Prof John Msuya
Associate Professor and Head of Department
Department Food Technology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences
Sokoine university of Agriculture
John Msuya is an Associate Professor and Head of Department. He is a versatile researcher-cum-educator and consultant having spent considerable time of his three decade career in research and university teaching. With a first degree in agriculture (SUA-Tanzania), a Masters in Human Nutrition from University of Otago in New Zealand and a Doctorate in Food Economics from University of Kiel in Germany, John Msuya combines academic and development expertise with a focus on fighting malnutrition and related consequences. Prof. Msuya’s expertise is mostly on socio-economic aspects of nutrition and food security, including policy issues and design and management of interventions, particularly in developing countries. He has served as a consultant and project collaborator for a number of national and international institutions including: the Government of Tanzania, UNICEF, FAO, CIDA, USAID, IDS-UK, Care International, AMREF, World Vision, Save the Children and PANITA. More recently, he has taken interests in the linkage between agriculture and nutrition, in the so called ‘Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture’.
Socio-economic aspects of nutrition Food security including policy issues and design and management of interventions