Dr. Tsedeke Abate
CIMMYT Project Leader
Tsedeke Abate is the Leader of STMA and CIMMYT Maize Seed Systems in Africa. Abate will lead primary outcome 3, which will work to increase seed availability and farmer uptake of stress tolerant maize varieties in the target countries. He is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Dr. Abebe Menkir
Abebe Menkir leads STMA’s work at IITA and is also the leader of primary outcome 2, which will strive to increase commercialization of stress tolerant maize varieties with gender-preferred traits by the sub-Saharan seed sector. He leads the IITA team based in Abidjan, Nigeria.
Dr. Michael Olsen
Upstream Research Coordinator, CIMMYT
Micheal Olsen is the leader of primary outcome 1, which will focus on developing, adapting and utilizing innovative breeding tools and techniques to increase the rate of genetic gain for important multiple traits. He is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Dr. Cosmos Magorokosho
Senior Scientist, CIMMYT
Cosmos Magorokosho leads primary outcome 2 at CIMMYT focusing on breeding to develop stress tolerant varieties in eastern and southern Africa.