The World Food Prize Foundation

2019 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Hon. Dr. Gerardine Mukeshimana

Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Rwanda

As Minister she is responsible for oversight of all agricultural and livestock related activities in the country, charged with new policy formulation, oversight of implementation of existing policies, and work with other Ministries and Development Partners on issues that affect the agricultural sector, especially land use and land management, trade, commerce, infrastructure, gender and youth employment.

Prior to that, Dr. Gerardine Mukeshimana worked at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), MINAGRI, and the National University of Rwanda.

She holds both a PhD and Masters in Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology from Michigan State University.


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