Mburu, Monica

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya

Monica W. Mburu is a member of the Department of the Food Science & Technology at the Institute of Food Bioresources Technology (IFBT), Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) since 2011. Monica specializes in food chemistry, food microbiology and food quality assurance.

She has experience in coordinating various research projects that promote food security, nutrition and health among the small holder farmers in the region. Monica is the Director of the Centre for Food Safety and Naturopathy (CeFoNa) in DeKUT that champions programs on climate resilient agriculture and regenerative farming, having established an organic kitchen garden at the university

Under CeFoNa, she is the Patroness of a student agriculturally based clubs Green Thumb Movement that is actively involved in setting up the therapeutic garden hub at the demo facility.

Speaking in
IASP 2024
Breakout 13: Food tech and climate change