Dr. Kazuki Saito is a Principal Scientist at Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice). He is an agronomist and agro-physiologist, with over 10 years of experience working in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. He is leading research network on agronomy so-called “Africa-wide Rice Agronomy Task Force” involving 21 member countries in Africa. The task force focuses on yield gap assessment, and development/validation/dissemination of integrated management practices including decision support tools such as RiceAdvice and small-scale machineries. He has authored and co-authored over 60 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals/book chapters. He received his PhD in Agriculture from Kyoto University, Japan.