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Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo

Forum for Agriculture Research Ghana
Executive Director
Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo is the Executive Director of FARA (Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa). FARA is an apex organization bringing together and forming coalitions of major stakeholders in agricultural research and development in Africa. Dr. Akinbamijo, a Nigerian national, has spent the past 28 years of his career in Africa and Europe working in the International Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Development domain. He was Head of Division of the Agriculture and Food Security Division at the African Union Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Director of the AU Inter-African Phytosanitary Council based in Yaoundé Cameroon; and served on the Africa-Arab Joint Action on Food Security and Agriculture, among others. He has a Ph.D. in Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (in Tropical Animal Production) from Wageningen University Research Centre, the Netherlands. Dr. Akinbamijo has published extensively and served on several international research panels.