Sasakawa Africa Association Welcomes New Regional Director
The Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Mel Oluoch as new Regional Director. Dr Oluoch will be based at the SAA Regional Offi ce in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Dr. Oluoch, a Kenyan national, joins SAA following a career in agricultural research, rural and value-chain development, and policy formulation. He brings to SAA a wealth of knowledge and experience in project management, capacity-building, and increasing smallholder farmers' access to new production technologies.
Dr. Oluoch has previously held senior positions at the World Vegetable Center, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and Harvest Plus. He is a former Tanzania Country Coordinator for the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), and was recently an adjunct lecturer at Nairobi University, Kenya, in the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection.
He has a PhD in Horticulture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA, and has published extensively in academic journals and other publications.
Ms Fumiko Iseki, Executive Director of SAA, welcomed Dr. Oluoch as "a strong addition to the SAA family."
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