Dr. Beatrice Ekesa is a Scientist at the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT. With specialization in Nutrition, Beatrice has over 15years experience carrying out Research and Development (R&D) on the Linkages of agrobiodiversity, dietary diversity, and better nutrition outcomes in East and Central Africa. Since 2019, Beatrice has been expanding her geographical scope of work to the Pacific (Solomon Islands and Vanuatu) and Oceania (Samoa and Tonga). Beatrice has a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Foods and Nutrition and a Master of Science (Msc) degree in Community Nutrition and Development. Beatrice’s main areas of R&D interest include Agrobiodiversity, Dietary diversity, and Micronutrients’ retention, bioaccessibility and bioavailability.