Chigeza, Godfree

Soybean Breeder

Email: g.chigeza@cgiar.org
Tel: +260 211 840 365
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Station: Zambia

Photo of Godfree Chigeza
Godfree Chigeza, a Zimbabwean, has joined the IITA Lusaka, Zambia team as Soybean Breeder. He has a PhD in Plant Breeding from the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. He received his MPhil in Agricultural Sciences and Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Sciences (Plant Breeding and Biotechnology) at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2003 and 2000, respectively. He obtained his Graduate Diploma in Seed Technology and BSc in Agricultural Crop Science at the University of Zimbabwe in 1996 and 1993, respectively.

Prior to this appointment, he worked as Breeder Project Lead at MRI Zambia, Syngenta Africa and Middle East (AME) (2014-2015). He was the Projects Team Lead of Maize Breeding at the Agricultural Research Council-Grain Crops Institute, Potchefstroom, South Africa (2012-2014), and worked as a Field Trial and Horticultural Manager at the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP) Department of Biology, University of York, UK (2008-2011).