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Assoc. Professor Jovin K. Mugula

Associate Professor
Department of Food Technology, Nutrition and Consumer Scienc
Sokoine university of Agriculture


Prof. Jovin K. Mugula holds a Ph.D in Food Science (Norway), MSc. in Food Technology (UK), BSc. in Agriculture (Tanzania). His areas of specialization and interests include food safety, complementary food fermentation and preservation; surveillance and effect of processing on mycotoxins (currently carrying out collaborative research with Michigan State University, University of Florida and Ohio University); value addition, diversification and commercialization of underutilized cereals and legumes by extrusion and bio-enrichment; technology incubation and promotion of public-private-partnerships. He is a member of several national food safety committees, including the National Food Safety Coordinating Committee; National Steering Committee on Mycotoxin Control; Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) Microbiological Specifications of Foods Technical Committee and, TBS Alcoholic Beverages Technical Committee. In addition to lecturing, research and outreach, he coordinates food science and technology undergraduates’ industrial training and coordinates post graduate training in the Department. He has published more than twenty international journal articles, compendium and booklets, and he has been a principal investigator of several regional projects funded by developing partners

Research Interest

Food safety, Complementary food Fermentation and preservation; Surveillance and Effect of processing on mycotoxins


  • Mugula, J.K., Lyimo, M., 1999. Evaluation of the nutritional quality and acceptability of fingermillet-based tempe as potential weaning foods in Tanzania. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition 50, 275-282.

  • Mugula, J.K., Lyimo, M.H., 1992. Microbiological quality of traditional market cured fish in Tanzania. Journal of Food Safety 13, 33-41.

  • Jiwa, S.F.H., Mugula, J.K., Msangi, M.J., 1991. Bacteriological quality of potable water sources supplying Morogoro municipality and its outskirts: a case study in Tanzania. Epidemiology and Infection 107, 479-484.

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