Joyce Kinabo


Professor of Human Nutrition, Sokoine University of Agriculture

Joyce Kinabo is a Professor of Human Nutrition in the Department of Food Technology, Nutrition, and Consumer Sciences at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, Tanzania. She has been lecturing for more than 32 years on human nutrition, nutritional physiology, body composition and energy balance, nutritional epidemiology, maternal and child nutrition, and food and nutrition security. Her research has focused mainly on energy balance studies and the thermal effect of food, maternal and child nutrition, adolescent nutrition, food-body interactions, and nutritional status. She is involved in community nutrition research, focusing on enhancing capacity of communities to identify nutrition challenges and solutions by developing nutrition interventions to address their unique nutrition challenges in various food systems. With the AgriDiet project, she led the Tanzania country review of how national policies impact upon nutrition and was also responsible for developing the national methodology plan for the field work in Tanzania. Currently, she leads a team of researchers at SUA to undertake impact assessment of the Improving Nutrition Outcomes Through Optimized Agricultural Investments project being implemented by the Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN). She holds a PhD in Nutritional Physiology from Glasgow University, an M.Sc. in Food Science from Leeds University, and a B.S. in Agriculture with a major in Food Science and Technology from the University of Dar es Salaam.