Irene Annor-Frempong

Irene Annor-Frempong | FARA AfricaDr. Annor-Frempong possesses very strong technical and leadership qualities in the agricultural research and development domain.
A Ghanaian by birth, Dr. Annor-Frempong holds a PhD from the Veterinary School, University of Bristol, UK; MSc in Animal Production Science from Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands; BSc. (Hons) Agriculture and a Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Dr Annor-Frempong is currently, a Commissioner of the CGIAR Commission on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification (CoSAI).

She was the immediate past Director of Research and Innovation and the former Director of Capacity Strengthening at FARA. She previously served as the Head of Department of Animal Science at the University of Cape Coast. At FARA, she led the strategic orientation of Research and Innovation and the Capacity Development Support Function from 2008 to 2020. In her role as the Director of Research and Innovation, she led the development and coordination of continent-wide programs including the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa—a continental framework for improving the application of science towards achievement of Africa agriculture development targets. The Science Agenda was ratified by African Heads of State and Government in 2014.
She advanced the ‘Research and Innovation Partnership’ between the Africa Union and the European Union through, among others, the leadership of the Platform for Africa-Europe Partnership on Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD), and participation in the LEAP4FNSSA, the AU-EU High Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) on FNSSA working Group and the EU’s Development-smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture (DeSIRA) project implemented by FARA and the sub regional agriculture research organisations (ASARECA, CCARDESA and CORAF) and AFAAS