FAO ap­points Nige­rian to chair African soil part­ner­ship

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The United Na­tion’s Food Agri­cul­tural Or­ga­ni­za­tion (FAO) has ap­pointed a Nige­rian Pro­fes­sor of Agriculture, Vic­tor Okechukwu Chude, as chair­man of African Soil Part­ner­ship for sec­ond man­date.

Ac­cord­ing to a let­ter signed by Ron­ald Var­gas, sec­re­tary, Global Soil Part­ner­ship, the ap­point­ment is for a pe­riod of two years, span­ning June, 2018 to May, 2020.

As the chair­man of African Soil Part­ner­ship, Chude’s re­spon­si­bil­ity would in­clude, to en­cour­age Re­gional Soil Part­ner­ships (RSP), ex­e­cu­tion of re­gional im­ple­men­ta­tion plan and sup­port the or­gan­i­sa­tion and chair the RSP workshops.

Chude holds a Mas­ter of Science and doc­toral de­grees in soil science from the Univer­sity of Ibadan.

Also, he ob­tained a bach­e­lor of science in plant/soil science from Univer­sity of Nige­ria, Nsukka.

He has work­ing ex­pe­ri­ence hav­ing mer­i­to­ri­ously served as a se­nior re­search fel­low in Co­coa Re­search In­sti­tute of Nige­ria, Pro­fes­sor at Ah­madu Bello Univer­sity, Zaria and con­sul­tant to the Na­tional Pro­gramme for Food Se­cu­rity (NPFS)/FAO over the last 15 years. di­verse

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