Martha Byanyima

Chief of Party, USDA/Land O’ Lakes

Martha is a Food Technologist, with over 25 years work experience in the field of food safety and industry development. She has worked on policy/regulatory issues as well as on food safety systems in a wide range of food sectors in East and Southern Africa; supporting government regulatory agencies and processing facilities. Currently, she works with the Common Market for East and Southern Africa; as the lead expert on sanitary and sanitary matters; bringing my expertise on food safety and SPS matters in general, into the African integration agenda. Her role is to ensure SPS regulatory systems are simplified/harmonized to facilitate smooth intra-regional and global trade whilst ensuring the protection of human, plant and animal health from imminent and emerging risks. She also has private interests in cattle ranching, milk and beef supply chains, supporting small holder beef and dairy producers on value addition, food safety and quality management.