Board Communique: Preferment of the FARA Executive Director, Dr Yemi Akinbamijo

Accra, Ghana: 20th July 2018.

Precisely five years ago on the occasion of the 6th African Agricultural Science Week (AASW) and General Assembly of the Forum for Agricultural research in Africa (FARA), the Executive Director was inaugurated as the second Chief Executive Officer of the Secretariat and Secretary to the Board of Directors. Thereafter contractual instruments of engagement were perfected with a validity of five years including a six-month probationary period.

Dr Yemi Akinbamijo – Executive Director, FARA

Following the guidelines  for performance evaluation of the Executive Director and the procedures of the assessment and suitability of the incumbent to seek a second five-year term, the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Board of Directors’ Meeting held in Accra 11-12 June 2018 upheld the evaluation of the Executive Committee of the Executive Director and following due process, the Board of Directors unanimously renewed the appointment of the Executive Director for a Five-Year Term due to expire on the 20th of July 2023.

This communique is therefore to inform the generality of the Forum of the decision of the Board in reappointing Dr yemi Akinbamijo, the incumbent Executive Director for a second term in office.


Ephraim Mukisira, PhD, MBS, OGW

Chairman, FARA Board of Directors


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