Dr. Agnes Mwangwela is a Food Scientist with over 20 years of experience in university teaching in food science, food product development and food analysis at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources. From 2013, Dr. Mwangwela has served as dean of Food and Human Sciences and currently is the acting Principal of Bunda College of Agriculture.
Dr. Mwangwela is a holder of Phd in Food Science from the University of Pretoria, an MSc and BSc from the University of Malawi. Dr. Mwangwela currently leads the Food Composition data compilation and management in Malawi, and is a seasoned researcher who has been awarded research grants from McKnight foundation, IITA & Africa Rising; IFS, South African NRF, USAID- Bean Cowpea Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP), USAID Peanut and Mycotoxin Innovation Lab (PMIL). Her research work has been published in local and international peer reviewed journals.
She has substantial knowledge of working with project supported by development partners (USAID, UNIDO, EU and JICA), farmers and food processing companies (Valid Nutrition, Technoserve- Malawi). She has provided consulting services to private companies and public value addition programs such as One Village One Product (OVOP). Dr. Mwangwela is able to deliver basic principles of food processing and value addition different types of audiences according to their needs.
Dr Mwangwela is a recipient The Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology fellowship. As part of a career development program for African Women in Agriculture Research and Development (AWARD), Dr. Mwangwela was one of the first Mentors in 2008 and has proceeded to mentor two more women in 2013 and 2014.