Robert Agunga, Ph.D.
Human & Community Resources
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Food Strategy and Policy, Food Security
Areas of Expertise: participation, empowerment, integration, capacity building, community-driven development, communication and change, African development, poverty reduction, food security
Dr. Agunga is interested in research on communication and social impact assessment of knowledge, attitude and behavior studies related to food and health and lifestyle choices. He is particularly interested in designing, implementing and evaluating health and agricultural communication campaigns. He is also interested in the role of communication in promoting social and economic change in developing countries toward achieving food security, proper nutrition, poverty reduction, HIV & AIDS awareness, climate change education and sustainable development practices. Under the Center’s umbrella, he will be able to pursue these interrelated goals taking a general systems theory perspective. Communication is the heart of human economic and socio-cultural change, in the food system and allied areas.