Bio

Prof. Jane Ambuko - short biography

Jane Ambuko – Lukhachi is an Associate Professor of Horticulture, Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, University of Nairobi. She holds a BSc Agriculture and MSc Horticulture (University of Nairobi, Kenya) and PhD Agricultural Sciences, Pomology and Postharvest Major (Tsukuba University, Japan). Her current duties and responsibilities at the University include teaching, research, student supervision and outreach activities. Her area of specialization and focus in training, research and outreach activities is postharvest management – science and technology.

Prof Jane Ambuko Lukhachi - CV

Publications


Submitted

Yumbya, P, Ambuko J, Hutchinson M, Owino W, Juma J, Machuka E, Mutuku MJ.  Submitted.  Journal of Agriculture and Food Research. Abstract
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Ambuko, J, Amwoka E, Hutchinson M, Chemining’wa G, Kunyanga C, Mburu J, Owino W.  Submitted.  RUFORUM Working Document Series (ISSN 1607-9345), 2018, No. 17 (2): 153-162. Available from http://repository. ruforum. org. Abstract
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Muiruri, J, Ambuko J, Nyankanga R, Owino WO.  Submitted.  10010 Determination of Maturity Indices of Three Mango Varieties Produced in Embu County of Kenya. 28th-31st March 2017| Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. Abstract
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2021

Owino, WO, Ambuko JL.  2021.  Mango Fruit Processing: Options for Small-Scale Processors in Developing Countries. Agriculture. 11:1105., Number 11: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Abstract
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Bitange, NM, Chemining’wa GN, Ambuko JL, WO O, Bitange NM.  2021.  EFFECTS OF MODE AND TIMING OF CALCIUM CHLORIDE APPLICATION ON TISSUE CALCIUM CONCENTRATION AND ACCEPTABILITY OF MANGO FRUITS.. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development. 21:18552–18574., Number 8: Rural Outreach Program Abstract
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Mwoka, M, Biermann O, Ettman CK, Abdalla SM, Ambuko J, Pearson M, Rashid SF, Zeinali Z, Galea S, Valladares LM, others.  2021.  Housing as a Social Determinant of Health: Evidence from Singapore, the UK, and Kenya: the 3-D Commission. Journal of Urban Health. 98:15–30., Number 1: Springer US Abstract
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Peninah, Y, Ambuko J, Hutchinson M, Owino W, Juma J, Machuka E, Mutuku M.  2021.  Transcriptome analysis to elucidate hexanal's mode of action in preserving the post-harvest shelf life and quality of banana fruits (Musa acuminata). : University of Nairobi Abstract
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Pretorius, B, Ambuko J, Papargyropoulou E, Schönfeldt HC.  2021.  Guiding Nutritious Food Choices and Diets along Food Systems. Sustainability. 13:9501., Number 17: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Abstract
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Biermann, O, Mwoka M, Ettman CK, Abdalla SM, Shawky S, Ambuko J, Pearson M, Zeinali Z, Galea S, Mberu B, others.  2021.  Data, Social Determinants, and Better Decision-making for Health: the 3-D Commission. Journal of Urban Health. 98:4–14., Number 1: Springer US Abstract
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Mujuka, E, Mburu J, Ogutu A, Ambuko J, Magambo G.  2021.  Journal of Agriculture and Food Research. Journal of Agriculture and Food Research. 5:100188. Abstract
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Mujuka, E, Mburu J, Ogutu A, Ambuko J, Magambo G.  2021.  Consumer awareness and willingness to pay for naturally preserved solar-dried mangoes: Evidence from Nairobi, Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Food Research. 5:100188.: Elsevier Abstract
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Amwoka, EM, Ambuko JL, Jesang HM, Owino WO.  2021.  Effectiveness of Selected Cold Chain Management Practices to Extend Shelf Life of Mango Fruit. Advances in Agriculture. 2021: Hindawi Abstract
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Njuguna, J, Ambuko J, Hutchinson M, Owino W.  2021.  The Influence of Agro-Ecological Factors on Fruit Mineral Content and Occurrence of Jelly Seed Disorder in ‘Tommy Atkins’ and ‘Van Dyke’Mangoes in Kenya. Cutting-edge Research in Agricultural Sciences Vol. 8. :135–145. Abstract
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Njuguna, J, Ambuko J, Hutchinson M, Owino W.  2021.  The Influence of Dolomitic Lime and Muriate of Potash Application on Fruit Mineral Content and Jelly Seed Disorder Incidence of Mango (Mangifera indica L.). Cutting-edge Research in Agricultural Sciences Vol. 8. :125–134. Abstract
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Yumbya, P, Ambuko J, Hutchinson M, Owino W, Juma J, Machuka E, Mutuku MJ.  2021.  Transcriptome analysis to elucidate hexanal's mode of action in preserving the post-harvest shelf life and quality of banana fruits (Musa acuminata). Journal of Agriculture and Food Research. 3:100114.: Elsevier Abstract
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Mujuka, E, Ambuko J, Mburu J, Ogutu A.  2021.  Investment in Postharvest Technologies: Key Strategy for Postharvest Loss Reduction. Kenya Policy Briefs. 2:47–48., Number 1 Abstract
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Isaac, N, Owino W, Ambuko J, Imathiu S.  2021.  Moisture sorption properties of two varieties of dehydrated mango slices as determined by gravimetric method using Guggenheim–Anderson–de Boer model. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. 45:e15041., Number 1 Abstract
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2020

Mosenda, E, Chemining’wa G, Ambuko J, Owino W.  2020.  Assessment of Agronomic Traits of Selected Spider Plant (Cleome gynandra L.) Accessions. Journal of Medicinally Active Plants. 9:222–241., Number 4 Abstract
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Ambuko, J, Mosenda E, Chemining'wa G, Owino W.  2020.  Effect of Water Stress on Growth and Yield Components of Selected Spider Plant Accessions. : University of Nairobi Abstract
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McGuire, E, Ambuko J, Jarman A, Mitcham E.  2020.  Who Is Fortunate Enough to Eat All Their Fruits and Veggies? 2020 ASHS Annual Conference. : ASHS Abstract
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Bundi, A, Mburu J, Mbogoh SG, Ambuko JL.  2020.  Factors influencing the adoption of pre-harvest practices among mango farmers in Embu and Machakos counties, Kenya. International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation. 7:56–72., Number 1: Inderscience Publishers (IEL) Abstract
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Mosenda, E, Chemining'wa G, Ambuko J, Owino W.  2020.  Effect of Water Stress on Growth and Yield Components of Selected Spider Plant Accessions. Journal of Medicinally Active Plants. 9:81–97., Number 2 Abstract
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Tembe, K, Lagat S, Ambuko J, Chemining'wa G, Owino W.  2020.  Variation in Morphological and Agronomic Traits of Selected African Eggplant Accessions. : University of Nairobi Abstract
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Bitange, NM, Chemining'wa GN, Ambuko J, Owino WO.  2020.  Can calcium sprays alleviate jelly seed in mango fruits? Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics (JARTS). 121:35–42., Number 1 Abstract
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Mujuka, E, Mburu J, Ogutu A, Ambuko J.  2020.  Returns to investment in postharvest loss reduction technologies among mango farmers in Embu County, Kenya. Food and Energy Security. 9:e195., Number 1 Abstract
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  2020.  Effect of Water Stress on Growth and Yield Components of Selected Spider Plant Accessions. Journal of Medicinally Active Plants . 9(2):81-97.Abstract
Tembe, K, Lagat S, Ambuko J, Chemining'wa G, Owino W.  2020.  Variation in Morphological and Agronomic Traits of Selected African Eggplant Accessions. Journal of Medicinally Active Plants . 9(2):34-46.abstract
Bitange, NM, Chemining’wa GN, Ambuko J, Owino W.  2020.  Can calcium sprays alleviate jelly seed in mango fruits? Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics. Vol. 121 (1):35-42.abstract

2019

Gateri, MW, Nyankanga R, Ambuko J, Muriuki AW.  2019.  Optimizing Nitrogen Application in Onion (Allium cepa L.): Influence of Rate and Time of Topdressing on Growth, Yield and Quality. New Perspectives in International Plant and Soil Research Vol. 1. :102–120. Abstract
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Nyangena, IO, Owino WO, Imathiu S, Ambuko J.  2019.  Scientific African. Abstract
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Yumbya, P, Hutchinson M, Ambuko J, Owino W.  2019.  Effect of Hexanal as a Post-harvest Treatment to Extend the Shelf-life of Banana Fruits (Musa acuminata var. Sweet Banana) in Kenya. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science. :1–16. Abstract
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Nyangena, IO, Owino WO, Imathiu S, Ambuko J.  2019.  Effect of pretreatments prior to drying on antioxidant properties of dried mango slices. Scientific African. 6:e00148.: Elsevier Abstract
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Bitange, NM, Chemining’wa GN, Ambuko J, Owino WO.  2019.  Yield and tissue calcium concentration of mango (Mangifera indica L.) fruit as influenced by calcium source and time of application. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science. :1–12. Abstract
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Atieno, L, Owino W, Ateka EM, Ambuko J.  2019.  Influence of coating application methods on the postharvest quality of cassava. International journal of food science. 2019: Hindawi Abstract
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Atieno, L, Owino W, Ateka EM, Ambuko J.  2019.  Influence of Coating Application Methods on the Postharvest Quality of Cassava. International Journal of Food Science. 2019:1-16.abstract.pdf
Mujuka, E, Mburu J, Ogutu A, Ambuko J.  2019.  Returns to investment in postharvest loss reduction technologies among mango farmers in Embu County, Kenya. Food and Energy Security . 10.1002/fes3.195abstract.pdf

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