Born in Mwanza, Tanzania on 6th September 1952, Mr Gedi holds a Bsc. Agriculture and Msc. Food Technology degrees. He has also attended a number of short professional courses in post-harvest, food quality and safety, business development and on leadership.
Mr. Gedi has vast experience in Agro- industry and more so in post- harvest food technologies. He started as a tutor in the field in 1976 at Ilonga Agriculture Training Institute, which he headed in 1980-81 before turning into a consultant in 1982. For the Over 40 years as a consultant/advisor he carried out various assignments ranging from planning of primary production of crops, handling, storage, processing and marketing. He has also taken job as receiver manager of companies for liquidation/divestiture. Appraisal and evaluations studies done have covered commodities such as cotton, cashew and sisal, oil seeds, food grains, fruits and vegetables, beverages, fishery, dairy and meat products. From 1996- September 2012 he was working as national expert food technology, assisting in training and support of entrepreneurs (SMEs) in food processing, safety and quality management. The job involved helping trainees to set-up own enterprises and on achieving quality production under cleaner environment. He has also provided capacity building services to SMEs in food processing in Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Sudan and Malawi. Gedi is also served as chairman of CODEX -Tanzania Committee; and currently to the National Food Fortification Alliance; Tanzania Honey Council and is Member of the Board of Trustees of Private Agriculture Sector Support Trust. He is director and chairman of Traceability Tanzania Limited.
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