Mr. Maikut is Vice President of the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF), a Network Farmers Organization that brings together 16 national farmers Organizations from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC and Ethiopia.The Secretariat is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Mr. Maikut is a farmer in the Kapchorwa District, Uganda, and has dedicated his career to empowering others to create a better quality of life through the development of a sustainable African agricultural industry. In addition to his role at EAFF, Maikut has been appointed a member of Uganda’s National Biosafety Committee. Maikut is an active participant of the CGIAR Africa Sub-Saharan Challenge Program and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP). In 2008 he retired as President of the Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE), having served the Organization for nine years. Maikut has also served as a member of the Interim Panel of Eminent Experts to the Global Crop Diversity Trust from January 2003-December 2006. In addition, he has been chairman of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers’ Committee on Science and Technology; a District Councilor for Kapchorwa; a Constituent Assembly Delegate (CAD); and a Member of Parliament (MP) in the National Assembly of Uganda representing Kween in the Kapchorwa District. Before then, Maikut worked with the Republic of Uganda Ministry of Agriculture, Animal, Industry, and Fisheries (MAAIF).