Congratulations, IITA is proud of you!
The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) has conferred its prestigious fellow award on Abebe Menkir, IITA Maize Breeder/Geneticist.
The award ceremony took place during the 2015 international annual meeting of the CSSA in Minneapolis, USA, on 17 November.
Menkir was selected among 10 other recipients by the members of the society, in recognition of his professional achievements and meritorious service to the society. These achievements include Menkir’s pioneering work and providing assistance to many maize breeding programs for more than 18 years at IITA.
He has also developed many high yielding, drought tolerant, pest and disease resistant as well as nutritious maize varieties that have significantly boosted the livelihoods of farmers and people in West and Central Africa.
Details of the awards are available on the CSSA news page.