Mr. Philip Longwe holds an MSc. in Agronomy with a major in Plant Biotechnologies. Has more than 20 years’ working experience in the field of agronomy, variety testing, evaluation and registration, seed training and seed extension, seed production, laboratory seed testing and certification.
Has valuable experience having worked in the public sector with the Seed Control and Certification Institute, the seed certification authority in Zambia as a Seeds Officer in the Variety Testing and Registration, Seed Training and Extension Units was the Head of Unit that had the Official Seed Testing Laboratory accredited to the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA). He has also worked in the private sector where he has worked in seed production (both hybrids and open-pollinated varieties) and seed inspections. He is a qualified, certified and experienced seed inspector.