Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa
Dr Jacqueline d’Arros Hughes appointed ICRISAT 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 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. After taking charge from Dr Peter Carberry, she said, “We need to help where we can in the short-term with the COVID-19 response.
Asia Program, West & Central Africa program, Eastern & Southern Africa Program, Genetic Gains Program, Innovation systems for the Drylands