Sakile Kudita has more than 20 years’ experience working at the nexus of agribusiness, seed systems, food security and nutrition. Before joining HarvestPlus, she worked as a seed expert at CTDO during which time she helped establish a farmer seed enterprise now operating as Champion Farmer Seeds. She has also worked as a regional gene bank manager at ICRISAT and also as a research officer at CIMMYT.  Sakile holds a BSc Degree in Crop Science, from the University of Zimbabwe, a Masters in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology from the National University of Science and Technology, and an MBA from the same university. She is also currently studying towards a PhD at Wageningen University with her research focused on upgrading traditional processing of fermented cereals for improved nutrition and health.