Profile of Samuel Elolu
Samuel Elolu is an assistant Lecturer at the Department of Food Science and Postharvest Technology. He is currently a PhD Fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany and holds an MSc (Food Security & Community Nutrition), BSc (Agriculture) and a post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management. Samuel is currently doing research in Postharvest Biology of Vegetables, Health Promoting plant metabolites, Food nutritional Quality and Safety. He has published research articles in the area of food innovation, nutrition sensitive value chains and community nutrition. Before joining the department as a full-time academic staff, Samuel served as the TAGDev project manager at Gulu University since January 2017. He has managed the program, providing scholarship support to talented but economically disadvantaged students from 14 African countries, supporting community action research projects and the student entrepreneurship challenge initiative with support from the Mastercard Foundation and Regional University’s Forum for Capacity building in Agriculture (RUFORUM).

Mr. Samuel Elolu
Assistant Lecturer  | Food Science and Postharvest Technology
Gulu University


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TAGDev Project (2017-2024). Transforming African Agricultural Universities to Meaningfully contribute to Africa s growth and Development. In partnership with the Mastercard Foundation and RUFORUM.
The project is sponsoring over 200 students (103 MSc, 120 BSc and 4 PhDs), including international students from 13 different African Countries.


Samuel Elolu, Rachel Byarugaba, Arnold Mathew Opiyo, Dorothy Nakimbugwe, Dagmar Mithöfer and Susanne Huyskens-Keil (2023). Improving nutrition-sensitive value chains of African indigenous vegetables: current trends in postharvest management and processing. Frontiers in Sustainable food systems.

Melas Cayrol Adoko, Solomon Olum, Samuel Elolu & Duncan Ongeng (2021): Addition of Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato and Iron-Rich Beans Improves Sensory, Nutritional and Physical Properties But Reduces Microbial Shelf Life of Cassava-Based Pancake (Kabalagala) Designed for Children 2-5 Years Old, Journal of Culinary Science & Technology,

Samuel Elolu and Duncan Ongeng (2020). Community-based nutrition-sensitive approach to address short-term hunger and undernutrition among primary school children in rural areas in a developing country setting: lessons from North and North-Eastern Uganda. BMC Nutrition 6:73,1-10).

Tuyizere JD, Okidi L, Elolu S, Ongeng D. In vitro bioavailability-based assessment of the contribution of wild fruits and vegetables to household dietary iron requirements among rural households in a developing country setting: The case of Acholi Subregion of Uganda. Food Sci Nutr. 2021; 00:1–14.

Odongo, W., Okello, D.M., Otim, F., Aliro, T., Kalule, S.W. & Elolu. S, (2018). Enhancing the student enterprise training (SES) at Gulu University. RUFORUM Working Document Series (ISSN 1607-9345), 2018, No. 17 (1): 149-153.



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