CRIN Director Appointed Fellow of HORTSON

The Awardee with some CRIN Staff

CRIN Director Appointed Fellow of HORTSON

The Horticultural Society of Nigeria (HORTSON) during her 41st Annual Conference held from November 12 to 16, 2023 at the prestigious Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomosho, Oyo State appointed Dr. Amos Olatunde Famaye, CRIN Director Budget, Monitoring and Evaluation a fellow of the Society. The erudite scholar was born on the 22nd of July, 1960 in Emure-Ile, Owo Local Government, Ondo State, Nigeria. He started his early education at Our Saviour Primary School, Emure-Ile between 1965 -1970 and attended Methodist High School Owo in 1972-1976. He later attended School of Agriculture, Akure (formerly University of Ife) from 1979 – 1981. He proceeded to the University of Ibadan for his First Degree from 1982 – 1987 in the Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. He later returned to the same University for his MSc and PhD programmes between 1990-1992 and 1994-2000, respectively. He holds Ordinary Diploma in General Agriculture; BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Crop Science Option);
MSc (Agronomy) and PhD (Crop Production & Physiology). Dr A.O. Famaye started his Career as Research Officer 1 in November 1993 at Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN) Ibadan and rose to the position of Director Research in October, 2014. With three decades of consistent, commitment and dedication to research work in CRIN, Dr. Famaye has worked on the five national mandates crops of CRIN (Cocoa, Kola, Coffee, Cashew and Tea), which are all Horticultural crops. He has published over 70 scientific papers in high impact research Journals at both National and International levels. He has also travelled across the globe to present papers at Conferences and Workshops. He has more than 8 published books he co-authored with others.

Dr. A.O. Famaye has held many Administrative Positions in CRIN. Among which are: Head (Agronomy section), Head (Agronomy & Soils Division), Head of Station (CRIN Uhonmora, Edo State), Head of Department (Production & Substations Department), Programme Leader (Farming System Research), Programme Leader (Coffee Research Programme), Chairman (Board of Survey), Chairman, Anti-Corruption & Transparency Monitoring Unit (ACTU) amongst others. He is presently the Head of Department (Budget, Monitoring & Evaluation). He is a member of CRIN Internal Management Committee. Presently, Dr. Famaye is a member of several Local and International Academic and Professional Associations which includes: Horticultural Society of Nigeria (HORTSON), International Society of Horticultural Science (ISHS), Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN), Science Association of Nigeria (SAN), Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN), International Society of Soil Science (ISSS), Weed Science Society of Nigeria (WSSN) and International Society for ConservationBiology.

Dr. Famaye, is very articulate, hardworking, meticulous and a seasoned scientist with good leadership attributes whose work ethics is characterized by integrity and excellence. His research efforts and publications in Farming System Research and Crop Physiology had made him a guru in the sustainable cultivation, establishment and production of the mandate crops. Dr. A.O. Famaye is happily married with children.

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