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Otieno, Gloria

Gloria Otieno. Credit: Bioversity International
Gloria Otieno. Credit: Bioversity International

Associate Scientist, Genetic Resources and Food Security Policy

Gloria Otieno works on the coordination and implementation of wider research and policy projects to ensure that adaptive capacity of communities is enhanced by providing improved access to genetic resources and their continued management, conservation and availability to enhance food security and improve livelihoods. She is also involved in capacity development on climate resilient seed systems; strengthening capacity of national partners, farmers and other stakeholders in the implementation of access and benefit-sharing policies, the international treaty for plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (ITPGRFA) and farmers’ rights and seed policies.

Her previous experiences include working as a Research Consultant on Climate change, food security and trade issues. She also worked as a Policy Analyst at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA).



PhD, Development Economics, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands

MSc, Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Ghent University, Belgium

Publication highlights:

Otieno G., Kiwuka C. & J. Mulumba J.W. (2017). Realizing farmers’ rights through Community Seed Banks in Uganda: Experiences and Policy Issues in Sustainable Agricultural Research Vol. 6, No. 2; 2017

Gloria Atieno Otieno, John Wasswa Mulumba, Aseffa Seyoum Wedajoo, Myung Jae Lee, Catherine Kiwuka, Richard Ogwal Omara, Joyce Adokorach, Eva Zaake and Michael Halewood (2016) Networks and coalitions in the implementation of the international treaty on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture in UgandaJournal of Public Administration & Policy Research Vol. 8(6) pp. 65-79, October, 2016