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GFAR announces new Chair and Vice-chair

October 9th, 2018

At they rmeeting in June 2017, theGFAR Steering Committee appointed Ms. Bongiwe N. Njobe from South Africaas their new Chair. She is joined by Mr. Raffaele Maria Maiorano from Italy asVice-Chair. They have shown themselves to be a dynamic team, eager toengage the members of the GFARSteering Committee, who will guide thePartners in GFAR (including TAA) in taking forward collectiveactions.The Partners in GFAR welcome the new appointments andlook forward to working with them as GFAR develops and implements its nextMedium Term Plan (2018-2021). Dr Mark Holderness, GFAR Executive Secretary (andTAA member) and the GFAR Secretariat staff also take this opportunity toexpress thanks to the outgoing Chair and Vice-Chair,for their leadershipand vision as GFAR has undertaken to transform itself, with their Partners, tobe truly representative of the many, diverse voices in agri-food researchand innovation. Read more about the new Chair and Vice-Chairand the GFAR Strategic Workshop andSteering Committee held in June. In thisGFAR Update we’re also highlighting recent Partner Spotlights on SIANI and IFAD, andsharing the final reflections of the young agri-preneurs who took part in YAP Phase 1.3/8/17


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