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INSEFOODS-Sponsored Students to Attend Summer School organized by CESAAM

African Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture and Agribusiness Management – CESAAM has planned a Summer School from 25th – 29th November, 2019 at Egerton University, Kenya.

This convention will bring together graduate students from the centre and its partners to share their experiences in research. The summer school will also offer short courses on Implication and Preparation of Policy Briefs and Research Analytics and Data Management. During the convention graduate students will share their research work irrespective of their level in order to obtain input from academic, industrial and other mentors.

JOOUST is partnering with Egerton University in this regard and is  facilitating 23 post graduate students listed below for the event.  20 of whom will proceed for an exchange programme at Egerton University after the Summer School.


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Research Title

Areas of Interest

Tatenda, R. Murefu


Effectiveness of post –harvest practices on safety of Gonimbrasia belina (mopane caterpillar) products for improved food security.

·        Food Safety

·        Risk assessment of contaminants in food products (software)

·        Quantification of chemical contaminants (Protocol for determining heavy metals, mycotoxins)


Misiko, Monicah Florence


Pollution influence on diversity of aquatic edible insects in lake Victoria :implications on food security

·        Aquaculture and use of aquatic resources

·        Challenges facing the use of aquatic resources i.e pollution and its effects on aquatic biota (ecological and morphological effects)- ecotoxicology

·        Promote climate smart aquaculture by promoting the use of cheap and affordable feeds.

Ayonga, Darlene Nyaboke


Feed formulation,evaluation and optimization of conditions  for rearing of African emperor moth (Gonimbrasia zambesina)

·        Training on proximate analysis methods/protocol

·        Feed Formulation Training


Kababu, Margaret Orengo


Optimizing mass rearing conditions of the edible grasshopper Ruspolia differens

·        Overview of grasshopper rearing/production

·        Determination of nutritional value of insects

Ngalo, Susan Mellanie


Least cost ration formulation of dog feed using black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens)larvae as an alternative source of protein


Okello, Emilly Awuor


Management strategy and potential of utilizing fall armyworm(spodoptera frugiperda)larvae as poultryfeed


Ameka, Caleb Mikhali


Assement of species diversity, habitat physiochemical characteristics and evaluation of plant derived semiochemicals as termite attractants

·        Identification of termite species morphologically and genetically

·        Soil analysis

·        Chemical analysis of plant volatiles GC-MS analysis


Ayieko, Irene Akinyi


Food design and customers perception of edible insects cuisine as a hospitality attraction

·        Mehtods/Protocol for determining nutritional factors in food.

·        Food Miccrobiology

·        Product Formulation


Nuwemuhwezi, Gershom


Viability of curl brood (apis mellifera)as an additive of chicken feed for enhanced food security


Fedha, Monicah Salano


Quality and safety of processed larvae of edible dung beetle (scarabaeus satyrus)for food and nutritional security

·        Methods/protocols for determining antinutritional  factors in food (unser Food Science/Food Biochemistry

·        Food Microbiology

Ngaira, Victor


Nutritional value of German cockroach (Blattela germanica) and its effects on growth performance and carcass characteristics of broiler

·        Procedures in proximate composition analysis

·        Protocol for Physical and Chemical evaluation of carcass eg. Texture, tendeness, fatty acid profile

·        Standards and procedures for handling animal before, during and when terminating experiments

Pamela Achieng’ Odolo


Functional characteristics of edible insects in enhancing iron release in cereal products for child nutrition

·        Laborartory analysis physico-chemical properties of edible insects

·        Nutrition profiling of insects for product development.

·        Food product development and analysis of samples.

·        Use of isotopes in measuring fractional absorption of iron in individuals.

Evalia Vugutsa Josephine


Up Scaling Utilization of Termites as Poultry Feed Additive Through Participatory Involvement in Sustainable Harvesting Techniques and Analysis of its Effects on Chicken

·        Proximate analysis

·        Termites identification

·        Feed formulation

·        How to conduct both KAP study and action research

Kevin Okoth Ouko


Growth Performance and Willingness to Pay for Black Soldier Fly Larvae (Hermetia illucens) Meal in Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) Production

·        Economic Modelling of willingness to pay

·        Growth performance analysis

·        Agriculture policy issues

Odhiambo Martha Akello


Modelling Habitat - Suitability, Assesment of Phenotypic Plasticity and Genetic Diversity in Domesticated Populations of Field Crickets (Gryllus Bimaculatus)

·        Modelling species distribution and plasticity

·        Genetic characterization

Dandadzi Melania


Influence of Packaging and Storage Conditions on the Shelf Stability of Edible Stinkbug (Encosternum Delegorguei) Products

·        Shelf life study

Nompumelelo Sibanda



 Bioprospecting antimicrobial peptides of the dung beetle larvae for treatment of bacterial diseases of poultry


Runyambo Irakiza


Nitrogen fertilization of weed species Cleome rutidosperma (DC) on field cricket, Gryllus bimaculatus (de Geer) (Orthoptera: Gryllidae) influences nutritional status

·        Bomb Calorimeter

·        Proximate analysis

·        Kjeldahl Digestion and micro- Kjeldahl analysis 

·        Dumas Combustion plant tissue analysis


Wilfred Odhiambo Ouko


Sustaining utilization of termites (Macrotermes bellicosus) in Kenya: participatory analysis and strategy setting

Economic modelling

Oganyo Mark Omollo


Designing Appropriate Capture Methods Of Isoptera As Pest Control Measure on Zea Mays L. and Optimizing Its Utilization in Enhancing Protein Provision to Local Chicken, broiler Birds and layers.

·        Formulating Experimental design in controlling termites in maize and harvesting for use as poultry feed ingredient

Peter Abel Moseti [1]


The Potential of Indigenous knowledge on Adoption and Consumption of Edible Insects


Mumbula Inyambo[2]


Microbial load assessment of edible termites. Macroterme spp.: traded in open air markets for food safety


Kenneth Otieno Owuor


Influence of value added bee brood Apis mellifera products potential on sustainable livelihoods of rural communities.


·        Methodology theoretical and conceptual framework

[1] Self-Supported MSc Student. Not participating in Exchange program.


[2] Self-Supported MSc Regional Student. Not participating in Exchange program.


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