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Editor-in-Chief,   Anatole Krattiger

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Fiocruz, Brazil

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BOKANGA, Mpoko Photograph Mpoko Bokanga is a food scientist with a Master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a doctorate from Cornell University. He has been involved in agricultural research and development in Africa for the past 17 years. Before becoming the first Executive Director of AATF, Dr. Bokanga worked as an Industrial Development Officer of Agro-industries with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Abuja, Nigeria. From 1989 to 2002, he was a Research Scientist with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). He has also been a Visiting Professor of Food Science at Alabama A & M University and a Research Associate for Westreco Inc., a Nestlé Research Company. At Westreco, Dr. Bokanga developed processes based on immobilized microbial and enzyme systems; and at IITA, he developed technologies for processing cassava and yams into new products that were subsequently introduced into more than a dozen African countries. He has co-authored or edited three books and published several papers on the biochemistry and health implications of cyanogenesis in cassava and on the processing of root and tuber crops. He is the coordinator of the Working Group on Cassava Safety (WOCAS), a subcommittee of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC), whose main function is to monitor the progress of and encourage research on cyanogenesis in cassava and its implications for food safety. Dr. Bokanga is the current chair of ISTRC-AB, the African branch of the ISTRC, and holds a visiting professorship at the University of Greenwich in England (2005-2008).

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