The field research under the AgriDiet project was completed in September 2015. The analysis is ongoing and the research findings will continue to be added to this site.

The AgriDiet site will also continue to provide updates on the latest research findings relating to agriculture and nutrition in Ethiopia and Tanzania via ELDIS

Meet the team

  • Tom O’Connor

    Tom O’Connor holds a BSc (1H) degree in Dairy and Food Science (1980) from University College Cork and a PhD degree in Nutrition (1984) from Cornell University.  He then spent three years as a postdoctoral research at Cornell.  Afterwards he worked for a major multinational corporation in the US and Belgium before returning to Cork […]

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  • Aifric O’Sullivan

    Dr Aifric O’Sullivan has extensive experience in human nutrition research using a variety of approaches including biochemistry, functional measurements, and metabolomics. As a Postdoc at University College Dublin she worked on the National Phenotype Database (JINGO). In 2011 she went to University of California, Davis and continued to examine the diversity in human responses to […]

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  • Girmay Tesfay

    Girmay Tesfay is an Ethiopian national. His area of expertise is in agricultural and natural resources economics with a policy and development focus. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Agricultural Economics in August 1993 from Alemaya University of Agriculture, Ethiopia. He completed his M.Sc. in Rural Resources Management at Bangor College, the University of North […]

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  • Stephen Thornhill

    Stephen Thornhill is a part-time Lecturer and Research Fellow at University College Cork, and the part-time Project Manager of AgriDiet.  Stephen is also a freelance consultant on Agri-food market and policy issues, with recent projects including the development of food security certification guidelines for the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels, and advising and training the Kazakhstan […]

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  • PhD Researchers

     Achilana Mtingele Achilana Mtingele is an Assistant Lecturer in Economics specializing in Labour Economics and Industrial and Production Economics at St. Augustine University of Tanzania in Mwanza, Tanzania.  She graduated from St. Augustine University of Tanzania with a BA in Economics in the year 2008 and proceeded to University of Dar es Salaam where she […]

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