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Felicitas Esnart Mukumbo

Country of origin: Zambia Currently in: South Africa, Alice General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background

Degrees

2017 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
2014 Master Agricultural Sciences
2010 Undergraduate Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

The use of bio-active compounds from plants as natural additives to enhance the quality, safety, nutritional and functional value of animal feed and processed meat products; as a tool to promote value addition in livestock production.


Publications resulting from Research: 


Falowo, A., Mukumbo, F.E., & Muchenje, V. 2019. Phytochemical constituents and antioxidant activity of Artemisia afra and Bidens pilosa essential oil in ground pork. Journal of Essential Oil Beraing Plants (Accepted, in press).

Falowo, A., Mukumbo, F.E., Idamokoro, E.M., Afolayan, A.J. & Muchenje, V. 2019. Phytochemical constituents and antioxidant activity of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) essential oil on ground beef from Boran and Nguni cattle. International Journal of Food Science, 2019: Article ID 2628747, 8 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/2628747

Mukumbo, F.E., Arnaud, E., Collignan, A., Hoffman, L.C., Descalzo, A.M. & Muchenje, V. 2018. Physico-chemical composition and oxidative stability of South African beef, game, ostrich and pork droëwors. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 55(12): 4833-4840.

Muchenje, V., Mukumbo, F.E. & Njisane, Y. 2018. Meat in a sustainable food system. South African Journal of Animal Science, 48: 818-828.

Falowo, A., Mukumbo, F.E., Idamokoro, E.M., Lorenzo, J.M., Afolayan, A.J. & Muchenje, V. 2018. Multi-functional application of Moringa oleifera Lam. in nutrition and animal food products: A review. Food Research International, 106: 317-334.

Muchenje, V., Mukumbo, F.E., Descalzo, A.M. & Schönfeldt, H.C. 2018. Introduction to the special issue on Balanced diets in food systems: emerging trends and challenges for human health and wellbeing. Food Research International, 104: 1-3.

Muchenje, V. & Mukumbo, F.E. 2015. Introduction to the special issue Food and Nutrition Security: Can science and good governance deliver dinner? Food Research International, 76: 879-881.

Mukumbo, F.E., Maphosa, V., Hugo, A., Nkukwana, T.T., Mabusela, T.P & Muchenje, V. 2014. Effect of Moringa oleifera leaf meal on finisher pig growth performance, meat quality, shelf life and fatty acid composition of pork. South African Journal of Animal Science, 44: 388-400.

Mukumbo, F. E & Muchenje, V. 2016. Producing pork to meet modern consumer demands. Industry commissioned review paper: Written for South African Pig Producers Association (SAPPO).

Mukumbo, F. E., Descalzo, A. M., Servant, A., Arnaud, E., Collignan, A., Hoffman, L. & Muchenje, V. 2017. Antioxidant activity of Moringa oleifera leaf powder in South African pork droëwors. Conference proceedings, 63rd International Congress on Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), Cork, Ireland: 13th - 18th August 2017.



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
Post Doctoral Research Fellow - DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security, Department of Livestock and Pasture Science, University of Fort Hare. Editorial assistant - South African Journal of Animal Science

Workshop and Conference Attended

2018 South Africa Southern African Systems Analysis Centre Emerging Researchers Programme
2016 Uganda African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Women in Leadership and Management Course
2015 Kenya African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Science Skills Training
2015 Kenya African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Mentoring Orientation Workshop
2015 South Africa Drying of Food and Agricultural Products
2014 Botswana African-European Residential School on Global Challenges: Urbanization, Livelihoods and Food Security

Affiliations

South African Society for Animal Science
Zambian Women in Agricultural Research and Development
Professional Editors' Guild

Presentation given

2017
Food Security and Nutrition
South Africa
Event: Australia-Africa Universities Conference at the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security
2017
Physico chemical characteristics and oxidative stability of South African beef and pork droëwors.
South Africa
Event: 50th South African Society for Animal Science Congress
2017
An African perspective on livestock production, welfare conditions and product quality: A Review.
South Africa
Event: 50th South African Society for Animal Science Congress
2017
Antioxidant activity of Moringa oleifera leaf powder in South African pork droëwors
Ireland
Event: 63rd International Congress on Meat Science and Technology
2014
Fatty acid composition of pork from finisher pigs fed Moringa oleifera leaf meal
South Africa
Event: 47th South African Society for Animal Science Congress
2013
Effect of dietary inclusion of Moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam) leaves in finisher feed on pig growth performance and pork quality and shelf-life.
South Africa
Event: 46th South African Society for Animal Science Congress
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Sep 2017
South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) Bronze Medal
An award in the Research category for a mertorius PhD thesis
Jun 2009
Agricultural Scientific Society of Namibia (AGRISSON) Award for exemplary performance
Most Meritorious 3rd Year Student, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Namibia
Apr 2010
University of Namibia (UNAM) Best Final Year Student Award
Best Final Year Student in the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Namibia
Apr 2018
University Research Seed Grant
Jan 2015
African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellowship
2 year capacity development programme for outstanding African female researchers
Mar 2012
Canon Collins Scholarship
Scholarship for MSc Research
Feb 2014
DST-NRF SARChI Chair in Meat Science PhD Bursary
Bursary for PhD research