Chia (Salvia Hispanica L)

The potential of Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) farming in Kenya for improved Food Security, Nutrition and Health.

Our Research Strategy

    Our research extends from the production of chia seeds and leaves to utilization of value added products.

The main areas of research are:

Our collaborations

In order to address societal, industrial and policy questions, we have developed a number of successful partnerships. They widen our research capacity and help us better realize the research impact.

This has included collaborations in:

  • Food science
  • Agricultural sciences
  • Engineering
  • Business management
The Potential of Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) Farming in Kenya for Improved Food Security, Nutrition and Health. 2018 – 2022

Funded by: NRF – Kenya:

Integrated Chia and Oyster Mushroom System for Sustainable Food Value Chain in Africa (CHIAM) 2022 – 2024

Funded by: ERA‐NET Cofund on Food Systems and Climate, European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862555.

3+ Years of Experience

3+ Years of Experience