Jean Claude Rubyogo

Jean Claude, Global Bean Program and Director, Pan Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA) bean program of the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT.

In the last 20 years, he has worked as the Seed Systems Specialist leading a multi- country public private partnership initiatives and multi-disciplinary teams developing and deploying sustainable and impact-oriented bean seed systems and complementary management to serve more than 27 million smallholder farmers (58% being women) across several PABRA member countries.

Jean Claude has led several seed systems initiatives across other legumes (beyond beans). He is also contributing to the ongoing professional development of about 300 plant breeders collaborating in the Demand Led Breeding (DLB) Community of Practice. Jean Claude has extensively published several articles, books and book chapters on bean seed systems and technology delivery systems models. He has focused on impactful seed systems research and development, technology delivery systems and research product commercialization.