- Determine the state of food and nutritional security or insecurity by collecting data on indicators of populations in the Peruvian Amazon
- Characterize and identify bioactive compounds with functional and nutritional properties in Amazonian plant and animal species.
- Prevent anaemia and malnutrition in vulnerable populations through the development of innovative foods such as those fortified with minerals, vitamins and bioactive compounds in biopolymer matrix.
- Strengthen food education and production systems through native foods, bio-gardens and small animal husbandry
PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECT TEAM
Fernando Tello Celis
Eulalia Vargas Tapia
Javier Del Aguila Chavez
Julia Desire Vasquez Angulo
Dora Garcia de Sotero
Julio Pinedo Jimenez
Jessy Patricia Vasquez Chumbe
Alenguer Geronimo Alva Arevalo
Overview of available domains of expertise in the project team
The team is formed by faculty with Master and PhD degrees in food and nutrition, food science and technology, chemical engineering and food science.
The team has experience in research on food safety, functional and nutraceutical food, bioactive principles and food technology.
Comments on the expertise sought for at level of the Flemish HEIs
Nanoencapsulation technology (applied to food and nutrients
Film development (containing antimicrobials and antioxidants)
Identifying probiotics and prebiotics with molecular methodology.
Identify bioactive compounds (present in Amazonian plant species).