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Francis Okinyih Orech

Membership Status:
Full Member

Home Country:
Kenya

Institution:
University of Maryland Eastern Shore


Current Address:
Food Science and Technology
1104 Center for Food Science & Technology
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, MD 21853, USA

Phone:
+1-410-651-7963

Fax:
+1-410-651-8498

E-mail:
foorech@umes.edu

Education
• PhD Candidate, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, MARYLAND, USA.
• Postgraduate Diploma-Research Methodology, DBL – Institute for Health Research and Development, COPENHAGEN, Denmark.
• MSc. (Botany-Plant Taxonomy, Ethnobotany and Nutrition), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, NAIROBI, Kenya.
• BSc. (Botany and Zoology), Egerton University, NJORO, Kenya.

Current Research
• Traditional Plant Foods-Uses. Mapping. Micronutrient analyses and Propagation.

Awards
Claude Ake Memorial Awards, 2004, Africa-America Institute, Suite 400, 1625 NW, Washington DC.

Conference Presentations
Orech F.O, J. Aagaard-Hansen, J.M Ochora and H. Friis: Traditional Leafy Vegetables as Potential Source of Micronutrients and a Remedy to counter food insecurity in Nyang'oma, western Kenya. Paper presented at "Kenyan Danish Health Research Project Workshop. Theme: From Health Research to Policy." 26-29 January 2004, Nairobi, Kenya.

Orech F.O, J.M Ochora, T. Akenga, J Aagaard-Hansen and H. Friis: The Ecobiodiversity of Domesticated and Wild Traditional Leafy Vegetables of Nyang'oma, Western Kenya. Paper presented at "Third Workshop on Sustainable Horticultural Production in the Tropics", 26-29 November 2003, Maseno University, Maseno, Kenya

Selected Publications
Orech, F.O., T. Akenga, J. Ochora, H. Friis and J. Aagaard-Hansen, (2005). Potential toxicity of some traditional leafy vegetables consumed in Nyang'oma Division, western Kenya. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, Vol. 5 No. 1.

Orech, F.O., D. L. Christensen, T. Larsen, H. Friis, J. Aagaard-Hansen and B. A Estambale, (2006). Mineral content of traditional leafy vegetables from western Kenya. (In Press-International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition).

Christensen, D. L., F. O. Orech, M. N. Mungai, T. Larsen, H. Friis and J. Aagaard-Hansen, (2006). Entomophagy among the Luo of Kenya: an important mineral source. (In Press-International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition).


 

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