The Board of Directors and Management of the Forum forAgricultural Research in Africa (FARA) announce the appointment of Dr. Alioune Fall as the new Chairperson of FARA, effective July 2, 2019. Dr. Fall was elected the Vice-Chairperson of FARA for a three-year term by the General Assembly of FARA at its 7 sitting in Kigali, Rwanda on 16 June 2016. He succeeds Dr. Ephraim Amiani Mukisira (MBS, OGW). The Board and Management of FARA gratefully acknowledge Dr. Mukisira’s inspirational and steadying leadership. He skillfully steered the organisation through its most testing period.
Dr. Alioune Fall is currently the Director General of Senegal’s national Institute for Agricultural Research (ISRA). He holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Agriculture from the Sam Houston State University, Texas, United States, and a Doctorate degree (PhD) in Agricultural Engineering from Michigan State University, United States. His specializations are in Technology and Agricultural Innovation Management Systems (modeling, artificial intelligence); Agricultural Research Management; Research Evaluation; Post-harvest Technology and Mechanization.
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