N2Africa in Malawi has lost Research Officer Joseph Mhango to the Seed Trade Association of Malawi. It was a difficult decision for him to make, and a hard one for us to accept, however we understand he cannot miss this opportunity to gain new skills and expertise. Joseph is applauded for having taken on far more than the tasks listed in his terms of reference, including leading our attempts to get rhizobiology work going here in Malawi as well as undertaking all agronomy trials on his own, when it became evident that our local partners were not willing to do the work. It will be difficult to find someone to fill your shoes, Joseph, but we wish you all the best in your new career. Muyende bwino, tikufunirani zabwino zonse!