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Prof. Chove’s Profile

Full Name: BERNARD ELIAS CHOVE

Title: PROFESSOR

Area of specialization: FOOD PROCESS ENGINEERING

School: SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

Department: FOOD SCIENCE AND AGRO-PROCESS ENGINEERING

Office Location: EDWARD MORINGE CAMPUS

Email address: bchove[at]sua.ac.tz

BIOGRAPHY

Prof. BERNARD ELIAS CHOVE is a member of academic staff in the Department of Food Science and Agro-process Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology He is a Food Process Engineer by profession. Professor Chove began his career 36 year ago and has practiced in industry and academia by way of University training and consultancy to the food industry. He has organised and conducted several tailor made Professional Development Programs (PDPs) to Small and Medium Industries (SMEs).

Prof. Chove has served as member of the Food Safety External Committee of the Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA, 2008-2011). He is currently the Chairperson of three technical committees of the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS); General Test Methods and Sampling Procedures for Foods, Code of Hygiene and Safety Management, and Cereals and Pulses.

His research interests include food preservation, food safety and product development. He has researched extensively on solar dehydration of fruits and vegetables, hot air drying of fish and sardines and fractionation of soyproteins. He has carried out research on several projects including Small Scale Processing technologies for Sorghum and millets in Central Tanzania, Fish processing in the Lake Victoria Basin, Solar drying of fruits and vegetables, and Food vending practices for women food vendors in Morogoro and Arusha Regions.

Food industry consultancies carried out include feasibility studies on establishment of various food processing industries including tomato products, tea, salt and dairy products.

Prof Chove has written over 40 articles, book chapters and reports. He is a reviewer for the international peer-reviewed scientific journals of Food Chemistry and the European Food Research and Technology and he is a member of the Editorial Board for the Henry Journal of Nutrition and Food Science.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D (2001)

University of Reading (United Kingdom)

 

M.Sc. (Food Process Engineering) (1988)

University of Reading (United Kingdom)

 

B.Sc. Engineering (Process Engineering) (1986)

University of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)

 

Advanced level Certificate of Secondary Education (1981)

Kibaha High School, (Tanzania)

 

Ordinary level Certificate of Secondary Education (1979)

Tabora Boys’ Secondary School, (Tanzania)

RESEARCH

Research Interests / Areas: Food processing and Preservation, Food Safety, New product development

Funded Research Projects

Member: Seven (7) researchers multidisciplinary team

Project title: Development of appropriate interventions to enhance livestock, meat           marketing, preservation and consumption in rural areas of  the Eastern zone of Tanzania, 2001 – 2004.

Sponsor:  Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)

 

Principal Researcher: Five (5) researchers multidisciplinary team

Project title: Empowering women in income generation activities: a case study of street

               food vendors “mama lishe” in Morogoro and Arusha   Municipalities, 2004 – 2006.   

Sponsor: JICA, through the African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD)

 

Member: Four (4) researchers multidisciplinary team

Project title: Promotion of under-utilised coarse grains in central zone of Tanzania: A        case study of sorghum and millets in selected villages in Dodoma region, 2004 – 2006.

Sponsor: Sponsor: JICA, through AICAD.

 

Member: Four (4) Researchers multidisciplinary regional team

Project title: Development of low-cost technology for processing fish waste from Lake     Victoria. A regional project (Lake Victoria Research Initiative –VicRes), under the Inter- University Council for East Africa, drawing researchers from Tanzania,Uganda and Kenya, 2005 –2011.

Sponsor: Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)

 

Member: Five (5) researchers (three Tanzanians and two Danish) multidisciplinary team

Project title: Enterprise Development in Solar dehydration of Fruits and Vegetables for     youth employment creation, January 2009 – December 2012

Sponsor: Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA)

 

Member: Four (4) researchers (three Tanzanians and one Norwegian) multidisciplinary team

Project title: Women empowerment through income generation activities: A case study             of solar dehydration of Fruits and Vegetables. January 2009 – December 2013

Sponsor: Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFU)

 

Member: Four (4) Institutions (Mekelle University, Ethiopia, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Hawassa University, Ethiopia, and Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania) network project.

Project title: Women and Food Science: together towards national visibility.   

                      January 2009 – July 2013.

Sponsor: Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFU)

 

Member: Three (3) Countries (USA, Tanzania and Malawi) Four-year nutrition intervention project.

Project title: Enhancing Child Nutrition and Livelihoods of Rural Households in Malawi and Tanzania through Post-Harvest Value-Chain Technology Improvements in Groundnuts. September 2009 –December 2013

Sponsor: The McKnight Foundation (USA)

 

Member: Two countries (Tanzania and Rwanda) project

Project Title: Processing for commercial exploitation of selected tree-fruits and vegetables in Tanzania and Rwanda, 2009- 2012.

Sponsor: Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and    

                Central Africa (ASARECA)

 

Principal Investigator; Five (5) Researchers multidisciplinary regional team

Project title: Commercialization of Technology for Drying Fish and It’s By-Products in Lake Victoria Basin. A regional innovation project (Lake Victoria Research Initiative –VicRes), under the Inter- University Council for East Africa, drawing researchers from Tanzania and Uganda; January 2013 – December 2014

Sponsor: Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)

 

Investigator: Six (6) Researchers multidisciplinary team

Project title: “Innovations and Markets for Lake Victoria Fisheries” (IMLAF). A four year innovation project centred on the Lake Victoria Ecosystem.

Sponsor: Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) under the Building Stronger   Universities (BSU) initiative. 2015-2019.

 

Innovation Portfolio Counterpart: Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI) Program. A five year program that aimed at the strengthening training and collaborative research capacities of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) and theTanzanian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MALF) with the goal of improving    food security and agricultural productivity in Tanzania.

Sponsor: USAID (Feed the Future), (2011 – 2016) 

  

Investigator: Multidisciplinary team composed from multi-sectoral institutions from Tanzania and USA.

Project title: “Capacity building on Produce Post-harvest Management in Tanzania”.

Sponsor: USAID (Innovation lab). 2017 – 2019.

TEACHING

List of courses:

Principles of Food Engineering II

Unit Operations in Food Processing I

Unit Operations in Food processing II

Sugar Technology

Pilot Plant processes

Plant layout and Maintenance

Food packaging

Heat Processing and Nutrition

Process Control and Instrumentation

Students Supervision

Supervised more than 120 undergraduate final year special projects and 30 Postgraduate (MSc. and PhD) students research in the area of Food processing: Oil extraction, Solar drying, Food safety and quality, Food preservation and Fabrication of simple food processing equipment.

         

PUBLICATIONS

Books: None

Journal Articles:

Mkojera B.T. and B. Chove (2021) Assessment of Harvesting and Post-harvest Handling Practices on Organically Grown Cloves and Black pepper in Tawa Ward, Morogoro. Tanzania Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 20 (2), 317-325.

Wenaty, A. and B. Chove (2021) Examination of Seasonal Variability of Indicator Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Nile Perch Products from Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Proceedings of the 2nd SUA Scientific Conference held at SUA from 25th to 26th 2021, 70-77

Alex Wenaty, Faith Mabiki, Bernard Chove, Anders Dalsgaard and Robinson Mdegela (2019).  Occurrence, quantities and probable human health risks of indicatory polychlorinated biphenyls in processed Lates niloticus (L.) products from Lake Victoria in Tanzania. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 13(11), 417-424.

A Wenaty, F Mabiki, B Chove, and R Mdegela (2019). Assessment of persistent organochlorine compounds contamination on the Lake Victoria water and sediments: a case study in Tanzania. African Journal of Aquatic Science, 44(3), 281–290.

Alex Wenaty, Arvid Fromberg, Faith Mabiki, Bernard Chove, Anders Dalsgaard, Robinson Mdegela (2019). Assessment of health risks associated with organochlorine pesticides levels in processed fish products from Lake Victoria. African Journal of Food Science, 13(5), 101–110.

Weiwei Cheng, Klavs M. Sørensen, Richard J. Mongi, Bernadette K. Ndabikunze, Bernard E. Chove, Da-Wen Sun, Søren B. Engelsen (2019). A comparative study of mango solar drying methods by visible and near infrared spectroscopy coupled with ANOVA-simultaneous component analysis (ASCA), LWT – Food Science and Technology, 112, 1082134.

 

Davis Chaula, Henry Laswai, Bernard Chove, Anders Dalsgaard,Robinson Mdegela, Charlotte Jacobsen, and Grethe Hyldig (2019). Effect of clove (Syzygium aromaticum) and seaweed (Kappaphycus alvarezii) water extracts pretreatment on lipid oxidation in sun‐dried sardines (Rastrineobola argentea) from Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Food Science and Nutrition, 7, 1406 -1416. DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.975.

Alex Wenaty, Arvid Fromberg, Faith Mabiki, Bernard Chove, Anders Dalsgaard, Robinson Mdegela (2019). Persistent Organochlorine Compounds Levels in Selected Fish Species from Lake Victoria and Associated Human Health Risks. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, 8(1), 1-9.

Davis Chaula, Henry Laswai, Bernard Chove, Anders Dalsgaard, Robinson Mdegela & Grethe Hyldig (2019). Fatty Acid Profiles and Lipid Oxidation Status of Sun Dried, Deep Fried, and Smoked Sardine (Rastrineobola argentea) from Lake Victoria, Tanzania, Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology, 28(2),165–176 (DOI: 10.1080/10498850.2019. 1570992).

 

Wenaty A, Mabiki F, Chove B., and Mdegela R. (2018) Fish consumers preferences, quantities of fish consumed and factors affecting fish eating habits: A case of Lake Victoria in Tanzania, International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 6(6), 247-252.

Rashid Suleiman, Kurt A. Rosentrater and Bernard Chove (2017). Understanding postharvest practices, knowledge, and actual mycotoxin levels in maize in three agro-ecological zones in Tanzania. Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research, 8(7), 73-84.

Rashid Suleiman, Kurt A. Rosentrater and Bernard Chove (2016) Periodic Physical Disturbance: An Alternative Method for Controlling Sitophilus zeamais (Maize Weevil) Infestation. Insects, 7(4), 51-58.

Bekzod Khakimov, Richard J. Mongi, Klavs M. Sørensen, Bernadette K. Ndabikunze, Bernard E. Chove, Søren Balling Engelsen (2016). A comprehensive and comparative GC–MS metabolomics study of non-volatiles in Tanzanian grown mango, pineapple, jackfruit, baobab and tamarind fruits. Food Chemistry, 213, 691–699.

Maria Ngilisho, Akwilina Mwanri, Stelyus Mkoma and Bernard Chove (2015). Concentration and Intake of Micronutrients by Infants through Milk and Baby Foods in Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania. European Journal of Nutrition and Food Safety, 5(5): 507.

Richard J. Mongi, Bernadette K. Ndabikunze, Trude Wicklund, Lucy M. Chove and Bernard E. Chove (2015).Effect of solar drying methods on total phenolic contents and antioxidant activity of commonly consumed fruits and vegetable (mango, banana, pineapple and tomato) in Tanzania. African journal of Food Science, 9(5), 291-300.

Beatrice Mgaya-Kilima, Siv Fagertun Remberg, Bernard Elias Chove and Trude Wicklund, (2015). Physiochemical and antioxidant properties of roselle-mango juice blends; effects of packaging material, storage temperature and time. Food Science and Nutrition, 3(2), 100-109.

Ernest M. Marwa, Zainab J Mziray, Bernard E Chove, and Abel K Kaaya (2014). Uranium contamination in drinking water and foodstuffs in Bahi District, Central Tanzania. Journal of Continuing Education and Extension, 5(2), 625 – 640.

Mgaya Kilima, B., Remberg, S. F., Chove, B. E., and Wicklund, T. (2014). Physio-chemical, mineral composition and antioxidant properties of roselle (Hibiscus Sabdariffa L.) extract blended with tropical fruit juices, African Journal of Food Agriculture Nutrition and Development (AJFAND), 14(3), 8963-8978.

Mgaya K. Beatrice, Wicklund Trude, Remberg Siv, and Chove Bernard (2014). Influence of storage temperature and time on physiochemical properties of roselle-fruit juice blends in plastic bottles, Food Science and Nutrition, 2(2), 181-191.

Mongi, Richard, Bernadette Ndabikunze, Bernard Chove, and Trude Wicklund (2013). Descriptive Sensory Analysis, Consumer Liking and Preference Mapping for Solar Dried Mango cv Dodo. Food Science and Quality Management, 16, 16-23.

Mongi, R. J., Ndabikunze, B. K., Chove, B. E., Mamiro, P., Ruhembe C.C. and Ntwenya, J. G. (2011) Proximate composition, bread characteristics and sensory evaluation of cocoyam-wheat composite breads, AJFAND, 11(7), 5586 – 5599.

Mamiro Peter, Nyagaya Martha, Kimani Paul, Mamiro Delphina, Jumbe Theresia, Macha Joyce, and Chove Bernard (2010). Similarities in functional attributes and nutritional effects of magadi soda and bean debris-ash used in cooking African traditional dishes. African Journal of Biotechnology, 10(7), 1181-1185

Chove, B. E., and Mamiro, P. S. (2010). Effect of germination and autoclaving of sprouted Finger millet and Kidney beans on cyanide content, Tanzania Journal of Health Research, 12(3), 252-256

Gidamis A. B., and Chove, B. E. (2009). Biotechnology and Biosafety: Exploring the Debate and Public Perception in Developing Countries, Journal of Knowledge Globalization, 2(1), 45 – 62.

Mamiro Peter, Fweja Leonard, Chove Bernard, Kinabo Joyce, George Victor, Mtebe Kaswija (2007). Physical and chemical characteristics of off-vine ripened mango (Mangifera indica L.) fruit (cv Dodo). African Journal of Biotechnology. 6(21), 2477 – 2483.

Shayo, N. B., Chove, B. E., Gidamis, A.B., and Ngoma, O. B. (2007). The quality of water in small community supplies of Kingolwira village, Morogoro, Tanzania. Tanzania Health Research Bulletin, 9(1), 56 – 60.

Chove, B., Grandison, A., and Lewis, M. (2007). Some functional properties of soy protein isolate fractions obtained by micro-membrane fractionation, Food Hydrocolloids, 21(8), 1379 -1388.

Bangu, N., Chove, B., Sawala, G., Mgombela, J., and Waduma, J. (2006). A Short note on processing of bamboo juice, Tanzania Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 7(2), 133 -136.

Shayo, N. B., Gidamis, A. B., Chove, B. E., and Mella, O.N.O. (2006). Quantification of different cyanogenic compounds in cassava processing steps into Ugali and water used for soaking cassava roots. Tanzania Food and Nutrition Journal, 2(1), 42 – 49.

Chove, B. E., Ballegu, W.R.W., and Chove, L.M. (2006). Copper and Lead levels in two popular leafy vegetables in Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania. Tanzania Health Research Bulletin, 8(1), 37- 40.

Lazaro, E. L., Shayo, N. B., Chove, B. E., and Gidamis, A. B. (2006). The effects of moisture on physical properties of Sorghum and Millet. Journal of Agriculture Science and Technology, 8(1), 43 – 54.

Shayo, N. B., Chove, B. E., Gidamis, A. B., Kimaryo, V. M., and Ally, R. (2005). Assessment of hygienic quality of street foods during preparation and handling by Mama Lishe: A case study of Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Population Studies and Development, 12(1), 93 -102.

Gidamis, A. B., Chove, B. E., Bangu, N. T. A., Shayo, N. B., and Nnko, S. A. M. (2004). Quality evaluation of different types of Tanzanian honey with special emphasis on Hydroxymethyl Furfural (HMF) levels. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, 59(3), 129 -132.

Gidamis, A. B., Panga, J. T., Sarwatt, S. V., Chove, B. E., and Shayo, N. B. (2003). Nutrient and Anti-nutrient Contents in Raw and Cooked Young Leaves and Immature Pods of Moringa oleifera, Lam., Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 42(6), 399-411.

Chove, B. E., Grandison, A. S. and Lewis, M. J. (2002). Emulsifying properties of soy protein isolate fractions obtained by micro-filtration. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 82(3), 267- 272.

Nnko, S. A. M., Gidamis, A. B., Egidio, A. K., Chove, B. E., and Shayo, N. B. (2001). Food Safety and Public Awareness; A case study of Morogoro, Institute of Development Studies Journal, 7(1&2), 141-148.

Chove, B. E., Grandison, A. S. and Lewis, M. J. (2001). Emulsifying properties of soy protein isolate fractions obtained by isoelectric precipitation. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 81(8), 759-763.

Bangu, N. T. A., Chove, B. E., Nnko, S. A. M., and Gidamis, A. B. (1999). Particle size distribution in milled sorghum grains of different corneousness. Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology, 2(1), 1-7.

Gidamis, A. B., Nnko, S. A. M., Shayo, N. B., Chove, B. E., and Kroner, H. K. (1998). Comparative evaluation of different extraction and purification methods used in technical enzyme production from microorganisms. Tanzania Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 1(2), 141-148.

Gidamis, A. B., Nnko, S.A.M., and Chove, B. E. (1998). Food Biotechnology: Facts and public perceptions. Uongozi Journal of Management Development, 9(1), 5-9.

 

Book Chapters:

Chove, B. E. (2006). Solar Energy Driers for Food Processing. Energy Resources in Tanzania, Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), Vol.1, 145 -154.

 

Conference/Workshops/Seminar Papers

Chove, B. E., and Ballegu, W. R. W. (1992). Preliminary work on an improved solar drier for vegetable dehydration. Proceedings of the Tanzania Society for Agricultural Engineers (TSAE), Vol. 5, Annual Scientific Conference, Tanga, Tanzania, 16-18th September 1992.

Chove, B. E. (1996). Effect of drying conditions on the quality of blanched cowpea leaves (vigna unguiculata). Proceedings of the Fourth Regional Group Training Programme on “Applied Food Analysis”, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya. pp 83-87.

Nnko, S. A. M., Gidamis, A. B., Shayo, N. B., Egidio, A.K., and Chove, B. (1998). Evaluation of consumer awareness on food safety issues; a case study of Morogoro in Tanzania. Proceedings of the 2nd Faculty of Agriculture Annual Research Conference held at the Horticulture Multipurpose Hall, Sokoine University Agriculture, Tanzania, 25th –27th September 1996, pp 342-350.

Gidamis, A. B., Chove, B. E., and Nnko, S. A. M. (1997). The role of Food Science and Technology in the prevention of pellagra. Paper presented at the National Workshop on Pellagra held on 19th-20th May 1997, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. pp 12-16.

Ryoba, R., Chove, B. E., Mtenga, L. A., Muhikambele, V. R., Maeda, G. and Makungu, P. J. (2003). Comparative assessment of Drum, Smoking Kiln and Solar Driers as meat preservation methods in Rural Areas. Proceedings of the Second Collaborative Research Workshop on Food Security, 28 -30 May 2003, Tanesco Training Insititute, Morogoro-Tanzania, pp 259-271.

Chove, B. E., Ryoba, R., Muhikambele, V. R., Mtenga, L. A., and Makungu, P. J. (2004). Evaluation of drying efficiency of a smoking kiln and acceptability of smoked meat. Proceedings of the Third Collaborative Research Workshop on Food Security, 24 -26 May 2004, Tanesco Training Insititute, Morogoro-Tanzania, pp 246-252.

 

Chove, B.E., (2009). Poverty Reduction through Agricultural Produce Value Addition in Tanzania: Challenges and Opportunities. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Seminar and General Meeting of the Institution of Engineers Tanzania (IET), Chemical and Process Engineering (CPE) Division, 7th November 2009, NSSF Waterfront, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Marketing Conference Room, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. pp 26 – 33.

Elisante, E., Chove, B., and Muchunguzi, C. (2010) Development of technology for small-scale drying of fish and its by-products Proceedings of 10th American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Conference. 7-12 November 2010, Salt Lake City, USA. Code: 83459.

Suleiman, R., Rosentrater, K. and Chove, B. (2017). Postharvest practices and mycotoxins of maize in three agro-ecological zones of Tanzania. Proceedings of the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference, 2017 ASABE Annual International Meeting

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COMMUNITY SERVICE AND OTHER ENGAGEMENTS

Lead Consultant, Rehabilitation and test-running of the Dairy Pilot Plant at the Department of Animal Science and Production, SUA. The scope of the assignment included equipment rehabilitation and a market survey for processed milk and milk products.  (June – September 1995)

Visiting Lecturer, Kigali Institute of Science, Technology and Management  (KIST) – Rwanda. Lecturing in Food Engineering and Fats and Oils Science and Technology. April – August 2002.

External Examiner, MSc. Dissertations and PhD Theses for several candidates, College of Engineering and Technology and College of Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Dar Es Salaam.

Resource Person, short course on Entrepreneurship and Job preparation for the 2004 Sokoine University of Agriculture graduates, 12th – 23rd July 2004, SMC Campus, Morogoro.

Consultant, Assessment of Carbon dioxide emissions from wood-fired steam boilers, Diesel operated power generators, Diesel-operated water pumps, and Work space illumination at Lugoda, Kibwele  and Kilima tea processing factories, Unilever Tea (Tanzania) Ltd, Mufindi- Tanzania, May 2005.

External Examiner, Chemical & Process Engineering, and Food & Biochemical Engineering courses, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, College of Engineering and Technology, University of Dar Es Salaam. January- July 2006, and July 2009 – August 2012.

 

Consultant: Feasibility studies on the establishment of processing units for agricultural produce (Maize, Sorghum and Cassava) for the Ministry of Trade and Industries, Republic of Rwanda. June –November 2008.

Reviewer: Food Chemistry, African Journal of Biotechnology, European Food Research and Technology Journal, International Journal of Molecular Sciences and European Journal of Nutrition and Food Safety.

Consultant: Appraisal of Logistics in Agro-food Industry in Africa (country consultant for Tanzania), for the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). November 2011 – June 2012.

Consultant: Monitoring and Evaluation of key projects under the Development Partnerships in Higher Education (DelPHE) programme in Tanzania, Ghana, Nigeria, and Pakistan (country consultant for Tanzania). Client: Association of Commonwealth Universities, funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom. January – May 2012.

Consultant: FAO/Kuhne Foundation Training workshop on agro-industrial logistics, Morogoro-Tanzania, 15th -19th June 2015.

External Examiner, Department of Food and Nutrition, Faculty of Science, Technology and Environmental Sciences, the Open University of Tanzania October 2016 – 2019

External Examiner, Department of Food Science and Technology, College of Agricultural Sciences and Fisheries, the University of Dar Es Salaam.   July 2015 – June 2018.

Lead Consultant: Feasibility study on the establishment of a tomato processing factory in Busega District, Simiyu Region-Tanzania. A Feasibility study report and a business plan for the proposed company were prepared. The work was financed by UNDP through the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF). June –October 2017.

Lead Consultant: Feasibility study on the establishment of a packaging materials manufacturing factory in Maswa District, Simiyu Region-Tanzania. A Feasibility study report and a Business plan for the proposed company were prepared. The work was financed by UNDP through the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF). November 2017 – February 2018.

Lead Consultant: Independent Assessment of the Kisigo Tea Company, Mufindi District, Iringa Region. Scope: Technical and Financial viability of the Company.  The work was funded by the Tanzania Investment Bank (TIB). September – December 2018.

Lead Consultant: Mapping agricultural innovations and technologies and disseminate through coaching or stakeholder engagement. The work was financed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through the Ministry of Agriculture- URT, executed by the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF). November 2018 – February 2019.

Lead Consultant: Feasibility study on the establishment of a salt refining factory in Meatu District, Simiyu Region-Tanzania. The work was financed by Meatu District Council (MDC) through the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF). September 2018 – February 2019.

Consultant: Feasibility study on the establishment of a tomato processing factory in Chato District, Geita Region-Tanzania. A Feasibility study report and a Business plan for the proposed company were prepared. The work was financed by JICA through the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF). The client was Chato AMCOS. October –December 2019.

Consultant: Redevelopment of the Utegi Dairy Farm and Factory in Rorya District, Mara Region-Tanzania. A Feasibility study report and a Business plan for the proposed investment were prepared. The work was financed by the Government of Tanzania. September – October 2019.

Consultant: Feasibility Study and Business Plan for the Tanzania Feed Value Chain Expansion for Smallholder Impact Project: Tanfeeds International, Morogoro – Tanzania. November 2019 –February 2020.

Consultant: Feasibility Study and Business Plan development for the proposed Mwanza Milk Processing Factory. The work is financed by the Governments of Tanzania and Rwanda, August 2021 – February 2022.

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS HELD

Associate Dean (Administration): Faculty of Agriculture; July 2005 – June 2007.

Head of Department: Department of Food Science and Technology, July 2008 – June 2014

Deputy Principal (Academic): College of Agriculture; July 2014 – June 2017.

Principal: College of Agriculture, September 2020 – to-date

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Department of Food Science and Agro-process Engineering College of Agriculture

Postal address: P.O. Box 3006 Chuo Kikuu, MOROGORO, TANZANIA

Telephone:  +255 23260 3511/4, extension 4429 (Office) +255 754 633062 (Cell phone)

E-mail: bchove[at]sua.ac.tz    or bchove06[at]yahoo.com