Nyasha Mudukuti was a Mastercard Foundation scholar at Michigan State University, where she majored in plant breeding, genetics, and biotechnology. She also holds a BSc (with honors) in biotechnology from Chinhoyi University of Technology in Zimbabwe.
In 2016, Nyasha was appointed the AGCO Africa Ambassador. In this role, she advocated for agricultural reforms across the African continent. She was a speaker at the 2019 Oxford Farming Conference, participated in the 2014 and 2018 World Food Prize’s Borluag Dialogue, and worked as a science communication associate at Cornell University. Nyasha is a member of the Global Farmers Network and a proud Global Youth Ambassador Fellow for A World at School, a UN initiative. She also was a 2016 Young African Leaders Initiative Fellow. Nyasha’s dream is to help her continent see the importance of innovation and technology in agriculture and use it to improve the livelihoods of African smallholder farmers. As a master of global affairs student, Nyasha is the recipient of a Riberas Orjales Family Fellowship.