The World Food Prize Foundation

2020 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Dr. Ed Mabaya

Senior Research Associate, Cornell University

Dr. Ed Mabaya is a scholar and a development practitioner with more than two decades of experience working on agricultural development, seed systems, agribusiness value chains and food security issues with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. He is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Global Development at Cornell University where his teaching, research and outreach work focuses on economic development in Africa. From 2018 through June 2020 he was the Division Manager of Agribusiness Development at the African Development Bank. Mabaya earned his MSc and PhD degrees in agricultural economics at Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Zimbabwe. He is the outgoing President of African Association of Agricultural Economists (2017-2019). Mabaya was an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow (2007) and The Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellow (2016).

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