Project Information

PI nameProf. Charles Muleke Inyagwa
Project titleEnhancing public health awareness on food safety risks associated with livestock feeding practices in the peri-urban slums of Kisumu city, Kenya.
PartnersProf. Charles Muleke Inyagwa - Egerton University
Collaborators
  • Dr. Raymond Mdachi -Kenya Agricultural Livestock Research Organization
  • Dr. Wekesa Sabesia -Central Veterinary Investigation Laboratory, CVIL- Kabete
Grant amountKsh. 12,000,000/
Project StatusOngoing
Project Locationkisumu
Project description State the objective(s) of the research (The objectives stated must be specific, measurable, realistic and attainable within the given time frame of three years and addressing a national priority area). General Objective of the project is ;Enhancing public health awareness on food safety risks associated with livestock feeding practices in the peri-urban slums of Kisumu city, Kenya. Specific Objectives include; a) To identify, characterise and disseminate risk factors associated with livestock feeding and disease control practices in peri-urban slums of Kisumu city b) To determine, quantify and disseminate the level of toxic heavy metals in the topsoil, drinking water, forage, milk, blood, kidney, and adipose tissues from cattle reared in peri-urban slum sites of Kisumu city. c) To develop indicators for monitoring heavy metal levels and create stakeholder awareness for minimizing risks of food safety in the peri-urban areas of Kisumu city.
Project Start24/11/2017
Project End12/11/2020
Expected outputsEnhanced public health awareness on food safety risks associated with livestock feeding practices in the peri-urban slums of Kisumu city, Kenya.