The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA)-ILRI Hub express their profound sympathy to all those who were bereaved when their family members, friends or colleagues tragically lost their lives in the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday, 10 March 2019.
A Togolese national,
Dr Glato was a biotechnologist and plant physiologist working on agricultural genetic diversity and smallholder farming practices associated with sweetpotato cultivation. He received his PhD in 2015 from the University of Lomé.
Staff and partners at the BecA-ILRI Hub knew him as a hardworking, affable and dedicated young professional. He was part of a new generation of scientists contributing to Togo’s agricultural development.
Glato inspired many with his drive and tenacity. He was known to take on
challenges with monumental zeal. His passion for the smallholder farmer will be
badly missed. May he rest in peace.
—Jacob Mignouna, director of the BecA-ILRI Hub
is always sad to lose a colleague suddenly. But to lose a colleague at the very
start of his career, with so much left to contribute, is a tragedy.
—Jimmy Smith, director general of ILRI
‘On behalf of ILRI’, Jimmy Smith said, ‘we extend our deepest condolences to Kodjo Glato’s family, friends and colleagues as well as to all those who lost colleagues, friends and loved ones on flight ET302.’