Marrule on Dec. 12 was appointed Agriculture Minister of Mozambique, according to a Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report from the Foreign Agricultural Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Most recently, de Marrule was with NGO TechnoServe, where he was a liaison between the public and private sectors on small-scale commercial chicken production in Mozambique. He also was a specialist for a USAID-funded program on a seed and fertilization platform.

Earlier, de Marrule was head of policy analysis for the Mozambique Ministry of Agriculture from 2002 to 2006. In that role, he led and implemented several studies and surveys focused on guiding policy decisions involving land tenure issues and commodity specific studies.

He received a master’s degree in ag economics and development from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.