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Tigist Tadesse Shonte

Country of origin: Ethiopia Currently in: South Africa, Pretoria General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
PhD Fellowship Alumna
Academic Background


2018 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
2008 Master Agricultural Sciences
2005 Undergraduate Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

 Food flavor Chemistry, Food processing and preservation/postharvest technologies, Sensory and consumer science

Current profession

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Codex Alimentarius

Presentation given

Effect of drying method on chemical composition and antioxidant activity of underutilized stinging nettle leaves
African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Event: Postharvest Loss Reduction and Agro-processing: Drivers of Agricultural Transformation in Africa
Women Farmers: challenges and way forward to Extension of Small-Scale Postharvest Horticulture Technologies for Sustainable Food Security; Theme 2: Application of a Gender Lens in addressing Food Security and Policy
Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, Boksburg, South Africa
Event: SAYAS Food Security & Policy Workshop: Policy Direction - Eradication of Hunger and Achievement of Food Security.
Sensory properties of cooked leaves and leaf infusions from stinging nettle
STIAS, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Event: 1st AfroSense conference of new techniques and trends for sensory characterization & consumer profiling
Sensory properties of stinging nettle leaves
Event: The 21st SAAFoST (South Africa Association of Food Science and Technology) Biennial International Congress and Exhibition
Nutritional Properties of Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica L) Cooked Leaves and Leaf Infusions: A Potential Food Source to Address Malnutrition
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Event: The 2016 Autumn International Scientific Conference on Food Safety and Security Conference (FSaS)
Postharvest quality of Georgia grown pomegranates
CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria
Event: 20th Biennial International SAAFoST Congress and Exhibition
Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship awarded 2013

PHD Graduation 2018

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