Flemish promoter: Pascal Boeckx (Ghent University)

Local promoter: Stephen Mureithi (University of Nairobi)

Start: 2016 - End: 2020

Excess nutrient and sediment discharge in Lake Victoria have led to eutrophication resulting into proliferation of water hyacinth, impairment of transportation, decline in drinking water quality and fish population. The catchment supports 1/3 of Kenya's population and accounts for 60% of the country's surface water resources. This project will contribute to developing a nitrate pollution mitigation strategy by developing human resource and technological capacity for application of classical monitoring and isotopic techniques to assess nitrate pollution pressure.

Kisumu, Kenya
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Makerere UNiversity
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Food Science and Technology Platform of Kenya (FoSTeP-K) held its inaugural conference on 29th March-1st April 2016 in Nairobi Kenya. The conference was preceded by two workshops on scholarly writing and publications, and aflatoxin management, respectively. The attendance included a number of young and upcoming scientists, international delegates as well as east African countries such as Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi and DRC. The Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology was represented by Dr. George Abong’ who is the current FoSTeP-K Chairman, Prof. Edward G.

KEFRI Muguga
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