Martin Fregene is a geneticist & agricultural policy expert with over 25 years of research and development experience at two International Agricultural Research Centers (IARCs). He is currently Director of Agriculture and Agro-Industry (AHAI) at the African Development Bank working on implementation of a bold initiative of the Bank, the Feed Africa Strategy in collaboration with AHAI’s sister department at the Bank, Agricultural Financing and Rural Development (AHFR). Dr Fregene has a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a M.Sc. degree in Organic chemistry at the same University. He further went on to do his doctorate in plant genetics and breeding at the John Innes Center, Norwich UK, the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture.