Prof. Moses Moroe Zinnah

Dean, William R. Tolbert Jr. College of Agriculture and Forestry University of Liberia

Prof. Moses M. Zinnah is a distinguished agricultural development expert with over 30 years of extensive professional experience in various institutional settings, including public/government sector, research institutes, international non-governmental organizations, and higher agricultural education institutions.

Currently Dr. Zinnah is the Dean of the William R. Tolbert, Jr. College of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Liberia.  Prior to joining the University of Liberia, Prof. Zinnah served in several high-level positions of the Government of Liberia, including Minister of Agriculture, Deputy Minister for Planning and Development, and Director of the Program Management Unit (PMU) in the Ministry of Agriculture.

Prof. Zinnah served with distinction as the West Africa Regional Coordinator of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE) initiative that was set up by Winrock International and Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) to reform higher agricultural education institutions in sub-Saharan Africa to enable them to train mid-career agricultural extension staff that work directly with smallholder farm families to improve their livelihoods. The SAFE project has been successfully scaled up from 1 pilot program in Ghana in 1993 to over 17 innovative programs spread across 9 countries in East, West and Southern Africa.

Prof. Zinnah has published 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Due to his outstanding professional work, in 2003 he was awarded the Outstanding Young Professional Award by the Association for International Agricultural Education and Extension (AIAEE). He is also a recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation African Career Award, and prestigious Fulbright Fellowship.

He holds a B.Sc. degree in General Agriculture from the University of Liberia, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees Agricultural and Extension Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.