Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Agrifood Chain Management

Rachel Byarugaba


Photo: Rachel Byarugaba
PhD Student







Short Bio

  • Since October 2021 PhD Student in the Agrifood Chain Management Group and Quality Dynamics/Postharvest Management of Perishable Crops Research Group at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
  • 2019–2021 Part-time Lecturer, Department of Environment and Livelihoods Support Systems, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda
  • 2010–2020 Graduate Assistant, Department of Food Technology and Nutrition, School of Food Technology Nutrition and Bioengineering, Makerere University, Uganda
  • 2019 M.Sc. in Applied Human Nutrition, Makerere University, Uganda
  • 2006 B.Sc. in Food Science and Technology, Makerere University, Uganda


Research Interests

  • Food product development
  • Food systems and security
  • Nutritional quality of food



  • InNuSens (2021 - 2024)
  • Fruits and Vegetables for All Seasons (FruVaSe): Technical and Administrative Assistant (2018-2021). Funded by Federal Republic of Germany, Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE)



  • Byarugaba, R., Nabubuya, A., & Muyonga, J. (2020). Descriptive sensory analysis and consumer preferences of bean sauces. Food Science & Nutrition, 8(8):4252-4265.

  • Wasswa, M.S., Fungo, R., Kaaya, A., Byarugaba, R., & Muyonga, J. (2021). Influcence of sun drying and a combination of boiling and sun drying on the retention of nutrients and bioactive compounds in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp) leaves.African Journal of Biological Sciences, 3(3), 48-58.