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Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, RWANDA
Dr. Gerardine MUKESHIMANA is the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources of the Republic of Rwanda. As a Minister she is responsible for oversight of all agricultural and livestock related activities in the Country, charged with new policy formulation, oversight of implementation of existing policies, work with other Ministries and Development Partners on issues that affect the agricultural sector especially land use and land management, trade, commerce, infrastructure, gender and youth employment.
Prior to that, Dr. Gerardine Mukeshimana worked at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), MINAGRI, and the National University of Rwanda.
She holds both PhD and Masters in Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology from Michigan State University.