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Dr. George Bigirwa

Dr. George Bigirwa

Deputy Vice President for Program Innovation & Delivery

Dr. Bigirwa, is a Ugandan national and plant pathology expert with a long career in creating and sustaining the links between public research institutions and private seed companies in the African region. Dr. Bigirwa champions AGRA’s partnerships with farmers, farmer organizations, agricultural researchers, national and local governments, businesses and community leaders in the region emphasizes that these linkages are critical to expediting smallholder farmers’ access to new and unique solutions.

He is a past Chair of the Maize and Wheat Network for Eastern and Central Africa (ECAMAW) and the East and Central Africa Rice Research Network (ECARRN) and a member of on the Investment Committee for the African Seed Investment Fund.