ILRI's Derseh wins inaugural Neville Clarke Award
The International Livestock Research Institute's Melkamu Bezabih Derseh has been named recipient of the inaugural Neville Clarke Award for International Research, awarded in Washington, D.C., by Texas A&M AgriLife Research.
Derseh is an animal nutritionist with ILRI — a CGIAR research center. His research in the CGIAR system has focused on forage technologies that address context-specific needs of smallholder farmers across African countries.
With 15 years of experience in higher learning, Derseh has been an instrumental part of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation, ILSSI. The program is administrated by the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture. ILSSI conducts research and development of irrigation technologies to support smallholder farmers in Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali and Tanzania.
The award recognizes significant contributions to science and practice in international agriculture that align with the strategic priorities of AgriLife Research: Leading-edge research and innovations, sustainable production systems, economic strength and healthy living.
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Photo caption: Texas A&M AgriLife Research Associate Director of Operations Stephen Cisneros (center) and Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture Director Elsa Murano (right) present the inaugural Neville Clarke Award for International Research to Melkamu Bezabih Derseh, Ph.D.
Photo credit Texas A&M.