Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa
Dr Jacqueline d’Arros Hughes to lead ICRISAT as Director General
New Director General, Dr Jacqueline d’Arros Hughes, International Agricultural Research, Strategic Iinnovation, Sustainable Impact, Cross-Cutting Research
Dr. Jacqueline d’Arros Hughes, a well-known plant health expert and leader in international agricultural research, took charge as Director General at Hyderabad based, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). Owing to travel restrictions, Dr Hughes assumed office from the Philippines during a virtual event, where she outlined priorities for the institute during and post the COVID-19 pandemic. “We need to help where we can in the short-term with the COVID-19 response. ICRISAT’s help will be in assuring productivity in the semi-arid tropics. Risk to people, staff, communities, stakeholders, and the research on which many of our stakeholders depend, has to be minimised as the lockdown lifts,” she stressed.
New ICRISAT Research Programs
Asia Program, West & Central Africa program, Eastern & Southern Africa Program, Genetic Gains Program, Innovation systems for the Drylands
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