"I am honoured to accept the offer to continue as Director of CTA," said Michael Hailu. '"I see this as an expression of trust the Executive Board, the Committee of Ambassadors of the ACP Group and EU have placed in me and the team at CTA. We have achieved a great deal over the last few years but we have to continue to rise to the challenge to advance food and nutrition security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries."
He commented further that 2015 would see a refinement of the existing Strategic Plan but echoed Tollens' sentiments that CTA was on the right path.
This is the first time in CTA's recent history that a director has been appointed for a second five-year mandate. Tollens described it as "an unparalleled situation and an important moment for CTA."
Michael Hailu joined CTA in 2010 after working for many years with various centres of the CGIAR in different capacities in Africa and Asia.
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