Dr Dyno Keatinge holds a Doctorate in Agriculture from Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland and is Visiting Professor of Tropical Agriculture at The University of Reading, UK. He has global expertise in crop agronomy and he has worked at a range of international agricultural research centers — ICARDA (Syria), IITA (Nigeria) and ICRISAT (India) and recently was the Director General of AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center based in Taiwan, He is Vice-Chair of the Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA), Secretary of the Global Horticultural Initiative and presently runs Tropical Agricultural Development Advisory Services (TADAS).
His driving concern is to help attain the indicators of Sustainable Development Goal 2 and, in particular, encourage people to consume a sufficient and appropriately balanced diet. Abolishing hunger and malnutrition is his principal goal. This implies not only overcoming vitamin and mineral deficiency problems but also countering imbalanced nutrition from excess carbohydrate and fat consumption which is causing obesity and leads to serious human diseases such as type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome.