Agnes M. Kalibata

President, The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa


Agnes Kalibata is the President of The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).

She leads the organization’s efforts with public and private partners to ensure a food secure and prosperous Africa through rapid, sustainable agricultural growth, improving the productivity and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers. She has been a member of the IFDC Board of Directors since 2008, chairs the board’s Africa Committee and is a member of the Executive and Audit Committees. She served as Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) from 2008 to 2014 and has chaired the Board of the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (ISAE) and the National Clinical Research Center of Rwanda. She is a member of the Strategic Advisory Council for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

In 2012 she received the Yara Prize for her leadership in the transformation of food security and agricultural development in Rwanda.  She holds a doctorate in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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