Mijena Ruth Bekele
Ethiopia 2019
Mijena Ruth Bekele is a Food Science and Nutrition Researcher. She specializes in food product development, and quality and safety of foods with an emphasis on maternal and child malnutrition. She also serves in different  technical committees including the National Information Platform for Nutrition (EU project), Initiative for Food and Nutrition in Africa (JICA project), the National Food Based Dietary Guideline Project and the National Food Composition Table Development.
Bekele hopes to increase her visibility and confidence, and conduct quality research that will have a positive impact on the rural communities of Ethiopia.
Field of Research
Maternal and child malnutrition reduction by developing nutritious food products for pregnant women, lactating mothers and children under five years.

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