Ms Vumilia L. Zikankuba

Kaimu Afisa Mtendaji Mkuu

Ms Vumilia L. Zikankuba


Full name: Vumilia L. Zikankuba

Date of birth: 10th February 1979

Nationality: Tanzanian

Marital status: Married

Language: Swahili & English

Contact Details: Mobile: 0744468044

Email: zikankuba@gmail.com


  1. Master of Science Food Science and Technology from Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia
  2. Bachelor of Science Food Science and Technology from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro Tanzania
  3. Food Postharvest management Certificate from The Postharvest Education Foundation, United States of America


  1. Leadership and Change Management Conducted by Tanzania Global Learning Agency (TaGLA) in Arusha Tanzania, 2018
  2. Right Based Approach to Food and Nutrition Security conducted by Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen Netherlands, 2017
  3. Competitive Capability for Team Leader on Good Manufacturing Practices, Conducted by South African Brewery Miller, 2010


  1. Ag. Chief Executive Officer, The National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA), from 10th April, 2017.
  2. Agricultural Research Officer at Horticulture Research and Training Institute, HORTI, Tengeru Arusha from May, 2012 – April 2017.
  3. Quality Specialist at Tanzania Breweries Limited, Arusha plant from Aug. 2009 - April 2012.
  4. Microbiology Laboratory Technician and Electron Spin Resonance Specialist at Tanzania Breweries Limited, Dar es salaam Plant from Aug 2007 - July. 2009.


i.James, A., and Zikankuba, V. L. (2018). Mycotoxins contamination in maize alarms food safety in sub-Sahara Africa. Food Control (90),372-381


ii.Zikankuba, V., and James, A. (2017). Quinoa: A potential crop for food and nutritional security in Tanzania. American Journal of Research Communication, 4(8): 15-28. http://www.usa-journals.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Zikankuba_Vol54.pdf

iii.James, A., and Zikankuba, V. (2017). Postharvest management of fruits and vegetable: A potential for reducing poverty, hidden hunger and malnutrition in sub-Sahara Africa. Cogent Food and Agriculture Journal. 131205. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/23311932.2017.1312052

iv. James, A. and Zikankuba, V. (2017). Moringa oleifera a potential tree for nutrition security in sub-Sahara Africa. American Journal of Research Communication, 7(8): 1-14. http://www.usa-journals.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/James_Vol54.pdf