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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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Associate Professor
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South Africa
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South Africa
University of Johannesburg
Prof. Fawole is an Associate Professor in postharvest protection and preservation of horticultural crops at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa. He earned a BSc at Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria and an MSc at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. In 2013 obtained a PhD in Postharvest Science and Technology from Stellenbosch University (SU), before his appointment and promotion as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer academic in 2016 and 2018, respectively, at SU. His industry-oriented research focuses on shelflife extension of horticultural crops. His research strives to better understand the effects of various biotic and abiotic factors on growth, maturity, and storage of horticultural crops in order to develop appropriate postharvest management protocols/tools that enable safety and environmental sustainability for economic and health benefit of all stakeholders that are involved in the food value chain. Prof. Fawole is currently leading research on alternatives to plastics and synthetic chemicals in postharvest preservation of perishable horticultural products. He was awarded the National Research Foundation Y1-rating (Young Promising Scientist) in 2016.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
1 - No poverty
2 - Zero hunger
3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure
12 - Responsible consumption and production
13 - Climate action
15 - Life on land
17 - Partnerships for the goals
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Food Security, Postharvest Loss, Value Addition, Agro-processing, Functional Foods, Nanotechnology, Omics
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01-Agricultural Sciences
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TWAS Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP)
Last updated on 01/09/2020