FARA Board and Management Congratulates Professor Appolinaire Djikeng on his appointment as Director General of ILRI

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Board of Trustees and CGIAR has recently confirmed the appointment of Professor Appolinaire Djikeng as Director General of ILRI and CGIAR Senior Director of Livestock-Based Systems, succeeding Dr Jimmy Smith who ended his term recently.

Professor Djikeng joins ILRI and CGIAR from the University of Edinburgh, where he is currently Professor and Chair of Tropical Agriculture and Sustainable Development, as well as the Director, Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH) based at the Roslin Institute.

A world-class scientist in his own right, Appolinaire comes as the first African DG of ILRI with his full laurels and accolades to join forces with fellow African DGs at the IITA and Africa Rice.

FARA is excited at the appointment of such a talent, and we all look forward to working with you in making a difference in the livelihoods of livestock-dependent populations.

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