Joseph Mukiibi – UgandanPermanent Trustee and Chair
Joseph is a plant pathologist who has published widely on tropical crop diseases. He was professor and head of crop science at Makerere University and was responsible for setting up the Ugandan National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO). He was educated at Makerere and St Andrews (UK) Universities and has undertaken research at universities in Kenya, Tanzania and California.
Joseph has extensive international research experience. He worked at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Nigeria and has since served on many boards including the IITA, the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia, the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau International (CABI) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA).
He now consults on institutional reforms in African agricultural research and chairs boards of several community based organisations. Currently, Joseph is working in South Sudan on a project to establish an agricultural research system in the new country.