Wednesday, November 4, 2009

AfricaRice researcher wins Japan International Award

Dr Amos Onasanya, AfricaRice researcher, won the 2009 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers, on 4 November at the University of Tokyo, for his contribution to the molecular and pathotyping characterization of major rice diseases and insect pests in Africa. He was one of the three recipients of the award during 2009.

The Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers is given by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Government of Japan, in recognition of the contribution of young agricultural researchers for developing technologies to improve food security and environment in developing countries.