Dr. Cosmos Magorokosho
CIMMYT Project Leader
Cosmos Magorokosho is the Leader of STMA and CIMMYT-Zimbabwe representative. Cosmos is leading primary outcome 4, project management, monitoring, evaluation and learning. He is based in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Dr. Abebe Menkir
IITA maize breeding Coordinator
Abebe Menkir leads STMA’s work at IITA. He is coordinating STMA operations in West Africa, in particular maize breeding and scaling up of stress tolerant maize varieties with gender-preferred traits by the sub-Saharan seed sector. He is based in Ibadan, Nigeria.
Dr. Abdoulaye Tahirou
IITA socio-economist Coordinator
Abdoulaye Tahirou is a senior agricultural economist at IITA in West Africa, looking at ways to increase commercialization of stress tolerant maize varieties with gender-preferred traits by the sub-Saharan seed sector. He is based in Ibadan, Nigeria.
Dr. Jill Cairns
Upstream Research Coordinator, CIMMYT
Jill Cairns is leading STMA 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. She is Principal Maize physiologist, based in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Dr. Dan Makumbi
Maize breeder, CIMMYT
Dan Makumbi is leading STMA primary outcome 2 at CIMMYT, focusing on breeding to develop stress tolerant varieties in eastern and southern Africa. He is maize breeder, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Dr. Arturo Hinojosa Silva
Seed systems Lead Africa and Latin America, CIMMYT
Arturo Hinojosa Silva is the leader of primary outcome 3, working in partnership with local seed companies and key stakeholders, to increase seed availability and farmer uptake of stress tolerant maize varieties in the target countries. He is based at CIMMYT Headquarters in Mexico.
Dr. Hugo Degroote
STMA senior socio-economist, CIMMYT
Hugo Degroote is leading STMA socio-economic research in Eastern and Southern Africa region, including participatory varietal selection and identification of adoption constraints along the seed value chain.
Dr. Rahma Adam
STMA Gender specialist, CIMMYT
Rahma Adam is STMA gender specialist. She is coordinating STMA gender research, looking at ways to integrate gender in breeding and marketing improved seeds.
STMA project manager, CIMMYT
Dominic Karanja is STMA project manager, coordinating day-to-day project’s activities. He is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
STMA communications, CIMMYT
Jerome Bossuet is CIMMYT communications officer, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Dr. Yilma Kebede
STMA Advisory Board Member
Yilma Kebede is a renowned plant breeding expert, with extensive experience in the seed sector in Africa and USA, and leading agricultural research-for-development initiatives.
Dr. Peter Freymark
STMA Advisory Board Member
Peter Freymark leads the Africa plant breeding team of a global agriscience company.