Leader of Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa visits College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)

Dec. 31, 2013

Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, Executive Director of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), visited CFAES on December 19th and 20th. FARA is the technical arm of the African Union that convenes stakeholders to improve agricultural research & productivity on the continent. Dr. Akinbamijo was also joined by his senior technical advisor, Dr. Aggrey Agumya. Their visit was organized by the College’s International Programs in Agriculture Office, Ohio State Extension, & the Center for African Studies. In addition to a visit with Dr. Bruce McPheron, Dean of CFAES, they also traveled to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster to meet with 12 faculty members with active agricultural research programs in Africa. Dr. Akinbamijo also delivered a lecture entitled “Harnessing Science to Drive Transformation of Agriculture in Africa” to faculty and graduate students within the College.