New AIRCA chair
Professor Sayed Azam-Ali has been elected as the new chair of the Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA) for the 2017 – 2018 term. AIRCA is a nine-member alliance focused on increasing global food security by supporting smallholder agriculture within healthy, sustainable and climate-smart landscapes. The World Vegetable Center is one of the founding members of the organization.
Prof. Azam-Ali is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Crops For the Future and he also holds the role as Chair in Global Food Security at the University of Nottingham. He succeeds Dr. Segenet Kelemu, Director General of the Institute for Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe).