ESPP student elected to Board of Directors of AIARD

Monday, June 12th, 2017 | Author:

ESPP would like to congratulate Jelili (Gana) Adebiyi on his election to the Board of Directors of the Association for the International Agriculture and Rural Development, an association devoted to global agricultural development and hunger alleviation. Jelili, a doctoral student in Community Sustainability and Environmental Science and Policy, was elected to the board during their conference in Washington, D.C.

Jelili Adebiyi (ESPP and Community Sustainability)

Jelili Adebiyi (ESPP and Community Sustainability)

“This has presented with the opportunity to enhance my professional and managerial skills. During my membership of the board, I will work with fellow FLFers to initiate practical programs that will revolve around addressing a major agri-food issue in a developing country. Overall, the conference provided me the opportunity to network and to learn from senior colleagues in the field of international agriculture and rural development,” Jelili said.

In addition, Jelili was selected as one of 12 persons as a 2017 Class of Future Leaders in International Agriculture and Rural Developmetn. He also paneled a session in the conference. Read more about his experience in his blog entry for Greenboard.


Jelili works with Dr. Laura Schmitt Olabisi. His travel to the Washington D.C. conference was funded in part by the Environmental Science and Policy Program’s Interdisciplinary Conference Funding for Doctoral Students.


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