Ignacie Tumushime

United States Assistant Director for Africa The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture and Development

Dr. Ignacie Tumushime is a Rwandan with a PhD degree in Ecosystem Science and Management from Texas A&M University, a MSc Degree in Agricultural Sciences and Biological Engineering from Université de Liège - Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Belgium, and a BSc in Agricultural Engineering from University of Rwanda. She joined the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture and Development at Texas A&M University, in 2019 as an Assistant Director for Africa. She has an extensive university teaching experience both in Rwanda  and U.S. She also has an extensive experience working in agricultural and rural development sectors including European Union and World Bank-funded projects in Rwanda. She authored and co-authored a couple of scientific articles published in different high-ranking soil science and forestry journals.  She also has authored and co-authored several technical reports that have been presented to forest industry groups. Dr. Tumushime is a recipient of the Schlumburger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship and OGAPS Dissertation Fellowship. She also received several travel grants from Texas A&M University to present her research findings to fellow scientists at different international conferences. Overall, she has engaged with the national and international scientific community and with colleagues within Texas A&M University and the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. Beyond Texas A&M University, different organizations have recognized Dr. Tumushime’s ability to contribute as a scholar. She is a member of several organizations/societies including Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), America Society of Agronomy (ASA), Ecological Society of America (ESA), American Geophysical Union (AGU), Women Graduates-USA (WG-USA), International Federation of University Women (IFUW). She fluently speaks French, English, and other African languages.