- Written on Thursday, 20 November 2014 06:59
The BecA-ILRI Hub Advisory Panel chair Eugene Terry has been recognized by the Modernizing African Food System Consortium (MAFS) for his devotion to raising the productivity of smallholder African farmers through advances in the biological sciences.
Terry has been lauded as being among the few African scientists who have “demonstrated the breadth of vision, the scientific discipline, the managerial skills and sheer audacity in channeling the power of scientific research to make improved technologies available to the majority of African people, who currently work in agriculture.”
Throughout his career, Terry has been involved in technology development and transfers from large international agribusinesses for the benefit of small farmers in Africa. He views agriculture as a business with great potential in and would like to see agricultural education institutions in Africa develop new curricula and approaches to training that will better equip students with business, research and marketing skills.
The MAFS is a consortium of universities in Africa and USA that aim to help African agricultural education and training (AET) institutions develop the technical skills and institutional capacity required to modernize African food systems.
Read the full article: http://www.mafs-africa.org/african_role_models/featured_role_model
Read about the BecA-ILRI Hub Advisory Panel: http://hub.africabiosciences.org/becahub-advisory-panel
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