Edward MabayaEdward Mabaya PhD


Zimbabwe

 

Occupational Information


Job Title: Multiple university and development roles

Professional History

Edward Mabaya is a scholar and a development practitioner with more than two decades of experience working on agricultural development and food security issues in Africa.

He is the Associate Director at Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development at Cornell University Research; an Associate at Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University; the Founder Coordinator at Seeds of Development; a Programme Facilitator at Making Markets Matter; and, an agribusiness education program for Africa. 

Motivated by childhood experiences growing up in rural Zimbabwe, he is involved in several programs that seek to improve the lives of African farmers through agriculture. He is the Principal Investigator of The African Seed Access Index. As a senior research associate in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, he conducts research on food marketing and distribution, seed systems and the role of efficient agricultural markets in Africa’s economic development. He has published widely on these topics including five books, 21 book chapters, 17 journal articles and 12 OpEds.

Qualifications


Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics (1998-2003), Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA)
M.S. in Agricultural Economics (1996-1998), Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA)
B.Sc. in Agricultural Economics with Honors (1992-1994), University of Zimbabwe (Harare, Zimbabwe)

Program


2007 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow


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