Gérardine Mukeshimana


Gérardine Mukeshimana , is a Rwandan women born on 10 December 1970 in present-day Huye District. She is a scientist and politician who has served as Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources since July 2014. She has an agricultural engineering degree from the National University of Rwanda and a master's degree (2001) and a PhD (2013) in biotechnology from Michigan State University. Her doctoral thesis was entitled "Dissecting the Genetic Complexity of Drought Tolerance Mechanisms in Common Bean (Phaseolus Vulgaris L.)" In 2012, she was awarded the 2012 Board for International Food and Agricultural Development(BIFAD) Student Award for Scientific Excellence for her contributions to Rwanda's Been breeding program.

Dr. Geraldine Mukeshimana in 2021

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