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Dr. Oluwafemi Adebo

Dr. Oluwafemi Adebo

Dr. Oluwafemi Adebo is a Lecturer at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) South Africa. He received both his Masters and Doctoral degrees also from UJ. Over the years, he has been involved with teaching Food Science/Technology related modules in the institution as well as research activities. Dr. Adebo is passionate about the science of food, particularly related to the improvement of traditional processes to address hunger, malnutrition and finding solutions to the challenges of food insecurity. His research is thus multidisciplinary and particularly geared towards the improvement of traditional processes through the use of conventional known and emerging modern techniques. He has collaborated and actively collaborating with different researchers in this regard and also mentoring the much younger generation of food scientists/technologists. He has successfully supervised and currently involved with Masters, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral research supervision.
Dr. Adebo has authored/co-authored over 30 high impact journal publications, book chapters and conference proceedings. He is a recipient of different highly coveted awards and grants from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), Society for the Chemical Industry (SCI), Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM), Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST), University of Johannesburg (UJ), the National Research Foundation (NRF) and FoodBev SETA of South Africa as well as a host of others. He was recently awarded the IFT-Early Career Leaders Network Award (the only recipient from Africa), given to select candidates who demonstrate high potential for success in leadership and a strong commitment to the Food Science profession. He is a regular reviewer for over 20 high impact journals that cut across the diverse fields of Food Science and Technology as well as National and International Grant awarding bodies and conferences.
He is a regular volunteer for activities that promote the food science and technology profession and an active member of different professional organizations including but not limited to NIFST, SAAFoST and IFT. Dr. Oluwafemi is still actively involved in teaching, research and community engagement initiatives at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.

Email: oadebo@uj.ac.za

We are happy to have Dr Adebo as one of our very active reviewers. Ed. AJFAND.



Mr. Zadok Maingi

Mr. Zadok Maingi

Zadok Maingi is a graduate of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Second Class Honours, Upper Division. He is indexed by the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute, the national body that regulates Nutrition and Dietetics training and practice. He is currently a Master’s Candidate pursuing MSc. Public Health Nutrition in the same institution on self-sponsored basis. He has a great passion for research with great interests in food security, sustainable agriculture, nutrition and health policies, community nutrition and Nutrition programming. He has also attended several workshops and seminars on Bioethics in research and this has seen him grow his knowledge and skills in ethics in research involving human subjects.
Maingi also practices entrepreneurial nutrition and runs a consultancy firm that offers consultations on research process, research data management, ethics in research, monitoring and evaluation of programs. He is also currently engaged in a research on mushroom and spirulina, a project running at Masinde Muliro University. Looks forward to positive engagement with AJFAND as a junior reviewer and will be his joy to publish his paper in this renown journal.

Email: zadokmaingi@gmail.com

Zadok has joined our growing list of Junior reviewers. We value his support and enthusiasm. ED. AJFAND.


Mrs. Adjoa Kesewaa Agah

Mrs. Adjoa Kesewaa Agah

Adjoa Kesewaa Agah is an Assistant Research Scientist at the Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission. Her research interest is in the field of food and nutrition science, with focus on developing food products with improved quality and nutrition for better access to Ghanaians. She earned her BSc in Chemical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana) in 2008 and went on to pursue an MPhil in Radiation Processing at the University of Ghana which she completed in 2011.
She works on novel and improved processing technologies to reduce post-harvest losses and enhance the nutritional quality of locally available crops such as sweet potato, yams, rice, peanuts and soybeans. Amongst her core competences are; quality assessment of food products and product development of foods for the Ghanaian local market. Her goal is to contribute to a reduction in post-harvest losses and help local farmers and processors improve their livelihoods by equipping them with simple and efficient processing methods to boost income whiles providing nutritious meals for their families.
Adjoa has expertise in Food packaging and works on key research areas in developing improved and innovative packaging for foods processed locally. One of her key research projects is on developing appropriate packaging for herbs and indigenous plant-based products to enhance quality and convenience of use. She provides technical support services in the area of food processing and packaging. Adjoa is also a budding entrepreneur who believes in blazing a trail for the production of good quality indigenous African food products. She offers training on processing of various health beverages and products to food entrepreneurs.
As a budding scientist, Adjoa is a 2019 (AWARD) African Women in Agricultural Research and Development) Fellow and is pursuing a PhD in Food Science. She is married to Joshua L. Agah and is blessed with two kids.
Mrs. Agah met up with one of her mentors Prof Ruth Oniang’o during the AWARD mentoring orientation workshop in Nairobi in February 2019.

Email: adjoakesewaa@gmail.com

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