Nassanga Prossy is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Food Science and Postharvest Technology, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment. She holds a bachelor of Agriculture Degree and a Master of Science in Food Security and community nutrition both from Gulu University. She is currently a PhD candidate at Gulu University. Her research study is focusing on Characterization of Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated from a Maize-based fermented beverage consumed in Northern Uganda. She has research interests in the areas of food security and community nutrition, food product development and food microbiology.

Ms. Prossy Nassanga 
Teaching Assistant | Food Science and Post-Harvest Technology | +256787 699089


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Research Interests


She is a team member of the NORPART project (2022 to 2026; Partnership for Education in Refugee-Host Contexts: Joint Learning Towards Food Security and Sustainable Development in Uganda (NORPART) Project (NORPART-2021/10508) which is currently running at Gulu University.

Conference Attended and Paper Presented

Nassanga P., Okello-uma I. & Ongeng D. (2018). Gulu University Student-Centered Outreach Model enhanced uptake of research innovations in complementary feeding among rural households in Amuru and Nwoya districts in Northern Uganda.

List of Publications

Nassanga P, Okello-uma I. & Ongeng D (2018). The Status of Nutritional Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Associated with Complementary Feeding in a Post-Conflict Development Phase Setting: The Case of Acholi-Sub-Region of Uganda. Journal of Food Science and Nutrition 6(8), 2374-2385.

Benjamin Kenyi Bendere Lomira, Prossy Nassanga, Daniel Micheal Okello & Duncan Ongeng (2021). Non-attitudinal and Non-knowledge-based factors constrain households from translating good nutritional knowledge and attitude to achieve the WHO recommended minimum intake level for fruits and vegetables in a developing country setting: Evidence from Gulu district, Uganda. BMC Nutrition 7(68), 1-16.

Achiro, E., Okidi, L., Echodu, R., Alarakol, S. P., Nassanga, P., & Ongeng, D. (2023). Status of food safety knowledge, attitude, and practices of caregivers of children in northern Uganda. Food Science & Nutrition, 00, 1–20.


Eunice Achiro, Lawrence Okidi, Richard Echodu, Simon Peter Alarakol, Prossy Nassanga, Duncan Ongeng . (2023) . Status of food safety knowledge, attitude, and practices of caregivers of children in northern Uganda . Food Science and Nutrition



  1. She has supervised 4 undergraduate students (3 graduated, 1 is writing the proposal).
  2. She has co-supervised 7 Master students (2 graduated, 3 submitted their dissertations for examination, 1 is writing the report, 1 about to start the process of data collection).

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