Felicitas Esnart MukumboCountry of origin: Zambia Currently in: South Africa, Alice General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Degrees2017 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences2014 Master Agricultural Sciences2010 Undergraduate Agricultural Sciences
Current Research Activities
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 professionCurrent professional activities type:ResearchPost 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 Attended2018 South Africa Southern African Systems Analysis Centre Emerging Researchers Programme2016 Uganda African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Women in Leadership and Management Course2015 Kenya African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Science Skills Training2015 Kenya African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Mentoring Orientation Workshop2015 South Africa Drying of Food and Agricultural Products2014 Botswana African-European Residential School on Global Challenges: Urbanization, Livelihoods and Food Security
AffiliationsSouth African Society for Animal ScienceZambian Women in Agricultural Research and DevelopmentProfessional Editors' Guild
Presentation given2017Food Security and NutritionSouth AfricaEvent: Australia-Africa Universities Conference at the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security2017Physico chemical characteristics and oxidative stability of South African beef and pork droëwors.South AfricaEvent: 50th South African Society for Animal Science Congress2017An African perspective on livestock production, welfare conditions and product quality: A Review.South AfricaEvent: 50th South African Society for Animal Science Congress2017Antioxidant activity of Moringa oleifera leaf powder in South African pork droëworsIrelandEvent: 63rd International Congress on Meat Science and Technology2014Fatty acid composition of pork from finisher pigs fed Moringa oleifera leaf mealSouth AfricaEvent: 47th South African Society for Animal Science Congress2013Effect of dietary inclusion of Moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam) leaves in finisher feed on pig growth performance and pork quality and shelf-life.South AfricaEvent: 46th South African Society for Animal Science Congress
Other AwardsSep 2017South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) Bronze MedalAn award in the Research category for a mertorius PhD thesisJun 2009Agricultural Scientific Society of Namibia (AGRISSON) Award for exemplary performanceMost Meritorious 3rd Year Student, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of NamibiaApr 2010University of Namibia (UNAM) Best Final Year Student AwardBest Final Year Student in the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of NamibiaApr 2018University Research Seed GrantJan 2015African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellowship2 year capacity development programme for outstanding African female researchersMar 2012Canon Collins ScholarshipScholarship for MSc ResearchFeb 2014DST-NRF SARChI Chair in Meat Science PhD BursaryBursary for PhD research