TANCon2009 - December 2009 - Virgin Territories: A New Market for Innovative Investment
The African Network
  Speakers
Idris Mohammed
Jerome Okolo
Wilfred Sam-King
Chukwu-Emeka Chikezie
Jacqueline Musiitwa
Chrystabel Davis
AJ Patel
Frederick E. Jordan
Ronald Tamale
Beatrice Chaytor
Kojo Appiah
Eric Kacou
Bimbola Carrol
Omar Arouna
Katrina Manson
Leostan Ekeh
Daniel Makokera
Eric M.K. Osiakwan
Tricia Chirumbole
Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
Dr Ramadjita Tabo
Conrad Coyanda Parkzes
Marvin Larbi-Yeboa
Leah Mansaray
David Awuah-Darko
Sanyade Okoli
Mahmoud Idriss
Jörgen Sandström
Omar Arouna
Victor E. Williams
Dr. Richard N. Hayes
Dr. Anthony Osa Oboh
Manilius Garber
Nannette Cutliff
Ariff Shamji
Ronald Harvey
Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani
Gordon Williams
Michael A. T. Kalainkay
Ambrose Obioha Chinagorom
David Jeromin
Millicent Hamilton-Hazeley
Charles Veach
Ladi Okuneye
Folabi Esan
Joe Demby
Tom Carines
Roy Willis
Alfred Fawundu Snr.
Evelyn Lewis
Bolaji Olutade

 

Dr Ramadjita Tabo

Deputy Executive Director
Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)


Dr Ramadjita Tabo, a Chadian citizen, is currently the Deputy Executive Director of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) based in Accra, Ghana. Until recently he was the Assistant Director of the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in West and Central Africa and a systems agronomist at the ICRISAT regional hub in Niamey, Niger. He obtained his BSc and MSc in Range management and his PhD in Agronomy and Plant Genetics from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA in 1985. His research interests include the evaluation and promotion of fertilizer micro-dosing technology and the “warrantage” or inventory credit system in West Africa, the intensification of integrated crop-livestock systems in the dry savannas of West Africa, the development and promotion of sustainable livelihood options, mitigation of land degradation and conservation of biodiversity, climate variability, climate change and agriculture, enhancing water and nutrient use efficiency. Dr Tabo coordinated several projects including the Desert Margins Program (DMP) on arresting land degradation and conserving biodiversity in 9 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the Challenge Program on Water and Food funded (CPWF) project on enhancing rainwater and nutrient use efficiency in the Volta Basin in Burkina Faso and Ghana. He is a member of several committees amongst which are the Pan-African START (a global Change for Change System for Analysis, Research and Training) Regional Committee (PACOM) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that won the 2007 Nobel peace Prize. He has published several scientific papers, supervised many students and obtained a number of awards.

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