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Eugene Terry

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Dr. Eugene Terry "is a plant pathologist by training and an agricultural research and development specialist with thirty-six years of professional experience in research, research management, technology generation and dissemination. He has held leadership positions in capacity building and institutional management in universities, international agricultural research institutes and international development agencies. He holds a BSc in agriculture and an MSc in plant pathology from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and a PhD in plant pathology from the University of Illinois, Urban-Champaign, Illinois, USA. He has been associated with the University of Sierra Leone, and has held the position of Plant Pathologist and Director of International Cooperation and Training at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria.

"Dr Terry was the first Director General of the West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA), Bouake, Cote d'Ivoire, a position he held for nine (9) years, before joining the World Bank in Washington DC, first as an Advisor (Agricultural Research and Extension Group-ESDAR), and then later as Crops Advisor, in the Rural Development Department. Eugene is currently the implementing Director of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) - a public/private sector partnership organization that promotes access and delivery of advanced agricultural technology for resource poor African farmers. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. He has served (until November 2002) as a Trustee of the International Water Resources Management Institute in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Eugene is married to Lorna Leola and they have three children." [1]

"Eugene Terry is currently Chair of World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi and played a central leadership role in setting up Biosciences of East and Central Africa (BecA) and the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF). He worked with the World Bank from 1997 to 2002 and was Director- General of the West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA) from 1987 to 1996." [1]

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  1. Directors, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, accessed April 30, 2008.
  2. Directors, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, accessed April 30, 2008.