Aboobakar has more than 17 years of experience managing integrated health, HIV, nutrition, and food security projects in Mozambique. As iDE Mozambique’s project manager for the $9 million, USAID-funded Farmer Resilience & Rebuilding Initiative in Cabo Delgado Province, he is responsible for promoting regenerating agriculture and rural entrepreneurship for 9,000 customers. Previously, he was project director for the $19.5 million USAID Transform Nutrition Project, which focused on pregnant and lactating women, adolescent girls, and infants. He played an integral role introducing orange-fleshed sweet potato to Mozambique to improve nutrition and helped establish the Food Sovereignty Network in Mozambique. He has worked closely with the Mozambican government, national and international NGOs, the UN FAO, and bilateral and multilateral donors such as the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation, the Catalunha Agency for Cooperation and Development, USAID and the European Union. He speaks English, Portuguese, and several Mozambican languages. As an agronomist, he holds a master’s degree in environmental management from Orange Free State University, South Africa.