New Chair for ICRISAT Governing Board

Dr Paco Sereme, the Chair of ICRISAT Board’s Program Committee, will take over as the new Chair of its Governing Board in October this year. A plant pathologist and a national of Burkina Faso, Dr Sereme is Research Director in Plant Pathology at the National Agricultural Research Institute of Burkina Faso (INERA), and a former Executive Director of CORAF/WECARD (West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development), both very influential positions. Dr Sereme has made significant contributions to agriculture research and is credited with building strong relations with many institutions to transform agriculture in West and Central Africa.

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