The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) has appointed Dr. Nteranya Sanginga, a Ph.D. holder in Agronomy/ Soil Microbiology and the Director-General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) as the Chair of the AFAP Board of Trustees.
Dr. Sanginga has dedicated all his life to the service of the agriculture space. He has more than 35 years of experience in international agricultural research and development, research administration and management, and resource mobilization, particularly in the field of applied microbial ecology, plant nutrition, and international natural resources management in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.
It is, therefore, a privilege for AFAP to appoint a leader with decades of experience, and the vision to transform the organization into a more impactful institution in Africa.
Appreciating the appointment, Dr. Sanginpa commended the organization for elating him with such a position.
“Dr. Namanga Ngongi has been my mentor whose shoes are rather big for me to wear. I am humbled by the appointment and promise to do my best to advance the course and mandate of AFAP of bringing access and availability of yield-enhancing production inputs to smallholder farmers”, Dr. Sanginga said.
As part of his contribution to the youth development in the sector, Dr. Sanginga, in his long-term career has focused on mentoring and building the capacity of the youth in the agriculture and agribusiness in Africa.
Contributing to the agriculture sector, he has transform IITA from a Pan-African research organization into the largest international agricultural research centre in tropical Africa, developing solutions to agricultural and development challenges and contributing to food and nutrition security in the region.
Dr. Nteranya Sanginga succeeded Dr. Namanga Ngongi, the founding Chairman of the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP).
The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) is an independent non-profit organization that adds value to the agriculture inputs and agribusiness value chain by building the capacity and linking African Hub-Agrodealers and smallholder holder farmers to global inputs and output market companies.