Mr. Josphat Mung’atia Runkua

Designation: Assistant Lecturer

Contact: 0720 985 084

School/Institute: Institute of Food Bioresources Technology

Dept.: Food Science

Email: jrunkua@yahoo.com

Academic Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year
MSc. Food Science and Postharvest Technology JKUAT 2009
BSc. Food Science and Technology Egerton University 2001

Areas of Expertise

Postharvest technology for perishable and non-perishable produce, Food Biotechnology, Food Engineering

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Mathooko, F.M., Runkua, J.M, Onyango, C.A, Owino, W.O and Kahangi, E.M. 2010. Preharvest mango (Mangifera indica L. ‘Apple’) fruit bagging controls lenticels discolouration and improves postharvest quality. Acta Hort. 906: 55-62

Papers presented in Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

  • Runkua, J.M and Mathooko, F.M. 2009. On-tree fruit bagging for fruit disease and pest control.An oral presentation at the All Africa Horticultural Conference (AAHC) held on 31stAug–3rdSep, 2009 at Safari Park Hotel Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Runkua, J.M, Kamore, J. and Kamau, W. 2009. The impact of urban and peri-urban horticulture on the livelihood of smallholder farmers in Nairobi. An oral presention at the All Africa Horticultural Conference (AAHC) held on 31st Aug–3rd Sep, 2009 at Safari Park Hotel Nairobi, Kenya.Muchui, M.N,
  • Runkua, J.M. and Ngamau, C.N. 2009. Postharvest Handling and Processing of Banana in Kenya: Progress, constraints, opportunities and way forward. A poster presented at the All Africa Horticultural Conference (AAHC) held on 31st Aug–3rd Sep, 2009 at Safari Park Hotel Nairobi, Kenya. Kamore, J.,
  • Runkua, J.M., Abukutsa-Onyango, M.O. and Kiarii, E. 2009. Vermicomposting: A viable and sustainable technology for increasing soil fertility in Kenya. A poster presented at the All Africa Horticultural Conference (AAHC) held on 31st Aug–3rd Sep, 2009 at Safari Park Hotel Nairobi, Kenya. Muchui M.N, Ngamau C.N, Ngunjiri P.W and Runkua J.M. 2009. Postharvest phase in banana sub-sector in Kenya: opportunities and challenges. A poster presented at the International Summer School Seminar, Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Germany.
  • Runkua, J.M, Mathooko, F.M, Onyango, C.A, Owino, W.O and Kahangi, E.M. 2008. Growth physiology and harvest quality of on-tree bagged mango (Mangifera indica L. cv. Apple) fruit. An oral presentation at the 4th Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Scientific, Technological and Industrialisation Conference held on 4th-5th December, 2008.
  • Runkua, J.M, Mathooko, F.M, Onyango, C.A, Owino, W.O and Kahangi, E.M. 2008. On-Tree Fruit Bagging Controls Lenticel Discolouration and Improves Mango (Mangifera indica L. cv. Apple) Fruit Quality. An oral presentation at the 8th Horticultural Association of Kenya (HAK) Scientific Workshop on Sustainable Horticultural Production in the Tropics held at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya on 8th–11th December, 2008.

Research Interests

Genetic characterization of native wild fruits

Affiliation/Membership to Professional Bodies
Horticultural Association of Kenya (HAK) Young Professionals in Agricultural Research for Development(YPARD)