Advances and Scientific Merits in Food Security and Hunger

February 20-22, 2020 | Cape Town, South Africa


Dr. Saleem Akber Taqvi

University of Lucknow

Dr. Saleem Akbar Taqvi is presently working as Editor of a B2B magazine "Processed Food Industry", published since 1997, from New Delhi. He has been working in the journalistic field in various capacities, for the last 20 years. His focus, both in terms of time spent and priority accorded, is now on food safety issues which is both a civic responsibility and an occupational privilege.

Mr. Ernest Malatsi

University of South Africa
South Africa

Mr. Ernest Malatsi has completed his MSc in Agriculture from the University of South Africa. He has served in government for more than 15 years and he is currently the Deputy Director in the Directorate: Water Use and Irrigation Development in the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Republic of South Africa.

Dr. TP Mbombo-Dweba

University of South Africa
South Africa

Tulisiwe Mbombo-Dweba completed her PhD at the age of 39 years from University of South Africa. She is currently a lecturer at the Department of Agriculture and Animal health, UNISA.

Ms. TM Nkgudi

Florida Science Campus
South Africa

Ms Tshidi Mokgadi Nkgudi is a Project Coordinator Land Development Support in the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development in the Republic of South Africa since 1st April 2019. She had a stint at Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) as an agricultural advisor for 5 years. Her research interests are farmer support programmes, food security and rural development

Prof. Devi Prasad Juvvadi

Director, Center for Good Governance

Prof. Devi Prasad Juvvadi is Director, Agriculture Management at Centre for Good Governance, Hyderabad, with about three decades of experience in agricultural research, teaching and consultancy. His basic education was Andhra Pradesh Agriculture University, India and later he pursued Masters in Soil Science at the American University of Beirut and advanced training in soil science at Oxford University, England.

Dr. Stephen Gichovi Mbogoh

Department of Agricultural Economics
University of Nairobi

Prof. Mbogoh is currently involved in the teaching, research and support to research in the areas of project analysis and planning (Undergraduate Studies), project planning and management (Postgraduate Studies), and agricultural marketing and international trade (Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies). He also serves as a freelance consultant in assignments relevant to his area of professional expertise.

Dr. Oluyinka Mary Ajifolokun

University of Zululand
South Africa

Ajifolokun Oluyinka Mary is a second year PhD student in Food Microbiology at the University of Zululand, South Africa. She has published five research articles with reputed Journals. She is a reviewer and editorial board member to four different publishers and has reviewed about ten research manuscripts. Her area of research interests is Nutrition, food processing and food microbiology.

Mr. Abegunde, Victor Oluwadamilare

University of Zululand
South Africa

Victor Abegunde is a Doctoral Student at the University of Zululand, South Africa. He completed his Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ibadan, with Distinction in his research dissertation. His research interests are not limited to but include Climate change, Food security, Agricultural Sustainability and Agricultural and Economic Development.

Dr. Washaya Soul

University of Fort Hare
South Africa

Washaya Soul is presently working as Animal Science Lecturer at Marondera University of Agricultural Science and Technology. His publications Tavirimirwa, B, Manzungu, E., Washaya S., Ncube, S., Mudzengi, C., Mwembe, R., 2019.

Stephen Machado

Oregon State University

Stephen Machado is a Professor of Crop Physiology/Agronomy at the Oregon State University’s Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center (CBARC) located near Pendleton, east of the Cascades.

Dr. Renias Chivheya

Bindura university of science education

Dr. Renias Chivheya is a lecturer in the Agricultural Economic, education and extension department at Bindura university of science education, Zimbabwe. I have held posts of responsibility at the University as acting dean in the faculty of agriculture and environmental science, as a chairman in the department of Agricultural Economics, Education and Extension and at Bindura University of science education, Zimbabwe.

Dr. Benyam Tadesse

Mizan Tepi University

Benyam Tadesse Researcher Lecturer, College of Agriculture and Natural resource, Department of Agricultural Economics, and Library and documentation service directorate director, Mizan-Tepi University, Mizan Aman Ethiopia.

Mr. Shane Hardowar

University of Mauritius
Reduit, Mauritius

Mr. Shane Hardowar is a Senior Lecturer in the field of Agribusiness Management and Extension, in the department of Agricultural Production and Systems at University of Mauritius.He is also the Node Coordinator of the Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) representing the Mauritius Node in Africa. He has been Vice President of the Africa Farm Management Association (AFMA).

Dr. Reginald Dennis Gwisai

Bindura University

Dr Gwisai is a Researcher and Academic at Bindura University of Science Education in the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Science. He is currently teaching the following courses:1) Environmental Impact Assessment 2)Principles of Industrial Processes 3)Food Safety and Meat Hygiene, Safety and Health Law I 4) Waste Water Treatment 5)Industrial and Labour Relations.


University of Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya.

Prof. Maitho is employed by the University of Nairobi as a full Professor in Pharmacology and Toxicology. He teaches Pharmacology, Toxicology, food Toxicology, Research Methodology and principles of scientific writing to undergraduate and postgraduate students and has supervised 60 postgraduate students. He has wide experience in Veterinary profession, Consultancy, University research, training and administration.

Mr. Ngawang Chhogyel

University of New England

Ngawang Chhogyel is an agronomist at the Agriculture Research and Development Centre, Bajo (ARDC-Bajo) in Wangdue Phodrang under the Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan. He holds a position of Deputy Chief Research Officer and is the head of the field crops program. His specialized area of research is on rice.

Dr. Herieth Rhodes Mero

University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)

Herieth Rhodes Mero is an assistant lecturer specialized in Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at Mkwawa University College of Education (MUCE), a constituent College of University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

Dr. B. O. Ugwuishiwu

University of Nigeria

B. O. Ugwuishiwu is presently working as Senior Lecturer at Dept. of Agricultural & Bioresources Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). Area of Specialization: Farm Structures and Environmental Control.

Mr. Haile Tesfaye

Jimma University

Haile Tesfaye is presently working as Lecturer at Jimma University College of agriculture and veterinary medicine department of post-harvest management. Currently he is serving Jimma University as a lecturer. The area of his research interests are value addition of agricultural products, post harvest loss reduction, food security, and food safety and quality are among his research priorities.

Dr. Solomon Nfor

St. Philip's College
San Antonio, Texas

Dr. Nfor is an associate professor at University of Texas at San Antonio. He is also a nurse and a medical laboratory technologist. He is the founder and coordinator of St. Philip’s college Jessica’s Project, a civic engagement organization geared at educating students on current diseases. Founder and president of Past Present Future Africans (PPFA) Foundation, a non-profit organization on wellness and education in Africa.

Dr. Abduselam Faris

Jimma University
Jimma, Ethiopia

Dr.Abduselam Faris is presently working as Lecturer at the Jimma University, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management. His Research Interest Value chain analysis and agricultural technology adoption

Dr. Fred Brany Lukwago

Makerere University Kampala

Dr. Fred Brany Lukwago is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Food Technology and Nutrition (FTN). He has been a faculty member since 2010 Mr. Lukwago teaches a number of undergraduate courses and is heavily involved in research. His primary research interest areas are Maternal & early childhood nutrition, School nutrition, Micronutrients, Geriatric nutrition and Aflatoxins.

Dr. Ezebuilo Ukwueze

University of Nigeria

Ezebuilo Ukwueze is currently a Senior Lecturer at the same Department. He has taught Development Economics, Macroeconomics to undergraduate, Masters and PhD students for more than six years. He has also supervised more than 15 Masters Students in their thesis. He has more 20 journals to his credit published in reputable journals and more than 5 chapters of edited books.

Dr. Moses I. Olotu

Mkwawa University College of Education

Olotu, Moses a Tanzanian, serves as a senior lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences at Mkwawa University College of Education (MUCE), a constituent college of the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

Dr. Arie Altman

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Arie Altman is Professor of Horticulture and Agricultural Biotechnology Founding Director, Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Former Director, the Otto Warburg Center of Biotechnology in Agriculture. Member, Israel National Committee for Biotechnology.

Aliyev Zakir Hussein oglu

Associate Professor
Institute of Erosion and Irrigation NAS of Azerbaijan Tejaswini Ranjan

Dr. Aliyev Zakir Hussein is the contribution to the development of the agro-industrial science as a result of many years of scientific activity. He is the supervisor of the eponymous educational, scientific and university-academic direction. In 2001 he was elected a full member of the Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation The water problems. In 2014 he was elected professor of RAE, established the medal A.

Mr. Show nyamhunga

Food Security and Resilience Field Officer (Plan International Zimbabwe)

He has vast exposure in food security and rural development programmes gained upon working for several international and local ngos these include Plan International, World Vision international, Catholic Relief Services ,Development Aid From People to People Denmark (DAPP), Community Technology Development Organisation and Christian Care Zimbabwe upholding different agriculture food security designations

Mr.Solomon Kagwi Murungaru

Clinical Nutritionist officer

Solomon Kagwi is a Nutrition report writing on nutrition data assessment analysis and recommendation implementation by use of the data collected in Outpatient Therapeutic programme(O.T.P) register and Supplementary Feeding Program (S.F.P) register.Nutriton Counselling of pregnant and lactatng mothers. Initatons of proper weaning foods to above 6 months children

Dr. Gabriel Mwenjeri

Department of Agricultural economics

Dr. Mwenjeri is a Lecturer in the department of Agricultural economics Kenyatta university , Kenya. As an applied agricultural economist, his research centers primarily in development economics with specific focus on household food security and food demand systems. He has over twelve years of experience working as professional in food security and agricultural sector in general.

Mr. yahaya kawa

Lecturer at Njala University
Sierra Leone

Mr. Yayah Kudush kawa is a Lecturer at Njala University in the Department of Chemistry. Experienced Lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry.

Mr. Hemant Ojhah

Lalitpur Valley College
Kathmandu, Nepal

Hemant Ojha is an enthusiasm food technologist. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to deliver innovative and profitable solutions within time frame. Effective communicator verbally and in writing.

Dr. Faina Ruramisai Mutikani


Dr. Faina Ruramisai has experience as a nutritionist spans over 6 years and start at Amalima ( a USAID funded food for peace program) where I worked as a Household food security vouchers Distribution officer. I am looking forward to sharpen my strategic thinking in the field of food security and hunger and understanding statistical reports on food security and nutrition

Dr Obert Tada

University of Limpopo
South Africa

Dr. Obert Tada is presently working as a Senior Lecturer Animal Breeding and Genetics Department of Agricultural Economics and Animal Production, School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Limpopo, South Africa

Rosina Thapa

Dairy Executive at Sarawagi Group

Rosina Thapa is presently working as a Sales and Marketing Officer, Technical Lead of Danisco and Firmenich products. She has a highly dynamic, skilled Food Technologist with diverse knowledge of handling testing tasks in lab.

Dr. Sana Abusin

Qatar university

Sana Abusin is a Policy Analyst/Environmental and Resource Economist in addressing environmental challenges. She have developed an interest in policy-oriented research and analysis in sustainable development as general, focusing on issues of environmental economics-energy, renewal resources, regulatory economics, climate change, waste management food security.

Dr. Rhoydah Nyambane Mogoi

Technical University of Kenya

Dr. Rhoydah Nyambane Mogoi is presently working as senior Lecturer at Technical University of Kenya Member of Association of Media Women in Kenya(AMWIK). To research on reproductive health issues at touching on women and girls. Publish and disseminate research findings touching on women and girls' empowerment To contribute to policy formulation on awareness on cervical cancer and HIV prevention

Dr. Tigist Tadesse

University of Pretoria
South Africa

Dr. Tigist Tadesse presently working as a senior lecturer in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Haramaya University. She is a food science, nutrition and postharvest technology researcher at Ethiopia

Dr.Patricia Masanganise

South Africa

Dr.Patricia Masanganise is a Development Specialist and Facilitator with comprehensive knowledge and proven experience in livelihoods development issues, including, agriculture development, agribusiness linkages, value chain and market systems analysis and development, food security, grants management, partnership development and management, in sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr. Catherine Nkirote Kunyanga

University of Nairobi

Dr. Catherine Kunyanga is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology, University of Nairobi. Her research interest focuses on Food Technology, Postharvest Management, Food and Nutrition Security, International Nutrition and Food Safety for improved livelihoods and income generation. She has published several papers in international journals on this subject.

Dr. Alexander Ikechukwu Ajai

Federal University of Technology

Dr. Alexander Ikechukwu Ajai is an Associate Professor of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry. He has over eighteen years Teaching and Research experience in the University educational system. His research activities have been centered on quantification and remediation of toxic heavy metals and other contaminants in water, raw and processed foods and food products.

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