2007 Tutu Fellow Edward Mabaya has been elected president of the African Association of Agricultural Economists at the association’s fifth triennial conference at the U.N. Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Mabaya is the associate director of the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development and a senior research associate at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. His research and outreach work focuses on agricultural development and food security in Africa.

Mabaya's work has been in high-quality, locally adapted and affordable seeds for smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. His research focuses on food marketing and distribution, seed systems and the role of efficient agricultural markets in Africa’s economic development.  The AAAE seeks to improve the productivity of African agriculture through policy research, and development and its mission is to achieve a well-nourished Africa.

More can be read about Dr. Mabaya's new appointment at Cornell University's website.