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Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment
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George Oduor Global Director Trade and Commodities

T: +244 222338671 /78


CABI, Canary Bird, 673 Limuru Road, Muthaiga, PO Box 633-00621, Nairobi, Kenya

I am the deputy research director at CABI's centre in Africa. Prior to joining CABI, I worked at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI). I have over 20 years experience in the development, implementation and coordination of national and regional multi-institutional research and development projects in the tropics. I have a keen interest in the developmental aspects of participatory agricultural research.

I recently coordinated a multi-million dollar (US) project in Angola on the rehabilitation of the coffee sector, previously devastated by civil war. I have experience in working in over 15 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and speak Portuguese, as well as English and Kiswahili.

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Phytosanitary system development for the vegetable sector in Ghana

Ghana’s vegetable sector has the potential to create 20,000 skilled jobs, and increase exports to the EU. But exports are hampered by quarantine pests. This project aims to improve the current system and develop a new organic supply chain by establishing an effective phytosanitary system, facilitating...
Project image: Controlling Japanese knotweed in Great Britain

Breaking barriers, facilitating trade

Intra-regional trade is key in promoting economic development and improving food security within East and southern Africa. However, due to higher costs, many countries here are trading more with distant countries. We want to change this and increase the trade in agrifood products within the region. The CABI...