PhD Food Science and Technology
- University of Nairobi; Thesis “Integrating Traditional Techniques into Conventional Preservation Methods to Upgrade Pastoral Deep-Fried Beef Products in Kenya”.
MSc. Food Safety & Quality
- University of Nairobi; Thesis: Governance structures & traceability in organic value chain in Kenya
BSc. Food Science and Technology;
- University of Nairobi; Research project: Production of banana puree for use in baby food
Health Risk Assessment Certificate (Water quality and pesticide residues
- University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) graduate
- Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examination Board (KASNEB)
- “Assessment of the efficacy of commonly used drugs in the control of coccidiosis and ectoparasitism of domestic rabbits in smallholder production systems in Kenya”. funded by RUFORUM
- Value chain analysis and business model development for utilization of prosopis in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands in Kenya. funded by National Drought Management Authority.
- Baseline studies to assess aquaculture market focus, identify factors that affect the market and gender dynamics among the farmers. Project funded by Kenya Women Finance Trust
- Scoping study to evaluate the Food Safety standards of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (FFV) in selected domestic markets in Kenya- Project funded by SNV (Netherlands Development Organization)
- Value chain analysis, network governance and traceability of farmed fish value chains in Nyeri and Kisumu Counties- USAID- PEER project.
- Network analysis and value addition along aquaculture value chains in Kirinyaga County- Project funded by National Commission of Science, Technology and Innovation
- Baseline survey of the resilience and livelihoods of residents in Wajir County- Project funded by OXFAM
- Value chain mapping and assessment of technology adoption by small holder tissue culture banana farmers in South Imenti sub-County.
Peer reviewed Articles
- Gichure, J.N., Njeru, S.K. & Mathi, P.M (2020). Sustainable livelihood approach for assessing the impacts of slaughterhouses on livelihood strategies among pastoralists in Kenya. Pastoralism, 10, (26). doi.org/10.1186/s13570-020-00184-z
- Gichure, J.N., Kunyanga, C.N, Imungi, J.K (2020). Processing variations, nutritional and sensory quality of ethnic deep-fried meats from Kenyan pastoral communities. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 20(4), 16046-62, DOI: 10.18697/ajfand.92.19760
- Gichure, J.N (2020). Assessing the positions of actors in alternative food networks using connectedness and proximity: Kenyan organic vegetables. Discovery Agriculture, 6(16), 127-134
- Gichure, J.N., Kunyanga, C.N, Imungi, J.K (2017). Standardization of cut size and pre-drying time of beef to mainstream pastoral processing in Kenya’s meat industry. Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice, DOI 10.1186/s13570-016-0073-x
- Ogolla, K.O., Chebet, J., Gathumbi, P.K., Waruiru, R.M., Okumu, P.O., Munyua, W.K., Kitala, P., Gichure, J.N., Wanyoike, M.M., Mailu, S., Kibebe, H.W and Hungu, J.M. (2017) Farmer practices that influence risk factors, prevalence and control strategies of rabbit coccidiosis in Central Kenya. Livestock Research for Rural Development, 29 (7)
- Gichure, J.N.,Wahome, R.G., Karuri, E.G., Njage, P.M.K, Nzuma, J.M., Karantininis, K.(2016). Factors that contribute to traceability along Organic Kales Supply Chains in Nairobi. Journal of Organic Agriculture- DOI 10.1007/s13165-016-0155-5
- Mathi, P.M., Kunyanga, C.N, Gichure, J.N. and Imungi, J.K, (2016). Utilization of Beef Slaughter By-Products among the Kenyan Pastoral Communities. Food Science and Quality Management‚ 53‚ 78-83
- Maina, J.G.,Gichure, J.Nand Karuri, E.G. (2015). Farmed Fish Value Chain Analysis with Emphasis to Value Addition and Traceability: Case of Kirinyaga County in Kenya. Food Chains, 5(3), 163-180
- Gichure, J.N.,Kunyanga, C.N, Imungi, J.K, and Mathi, P.M. (2014). The present status of meat processing and preservation in the pastoral regions of Kenya. Food Science and Quality Management‚ 34‚ 42-50
- Gichure, J.N.,Wahome, R.G, Karuri, E.G and Karantininis, K. (2014): Traceability Among Smallholders In Organic Fresh Produce Value Chains: Case Of Nairobi. Building Organic Bridge, 3, 779-782
Peer reviewed conference proceedings and other publications
- Catherine Kunyanga, Josphat Gichure, Pius Mathi and Jasper Imungi. Evaluation of commercial Feasibility of the deep-frying processing technology in the reduction of post-slaughter losses in Kenya. Proceeding of the 1st All African Post-Harvest Congress and Exhibition, 28th-31st March, 2017, Nairobi Kenya
- Catherine Kunyanga, Josphat Gichure, Pius Mathi and Jasper Imungi. Reduction of post-slaughter losses in the meat value chain through value addition and innovative processing technologies, Proceeding of the 1st All African Post-Harvest Congress and Exhibition, 28th-31st March, Nairobi Kenya
- Maina, J.G. and Gichure, J.N. Fish Production, marketing and traceability in Kenya. Proceeding of the First International Conference on Tropical Animal Science and Production (TASP 2016),26th – 29th July, 2016, Bangkok, Thailand,
- Gichure, J.N. (2015). Traceability as a means of enhancing trust among organic fresh produce farmers and traders,ICROFS Newsletter, April, 2015 issue.
- Gichure, J.N., Kunyanga, C.N, Imungi, J.K, and Mathi, P.M. (2014): Application of Appropriate Technologies to Minimize Post Harvest Losses and Improve Quality along Pastoral Beef Value Chain in Developing Countries: Case of Kenya. Proceeding of the 17th World Congress of Food Science and Technology & Expo. Research that resonates. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
- Gichure, J.N., Karuri, E.G.‚ and Maina, J.G. (2014) “Value Addition and Traceability along Food Value Chains in Kenya: Case of Aquaculture in Kirinyaga County” Proceedings of the 8th Egerton University International Conference: Innovative Research and Technology for Global Development, 26th-28thMarch 2014 in Egerton University, Njoro campus‚ pp 332-337
- Gichure, J.N. (2013) Network organization of the organic kales value chains in Nairobi,ICROFS Newsletter, June, 2013 issue.
- Food Science and Technology Platform of Kenya (FoSTeP-K)- Vice Secretary
- Institute of Food Technologists (USA)- International member (2014 LEAD 360 member; Training and Lectureship workgroup-2015, Leadership workgroup-2015)