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Dr Bonno Sekwati-Monang


Dr Bonno Sekwati-Monang

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Agriculture
Department of Food Science and Technology

P/Bag 0027, Gaborone Botswana




Degree / Diploma

Completion Year

University of Alberta


Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Food Science

PhD in Food Sciences (specialized in Food Microbiology)


University of Reading


Reading, United Kingdom

Food Technology- Quality Assurance



University of Nottingham


Nottingham, United Kingdom

Agriculture and Food Sciences (Food,Microbiology)

Bachelor of Science- Honours,


University of Botswana in Association with Institute of Health Sciences,


Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences





Course code

Name of course

FSB 310


Food Microbiology

FSB 324


Food Quality and Safety

FSB 412


Beverage Science and Technology

FSB 420


Food Biotechnology


APB 410/420

Research Projects 1& 2


·      Investigation of heavy metal hazards status and their potential health risk in vegetables irrigated with waste- water


·      Survey of indigenous foods in three districts of Botswana with potential for the development of functional foods


·      Survey and microbial studies of kgodu ya lerotse; a traditional fermented melon of Botswana for commercial exploitation

·      Microbiological analysis of different food products

·      Characterization of microbial flora and documentation of indigenous fermented foods of


Development of probiotics from indigenous fermented foods of Botswana and evaluation of their diarrhoea mitigation potentials


Kobue-Lekalake, R., Bultosa, G., Gopadile, O.D., Haki, G.D., Molapisi, M., Seifu, E., Sekwati-Monang, B., Gwamba, J., Sonno, K. and Mokobi, B. 2022. Effects of Bambara groundnut and Butternut blending on functional and sensory properties of sorghum flour porridge. AIMS Agriculture and Food, 7(2): 265-281, doi: 10.3934/agrfood.2022017


Kobue-Lekalake RI, Matenanga OK, Sekwati-Monang B, Tibe O, Bultosa G, Seifu E, Molapisi M, Batlhophi MG, Gwamba J, Sonno K, Mokhawa G, Phakama T, Setlhoka MD and Haki GD (2022). Indigenous and under-utilised oil seeds of Botswana: proximate composition, phytochemical screening and antioxidant activity. Int J Pharm Sci & Res; 13(10): 4093-01. doi: 10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.13(10).4093-01.


Tiroyamodimo Semanka, Eyassu Seifu and Bonno Sekwati-Monang. 2022. Effects of Moringa oleifera seeds on the physicochemical properties and microbiological quality of borehole water from Botswana. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development Vol 12 No 9, 659 doi: 10.2166/washdev.2022.100


Kebonye, M; Lekalake, RK; Sekwati-Monang, B; Selebatso, T; Setlalekgomu, MR; Sonno, K; Gwamba, J; Tsaone, P; Haki, GD (2021). Proximate composition and determination of the physicochemical characteristics of Mmilo (Vangueria infausta) oil from Botswana. Greener Journal of Biological Sciences, 11(1): 30-36.


Geremew Bultosa., Moenyane Molapisi., Nelson Tselaesele., Rosemary Kobue-Lekalake., Gulelat Desse Haki., Shimane Makhabu., Bonno Sekwati-Monang., Eyassu Seifu., Gothatamang P. Nthoiwa. 2020. Plant-based traditional foods and beverages of Ramotswa Village, Botswana. Journal of Ethnic Foods. 7: 1. Pp


Sekwati-Monang B., Gaboutloeloe K.G., Likuku S.A. (2018) Investigation of Heavy Metal Hazards Status and Their Potential Health Risks in Vegetables Irrigated with Treated Wastewater in Oodi Gardens. In: Ramasami P., Gupta Bhowon M., Jhaumeer Laulloo S., Li Kam Wah H. (eds) Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences. ICPAC 2016. Springer, Cham. Print ISBN 978-3-319-60407-7, Online ISBN 978-3-319-60408-4.



Galeboe, O., Seifu, E. and Sekwati-Monang, B. 2018. Production of camel milk yoghurt: physicochemical and microbiological quality and consumer acceptability. International Journal of Food Studies, 7(2): 51-63.


Keipopele, K., Seifu, E., Sekwati-Monang, B. 2018. Composition and microbial quality of donkey milk sold in Gaborone, Botswana. Livestock Research for Rural Development, 30(7), Article #115, 3 July 2018


Makgoeng, T., Seifu, E., Sekwati-Monang, B. and Sonno, K. 2018. Composition and microbial quality of camel milk produced in Tsabong, south-western Botswana. Livestock Research for Rural Development, 30(3), Article #43, 1 March 2018


Narayan Paudyal., Victor Anihouvi., Joseph Hounhouigan., Maitshwarelo Ignatius Matsheka., Bonno Sekwati-Monang., Wisdom Amoa-Awua., Amy Atter, Nina Bernice Ackah., Samuel Mbugua., Agnes Asagbra., Warda Abdelgadir., Jesca Nakavuma, Mogens Jakobsen and Weihuan Fang., 2017. Prevalence of foodborne pathogens in food from selected African Countries- A meta-analysis. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 249, 35-43.


Sekwati.Monang, B., Rosica Valcheva and Gänzle, M.G., 2012. Microbial ecology of sorghum sourdoughs: selection of competitive microbiota by substrate supply and antimicrobial phenolic compounds. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 159, 240-246.


Sekwati-Monang, B. and Gänzle, M.G., 2011. Microbiological and chemical characterisation of ting, a sorghum-based sourdough product from Botswana. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 150, 115-121.


Svensson, Louise, Sekwati-Monang, Bonno, Lopes Lutz, Daise, Schieber Andreas, Gänzle, Michael.G., 2010. Phenolic Acids and Flavonoids in Nonfermented and Fermented Red Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench). Journal of Agriculture, Food and Chemistry. 58, 9214-9220.


Gänzle, Michael.G, Zhang Chonggang, Sekwati-Monang Bonno, Lee Vivian, Schwab Clarissa., 2009. Novel metabolites from cereal-associated lactobacilli – Novel functionalities for cereal products?. Food Microbiology. 26, 712-719.


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