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Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology, University of Johannesburg, P.O. Box 524, Auckland Park 2006, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Current position: 
Professor (Full)
Current nationality: 
South Africa
Current residence: 
South Africa
University of Johannesburg
Prof. Fawole’s research activities are driven by a need to maintain the quality and ensure the safety of fresh horticultural food crops and add value through agroprocessing. He has authored over 120 research papers and conference proceedings, with an H-index of 32 and over 3100 citations. Prof Fawole serves on the editorial boards for reputable journals. He has received numerous global recognitions, including TWAS Young Affiliate, Italy (2016), STS Future Leadership, Japan (2016; 2020), Africa Academy of Sciences (2020) and a cohort of the Africa Science Leadership Programme (2021). Prof Fawole is a Technical Board Member of CIGR Section VI. He co-chaired the 3rd all Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition hosted by the African Union Commission in 2021 and convened the Vth International Symposium on Pomegranate and Minor Mediterranean Fruits in 2022. Prof Fawole is the current Chair of the ISHS working group. In addition to being a Full Professor at the University of Johannesburg, he holds Professorial (Extraordinary) appointments at the Tshwane University of Technology and Stellenbosch University, South Africa, for capacity building and skill transfer.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
1 - No poverty
2 - Zero hunger
3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
5 - Gender equality
9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure
10 - Reduced inequality
11 - Sustainable cities and communities
12 - Responsible consumption and production
13 - Climate action
14 - Life below water
15 - Life on land
17 - Partnerships for the goals
Young Affiliate Alumnus
Food Security, Postharvest Loss, Value Addition, Agro-processing, Functional Foods, Nanotechnology, Omics
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Scientific field:
01-Agricultural Sciences
TWAS Regional Office: 
TWAS Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP)
Last updated on 17/06/2022