The World Food Prize Foundation

2018 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Eluid Kireger

Director General & Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization

Dr. Eliud Kiplimo Kireger is the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of KALRO. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Managing Director/CEO of the Tea Research Foundation of Kenya.

Dr Kireger attained his PhD in Plant Eco-physiology from the University of Wales, (UK), MSc in Genetics and Tree breeding from University of Toronto (Canada) and a BSc in Forestry from Moi University (Kenya). He served as Senior Lecturer and Dean School of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at Kabianga University.

Dr Kireger  has received an Australian International Development Agency award to train for a Certificate in Change Management Projects for Poverty Reduction through Action Learning and Research Methodology at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) in 2007; Association of Commonwealth Universities, Doctoral Research Fellowship, at the University of Wales (UK) in 1999; International Centre for Research in Agroforestry award for training in Agroforestry Research, Nairobi, Kenya in 1995.

Dr Kireger has published widely in refereed journals, book chapters, books, conference/workshop papers, working documents, and many others. He has also served as a reviewer for several journals.

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