Featured in this issue

1. Prof. Joseph Allotey

2. Dr. Tom Gill

Prof. Joseph Allotey

Prof. Joseph Allotey

Prof. Allotey was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s best Research prize: Applied Zoologists Research Association Honorary Fellowship Award. He has a particular interest in stored products, post-harvest systems, food safety and food security in Africa; gave Key address Conference “Probing Biosciences for Food Security and Environmental Safety”; Cuttack, India; key note on Food Security Symposium, Australia. He was profiled in African Academy of Sciences (AAS), 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals, 21st Century: Entomology, (IBC) Cambridge, England, Man of the Year 2000 American Biographical Institution (ABI), USA; AJFAND, 2003; Uttar Pradesh Journal of Zoology “Profiles of Zoologists of Repute; member of many Professional Associations; External Examiner & Assessor, many Universities; published a number of research papers including over 88 refereed research papers (55 published research papers in International Journals, 10 Research papers in Refereed Conference Abstracts, 23 Research Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings), 46 non-Refereed Conference/Workshop papers; 7 Technical Bulletins; 10 books; and 10 Book Chapters.

Prof. Joseph Allotey, Ex-Professor University of Botswana
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Prof Allotey has walked with me the full journey of the journal. Thank you Prof. Editor, AJFAND

Dr. Tom Gill

Dr. Tom Gill

Dr. Tom Gill is an international, interdisciplinary development professional who currently serves as the Smith Chair in International Sustainable Agriculture and Director of International Programs at the University of Tennessee’s Institute of Agriculture. In this role, he leads strategic vision and global program development across the institute of agriculture, and directs the Smith Center for International Sustainable Agriculture.

His experience and research interests include farming systems, smallholder household decision making in sustainable agroecosystems, and participatory approaches to human and institutional capacity development, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. He also co-leads UT’s efforts towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda2030), through involvement in a consortium of SDG-focused universities under the Global Challenges University Alliance.

Tom has served as President (2019-2020) of the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) and as Chair (2015-16) of the International Agriculture Section for the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU). He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Geography from the University of Cambridge, U.K., an M.Sc. in Tropical Agricultural Development (Crop Production) from the University of Reading, U.K., and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Ecology (Farming Systems) from the University of Florida, USA.

His email contact is

Tom has kindly accepted to join our team of extremely dedicated reviewers for AJFAND. Busy as he is, he has so far proved to be timely and thorough. Welcome Tom and know that your support is highly valued. Editor, AJFAND

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