As a kid, Cedric often went hungry, living in a refugee camp and through a national famine in Rwanda. Today he is a world-renowned crop scientist and agricultural entrepreneur developing solutions for a zero-hunger and malnutrition-free world. He is the scientist who brought quinoa to Rwanda and other parts of Africa. As a scientist, Cedric serves as Research Associate at Washington State University and Rwanda Research Lead at Food Systems for the Future Institute. As an entrepreneur, Cedric is the Founder and CEO of QuinoaHub Ltd, Co-Founder of Farmwella SPC, and Co-Founder of PAGRIC. Cedric also serves as a member of the United Nations Association; the Vice-Chair of Building Bridges with Rwanda; and a Senior New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute.
As a global hunger fighter and nutrition thought leader and advocate, Cedric served as the youngest member of the Global Agriculture Task Force of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and contributed to the 2019 Global Food Security Report. He also served as a New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute, a fellow of US Borlaug Fellowship in Global Food Security; the Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program; and the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development. In 2018, Cedric was awarded the World Hunger Leadership Award for his contributions to agricultural development and the fight against hunger and malnutrition. He has more than ten years of experience in international agricultural development with focus on the links between agriculture, food systems, and nutrition.
Cedric holds an MS and Ph.D. degrees in Agronomy and Crop Science from Washington State University, a BS in Agricultural Science with Honors in Irrigation and Drainage, and an Advanced Diploma in Soil and Water Management from the University of Rwanda.
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