H.E. Tumusiime Rhoda Peace is the former Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union Commission (AUC).
She holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Agricultural Economics, a Master’s Degree in Economics, Planning and Managing Rural Development, and a Diploma in Women and Development. Her portfolio as AU Commissioner covered multiple ministerial sectors ranging from crop agriculture, livestock, fisheries, forestry, land, water, environment, climate change, climate services, disaster risk reduction to rural development. Food and nutrition security remain central in her schedule. Her expertise and experience as well as commitment have won her a number of key positions on regional and international organizations, such as membership of the High-level Advisory Panel of UNISDR, Advisory Board of Expo 2015, Governing Board of the International Fertilizer Development Centre (IFDC), Chair of the Governing Council of the African Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM), and Chair of the Alive Platform for livestock development in Africa, among others.