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About Us

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African Food Revolution

AFR was founded in 2017 in Ancona, Italy by three individuals Makhosi Mahlangu (Zimbabwe), Andrea Torresi (Italy) and Ahmed Altaher (Sudan). Currently, not less than 25 science, engineering and economics graduate students are involved in the AFR team. The group consists of more than 10 food scientists. As AFR we intend to disruptively increase food production on the African continent, through amplifying short farm to fork enterprises as compared to MultiNational Companies and Large Cooperatives using locally sourced ingredients.

Our Vision

Is to feed Africa and ZERO Hunger

Our Mission

Is to use scientific, technological and human determinism to amplify small-medium food production units in Africa through sustainable production systems from the Farm to the Fork.

Our Team


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Millicent Enjeck FOSAB

cameroon

FOUNDER and Executive Director (North and West Africa)

Research Interests

Water contamination and Hygiene


Qualifications

MSc in Water Resource Engineering Btech in Agricultural and Environmental Engineering

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Calvin Madlala Mguni

Zimbabwe

Executive Director (East and Southern Africa)

Research Interests

Importing and Exporting Goods, logistics, security, border control, international commerce, software for trading and logistics


Qualifications

BCom in Logistics and Procurement

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Nolwazi Mhodi

Zimbabwe

Director of Strategy and Communication

Research Interests

Policy development


Qualifications

PhD In Political Science MA Intercultural Communication in Education and Workplace MA International Relations Diploma in Sustainable Development BSc Honours Degree in Library and Information Science

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Jean D’Amour Ndayambe

Rwanda

Membership Coordinator

Research Interests

Food Microbiology, Food Safety, Food Hygiene


Qualifications

BSc(Agric) (HONS) in Food Science and Technology

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Juan Manuel Palma Hidalgo

Spain

Small Ruminants Production Unit

Research Interests

Ruminant nutrition, probiotics, gut microbiota, animal welfare


Qualifications

PhD in Small Ruminant Nutrition//MSc in Biotechnology//BSc in Biology

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Makhosi MAHLANGU

Zimbabwe

FOUNDER and Chief Operations Officer

Research Interests

Entomophagy, Animal behaviour and welfare, Food processing, Product Development and Recipe Formulations, Meat Science, Food Regulations and Safety, Food Marketing


Qualifications

MSc in Food & Beverage Innovation and Management // MSc in Animal Science // BSc in Animal Science and Rangeland Management // BSc in Food Science and Technology

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M. Raşit OKUMUŞ

Turkey

Webmaster

Research Interests

Art, Design, Mobile Application Development, Web Development


Qualifications

PhD in Political Science and Public Administration (FR)

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Ahmed ALTAHER

Sudan

FOUNDER and Programs Director

Research Interests

Food Marketing, Food processing, Indigenous Tree identification, wood processing, timber engineering, development of wood based products, commercial aspects of forestry, forestry conservation


Qualifications

MSc in Food & Beverage Innovation and Management // BSc in Forestry Science and Wood Technology

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Prince CHISORO

Zimbabwe

Administrative Director

Research Interests

Alternative Feed Resources in Animal Feed, Gut Health of Poultry & Pigs, Metabolism and Nutrition in Monogastric Animals, Meat Analysis, Quality and Preservation, Sustainable Farming and Production in Livestock


Qualifications

MSc in Sustainable Animal Nutrition & Feeding// MSc in Animal Science : Nutrition & Metabolism// MSc in Animal Science : Poultry Nutrition// BSc in Animal Production Science

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Esther Letushila Ndashaala

Namibia

Secretary

Research Interests

Human Nutrition, product development and physico-chemical properties of sugarcane juice.


Qualifications

BSc(Agric)(Hons) in Food Science and Technology

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Petros Saymore Ndou

Zimbabwe

Animal Feed Formulation Specialist

Research Interests

Swine gut healthy, digestive physiology, nutritional biochemistry, ethology, feed ingredient evaluation, indigenous knowledge systems in animal feeding


Qualifications

PhD in Swine Nutrition//MSc in Animal Nutrition//BSc in Animal Science//Certficate in BioSciences Teaching and Curriculum Development

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Ferbie Kuuji

Ghana

Finance Director

Research Interests

Traditional African Foods, Global Food Trends, Restaurant designs


Qualifications

BCom in Business Administration

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TAYE NZALI Delluc Steve

Cameroon

Epidemiologist - Foodborne Diseases

Research Interests

Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering. Biomedical Devices, Sensors, Instrumentation and Diagnostics. Computational Engineering and Modeling. Medical Imaging and Analysis.


Qualifications

MSc in Biomedical Engineering//BSc in Biomedical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technology

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Sarah MAKAU

South Africa

Administrative Assistant Director

Research Interests

Agro processing, Post-harvest management, Entrepreneurship, Fruit Quality and Safety Management, Storage Technology, Fruit and Vegetable Processing Technology


Qualifications

MSc in Food & Beverage Innovation and Management // BTech in Post-Harvest Management

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Ofosu Boateng FELIX

Ghana

Finance Director Assistant

Research Interests

Corporal Financing, Capital of Cooperates, Financial models, Investment Management, Artificial Intelligence in Financial Systems


Qualifications

MSc in International Economics and Business // BSc in Business Administration in Accounting

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Mohamed Mohamoud Deria

Somalia

Consultant

Research Interests

Rural and entrepreneurial development, Financial models affecting villages, Food security, Food Nutrition, Africa food security, Animal fodder production, Indigenous Knowledge Systems


Qualifications

MSc in Rural Development and Pastoral Economics// BSc in Economics// Diploma of Accounting and Management

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Razi Ud Din Syed

Pakistan

Web/Social Media Officer

Research Interests

Art, Architectural designs, Baroque History, Renaissance History, Networked Cities, Wood Structures, Building Systems + Energy Conservation, Generative Design Computing, Environmental Design Simulation


Qualifications

Bachelor in Architectural Engineering

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Ali Douaki

Algeria

Consultant

Research Interests

Food processing, Thermal processes, Refrigeration, Canning, Food Safety, Food machine designs


Qualifications

PhD in Food Processing// MSc in Food & Beverage Innovation and Management // MSc in Food Engineering // BSc in Process Engineering

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Elkhidir Abdelrahman

Sudan

Food Laws and Safety Manager

Research Interests

Food processing, Indigenous Tree identification, wood processing, timber engineering, development of wood based products, commercial aspects of forestry, forestry conservation


Qualifications

MSc in Food & Beverage Innovation and Management // BSc in Forestry Science and Wood Technology

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Lawrence Tsakeng Djimeli

Cameroon

Training Manager

Research Interests

Entomophagy, Animal welfare, Food processing, Product Development and Recipe Formulations, Meat Science, Food Regulations and Safety, Food Marketing


Qualifications

MSc in Food & Beverage Innovation and Management // BSc in Chemistry

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Buhle Christine Nxumalo

Zimbabwe

Legal Affairs Director

Research Interests

Rule of law in Africa


Qualifications

Masters of Law (LL.M), Rule of Law for Development//Bachelor of Law (LLB)

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Krm Leo

Sudan

Public Relations Director

Research Interests

Food Trucks, Mechanical designing, satellite structure and designs, vibration analysis, thermal and vacuum simulations, formula racing car designing


Qualifications

MSc in Bio Engineering and Bio Medical Engineering // B(Eng) in Mechanical Engineering

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Prince Sivalo Mahlangu

Zimbabwe

Strategy Implementation Director

Research Interests

Econometrics; Micro and macro-economic theories; Environmental economics, Public economic; Poverty, Inequality and Government Policy in Less Developed Countries; Non-market valuations and Natural Resource Economics


Qualifications

Master of Commerce in Business Management//Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Business Management //Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Management//Diploma in Development Studies

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Henrique Lopes Bengi Moko

Angola

Web/Social Media Manager

Research Interests

Frame Structures, Surface Structures, Concrete Structures, 20th Century History, Wood Structures, American Architecture, Generative Design Computing, Digital Fabrication


Qualifications

Bachelor in Architectural Engineering

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Henry Chijioke Nwofe Philip

Nigeria

Consultant

Research Interests

Formula one car electronic circuits, PLC systems in Food Processing, Biotechnologies, Mechatronics, Artificial Intelligence


Qualifications

B(Eng) in Electronics

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Tah Clovis

Cameroon

Consultant

Research Interests

Food biotechnology


Qualifications

Bachelor of Technology in Food Engineering//MSc in Food and Beverage Innovation Management

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Nicholas Tieno

Kenya

Consultant

Research Interests

Econometrics; Micro and macro-economic theories; Environmental economics, Public economic; Poverty, Inequality and Government Policy in Less Developed Countries; Non-market valuations and Natural Resource Economics


Qualifications

MSc in International Economics and Business // BSc in Economics

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Michael P. Awuah

Ghana

Consultant

Research Interests

Importing and Exporting Goods, logistics, security, border control, international commerce, software for trading and logistics


Qualifications

Bcom in Importing and Exporting of Goods

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Thandolwethu Nyathi

Zimbabwe

Consultant

Research Interests

Antioxidant systems, livestock health, animal nutrition, metabolic disorders, food security


Qualifications

MPhil in Animal Science// Post Graduate Diploma in Education//BSc(Hons) in Animal Science and Rangeland Management

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John Atsu Agbolosso

Ghana

Consultant

Research Interests

Gender and Women Empowerment, Value Chain Development and Agri-Enterprise Development


Qualifications

MSc in Agriculture Enterprise Development

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Kofi Armah Boakye-Yiadom

Ghana

Consultant

Research Interests

MSc in Food and Beverage Innovation and Management


Qualifications

MSc in Food and Beverage Innovation and Management

Goals and Objectives

1. To be the solution to any problem related to Food production in Africa. 2. To be the first port of call for issues regarding Food Laws and Food Safety. 3. Smooth and Easy networking amongst various stakeholders.

AFR Values

As African Food Revolution we use UBUNTU as part of the teams’ core values. We define UBUNTU into survival, solidarity spirit, compassion and respect.

Survival

The performance and survival of AFR depends on the individual team numbers who through their knowledge, skills and abilities ensure that AFR maintains high levels of productivity and effectiveness. The team members rely on each other to ensure that personal goals are sacrificed for the goals of the team.

Solidarity spirit

We value working on tasks as a team as we firmly believe that the African food problem can only be solved by Africans. By working as different nationals with a common goal, helps us embrace a spirit of unison on a common enemy which is hunger.

Compassion

Compassion has made Africans survive in difficult times. Compassion in AFR helps us create a shared vision. We firmly believe that all humans are interconnected. The shared vision ensures that all our team members belong in a gastronomic social network with common goals and objectives.

Respect

At AFR we understand that lack of respect and dignity leads to unobtainable goals. High levels of respect and dignity positively influence AFR performances. Our team members aim to possess mutual trust for each other and various stakeholders, which creates a positive climate, leading to a more effective AFR team. Our diversity in the group and the respect for each other makes us a powerful entity.

Indigenous Food harvesting and management

One of the cornerstones of any developing community/society is the ability to identify local sourced food resources and modify them so that they are part of a sustainable productive food chain. Indigenous food sources are often adapted to local biomes and often outperform imported food sources. In Africa a number of these food sources have not been studied fully. In recent years the potential to use Baobab trees to alleviate poverty has been evaluated. A number of foods still have not been exploited fully. It is for this reason that the African Food Revolution will look at food chains for various local foods on the African continent. This will involve characterization of the food matrixes and the evaluation of the production of novel food products. The African Food Revolution will be the pioneers in this domain and will publish scientific research in reputable journals. Micro-industries will be initiated hopefully across Africa with the goal of reducing the levels of poverty on the continent. AFR will work across the Food chain, offering the following services to food producers: Local and traditional food product development and marketing Scientific research on indigenous and traditional African foods Indigenous animal husbandry and welfare Novel food production Insect marketing and recipe development Product development Developing and modifying African Food laws and Food Safety Regulations Career guidance for students Small farmer training Equipment testing and suggesting suitable equipment for food producers Market analysis using Artificial Intelligence. Regression models and Exchange Rate models

Our Research and Development Hub

As a team we use our previous experiences in Africa to ideate, strategize and find solutions to the food crisis in Africa through embracing technology and use of the latest research methodologies.

Rural entrepreneurship

Has a huge potential to drive food production in marginalized areas and alleviate poverty through employment creation. Local agrifood chains have multiple hindrances which often affect the full potential of this industry. AFR intends to disruptively penetrate this sector using technology, intuition and scientific acumen. There is a huge potential in creating a new viable industry using indigenous and traditional foods. This is due to increased number of African food making into mainstream production streams.

Our potential clients

Our potential clients are the numerous farmers, food producers and owners of small holder restaurants, selling mainly indigenous food products. Our various potential customers have limited access to food evaluation by scientific institutes. We link the gap between the Doable and the Un-Doable, demystifying all potential threats.

Current and future projects

1. Crowdsourcing of water vessels for Rammash and Umm Shawkah Villages in Sudan 2. Consultation services on edible insect packaging to farmers in Kezi district (Zimbabwe) 3. Consultation services on local chicken farming in Accra (Ghana) 4. Market Research on tomato production in Yuaonde (Cameroon) 5. Amagugu Food Festival (Traditional African Food and Beverages Expo 2019) April 2019 in Matobo, Zimbabwe www.africanfoodexpo.com