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Mavis Owureku- Asare

Country of origin: Ghana Currently in: Ghana, Accra General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Early Career Fellowship
Academic Background

Degrees

2018 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

Development and optimization of solar drying technologies for processing fruits and vegetables.


Publications resulting from Research: 


Owureku-Asare, M., Oduro, I., Saalia, F.K., Tortoe, C and Kingsly Ambrose, R.P (2018). Physicochemical and Nutritional characteristics of solar and sun-dried tomato. Journal of Food Research, 7(6)1-15.



Owureku-Asare, M. Ambrose, K. Oduro, I. Tortoe, C. Saalia, F.K (2016). Consumer knowledge, preference, and perceived quality of dried tomato products in Ghana. Food Science and Nutrition,439: 1-8.

Owureku-Asare, M. Agyei-Amponsah, J. Agbemavor, W.S.K, Apatey ,J. Sarfo,A.K, Okyere, A.A, Twum L.A and Dodobi, M.T (2015). Effect of organic fertilizers on physical and chemical quality of sugar loaf pineapple (Ananas comosus l) grown in two ecological sites in Ghana. African Journal of food Agriculture Nutrition and development,15:2 9982-9995.

Owureku-Asare, M, Adu-Gyamfi , A., Agyei-Amponsah J., Agbemavor , W.S.K, Adom-Mensah, J.B, Acquah, S. Quayson, E (2014). Effect of gamma irradiation treatment and Storage on physico-chemical, microbial and sensory quality of minimally processed pineapple (Ananas comosus). British Journal of Applied Science & Technology 4(19): 2752-2761.

Owureku-Asare, M, Saalia, F.K, Sefa-Dedeh, S (2014). Effect of storage time and storage conditions on physicochemical quality of sweet orange (Citrus sinensis L). J. Agric. Food. Tech, 4(3)12-17.

Owureku-Asare, M., Agyei-Amponsah J, Saalia, F.K, Alfaro, L., Espinoza-Rodezno, L. Sathivel, S (2014). Effect of Pretreatment on Physicochemical quality characteristics of dried Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum). African Journal of Food science,8(5),253-259.

Ocloo, F.C.K, Owureku-Asare, M., Agyei-Amponsah, J., Agbemavor, W.S.K., Egblewogbe, M.N.Y.H., Apea-Bah, F.B., Sarfo, A., Apatey, J., Doku, H., Ofori-Appiah, D., Ayeh, E., (2017). Effect of gamma irradiation on physicochemical, functional and pasting properties of some locally-produced rice (Oryza spp) cultivars in Ghana. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 130;196–201.

Agyei-Amponsah J. Asare I. K., Agbemavo, W. S. K., Owureku-Asare, M., Apatey J., Ayeh E. A., Acquah S. and Ocloo, F. C. K. (2015). Effect of gamma irradiation on pasting characteristics and resistant starch level of starches from locally improved cassava accessions African Journal of Food Science.1357:12.

Agbemavor, W.S.K Wellington Torgby-Tetteh,W., Quartey, E,K, Nunoo, J., Owureku-Asare, M., Agyei-Amponsah, J., Apatey, J (2014). Physico-chemical evaluation of fruits from the fourth filial generation of some breeding lines of tomatoes. Intl J of Nut and Fd Sciences, 3(4): 318-325 320.

Elegba, W, Appiah, A.S, Azu,E., Afful, N., Agbemavor, W.S.K, Agyei-Amponsah, J, Owureku-Asare, M., Quaye, B and Danso, K.E (2013). Effect of mosaic virus diseases on dry matter content and starch yield of five cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) accessions in Ghana. African Journal of Biotechnology, 12(27), 4310-4316



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
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A food scientist with over fifteen years of experience in the food and agricultural research. As a highly skilled individual with interdisciplinary expertise that cut across food, agriculture, nutrition, engineering and agribusiness. She has played key roles in the management of various projects in the food and agricultural sector in Ghana. She specializes in post-harvest technologies, with focus on food preservation, food safety and sensory evaluation for post management of agricultural produce. As a fellow of The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) fellow, her research is gender responsive and focused on promoting practical agricultural technologies and solutions, which will benefit farmers and improve livelihoods of women in Ghana and Africa.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2016 Orlando, Florida, USA American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Annual International General Meeting

Affiliations

Institute of Food Technologist (IFT)
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA)
The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP)
The Norman E. Borlaug International Fellowship Program
African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)
Ghana Science Association (GSA)
Codex Alimentarius Committee-Ghana
The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)

Presentation given

2016
Quality Characteristics of solar dried tomato processed using a mixed mode solar dryer.
Orlando, Florida, USA
Event: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Annual International Meeting,
2015
Consumer Knowledge, Perceptions, Consumption and quality assessment of dried tomato products in Ghana
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Event: International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) 25th Annual World Symposium
2014
“Effects of pretreatment on the physicochemical qualities of dried tomato.
Cape Town, South Africa
Event: International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) 24th Annual World Symposium.
2012
Processing of tomato powder using different drying methods
Louisiana State University , Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Event: Department of Food Science seminar
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Oct 2012
2012 recipient, Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology scholarship.
Feb 2013
2013 Fellow of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)
Jun 2015
2015 Recipient of Norman E. Borlaug Leadership in Agricultural Enhancement Program (LEAP)
Jul 2019
The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship awarded 2019

Early Career Fellowship awarded awarded

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