Motivated by childhood experiences growing up in rural Zimbabwe, Ed Mabaya is involved in several programs that seek to improve the lives of African farmers through improved access to better performing seed varieties.

Ed Mabaya is a scholar and a development practitioner with more than a decade of experience working on agricultural development and food security issues in Africa. He is a 2016 Fellow of the The Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship and current President of African Association of Agricultural Economists.