Lucy Mlipano CHOVE

LucyName: Lucy Mlipano Chove; BSc, MSc, PhD

Title: Senior Lecturer

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Areas of expertise: Dairy Technology, Technology of Fruits and Vegetables, Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Food Processing and Preservation, Food Chemistry and Analysis

Research interests: Product Development, Food Fortification, Trans fats in Foods, Dairy Technology, Value Addition and Food Analysis, Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Technology of Fruits and Vegetables, Mycotoxins


Selected Research Projects 

  1. Project title: Exploiting market opportunities for value added dairy products- a project funded by Association for Strengthening Research in East and Central Africa- ASARECA. Some important aspects in the project include the implementation of milk feeding programme to some selected primary schools in Morogoro municipality and training of milk processors and dairy farmers on hygienic milk handling and on improved technologies.
  2. Project Title: “Promotion of honey consumption through flavouring with three types of non-alcoholic beverages and yoghourt.” A project funded by NORAD
  3. Project title: “Isolation and characterisation of Lactic acid bacteria from naturally fermented milk.” A project funded by NORAD. A project funded by NORAD:TARP II – SUA
  4. Project title: “The use of lactoperoxidase enzyme in milk shelf life extension” (project funded by NORAD)
  5. Project title: “Fabrication and Laboratory testing of pilot model in-plastic sachet milk pasteurisation unit for small scale milk processing for rural areas” (Project funded by NORAD)

Selected Publications

  1. Chove, B.E., Ballegu, W.R. and Chove, L.M. (2006). Copper and lead levels in two popular leafy vegetables grown around Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania. Tanzania Health Research Bulletin, 8 (1), 37- 40
  2. Chove, L. M., Grandison A.S. and Lewis M.J. (2011) Comparison of the methods for analysis of proteolysis by plasmin in milk. Journal of Dairy Research 78, 184- 190
  3. Chove L. M., Issa- Zacharia A., Grandison A.S. and Lewis M. J. (2013) Proteolysis of milk heated at high temperatures by native enzymes analysed by trinitrobenzene sulphonic acid (TNBS) method. African Journal of Food Science 7 (8), 232-237
  4. Chove L. M., Grandison A.S., Lewis M.J and Issa- Zacharia A. (2014) Detection of proteolysis in high temperatures treated milk by Reverse Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography (RP-HPLC) African Journal of Food Science 8 (2) , 80-86
  5. Chove L. M., Grandison A.S., and Lewis M.J (2014) Gel electrophoresis and fluorescamine methods for the detection of proteolysis of milk heated at high temperatures. Tanzania Journal of Agricultural Sciences 12 (2), 1-9
  6. Mongi, J.R., Ndabikunze, B.K., Wicklund, T, Chove, L.M. and Chove, B.E. (2015) Effects of Solar Drying methods on total phenolic contents and antioxidant activity of commonly consumed fruits and vegetable (mango, banana, pineapple and tomato) in Tanzania African Journal of Food Science 9 (5) 291-300
  7. Aluko A, Owino W., Kinyuru, J. and Chove, L.M (2016) Nutritional Quality and Functional Properties of Baobab (Adansonia digitata) Pulp from Tanzania. Journal of Food Research (5) pp 23-31
  8. Kulwa F., Chove L.M. and Chaula D. (2016) Effect of Final Moisture Content, Cooling Time and Paddy Variety on Milling Quality of Rice (Oryza sativa, L.) Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Technology Vol. 2 (10) 169-179
  9. Chove L.M., Grandison A. and Lewis M. (2017) Monitoring Proteolysis in Milk Caused by Pseudomonas fluorescens by the TNBS method. Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Technology, 3 (6), 110-116
  10. Ndabikunze, B.K, Mumba F.G., Ngowi, H., Chove, L. Mongi R. and Abdulsud I. (2017) Development and sensory evaluation of yoghourt flavoured with solar dried fruits Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Technology, 3 (7), 125-131
  11. Chove L.M., Grandison A. And Lewis , M.J. (2018) . Detection of proteolysis in milk by Pseudomonas fluorescens using Urea PAGE method. Journal Of Food Studies, Vol 7 (1), 14-25
  12. Chove L.M., Mongi, R. and Chenge L. (2018) . Effect of depth and distance of the borehole from the septic tank on the physico-chemical quality of water. Journal Of Food Studies, Vol 7 (1), 42-55
  13. Chove L.M. and Lewis , M.J. (2018) . Preliminary study on the influence of ionic Calcium on gelation and proteolysis of UHT milk. Journal Of Food Studies, Vol 7 (1), 26-40
  14. Anna Baltazari, Hosea Dunstan Mtui, Maulid Walad Mwatawala, Lucy Mlipano Chove, J. Allan Sullivan, Godinadhan Paliyath and Jayasankar Subramanian (2018) . Effects of smoke, hexanal, and calcium chloride on post-harvest quality of oranges [Citrus x sinensis (L.) Osbeck] cvs Msasa and Jaffa under different storage durations and conditions in Tanzania. Tropical Agriculture, Vol. 95 Special Issue 1, 71-79

Chapters in Books

  1. Mwatawala, M.W., Baltazari, A. Msogoya, T.J. Mtui, H.D Samwel,J. and. Chove, L.M. (2019) Edited by: Gopinadhan Paliyath, Jayasankar Subramanian, Loong-Tak Lim, K.S. Subramanian, Avtar Handa, and Autar Mattoo (Ed.)
  2. Reduction of Preharvest and Postharvest Losses of Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis L. Osberck) Using Hexanal in Eastern Tanzania. Postharvest Biology and Nanotechnology, 1st Edition. . Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc

Selected Conference/Workshop papers

  1. Aluko A., Kinyuru, J.N., Chove, L. and Owino, W. (2016) Physicochemical, microbiological and sensory quality of probiotic yoghurt enriched with baobab pulp. African Higher Education Week and Ruforum Fifth Biennial Conference RUFORUM Working Document Series (ISSN 1607-9345) No. 14 (2) : 1027- 1035, Cape town, South Africa, 17-21 October, 2016


  1. Situational Analysis of Milk Marketing Produced by Mapambano Livestock Farmers Group. A feasibility Study conducted in Mlandizi, Pwani, Tanzania. Requirement: installation of a milk cooling tank
  2. Training of milk and vegetable processors on hygienic handling and processing of these products so as to add value (2010)