, Department of Dairy and Food Science and Technology

  • 2008-2013 : Senior Lecturer,  Dairy and Food Science and Technology, EGU

  • 2004-2007: Lecturer, Dairy and Food Science and Technology, EGU

  • 2000-2003: Assistant Lecturer, Dairy and Food Science and Technology, EGU

  • 1985-1999: Senior Technologist, Department of Animal Sciences, Egerton University

  • 1982-1984: Senior Technologist, Department of Food Science, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agric. and Technology

  • 1981-1982: Technologist, Ministry of Livestock Development Kenya

KEY PROJECTS
  • 2020-2023: Adding Value to Camel Milk Value Chain in Northern Kenya, (African knowledge Transfer Project, AKTP), UK Research and Innovation (“Innovate UK”) (Ksh 30M) (PI)
  • 2019-2022: Increased stakeholder participation in enhancing food safety in the Camel milk value chain in Northern Kenya (KCSAP-World Bank) PI (Ksh 21M
  • 2019-2022: Improving livelihoods of smallholder communities through validation and promotion of cassava TIMPS for domestic and industrial applications (KCSAP-World Bank) Co- PI (Ksh 19M)
  • 2019-2022: An integrated Agri-energy system for sustainable banana farming for improved livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Kenya (KCSAP-World Bank) Co- PI (Ksh 21M)

  • 2019-2022: International Centre of Development and Decent work (ICDD) PhD fellowship project (DAAD), coordinated by University of Kassel consortia of Egerton, Cape coast, Wits, UAF, UNICAMP, UADY  Universities, and Mango value chain (PI & Coordinator) (Ksh 30M)

  • 2019-2021: Cassava value chain upgrading for secure food, nutrition, income and resilience of smallholder  farmers in ASALs of Kenya (MasterCard Foundation) Co-PI (Ksh 23M)

  • 2015-2019: Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES). DAAD/ University of Kassel-Germany-East African Network of Learning for administrators & Researchers (EANLAR)-Egerton University-Kenya   (PI-Coordinator) (Ksh 20M)

  •  2013-2018: 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) (Ksh 70M)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interest is Food Safety, more so in microbiological food safety focusing on contemporary and current trends in food production, processing and consumption. . This is to be achieved through high level capacity building, research and development in Food safety and hygiene knowledge and practice along the food value chains and developing strategies to transform food safety systems to rural food production communities and curriculum in TVETs and Universities

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  1. Banda R., Nduko J., Matofari J. (2020). Bacterial biofilm formation in milking equipments in Lilongwe, Malawi. Journal of Food Quality and Hazards Control. 7: 142-148. DOI: 10.18502/jfqhc.7.3.4146
  2. Juliet Kyayeshimira, Wangalwa Rapheal, Grace Kagoro Rugunda, Lejju Julius Bunny, Morgan Andama, Joseph W. Matofari (2020).  Microbial quality of beef and Hygiene practices in small and medium slaughterhouses and Butcheries in Uganda. Research Square. DOI: https://doi-org/10.21203/rs-48693/v1
  3. Barasa H. Masende, Daudi M. Nyaanga, Musa R. Njue, Joseph W. Matofari (2020). Optimization of Biogas production in a Batch Laboratory Digester using Total Solids, Substrate Retention Time and Mesophilic Temperature. International Journal of Power and Energy Research, Vol. 4, No. 2, July.  https://dx.doi.org/10.22606/ijper.2020.42001
  4. Barasa H. Masende, Daudi M. Nyaanga, Musa R. Njue, Joseph W. Matofari (2020). Effect of Total Solids on Biogas production in a Fixed Dome Laboratory Digester under Mesophilic Temperature. Annals of Agricultural Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 2, May. https://dx.doi.org/10.22606/as.2020.42003  
  5. Moses Barasa Sichangi, John Masani Nduko, Joseph Wafula Matofari. (2020). Molecular Investigation of Potential Lactic Acid Bacteria Starter Culture Organisms/ Probiotics in the Kenyan Spontaneously Fermented Milk, Amabere Amaruranu. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 19(3):132-145. DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2020.132.145.
  6. Joy Debra Orwa, Patrick Simiyu Muliro, Joseph Wafula Matofari (2020). Microbiological quality of Raw milk along the Rural and Peri-Urban Dairy Systems of Nakuru County- Kenya. African journal of Dairy Farming and Milk production ISSN 2375-1258 Vol. 8 (7), pp. 001-009, July 2020. www.internationalscholarsjournals
  7. Jonah N. Muthui, Joseph W. Matofari, Anthony Kingori, Christan Huelsebusch (2019). Comparison of decent work status among smallholder pig farmers in Kenya: An empirical approach using Principal components. J. Agric. Rural Dev. Tropic & Sub-Tropics (JARTS), Vol 120: 1-71-82   https://creativecommons.org/licences/by.4.0 
  8. N.J. Muthui, J.W. Matofari, A.M. Kingori, C.G Huelsbusch (2019). Estimation of daily nutrient allowances for pigs fed with alternative feed resources in smallholder enterprises in Kenya. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 51: 799-808. doi.org/10.1007/s11250-018-1757-6 
  9. Juliet Kyayeshimira, Wangalwa Rapheal, Grace Kagoro Rugunda, Lejju Julius Bunny, Joseph W. Matofari, Morgan Andama (2019).  Causes of losses and the Economic loss estimates at post-harvest handling points along the beef value chain in Uganda. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Vol 11 (10). Pp. 176-183. DOI: https://10.5897/JAERD2019.1074
  10. Lelgut Lanoi Daisy, John Masani Nduko, W. Matofari Joseph & S. Mulwa Richard (2019); Effect of edible gum Arabic coating on the shelf life and quality of mangoes (Mangifera indica) during storage J Food Sci Technol.  DOI 10.1007/s13197-019-04032-w. Springer
  11. Richard Fredrick Dickson Banda, Joseph W. Matofari and John M. Nduko  (2019). Hygienic practices and microbiological quality of milk from peri-urban dairy farmers and bulking centres in Lilongwe, Malawi. Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa. Volume 67 No. 1: African Union -Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources.
  12. Juliet Kyayeshimira, Grace Kagoro Rugunda, Lejju Julius Bunny, Joseph W. Matofari (2019). Compliance of Post-harvest Handling Practices of Beef along the Beef Value Chain in Uganda. J. Nutri. Weight Loss, Vol. 4, Iss. 1, No. 116
  13. Nderitu Elizabeth M., Kamuru S.M., Matofari J.W (2019). Influence of Institutional factors on adoption of improved cassava processing Technologies among small scale Farmers in Migori County, Kenya.  The Authentic knowledge: African Journal of Pure and Applied Science Research. Vol. 1, No.1, 2019. ISSN 2618-0626-p,2618-0634e. https://www.serek.or.ke
  14. N.J. Muthui, J.W. Matofari, A.M. Kingori, C.G Huelsebusch (2018). Beneficial effects of Non-Conventional Feedstaffs on Carcass Characteristics Ileal mucosal morphology of finisher pigs. Egypt J. Vet. Sci. Vol. 49, No. 2 pp 167-177. DOI: 10.21608,ejvs.2018.5040.1047
  15. Sidibe M”baye Thiam, Joseph Wafula Matofari (2018). The Role of Information and Communication Sharing Pathway in Improving Peri-urban Dairy System of Bamako, Mali. American Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology, 3 (1): 21-28). https://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/j/ajset DOI: 10.11648/j.ajset.20180301.13  
  16. Samuel M. Nato,  Joseph W. Matofari,  Bockline O. Bebe,  Christian Huelsebusch (2018) Prevalence of b-haemolytic multi-drug resistant E. coli in cow and camel milk in Kenya. Journal of Consumer Protection and Food Safety,  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00003-018-1187-4(0789
  17. Samuel M. Nato1,4,  Joseph W. Matofari1,  Bockline O. Bebe2,  Christian Huelsebusch3 (2018) Effect of predisposing factors on microbial loads in camel milk along the pastoral dairy value chain in Kenya. Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice , 8:16, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13570-018-0123-7
  18. N. J. Muthui1 & J. W. Matofari2 & A. M. Kingori1 & C. G. Hülsebusch3 (2018). Estimation of daily nutrient allowances for pigs fed with alternative feed resources in smallholder enterprises in Kenya. Trop Anim Health Prod (2019)- 51:799-808. Vol. 51, no.4. DOI 10.1007/s11250-018-1757-6 Springer
  19. Numeri C. Geresomo, Elizabeth Kamau Mbuthia, Joseph W. Matofari, Agnes M. Mwangwela (2018). Targeting caregivers with context specific behavior change training increased uptake of recommended hygiene practices during food preparation and complementary feeding in Dedza district of Central Malawi. Journal Ecology of Food and Nutrition Vol. 57, 2018 - Iss 4, pp: 301-3. doi.org/10.1080/03670244.2018.1492379
  20. Peter O. Lamuka, Francis M. Njeru, George C. Gitau, Joseph Matofari, Richard Bowen, Khalif A. Abey (2018). Prevalence of Bovine and Avian tuberculosis in camel herds and associated public health risk factors in Isiolo County, Kenya. Tropical Animal Health and Production. DOI 10. 1007/s11250-017-1486-2 Springer
  21. Joseph Wambui, Edward Karuri , Peter Lamuka , Joseph Matofari (2017). Good hygiene practices among meat handlers in small and medium enterprise slaughterhouses in Kenya. Food Control (81) 34-39 Elsevier. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2017.05.036
  22. Numeri C. Geresomo, Elizabeth Kamau Mbuthia, Joseph W. Matofari, Agnes M. Mwangwela (2017). Child Feeding Practices and Factors (Risks) Associated with Provision of Complementary Foods Among Mothers of Children Age 6–23 Months in Dedza District of Central Malawi. J. Nutr. Ecol. Food Res. 2017, Vol. 4, No. 1  doi:10.1166/jnef.2017.1146
  23. Joy Deborah Orwa1*, Joseph W. Matofari, Patrick S. Muliro and Peter O. Lamuka (2017). Assessment of sulphonamides and tetracyclines antibiotic residue contaminants in rural and peri urban dairy value chains in Kenya. International Journal of Food Contamination (2017) 4:5. DOI 10.1186/s40550-017-0050-1
  24. Orwa J. D., Matofari J. W.*, Muliro P. S. (2017).  Handling practices and microbial contamination sources of raw milk in rural and peri urban small holder farms in Nakuru county, Kenya. International Journal of Livestock Production. Vol. 8(1), pp. 5-11. DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0318.
  25. Kashongwe, O.B., Bebe, B.O., Matofari, J.W. (2017). Associations between milking practices, somatic cell counts and milk postharvest losses in smallholder dairy and pastoral camel herds in Kenya. International Journal of Veterinary Science and Medicine, Doi10.1016/j.ijvsm.2017.01.0001.
  26. O.B. Kashongwe, O.B., Bebe, J.W Matofari, C.G Huelsebusch (2017). Effects of Feeding practices on milk yield and composition in peri-urban and rural smallholder dairy cow and pastoral camel herds in Kenya. Trop Anim Health Production. DOI: 10.1007/s11250-017-1270-3
  27. Wanjala Nobert Wafula*, W. Joseph Matofari, Masani John Nduko and Peter Lamuka (2016). Effectiveness of the sanitation regimes used by dairy actors to control microbial contamination of plastic jerry cans’ surfaces. International Journal of Food Contamination (2016) 3:9 DOI 10.1186/s40550-016-0032-8. 
  28. Linnet Wanjiru Mwangi, Joseph W. Matofari, Patrick S. Muliro and Bockline O.  Bebe (2016). Hygienic assessment of spontaneously fermented raw camel milk (suusa) along the informal value chain in Kenya. International Journal of Food Contamination  3:18. DOI 10.1186/s40550-016-0040-8
  29. Odongo, N. O., Lamuka, P. O., Matofari, J. W. and Abong, G. O (2016). Risk factors associated with the post-harvest loss of milk along camel milk  value chain in Isiolo county, Kenya. African Journal of Agricultural research, Vol. 11(8), pp. 674-682. DOI: 10, 5897/AJAR2015.9988.
  30. Nicanor Obiero Odongo, Peter Obimbo Lamuka, George Ooko Abong’, Joseph W. Matofari and Khalif AbdirahmanAbey (2016). Physicochemical and Microbiological post-harvest losses of camel milk along the camel milk value chain in Isiolo county, Kenya. Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science, Vol. 4(2), 80-89 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.12944/CRNFSJ.4.2.01
  31. Wambua Milcah, Matofari Joseph W., Faraj Abdul K.and Lamuka Peter O (2016). Effect of different cassava varieties (Manihot esculenta) and substitution levels in baking of wheat-cassava composite bread on physical properties and sensory characteristics. African Journal of Food Science and Technology (ISSN: 2141-5455) Vol. 7(6) pp. 131-139, DOI: http:/dx.doi.org/10.14303/ajfst.2016.071  
  32. Makau Caroline Mwende, Matofari Joseph Wafula, Muliro Patrick Simiyu, Bebe Bockline Omedo (2016) Association of onofarm feeds handling practices with fungal growth and mycotoxin production on feeds in smallholder dairy farms, Nakuru, Kenya. African Journal of Agricultural research, Vol. 11(39), pp. 3741-3750.  DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2016.11525
  33. Linnet Wanjiru Mwangi, Matofari Joseph Wafula, Muliro Patrick Simiyu, Bebe Bockline Omedo (2016). Hygienic Assessment of spontaneously fermented raw camel milk (suusa) along the informal value chain in Kenya. International journal of food contamination. DOI: 10.1186/40550-016-0040-8
  34. Caroline Mwende Makau, Joseph Wafula Matofari, Patrick Simiyu Muliro, Bockline Omedo Bebe (2016). Aflatoxin B1 and Deoxynivalenol contamination of dairy feeds and presence of Aflatoxin M1 contamination in milk from smallholder dairy systems in Nakuru, Kenya. International journal of food contamination. DOI: 10.1186/s40550-016-0033-7
  35. Rapheal Wangalwa, Casim Umba Tolo Grace Rugunda Kagoro and Joseph W. Matofari (2016). Assessment of on-farm milk handling practices in Mbarara District Southwestern Uganda. African Journal of Dairy Farming and milk production ISSN 2375-1258 Vol. 3(2) pp. 141-148.
  36. Linnet W. Mwangi, Joseph W. Matofari, Patrick S. Muliro, Bockline O. Bebe (2016). Occurrence of Brucella and Mycobacteria species in raw and fermented camel milk along the value chain, Vol. 04, Iss. 04, Aug. 2016. Asian Online Journals (www.ajouronline.com)  
  37. Kelly L Edmunds, Samira Abd Elrahman, Diana J Bell, Julii Brainard, Samir Dervisevic Tsimbiri P. Fedha, Roger Few, Guy Howard, Iain Lake, Peter Mash, Joseph Matofari, Harvey Minnig, Ahmed A Mohamedani, Maggie Montgomery, Sarah Morter, Edward Muchiri, Lutendo S Mudau, Benedict M Mutua, Julius M Ndambuki, Katherine Pond, Mark D Sobsey, Mike van der Es, Mark Zeitounr & Paul R Hunterc.  (2016). Recommendations for dealing with waste contaminated with Ebola virus: a Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points approach. Bull World Health Organ 94:424–432 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.15.163931
  38. Rop K. Willy, Joseph Matofari, Isaiah Tabu (November, 2016). Information Sharing Channels as a strategy in milk post harvest loss reduction among smallholder dairy farmers of Olenguruone division, Kenya. J. Advance Res. In Food, Agri & Envir. Sci. Vol. 1, Iss.11, Nov. 2016
  39. Mwenze M. P., Muliro, P. S., Matofari J. W (2016). Comparison of milk component levels, processability and Mozzarella Cheese Acceptability from Toggenburg and their crosses in Kenya. Int. j. of Inovative food, nutrition & Sustainable Agri. 4(4): 7-14. www.seahipaj.org
  40. Sharon Chepkemoi, Peter Obimbo Lamuka1, George Ooko Abong’ and Joseph Matofari (2015). Sanitation and Hygiene Meat Handling Practices in Small and Medium Enterprise butcheries in Kenya - Case Study of Nairobi and Isiolo Counties. Internet Journal of Food Safety, Vol.17,  p.64-74
  41. Esther W. Njoroge, Joseph W. Matofari, Richard M.S. Mulwa and Joseph O. Anyango (NOVEMBER, 2015). Effects of blanching time/temperature combination coupled with solar-drying on the nutritional and microbial quality of indigenous leafy vegetables in Kenya. African Journal of Food Science and Technology (ISSN: 2141-5455) Vol. 6(7) pp. 209-219. DOI: http:/dx.doi.org/10.14303/ajfst.2015.068
  42. Madete S. K. Pauline, Bebe O. Bockline, Matofari W. Joseph, Muliro S. Patrick, Mangeni B. Edwin (SEPTEMBER, 2015). Communicating Food Quality and Safety Standards in the Informal Market Outlets of Pastoral Camel Suusa and Nyirinyiri Products in Kenya. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Vol. 4(5): 216-221. doi: 10.11648/j.aff.20150405.13
  43. Madete, S.K.P., Bebe, O.B., Matofari, J.W., and Muliro, P.S. (December 2015). Effectiveness of Communication Strategies used in Creating awareness and Uptake of Food Quality and Safety Standards in the Informal Market Outlets of Camel Suusa and Nyirinyiriri. AFF 4(3): pp 83-86. DOI10.11648/j.aff.20150403.11.
CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS
  • March 2021: Microbial Safety of camel milk in Kenya: Virtual International workshop involving Egerton University, University of Reading, ISOCAD-France, NRF, MUST, University of Petra-Saudi Arabia, KCA, ILRI
  • Sept 2019: The East African Network of Learning of Administrators and Researchers in Higher Education Institutions University of Kassel, Germany
  • Jan 2019: Social policy in the Global South: The challenges of socio-economic justice and Agro-ecological Development (The Food supply systems in Africa), Harare, Zimbabwe: 
  • Sept 2018: Rethinking Development cooperation, Bonn, Germany
  • Apr 2018: Constructing research frameworks on the sustainable development goals in Africa’s policy environment-SDG2: Food Security, University of Cape Coast (UCC), Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Sept 2017: Tropentag conference, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Sept 2017: Increased food security through improved postharvest systems using renewable energy for rural communities (Mentor): “Improvement of standards in processing indigenous food to improve quality and safety and branding to enhance commercialization and reduce on-farm food loss in small communities” University of Stellenbosch-South Africa
  • Jul 2017: Improving frameworks for the management of international funds (3rd Party funds) in East African institutions of higher learning  RUAHA-Catholic University-Tanzania
  • Jan 2017: Management of 3rd Party funding in higher education institutions : Best Practices, Makerere University/IUEA, Kampala, Uganda
  • Oct 2016: Forced migration-environmental and socioeconomic dimensions-perspectives of higher education institutions and  Food security, DAAD/BMZ, ICDD, Berlin, Germany
  • Sept 2016: Social dialogue to enhance collective bargaining in smallholder agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa, Wits University (GLU), Johannesburg, SA
  • Sept 2016: Characteristics  of farm-level practices attributed to postharvest milk losses in smallholder and pastoral systems in Kenya University of Natural Resources and life sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria
  • Sept 2016: Food safety and hygiene knowledge and practice along the pastoral camel milk value chain, Kenya, University of Natural Resources and life sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria
  • Sept 2016: Predisposing factors for microbial loads in camel milk along the dairy value chain, Kenya, University of Natural Resources and life sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria
  • Sept 2016: The prevalence of mycotoxin contamination of animal feeds and implications on milk safety in Kenya, University of Natural Resources and life sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria
  • Sept 2016: Association of on-farm animal feeds handling practices with growth of mycotoxin producing molds in feeds on smallholder dairy farms in Nakuru, Kenya, University of Natural Resources and life sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria
  • Sept 2016: Quality of pasteurized market milk in Kenya, University of Natural Resources and life sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria
  • Sept 2016: Milk handling practices and microbial contamination sources of raw milk in rural and peri-urban farms in Nakuru, Kenya
  • University of Natural Resources and life sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria, 
  • Sept 2016: Shelf life of raw milk based on storage containers, University of Natural Resources and life sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria
  • Sept 2016: Utilization of high acid milk at rural and peri-urban milk value chain systems in Nakuru County, Kenya, University of Natural Resources and life sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria
  • Aug 2016: Decent work challenges in Rural industries in Developing countries: A case of Kenya’s Mango industry University of Faisalabad, Pakistan
HONORS, PRIZE AND AWARDS
  1. © 2020 Elsevier B.V.  Recognition of Top 500 authors, by Scholarly Output in Kenya over the period 2014 to >2019. (No. 318,  Matofari, Joseph Wafula 20 2019 53 4)
  2. Received the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Extension) award during the research week and International conference, “Researching for Scientific and Socio-economic Development in the new Millenium, July, 2006
  3. Received a letter of appreciation from the Vice-Chancellor (2020) having served as ISO 22000:2005, Food Safety System Team Leader for 7 years in the Department
  4. A Certificate of Recognition by the Egerton University Alumni
TEACHING AREAS
  • Undergraduate;

    1. Diploma:
      • DAST 0363: Dairy Sanitation and Waste management,
      • FOST 0111: Dairy Microbiology.
    2. BSc:
      • FOST 211: Food Microbiology I,
      • FOST 212: Food Microbiology II,
      • FOST 464: Sanitation & Waste Management,
      • FOST..., Seminars & Research Projects,
      • FOST 419: Food Biotechnology among others

     

  • Post Graduate;

    1. MSc:
      • FOST 711: Microbiology of Food Processing,
      • AICM 753: Farming Systems & Rural Livelihoods (Developed an E-learning version)
    2. PhD:
      • FOST 811: Advances in Food Microbiology
    Supervision is a full time occupation for me to the graduate students

 

  • E-CONTENT TEACHING MATERIAL DEVELOPED

    • Title: AICM 753: Farming systems and rural livelihoods
    • Publication: (RUFORUM)
    • Level:  An MSc course in Agricultural information communication management

 

  • STUDENT EVALUATIONS

Evaluated continuously by all the cadre of the above students and results have always been communicated to the COD from Quality Assurance office. I normally sit with the COD to discuss about the results as a way of communicating where I should improve. I always get the copies from the COD.

 

  • UNIVERSITY RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Been an Associate Dean, Faculty of Agriculture for 4 years
  2. Been an ISO 22000:2005, Food Safety Team Leader for 7 years
  3. Been the chairman of the implementation committee of ISO 90001 in the Department of Dairy and Food Science and Technology 2007
  4. Appointed to Tender opening committee 2018
  5. Appointed as a member of the Rapid Results Initiative on ISO certification 2008
  6. Appointed to Ad Hoc committee on In-service programmes at Egerton University 2020
  7. Several appointments to supervise different graduate students by the Board of Post graduate studies
  8. Appointed as Evaluator for several Externally Funded Research Projects
  9. Appointed to Faculty of Agriculture committees including;
    • Faculty of Agriculture Task Force 2011
    • Resource mobilization & Investment committee
    • Marketing & communication committee
    • Finance Development & planning

 

  • REGIONAL & NATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

I am the Director of the East African Network of Learning of Administrators and Researchers (EANLAR) consortium of universities in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. EANLAR is the outcome of the long established partnership between the University of Kassel in Germany and Egerton University in Kenya through various international cooperation programmes.

Nationally, I am involved in external examination of theses from other universities including University of Nairobi, University of Kabianga and JKUAT among others. I am always called upon by Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) to participate in their project appraisals and evaluation of Research proposals whenever there is a call.

POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
MASTERS LEVEL :
  1. Lelgut Lanoi Daisy Cherop, KM16/14423/15: Effects of Gum Arabic Surface Treatment on nutritional quality of whole Mango (Mangifera indica) in Makueni County and Evaluation of Canned Mango chunks Egerton University, July, 2020
  2. Richard Fredrick Dickson Banda, KM16/11666/16: Hygiene Practices of Dairy Farmers and Milk Bulking Centres and their influence on Development of Biofilm; A case of Lilongwe, Malawi, Egerton University, July, 2019
  3. Sidibe M’Baye Thiam, KM18/14372/15: Assessing Information Sharing Strategies to Address Milk Losses among Dairy Farmers in peri-urban Bamako, Mali, Egerton University, July 2018
  4. Mwenze Mutui Peter, KM16/1906/07: Analysis of Milk composition and Acceptability of Muzzorella Cheese from Kenyan Toggenburg Dairy Goats and their Crosses with Galla goats, Egerton University, December, 2018
  5. Orwa Joy Debora Atieno, KM16/3356/12: Quantification of milk losses due to Spoilage Microorganisms and Antibiotic Residues in Rural and Peri-urban Dairy Sub-value chains in Nakuru, Kenya, Egerton University, December, 2017
  6. Caroline Mwende Makau, KM16/...../12: The prevalence of Brucella abortus and mycotoxin contamination of animal feeds and implications on milk safety in Rural and Peri-Urban small-holder dairy Systems in Nakuru County, Kenya, Egerton University, July, 2017
  7. Wafula Nobert Wanjala, KM16/3713/13: Sanitation Practices used by Dairy sub-value chain actors in Rural, Peri-urban and Pastoral systems and their effect on milk loss in Kenya, Egerton University, July, 2017
  8. Nicanor odongo Abiero, A56/71992/2014: Quality, safety and post-harvest losses of camel milk along the camel milk value chain in Isiolo County, Kenya, University of Nairobi, December 2016
  9. Chepkemoi Sharon, A56/71941/2014: Handling Practices, Microbial quality and Weight loss of Beef in Small and medium Enterprise Butcheries in Nairobi  and Isiolo Counties, Kenya, University of Nairobi, December 2016
  10. Njoroge Esther Wangare, KM16/ 3669/13: Effect of Blanching Time-Temperature combinations and Solar-Drying on the Nutritional and Microbial quality of Indigenous Leavy Vegetables in Kenya, Egerton University, December, 2016
  11. Madete S.K. Pauline, KM18/3037/11: Communicating Food Safety and quality standards in the informal Market outlets of Indigenous Processed camel milk and meat products, Egerton University,December, 2015
  12. Chadwick Adongo Digo, HM18/3035/11: Isolation and Characterization of Lactic acid Bacteria and their inhibitory/Safety Potential in Traditionally Fermented milk, mursik in Kenya, Egerton University, December, 2015
  13. Linnet Wanjiru Mwangi, KM16/2759/10: Safety and Nutritional quality of Pastoral Traditional Fermented camel  milk (Suusa) Egerton University, December, 2015
  14. Stephen Kisembe, KM16/2791/10: Assessing  Biochemical,Chemical hazards and nutritional quality of traditionally processed camel meat (nyirinyiri) along the value chain,Egerton University, December, 2015
PhD. LEVEL :
  1. Juliet Kyayesimira, 2012/PHD/019/PS: Post Harvest Handling Practices and their Influence on Physico-chemical and Microbiological Status of Beef along the Meat value chain in Uganda, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, September, 2019
  2.  Muthui N. Jonah, KD11/13603/14: Influence of Nutrition and Value Chain Governance on Enterprise Performance in Smallholder Pig Production in Kenya, Egerton University, June, 2019
  3. Numeri Chalumpha Geresomo, HD18/0432/14: Improving Safety & quality of Complementary Foods for Children aged 6-23 months in rural areas of Malawi through the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control point Strategy, Egerton University, June, 2019
  4. Kashongwe Basole Olivier, KD11/0411/13: Assessing Farm Level Practices Affecting milk Production, Quality and Post harvest Losses in Smallholder Dairy and Pastoral Camel Herds of Kenya, Egerton university, June, 2017
  5. Robert Shavulimo Shivairo, KD11/0355/12:  Biochemical and Molecular Identification of Key Pathogens Causing Mastitis in Dairy Goats on Smallholder Farms in Kenya, Egerton University, December, 2014
  6. Barasa Henry Masinde, Optimisation of Biogas Production using some Process Parameters in a Fixed Dome Laboratory Bioreactor Egerton University, To Graduate in June 2021
  7. Jane Atieno Odero Waitituh, KD11/13045: Reduction of anti-nutritive compounds in ground mature Prosopis juliflora Pods in Rabbit Diets using Fermentation Technology, Egerton University, To Graduate in June 2021
REFEREES
  1. Fr. Stephen Mbugua Ngari, PhD, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, or Catholic diocese of Nakuru, Box 938, Nakuru ,E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  1. Symon M. Mahungu, Phd, Department of dairy & Food Science & Technology, Egerton University, P.O Box 536-20115, Egerton,E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  1. Christopher Kanali, PhD, Department of Bio-systems Engineering, JKUAT, P.O Box 62000-00100, Nairobi, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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