Edward Mukiibi (born in 1986) lives and works in Uganda where he and his family run an agro-ecological farm. He is an agronomist, an educator in food and agriculture, social entrepreneur and now President of the global Slow Food movement. After graduating at the Makerere University in Kampala he worked on the field of organic agriculture. He started his work on sustainability during his second year at university by vying for leadership positions in his faculty, which he used as a platform to advocate for, and promote, agriculture as a viable career path.
Edward went on to establish the Developing Innovations in School Cultivation Project, as a vehicle through which he could continue this work on a larger scale. Later in 2008, after participating at the Terra Madre event in Italy, he has been playing a pivotal role in the development of the Slow Food Gardens in Africa project and in the overall growth of the Slow Food network in Uganda. He has served on the executive committee of Slow Food since 2012 and became Slow Food vice president in 2014. In 2018 he spent a year in Italy to attend the Master of Gastronomy: World Food Culture and Mobility at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo-Bra (Italy). He was appointed Slow Food president on the occasion of the International Congress, in July 2022.