Department of Dairy and Food Science and Technology

Welcome to the department of Dairy and Food Science and Technology

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Agriculture
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The Dairy and Food Science and Technology department was started in 1963 through the effort of four organizations.

The Freedom from Hunger Campaign committees of Guildford and Humbeledon villages in England provided the funding, the UNICEF identified, purchased and provided the equipment, the FAO provided the personnel and the Kenya Government provided the land on which the institute was built.

The Dairy Institute was established to train Dairy Technologists for all English speaking countries of Africa.

Kenya was selected to host the institute because she had the most developed dairy industry in Africa outside South Africa. We have trained students from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa and Namibia. T

he Food Science and Technology Programme started in 1978, thanks to sponsorship by Danida. The quality of our training remains the best in the region as judged by our record.

We have revitalized the Dairy Pilot Plant with new equipments and have acquired ISO 22000:2005 certification. The Food Pilot plant is to be revitalized by 2011/2012 academic year.

The two pilot plants will be in full operational state for students to work in. The University through the department has reviewed its curriculum and will continue doing so together with stakeholders in order to ensure that it is sensitive to the labour market.

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Faculty of Agricuture, P.O. Box 536, Egerton.

Tel: +254 51 221 3567

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