With effect from September 1, 2020, Dr. Aggrey Agumya assumes the role of Director for Research and Innovation-designate, (DRI-designate) for the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, FARA. He takes over from Dr. Irene Annor-Frempong who has served in this capacity since 2015.
Prior to this appointment, Dr. Agumya was the Director in charge of Stakeholder Engagement and Communications, a capacity in which he had worked very closely with the Director of Research and Innovation. His assumption of this role therefore ensures continuity in driving the FARA mandate.
We use this opportunity to thank the outgoing DRI for her selfless dedication to FARA’s cause. FARA has benefited immensely from Dr. Annor-Frempong’s unrivalled contribution to its work. Her rich legacy of foundational accomplishments will live on and become the nuclei for transformational changes in Africa’s agriculture long after she has settled into retirement. We wish her the best for the years ahead.
We also look forward to a continuous fruitful working relationship with the in-coming (per interim) DRI as we request all staff and stakeholders to give him the maximum support.
Once again, congratulations Dr. Aggrey Agumya.