Governance & Leadership
Dr. Richard Jones
Chief of Party, Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership (SSTP)
Dr. Richard Jones, is the Chief of Party for the Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership in Africa (SSTP). Dr. Jones, who has more than 26 years of experience living and working in Africa, received his PhD from Reading University in 1989, after which he accepted a postdoctoral fellowship with the Rockefeller Foundation in Malawi. Later, he worked for the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC).
Dr. Jones’ research interests include the integration of legumes into maize-based systems, seed systems, and the improvement of soil fertility through the use of organic and inorganic fertilizers. Since August 2013, he has served as Chief of Party for the Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership in Africa (SSTP).
Agribusinesses and African Smallholders Seize $1 Trillion Food Market as Meals Replace Minerals to Restart African Economic Growth, New Report
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 5 September 2017 – The power of entrepreneurs and the free market is driving Africa’s economic growth from food production, as business wakes up to opportunities of a rapidly growing food market in Africa, that may be worth more than $1 trillion each year by 2030 to substitute imports with high value food
Major Deals to Accelerate Africa’s Path to Prosperity through Agriculture Agreed at World’s Foremost Gathering of African Agriculture Leaders
Close to US$6.5 billion worth of investments in palm oil, pulses, potato and rice, mainly in West Africa, over the next eight years, were made and the new US$280 million Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA) launched Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, Friday 8 September 2017 – Africa’s economic growth prospects received a major boost this
New US $280 Million Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa Launched
Four prominent organizations supporting African agriculture join forces in innovative strategic partnership to increase incomes and improve the food security of 30 million smallholder farm households in at least 11 African countries by 2021. Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 5 September 2017 – The multi-million dollar Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA) was launched today at the