Dr. Geoffrey Mkamilo
Chairman Board of Directors
Dr. Geoffrey Mkamilo is the Director General, Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI). He is currently the Chairman, ASARECA Board of Directors. Dr. Mkamilo holds a PhD in Production Ecology and Resource Conservation. Untill his appointment as Director General, Dr. Mkamilo worked as the National Coordinator of the Cassava Research Program for Tanzania. As coordinator, his main role was to ensure that research on cassava was conducted in a cohesive and effective manner, thereby guiding policy makers in the Ministry of Agriculture to make appropriate national decisions on cassava. Dr. Mkamilo has extensive research experience having participated in various tailor-made courses, including gender mainstreaming, conventional and molecular breeding, and phenotypic data analysis. Dr. Mkamilo also has extensive experience in managing internationally funded projects and has worked as principal investigator for several national projects.