Prof. Jane Ambuko-Lukachi
Prof. Jane Ambuko is an Associate Professor of Horticulture at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. She holds a BSc in Agriculture, MSc in Horticulture from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and a PhD in Agricultural Sciences (Pomology and Postharvest Major) from Tsukuba University, Japan. Her area of specialization is Postharvest Management in perishable food crops. Her research, training and outreach initiatives focus food loss and waste reduction through application of innovative technologies for postharvest quality preservation and small-scale processing. Prof. Ambuko works closely with smallholder farmers in outreach programs to disseminate knowledge on good postharvest handling practices and technologies to reduce postharvest losses.
She is a champion for food loss and waste reduction towards food and nutrition security in sustainable food systems.