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Urban food security and value addition

This project is about improving food security in Kisumu City by generating knowledge that will be useful in minimizing food that goes to wastage and using that which has gone to waste as manure for food production. It uses systems thinking and coproduction as a methodological approach. 
 

Urban food security and value addition
This project is about improving food security in Kisumu City by generating knowledge that will be useful in minimizing food that goes to wastage and using that which has gone to waste as manure for food production. It uses systems thinking and coproduction as a methodological approach. 

The goal to be achieved in this project is the improvement of food security through minimization of food waste/loss, and utilization of organic waste. It also considers promotion of urban agriculture to increase food production. 

It is to identify the major causes of food waste at the household level and recommend solutions. It forms the basis for undertaking comparative study on food value chain and conservation in collaboration with the CTLIP and GOLIP through Stadslandt/Stadslandet/Urban Rural Gothenburg. 

Work structure to capture: 
1. Baseline survey on flow of food materials (Minimization of waste generation from food) 
2. Waste value chain 
3. Food preservation and storage 
4. Waste generation and composting 
5. Waste conversion into animal feed making
 

Photo by: Max Delsid, Unsplash.

 

 

Project members

  • Stephen Agong

    Professor Stephen Agong is the Director of the Kisumu Local Interaction Platform.

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George Kavulavu

George Kavulavu is a PhD student at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, JOOUST. 

John Oloo

Dr. John Oloo is a Lecturer and Researcher at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology

Peter Kabok

Dr Peter Kabok is a Lecturer and Researcher at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology

Paul Opiyo

Paul Opiyo is a Researcher at Mistra Urban Futures, Kisumu

Belinda Nyakinya

Belinda Nyakinya works at the County Government of Kisumu as an Environment Officer in the Directorate of Environment, Research, Policy and Strategy.

John Orinda

John Orinda is Dumpsite Manage at Kachok, Kisumu

Silas Otieno

Silas Otieno is a Private Waste Entrepreneur

Dickens Ochieng

Dickens Ochieng is a Private Waste Entrepreneur

Harison Otieno

Harison Otieno is a Chairperson at Kibuye

Ben Obera

Ben Obera is a Private Waste Entrepreneur

Michael Oloko

Dr Michael Okolo is a Senior Lecturer at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, JOOUST and a member of the Local research team, Kisumu

Frankline Otiende

Dr Frankline Otiende is a Post Doc Lecturer in the School of Spatial Planning and Natural Resources Management of Jaramogi Oginga University of Science and Technology. He is also a researcher at Kisumu Local Interaction Platform. 

Patrick O. Hayombe

Dr. Patrick Hayombe is the Dean of School of Spatial Planning and Natural Resource Management at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Te.hnology