Ruth Khasaya Oniang’o

Ruth K. Oniang’o
Board of Directors
Elected to the Board 2015

Date of birth: 1946
Nationality: Kenyan

  • Present: Adjunct Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, USA
  • 2003 - 2007  Member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Education, National Assembly of Kenya
  • 1990 - 2003  Professor of Food Science and Nutrition, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1978 - 1990  Associate Professor - Senior Lecturer - Lecturer - Assistant Lecturer, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1983 PhD in Food Science and Nutrition, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1973 MSc Human Nutrition, Washington State University, Pullman, USA
  • 1971 BSc Food and Nutrition (with distinction), Washington State University, Pullman, USA
  • Trustee of the Board, CABI - Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International
  • Board member, USTADI Foundation, Kenya
  • Chair of the Board, Sasakawa Africa Association
  • Chair of the Board, Sasakawa Fund for Extension Education
  • Founder and Executive Director, Rural Outreach Program Kenya
  • Founder and Editor-in-Chief, African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development