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Babarinsa Olumuyiwa Adekanmi Dr., Department of Food Sciences and Technology

Area(s) of Specialization/Research Interests

Food Postharvest Technology


Babarinsa Olumuyiwa is a professional food scientist and a lecturer in the Department of Food Science and Technology at Mountain Top University, Ogun state. He is a graduate of Food Science and Technology from the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta. He obtained his Masters and PhD in the same field from the Federal University of Technology Akure with a specialization in Food Postharvest Technology. Olumuyiwa worked with FADEB Consultancy (a) as a Research Associate, where he was exposed to different activities and interventions across different produce value chains that involved value chain mapping and assessment, secondary and primary data collections (Questionnaires, Key Informant Interviews, Focus Group Discussions etc). Dr. Babarinsa is a Certified Project Manager with the International Project Management Professionals. He is a professional member of the Nigeria Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST), Member, Organization for Technology Advancement of Cold Chain in West Africa, Member, Institute of Agribusiness Management Nigeria (MIAMN) and Member, International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC). His research interest is in food postharvest processing, preservation and storage with a bias on perishable crops (roots, tubers, fruits and vegetables).

Academic Credentials

• Ph.D Food Science and Technology 2021 • M.Tech Food Science and Technology 2015 • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) 2015 • B.Sc. (Hons) Food Science and Technology; Second Class Upper Division 2011 • Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) 2005

Professional Association

I. Member, Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technologist (MNIFST) II. Member. Institute of Agribusiness Management Nigeria (MIAMN) III. Member, International Society of Tropical Root Crops (MISTRC) IV. Member, Global Cassava Partnership for 21st Century Crops (MGCP21) V. Member, International Project Management Professionals VI. Member, Young Professionals' Platform for Agricultural Research for Development (YPARD) VII. Member, International Food Safety and Quality Network (IFSQN) VIII. Member, World Association of Young Scientists (WAYS) IX. Member, Agriculture-Nutrition Community of Practice (ag2nut) X. Member, Global Forum of Food Security and Nutrition (FSNForum) XI. Member, Agriculture Nutrition and Health (ANH).


1 Babarinsa Olumuyiwa Adekanmi, Oluwalana Isaac Babatunde and Bolade Mathew Kolawole, 2021. Climate smart technology for storage of fresh pro-vitamin A bio-fortified cassava. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development.
2 Adeoye, B.K., Babarinsa, O.A., Ujah, C.O. and Akinbode, B.A. (2021) ‘The assessment of physicochemical properties of purple fleshed sweet potato stored under evaporative cooling system’ Int. J. Postharvest Technology and Innovation, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp.19–37.
3 Babarinsa O.A, Oluwalana I. B., Bolade M.K and Oluwamukomi M.O (2020). Effects of storage in moist sawdust on the proximate and chemical properties of fresh cassava root. International Journal Postharvest Technology and Innovation Vol 7 (3): 229-236.
4 Babarinsa O.A, Oluwalana I.B and Bolade M.K (2018). Effects of storage of fresh cassava in moist sawdust on the proximate chemical and functional properties of gari. Ukrainian Food Journal Vol. 7(2), pp.264-272.
5 Babarinsa F.A, Ogundele R., Babarinsa O., Omodara M. (2018). Evaluation of plastic crate as replacement for raffia basket to prevent in-transit damage of packaged tomatoes. Journal of Post-harvest Technology. 6(3): 70-79.
6 Oluwalana I.B, Bolade M.K, Jolayemi O.S, Babarinsa O.A, Jeje O.A and Ojo T.P (2018). Influence of postharvest treatments on the proximate composition and sugar contents of fresh maize. Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research Vol. 9(5), pp.54-57.
7 Babarinsa, O.A. and Oluwalana, I.B (2018). Effect of storage of fresh cassava in sawdust on Gari processing. Journal of Postharvest Technology, 6(1): 57-62.