Geoffrey Mrema is a Tanzanian currently working as Professor of Agricultural Engineering at the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro, Tanzania. He retired from the FAO in April 2011 where he had been working as the Director of the Rural Infrastructure and Agro-industries Division at its headquarters in Rome Italy from 2001-2011 with two years [2005-06] serving as the FAO Representative in Eastern and Southern Africa based in Harare, Zimbabwe. Prior to joining FAO in 2001 he had served as the first Executive Secretary of ASARECA [1995-2001]; Inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Botswana [1987-95]; Associate and Head of Department of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Dar es Salaam and the Sokoine University of Agriculture [1973-87] where he started his professional career in 1973. He has served as a short Term consultant for different international agencies as well as on Boards of Trustees of ISNAR and IITA. He co-chaired the Expert Panel which developed Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa which was approved by the Malabo AU Summit in July 2014. He was lead author of a report on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization Strategies for the Asuia Pacific Region approved by a high level expert panel convened by FAO and CSAM in Bangkok, Thailand in June 2014. Professionally he is a mechanical/agricultural engineer with BSc/MSc/PhD qualifications.