Project Leaders

Prof Yusuf Byaruhanga

Prof Byaruhanga is the team leader of BioInnovate Africa supported project on  Nutritionally enhanced sorghum and millet products. He is an Associate Professor in the school of Food Technology Nutrition and Bioengineering, Makerere University, Uganda.

His research interests are in the areas of food quality and safety management systems, food product and process development, technology transfer and commercialisation with special focus on cereal science and technology and protein chemistry. He has led multidisciplinary research teams to design technology packages and technology transfer pathways for improved productivity and competitiveness of small and medium enterprises in both rural and urban communities. He has worked with industry and communities to harness food and technology resources to employ them in addressing development challenges. He has developed food quality and safety management systems for several food processing enterprises.

Prof Byaruhanga holds a Ph.D in Food Science and a Master of Science in Food Microbiology, both from University of Pretoria, South Africa; and a Bachelar of Science in Food Science and Technology from Makerere University.