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Agrifood Research Central

Agrifood Research Central is a recently established start-up research institute striving for excellence in all areas of agriculture and food science, including dietetics and nutrition.  The Director of our Institute is Dr Philip Button while the Chair of our Board of Directors is Dr Yakindra Timilsena.  Our mission is to promote a healthy lifestyle through a healthy diet with food produced through environmentally sustainable agricultural practices.  While our main activities are focused on research, we offer a range of other services (community workshops, cooking classes, tutoring, consulting to the food manufacuring industry, nutrition assessments and dietetic consultations) through the four Divisions in our institute:


  • Division of Dietetics and Nutrition (Head of Division: Catalina Valenzuela)
  • Division of Food Safety and Quality (Head of Division: Philip Button)
  • Division of Food Security (Head of Division: Rejoice Kur)
  • Division of Food Technology (Head of Division: Juan Ocampo)


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