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Claid Mujaju is the research consultant for the Regional Access to Seeds Index for Eastern & Southern Africa. He is specialized in agriculture and biodiversity, particularly plant genetic resources and seed systems. He has a Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences specializing in Crop Production and Product Quality from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in 2011.
Claid also worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at SLU in 2012. Before that, he held several positions at the Ministry of Agriculture, Zimbabwe, including Officer in Charge of the Genebank and Seed Services Institute. Since 2008, he is the Head of the Seed Services Institute, in charge of Seed Certification and Quality Control, Variety Release System and Registrar of Plant Breeders’ Rights. He has also done consultancy work for AFSTA, COMESA, FANRPAN, ICRISAT, IFAR (now Bioversity International), FAO and IFAD.