Siboniso Moyo is the Deputy Director General for research and development - Livestock Genetics and Feeds &Forages at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Previously she was ILRI Director General’s representative in Ethiopia. Between 2014 and 2017 Dr Moyo was the coordinator of ILRI activities in the Animal Science for Sustainable Productivity (ASSP) Program as its global leader. This brought together teams working on animal feeding, animal health and livestock systems with the aim of sustainably increasing livestock productivity. Between 2006 -2014, she was ILRI’s Regional Representative in southern Africa with responsibilities to coordinate activities in the region.
She is an Animal Scientist specialized in animal breeding and genetics with over 35 years’ experience conducting livestock research and development in developing countries. Her fields of specialization include breed performance evaluation, smallholder livestock production systems, livestock research and management
She obtained an MSc in animal husbandry (Zootechnica) from the Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow in 1984 and went on to obtain a PhD in animal science specialising in animal breeding from the University of Pretoria in 1997. In the same year she became a Fellow under a three-year Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship on Initiative for Development and Equity in African Agriculture (IDEAA). Before joining ILRI Dr Moyo was the National Director for Livestock Production and Development in Zimbabwe 2002 - 2005.