Kenya Institute of Food Science and Technology (KIFST)

KIFST was founded in 1975 as a professional society for Food Scientists and Food Technologists and registered under the Societies Act.  It is the voice of Food Scientists and Technologists concerning food security, food quality and food safety. KIFST offers Food Scientists and Technologists a forum for discussion of topical issues in Food Science and Technology with the overall aim of providing stakeholders in the food industry (institutions training in Food Science and Technology, firms dealing in food processing/food quality assurance, the government and consumers in general) with authoritative information on Food Science matters.

Our Vision
To be a leading Institute for the advancement of Food Science and Technology.

Our Mission
To innovatively influence the contribution of Food Science and Technology to Kenya?s national development goals.

Our Core values
Professionalism, Integrity, Teamwork, Accountability, Knowledge sharing, Public interest and concern.
 
Our objectives
a)    To promote and advance the practice of Food Science and Technology in general.
b)    To promote Food Science and Technology as a profession.
c)    To foster training, education and certification in Food Science and Technology and co-operate with educational institutions.
d)    To disseminate knowledge relating to Food Science and Technology by providing lectures, holding conferences, exhibitions and instructional classes; or by any other means.
e)    To encourage contact through the Institute between Food Technologists and Food Scientists in Kenya and other countries.f)    To purchase, print, publish, issue and circulate such papers, periodicals, books, leaflets and other literary undertakings as may appear relevant to any of the objectives of the institute.
g)    To subscribe to, support, co-operate with, affiliate with or hold joint conferences with any other association, society or institute whose objectives are similar to those of the institute.
h)    To make submissions to the government or any other organization on Food Science and Technology.
i)    To promote or assist scientific or technological investigations to advance Food Science and technology. 
j)    To do other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the foregoing objectives or any one of them.
 
Membership
The membership categories are as follows.
a)    Student Member: An individual pursuing a course in Food Science and Technology at University or college level that is recognised by the executive committee of the Institute.
b)    Associate Member: An individual with an appropriate university degree or an academic professional qualification approved by the executive committee, and who has an interest in the practice of Food Science and Technology, Food Processing Technology or Research in Food Science and Technology
c)    Professional Member: An individual with an appropriate degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Biotechnology or a related discipline with at least 3 years experience in teaching Food Science and Technology courses at University or College level, Food Processing and/or Research in Food Science and Technology.
d)    Fellow: An individual who possesses the necessary qualification for professional membership who has been a professional member of KIFST for at least 5 years and who has had more than ten years appropriate experience in the field of Food Science and Technology, Food Processing, teaching Food Science courses at a university level or other tertiary institution of higher learning or has done substantial research in the area of Food Science and Technology.
e)    Honorary fellow: An individual who has attained a position of eminence in the field of Food Science and Technology, Food Processing and innovation or research or who has rendered invaluable service to the Institute.
f)    Corporate Member: A firm or institution dealing with the manufacture of food or research in Food Science and Technology.
 
Contacts
Kenya Institute of Food Science and Technology,
C/o Department of Food Science
JKUAT
P.O. Box 62000 - 00200, Nairobi.
Cell 0720350903 
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