Dharini Sivakumar


Professor Dharini Sivakumar, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa, obtained the prestigious South African Research Chair (SARChI) funding from the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) / National Research Foundation (NRF) for “Phytochemical Food Network to Improve Nutritional Quality for Consumers.” She has established a working program with the rural African communities to promote cultivation and agro processing of traditional vegetables and fruits in Venda, South Africa, which helped to develop entrepreneur skills, creation of employment, income generation and poverty alleviation.