Deborah is a nutritionist based in Kampala, Uganda. She joined Bioversity in 2013 and her work is mainly focused on addressing micronutrient deficiencies through provitamin A-rich banana cultivars, and developing agrobiodiversity strategies for improved nutrition and health. This work is implemented in Eastern Africa: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda. Deborah is responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating the various research activities. She also participates in any other nutrition related projects and activities in the region.
Deborah’s research experience and interests include food and nutrition security, dietary diversity, community nutrition, capacity building, livelihoods and agrobiodiversity.
Beatrice Ekesa, Deborah Nabuuma, Gina Kennedy, and Inge Van den Bergh. 2017. Sensory evaluation of provitamin A carotenoid-rich banana cultivars on trial for potential adoption in Burundi and Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Fruits 72(5), 261-272. DOI: 10.17660/th2017/72.5.1.
Beatrice Ekesa, Deborah Nabuuma, Guy Blomme, and Inge Van den Bergh. 2015. Provitamin A carotenoid content of unripe and ripe banana cultivars for potential adoption in eastern Africa. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 43, 1-6. DOI:10.1016/j.jfca.2015.04.003.