He joined the Foundation in January 2016. He has 29 years’ work experience in agricultural research and development. His work experience includes production and research for development in: private and public sectors, large and small-scale farming, crops and livestock, commercial and food crops. He has worked in Malawi and other countries in Africa
                                       
                                        In his work career he has worked as a team member and team leader in the following positions:
1.    Seed System and Production Specialist for the Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project of the International Potato Centre (CIP). The project implemented its activities in 5 countries (Tanzania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana and Burkina Faso)
2.    Technical Quality Adviser for Agriculture & Natural Resources Management, Africare-Malawi but seconded to Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement (WALA) Project, implemented by a consortium of 8 NGOs working in 7 districts of Southern Malawi</br>
3.    Team Leader and Science Coordinator for the Millennium Villages Project (MVP). UNDP, Malawi
4.    Project Leader for “Improving Rural Livelihoods in Southern Africa through Cassava Biotechnology” project, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA-Malawi)
5.    Africa Project Coordinator for “Cassava Transformation in Southern Africa (CATISA) Project - start-up phase” International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA-Malawi)
6.    Project Coordinator for Southern Africa Biotechnology Project (SABP) and Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa (VIRCA) Project in Malawi, Donald Danforth Plant Sciences Centre (DDPSC), St Louis, MO, USA
7.    SADC Regional Cassava Breeder & Geneticist, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA-Malawi)
8.    Cassava Breeder/Geneticist, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) – Nigeria
9.    Coffee Breeder and Project Leader forEU StabexCoffee Research and Development Project, Tea Research Foundation of Central Africa
10.    Assistant Director of Agricultural Research Services(ADARES), Department of Agricultural Research Services in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
11.    National Research Coordinator for Horticultural Crops,Department of Agricultural Research Services in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
12.    Team Leader for Root and Tuber Crops, Department of Agricultural Research Services in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
13.    National Project Coordinator for FAO/GOMProject on Strengthening Cassava Research and Development in Malawi, Department of Agricultural Research Services in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
14.    Steering committee member for the Southern Africa Root Crops Research Network (SARRNET)
15.    Agronomist/Breeder; Department of Agricultural Research Services in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Malawi
16.    Assistant Field Manager, Satemwa Tea & Coffee Estates, Thyolo, Malawi
17.    Training consultant for the training of trainers courses on orange fleshed sweet potato value chain in Ghana and Burkina Faso, International Potato Centre (CIP)

He holds a Diploma in Agriculture (University of Malawi); BSc in Agriculture (University of Malawi); Master of Philosophy (MPhiL) in Plant Breeding and Crop Improvement(Universities of Birmingham & Reading, UK); PhD in Agriculture majoring in Genetics & Plant Breeding (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala Genetic Centre Sweden. He has published widely and has attended a number of workshops and short courses on various topics.


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